Posts Tagged: Taiwan


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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7 Asian startups get a boost with new Intel Capital funding

This morning, Intel Capital – the VC arm of chipmaker giant Intel – revealed that it has ploughed funding into seven Asian start...

  • October 23, 2013
  • at 12:04 pm
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The News Lens, a Taiwanese media startup, wants to move the island away from gutter journalism

Consumers the world over often accuse their domestic media outlets of sensationalism. Political pundits hijack issues worthy of real debate,...

  • October 16, 2013
  • at 1:03 pm
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Taiwan startup BeLuvv’s necklace will holler if your child strays too far

Mobile technology has made it much easier for people to keep track of what’s important to them. Productivity apps can help us keep tra...

  • October 10, 2013
  • at 4:07 pm
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Dating app Paktor chats up Southeast Asia

Dating apps are gaining ground in Asia, but not many of them are homegrown. Singapore-based startup Paktor has arrived to fill the gap. Only...

  • October 9, 2013
  • at 8:00 pm
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MediaTek chips to be used by Samsung, goes from local knockoffs to global juggernauts in under a year

Rumors surfaced a couple days ago that Samsung will use Taiwan-based MediaTek processors in its entry level and mid-range lines of smartph...

  • October 7, 2013
  • at 6:00 pm
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Line brings its web store to Taiwan as part of greater retail push

  This month marks the start of a new wave in Line’s push for greater monetization. Today, in Japan, the company formally introduced ...

  • October 1, 2013
  • at 12:44 pm
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Blackberry finally gets WeChat Moments and Sina Weibo

WeChat and Sina Weibo users on Blackberry – what’s left of them – will finally be able to get their social networking fix within the...

  • September 26, 2013
  • at 2:00 pm
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Kaifu Lee and I at TechCrunch Disrupt Beijing 2011

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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Taiwan messaging app Cubie adds Chrome extension to complement its mobile experience

Cubie, the 500 Startups-backed mobile messaging app, announced today that it has introduced a browser extension for Google Chrome, allowing...

  • October 24, 2013
  • at 3:30 pm
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Alibaba continues outward expansion as its payment platform Alipay readies Taiwan entry

Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba announced that it plans to bring its PayPal-esque payment platform Alipay to Taiwan during the first half...

  • October 17, 2013
  • at 2:02 pm
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Line users in Taiwan make mini-soap opera masterpieces out of sticker sets

Line, the popular mobile messaging app, has already permeated pop culture in its major markets. In Taiwan, images of Line’s signature ...

  • October 14, 2013
  • at 6:30 pm
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Check out the Asian nations that get iPhone 5S and 5C launches on October 25 and November 1

Check out the Asian nations that get iPhone 5S and 5C launches on October 25 and November 1

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) has just confirmed its next wave of iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C launches around the world. Friday, October 25 will see 25 co...

  • October 9, 2013
  • at 9:06 pm
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Up and coming Taiwan chipmaker MediaTek posts group sales of $1.3 billion, up 17%

MediaTek (TPE: 2454), the Taiwan-based chipmaker that’s risen from the shanzhai slums to attracting big name clients like Sony and Sa...

  • October 8, 2013
  • at 2:16 pm
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In Taiwan you can buy an Android tablet from 7-11 for $200

As mobile technology becomes cheaper to manufacture, an increasing number of low-end brands have emerged, selling simple devices at affordab...

  • October 2, 2013
  • at 4:15 pm
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Linqapp wants to save you from all your foreign language conundrums

Mobile technology has provided language learners with various apps to ease the awkwardness of practicing a foreign tongue. Waygo and Flitto...

  • September 28, 2013
  • at 12:28 pm
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Google Play Books moves to 9 new Asian territories including Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore

Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) brings its Play Books store to nine new Asian countries today as it deepens the breadth of its app store for Android de...

  • September 26, 2013
  • at 12:01 pm
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