Posts Tagged: Taiwan



Duolingo brings free English language learning to 5 new Asian markets

Duolingo, the language-learning app that’s translating the internet, arrives in Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Vietnam, and Indonesia.

  • July 18, 2014
  • at 3:15 pm
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After conquering Japan, Facebook dating service Pairs sets its sights on the rest of Asia

Tokyo-based startup Eureka announced today that its Facebook-connected dating service Pairs has acquired more than one million registered us...

  • July 3, 2014
  • at 5:07 pm
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Taiwan’s Appier nets $6M investment from Sequoia Capital

Appier, a Taipei-based company that leverages artificial intelligence to help businesses and brands push their ads to the right people, has...

  • June 18, 2014
  • at 8:09 pm
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After building a Chinese web empire, Qihoo looks to new markets in developing nations

After building a Chinese web empire, Qihoo looks to new markets in developing nations

The new battleground for China's web giants is happening in nations like Brazil and Indonesia - and it's focused on apps.

  • June 13, 2014
  • at 12:10 pm
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Fresh off its latest funding boost, Korea-based couples app Between sets up shop in Taiwan

We’ve been following South Korea’s VCNC, creator of the for-couples chat app Between, since its early days as a bootstrapped startup, tr...

  • June 6, 2014
  • at 8:00 am
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In first Malaysia flash sale, Xiaomi sells 4,000 Mi3 smartphones in 17 minutes

While 4,000 phones in 17 minutes is nothing to scoff at, the Mi3 units sold markedly slower than in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Singapore.

  • May 21, 2014
  • at 12:30 pm
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SOTW - weekend reading

10 of our hottest tech stories, lists, and features for your weekend reading

Too busy to read Tech in Asia twice a day? We forgive you (this time). Here's a refresher course on the past week's biggest stories.

  • May 17, 2014
  • at 9:00 am
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UberX hits the streets of Taipei, its second city in Asia

Uber has announced via company blog post that UberX, the lower-cost alternative to its flagship black car service, has arrived in Taipei. Th...

  • May 9, 2014
  • at 3:09 pm
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Stratechery goes solo: Ben Thompson on Asia, Apple, and the shifting tides of online media

Over the past ten years, traditional media outlets from the pre-internet era have been forced to compete with online media outlets of variou...

  • April 17, 2014
  • at 2:00 am
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Uber hits first backlash from taxis in Asia as Taipei cabbies block streets in protest

Uber’s expansion through Asia has been less chaos-filled than its trek across the US, but yesterday the company got its first taste o...

  • July 8, 2014
  • at 1:39 pm
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This Taiwan startup beasted its Kickstarter campaign to fund its smart hub for the smart home.

Now that our cellular phones have effectively turned into internet-connected, touchscreen-enabled “smart” devices, many consume...

  • June 20, 2014
  • at 5:30 pm
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This startup claims to have the fastest image recognition technology on the market now

This startup claims to have the fastest image recognition technology on the market now

The thing about image recognition as a feature is that it needs to be lightning quick.

  • June 17, 2014
  • at 12:00 pm
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Xbox One to launch in Hong Kong, India, Singapore, and Taiwan on September 23, 2014

It’s like the marine said in the Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty trailer several years back. It’s about time! The Xbox One—featuring a ...

  • June 10, 2014
  • at 1:32 pm
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Meet our 5 favorite Taiwan startups from AppWorks’ eighth batch

AppWorks, Taiwan’s four-year-old homegrown startup accelerator, held the Demo Day for its eighth graduating class of startups yesterda...

  • May 22, 2014
  • at 8:16 pm
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With 10M users in just four months, Tinder-esque app BeeTalk is buzzing throughout Asia

A few months ago, Tech in Asia wrote a piece about BeeTalk, a little-known social app that took Snapchat, Tinder, Line, and WeChat and ro...

  • May 20, 2014
  • at 6:08 pm
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iChef is bringing startup savvy to Taiwan’s new class of food entrepreneurs

Startups in Asia are sometimes scolded for focusing on local issues rather than global ones. But a narrow vision can be an asset since busin...

  • May 14, 2014
  • at 4:41 pm
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KKBox did Spotify in Asia before Spotify even existed

Tech in Asia sat down with Chris Lin, CEO and co-founder of KKBox to talk about its founding story.

  • April 23, 2014
  • at 10:08 am
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Check out this guerrilla Google Street View of protesters occupying Taiwan’s parliament

Remember Occupy Wall Street? From a purely visual perspective, thoughts of that late-2011 social movement ought to conjure up images full of...

  • April 10, 2014
  • at 1:49 pm
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