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Industry Computer software
Online services
Founded New York City, New York, United States (2007 (2007))
Founder Michael Smolens, Laurie Racine
Headquarters New York City, New York, United States
Area served
Key people
Products Dotsub platform
Services Video transcribing, captioning and translating

Dotsub is an American software company founded in 2007 and headquartered in New York, New York. The company's browser-based platform is used for subtitling & translating online videos. The company was founded by Michael Smolens and Laurie Racine.[1] In 2011 David Orban joined as CEO.[2]

The Dotsub platform is best known for its use in TED's Open Translation Project, where, since 2009, volunteers have transcribed and translated TED Talks into over 80 languages.[3][4][5] Claiming to enable translations for "any video any language", Dotsub says that its clients include multinational corporations like Adobe Systems and General Electric and non-profit organizations like the Global Oneness Project.[6]


  1. ^ "Dotsub LLC". Retrieved June 5, 2012. 
  2. ^ "David Orban Appointed as Dotsub Chief Executive". The Startup. Retrieved June 5, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Ted Crowdsources Translation of its Talks". Retrieved June 5, 2012. 
  4. ^ "It's the Open Translation Project 2-year anniversary!". Retrieved June 5, 2012. 
  5. ^ "TED's Gone Global: Videos Now in 88 Languages via Open Translation Project". Beet Media LLC. Retrieved June 5, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Who Uses Dotsub?". Dotsub. Retrieved June 5, 2012. 

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