Posts Tagged: Taiwan


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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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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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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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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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