Posts Tagged: Taiwan


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Rocket Internet’s fashion e-stores Zalora and The Iconic get $112 million in funding

Two of Rocket Internet’s biggest e-commerce companies, Zalora and The Iconic, are getting a massive $112 million investment led by ...

  • December 3, 2013
  • at 9:04 pm
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Here are five cool startups from Taiwanese accelerator AppWorks’ latest batch

On November 16, just as the Tech in Asia team was in the thick of preparing for Startup Asia Jakarta 2013, our friends over at Taiwan’s Ap...

  • December 2, 2013
  • at 8:53 pm
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Champagne, anyone? You can now get a gold HTC One at an ordinary price

Champagne, anyone? You can now get a gold HTC One at an ordinary price

After HTC’s silliness with an 18-carat gold HTC One that cost over $4,000, the Taiwanese phone-maker has this time made a gold HTC One...

  • November 25, 2013
  • at 6:35 pm
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HWTrek, a Kickstarter-esque hardware crowdfunding service, launches in public beta

HWTrek, a Taipei-based crowdfunding service that specializes in hardware projects, launched in public beta today. Why specialize in hardware...

  • November 21, 2013
  • at 1:20 am
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Why m-commerce could be the secret sauce for chat apps

Chat apps and their extensions will emerge as a key platform for retailers to tap into a massive mobile userbase and drive footfall into bri...

  • November 19, 2013
  • at 9:09 am
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Which Asian countries ordered Apple to give up private user info?

In response to the NSA’s controversial global surveillance program and public outcry against major IT companies for allowing it, Appl...

  • November 6, 2013
  • at 11:50 am
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How contest startup Bounty Hunter went from noodle sandwiches to 500 Startups in 3 years

Over the past two years a steady stream of Taiwan-based startups have been picked to join 500 Startups, the accelerator program founded  by...

  • October 31, 2013
  • at 9:29 pm
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5 Taiwan startups that don’t have a “small market mentality”

Yesterday, former Google China chief and current Innovation Works CEO Kai-fu Lee made some controversial comments regarding Taiwan’s i...

  • October 30, 2013
  • at 5:26 pm
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Is Taiwan’s innovation environment ‘diseased?’ Kaifu Lee, ex-Google China chief, thinks so.

Last month Kai-fu Lee, ex-Google China chief and current CEO of Innovation Works, announced he would be moving back home to Taiwan in order ...

  • October 29, 2013
  • at 2:00 pm
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Uber continues its startup love affair in Asia as it partners with Taiwan’s WhatsTheNumber

Today Uber, the fast-growing transportation startup, announced it will collaborate with WhatsTheNumber, the phone-number search service from...

  • December 2, 2013
  • at 10:05 pm
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Xiaomi set to launch its budget smartphone to Taiwan

Screw the Moto G: Xiaomi takes its budget smartphone to Taiwan

Chinese phone-maker Xiaomi is preparing to launch its budget smartphone in Taiwan. Xiaomi is now issuing reservation numbers for the quad-co...

  • November 27, 2013
  • at 2:30 pm
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Changyou acquires Raidcall

Changyou acquires Raidcall group voice service for $50 million, wants gamers to get chatty

Changyou (NASDAQ:CYOU), the Chinese online game developer and operator that runs titles like Blade Wars and Grand Chase, wants its gamers to...

  • November 22, 2013
  • at 12:00 pm
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Panel discussion: What are the challenges for Taiwanese startups today?

On November 13, members from Taiwan’s tech community gathered at the HP Horizons Startups Summit to discuss Taiwan’s startup ecosystem ...

  • November 19, 2013
  • at 10:00 am
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China’s ‘Cyber Monday’ ends with $5.7 billion spent in 24 hours on Alibaba’s e-stores

China’s 11/11 online shopfest – the country’s equivalent of America’s Cyber Monday – has just finished. ItR...

  • November 12, 2013
  • at 12:13 am
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Committed to moving beyond hardware, Foxconn announces first mobile game will be out “in six months”

Terry Gou, chairman of Foxconn, held a meeting with select media representatives last Thursday in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, where he confirmed his ...

  • November 5, 2013
  • at 1:35 pm
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App Annie: Taiwan now ranks #5 in Google Play revenues, sits alongside Japan and Korea

Today App Annie released its App Annie Market Index for Q3 2013, summarizing and analyzing the latest market trends for mobile app downloads...

  • October 31, 2013
  • at 4:00 pm
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These are the 4 Asian startups in 500 Startups' 7th batch

These are the 5 Asian startups in 500 Startups’ 7th batch

American tech biz accelerator 500 Startups has revealed its seventh batch of startups. The line-up includes five from Asia (Updated: We miss...

  • October 30, 2013
  • at 2:20 pm
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Plateculture founders: the concept might be feminine but we’re a very masculine startup

Malaysia-based startup PlateCulture is an Airbnb for food. It allows users to eat home-cooked meals from someone’s home. The concept is as...

  • October 25, 2013
  • at 7:30 pm
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