Posts Tagged: Taiwan


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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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This Facebook fitness diary transformed itself into a startup, and it just netted $900,000 in seed funding

iFit, a fitness-oriented startup based out of Taiwan, recently announced it received $900,000 in seed funding from Cherubic Ventures, a VC f...

  • April 2, 2014
  • at 4:00 pm
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Unblockable? Unstoppable? FireChat messaging app unites China and Taiwan in free speech… and it’s not pretty

Over a week ago a messaging app for the iPhone called FireChat launched and quickly attracted attention from the international tech media. C...

  • March 31, 2014
  • at 5:05 pm
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After scanning 1 million Chinese phrases last year, visual translator app Waygo adds support for Japanese

Waygo, the visual translator app that impressed us back in 2012, has undergone a major update so that it supports scanning and converting Ja...

  • March 19, 2014
  • at 11:27 am
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This husband-and-wife team created a fitness tracker that will make you go “Why didn’t I think of that?”

Here’s a “Why didn’t I think of that?” moment for you: countless fitness trackers are on the market, recording the number of steps a...

  • March 3, 2014
  • at 5:00 pm
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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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Chinese phone maker Xiaomi raked in $242 million in 12 hours during its day-long sales blitz

By now, most followers of Chinese phone maker Xiaomi are familiar with its weekly flash sales. Yesterday, however, the company held what mig...

  • April 9, 2014
  • at 9:56 am
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Taiwan student protestors go on Reddit to promote and spread the Sunflower Movement

Reddit’s AMA’s (“Ask Me Anything”) are more than just publicity tools for tech-savvy celebrities, or anonymous chann...

  • April 2, 2014
  • at 1:15 pm
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Codementor, a startup that connects frustrated developers with live coding gurus, nabs $600K in seed funding

Codementor, a startup that connects developers stuck in a pickle with coding gurus, just closed a $600,000 seed funding round. Participants ...

  • March 24, 2014
  • at 11:06 pm
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Do you like to drive fast and furious? This Taiwan startup gives hardcore drivers the data they crave

There’s a subset of people out there that aren’t just “car enthusiasts,” they’re “driving enthusiasts.&#...

  • March 13, 2014
  • at 4:05 pm
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Foodpanda and OpenRice hook up for a saucy two-way foodfest

At the beginning of this month, Rocket Internet’s Foodpanda revealed its latest huge funding round which enables the food delivery service...

  • February 19, 2014
  • at 5:15 pm
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