Posts Tagged: Taiwan

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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
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HTC’s Q4 revenues down to $1.41 billion, expects even bleaker start to 2014

HTC (TPE:2498) has outed its Q4 earnings report this afternoon, showing yet another tough quarter for the embattled Taiwanese phone-maker. H...

  • February 10, 2014
  • at 6:12 pm
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Rocket Internet-backed Foodpanda gets $20 million in fresh funding delivered to its doorstep

Foodpanda, the Rocket Internet-backed meal delivery service, just received a $20 million investment from several firms including Phenomen Ve...

  • February 4, 2014
  • at 7:31 pm
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Apple gets serious about Siri in Asia with job postings for Chinese and Japanese writers

Apple has posted listings on its jobs page for “Siri Writer/Editor” in Japanese and Chinese, indicating that the company will ra...

  • January 23, 2014
  • at 11:36 am
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Keep your pooch in close range with this Bluetooth-powered smart dog tracker

BeLuvv, the Taipei-based smart hardware startup we covered back in October, just announced its latest product – a wearable tracking de...

  • January 15, 2014
  • at 10:08 am
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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
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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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Discover old Taipei with this cool new mobile app

Taipei ought to rank as one of the world’s most walkable cities. Sidewalks are wide, crosswalks are plentiful, crowds are manageable, ...

  • February 10, 2014
  • at 7:15 pm
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Cubie sticks it to rival messaging apps, lets you make stickers with your cat

Taiwan-based Cubie has always been ahead of the game when it comes to making messaging a little more fun and personalized, and it’s contin...

  • February 7, 2014
  • at 6:00 pm
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This new app helps you personally get to know Taiwan’s finest street food sellers

Many cities across Asia have vibrant street food cultures, but Taipei might serve as the continent’s gold standard for cheap eats. Turn an...

  • January 24, 2014
  • at 4:25 pm
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Alipay woos Chinese tourists as it forms more partnerships with overseas retailers

Alipay, the payments branch of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, today announced it would provide its offline payment services to three majo...

  • January 22, 2014
  • at 7:01 pm
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MediaTek’s wireless charger prototype charges multiple devices through walls

Taiwan-based MediaTek (TPE:2454), the hardware company known best for its cheap smartphone processors, has introduced the world’s fir...

  • January 10, 2014
  • at 7:00 pm
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