Posts Tagged: Taiwan


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Foxconn to launch $6.8 million in-house startup incubator as it seeks to lead in wearables

Foxconn, the Taiwanese manufacturer best known for assembling products from major hardware makers like Apple and Sony, today revealed it wil...

  • December 11, 2013
  • at 11:45 am
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6 of Facebook’s top check-in places in 2013 are in Asia

Facebook has just released Facebook Stories 2013 – A Year in Review 1, which highlights the most talked about topics around the world,...

  • December 10, 2013
  • at 2:00 pm
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In its first flash sale outside China, Xiaomi sold 10,000 smartphones in under 10 minutes

Today Xiaomi held its latest online flash sale, this time doling out 10,000 of its Hongmi devices to customers based in Taiwan for NT$ 3,999...

  • December 9, 2013
  • at 12:42 pm
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NOTW - Asia tech news this week

Staff picks: 7 top news stories this week on Tech in Asia

This week, Bitcoin bites the bullet in China, while in Australia an upcoming IPO will mark a maturing of the daily deals industry in Southea...

  • December 7, 2013
  • at 2:05 pm
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What’s Uber’s strategy for gaining customers in Asia? One word: Puppies.

Uber is spreading rapidly throughout Asia and around the world, and as it attempts to conquer new markets, it must ramp up its marketing to ...

  • December 3, 2013
  • at 9:58 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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How big is Line in Taiwan? Big enough to have its own museum exhibit

In most markets, Japan-based messaging service Line is but one mobile chat app among many others, all of whom are competing for eyeballs in ...

  • December 10, 2013
  • at 7:30 pm
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Korean web giant Naver acquires makers of Whoscall

Korean web giant Naver has acquired Gogolook, the Taiwan-based startup behind Whoscall, a popular app in East Asia that identifies the origi...

  • December 9, 2013
  • at 12:55 pm
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Xiaomi sets its sights on Southeast Asia with plans to open Singapore office “as quickly as possible”

UPDATE (9 December 2013): We’ve double-checked and confirmed with Xiaomi Taiwan, and the company would like to clarify: although nothi...

  • December 8, 2013
  • at 12:56 am
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China overtakes Taiwan with largest number of fast-growing companies

UK-based consulting firm Deloitte says China surpassed Taiwan with the most ranked companies on its annual list of the top 500 fastest-grow...

  • December 6, 2013
  • at 5:45 pm
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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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