Facebook opens Taiwan office
Jan 30, 11:12
Facebook has an office in Taiwan mainly for educating local enterprises on how to use Facebook to attain commercial goals and training local Facebook advertising agents, according to Asia Pacific regional vice president Dan Neary for Facebook.
Taiwan MOEA approves new investments at Kaohsiung Software Park
Jan 29, 21:37
The Export Processing Zone Administration (EPZA) of the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) has has approved applications from Hoya Marketing, Madhatter Technology, and Edispay Solutions, to invest and station at the Kaohsiung Software Park (KSP). The total investment amounts to around NT$25.6 million...
Acer online ticket services deserve praise, says founder
Jan 29, 15:00
Acer's recently handling of online ticket sales for concerts by Taiwan-based singer Jody Chiang through its cloud system was a success despite some quarrels during the process, according to Acer's founder Stan Shih.
Acer to help app developers enter international markets
Jan 28, 15:54
Acer has recently started a new project for its Build Your Own Cloud (BYOC) platform and will expand its cooperation with small-to-medium-size app development ventures to help them advance into the worldwide market.
Free upgrade to Windows 10 unlikely to boost notebook replacement
Jan 23, 15:25
Microsoft has announced Windows 10 will be available as a free upgrade to Windows 7 and 8 for the first year, but sources from the notebook supply chain believe the strategy is unlikely to help drive replacement demand for existing consumer and business-use notebooks.
Kingwaytek to offer in-car Internet-access services
Jan 23, 10:32
Electronic map and LBS (location-based service) provider Kingwaytek Technology has cooperated with Taiwan-based automobile makers to offer in-car Internet-access services including cloud computing-based real-time traffic and other information, according to the company.
Microsoft unveils Windows 10
Jan 22, 11:54
Microsoft has unveiled Windows 10. A free upgrade for Windows 10 will be made available to customers running Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1, who upgrade in the first year.
Asustek seeking partnerships with Xiaomi supply chain
Jan 19, 21:48
Asustek Computer reportedly is seeking cooperation with Xiaomi's upstream partners such as earphone designer 1more Design and software designer Cheetah Mobile, to strengthen its smartphone competitiveness, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
China market: Gaming revenues in 2014 over CNY114 billion, says CADPA
Jan 15, 10:21
Total revenues for gaming services in the China market in 2014 are estimated at CNY114.48 billion (US$18.5 billion), increasing 37.7% on year, according to China Audio-video and Digital Publishing Association (CADPA) established by China's State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and...
Taiwan market: CHT, Systex jointly launch EyeQuila
Jan 9, 15:35
Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) and Systex, a Taiwan-based provider of IT management solutions and hardware/software system integration services, have announced their cooperation in launching EyeQuila, an information security solution specifically against APT (advanced persistent attack).
New Wintel hard to drive PC replacement, say Taiwan makers
Jan 9, 12:06
Although Windows 10 and Intel's 14nm-based Skylake CPUs are both expected to launch in the third quarter, sources from the upstream supply chain are conservative about the new Wintel combination's ability to stimulate the replacement of PCs and expect their shipments for notebooks in 2015 to remain...
CES 2015: Samsung expands Milk services to TV, web and virtual reality
Jan 6, 16:10
At the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show, Samsung Electronics has announced the expansion of its Samsung Milk suite of entertainment services, including new platforms beyond mobile for Milk Music and Milk Video as well as the official debut of Milk VR (Virtual Reality).
Acer unveils smart classrooms in China
Dec 26, 12:35
Smart classrooms with hardware and software provided by Taiwan-based vendor Acer were unveiled in a primary school in Chongqing, western China, on December 25, with Acer founder Stan Shih and chairman George Huang attending the ceremony, according to Acer.
PC vendors not expecting Windows 10 to trigger replacement demand
Dec 24, 15:41
Microsoft is expected to launch Windows 10 in the second half of 2015, but Taiwan-based PC vendors doubt whether it can stimulate PC replacement demand because consumers will be able to make free online update to the new operating system, according to sources with Taiwan-based supply chain makers.
Computex 2015 out of booths
Dec 22, 21:58
Although Computex 2015 will not begin until June 2015, booths for the show have already sold out as many emerging players in the cloud computing and Internet of thing (IoT) industries are looking to promote their innovations and products via the show, according to the show host Taipei Computer Association...
Business software vendor SAP looks to team up with Taiwan cloud data centers
Dec 16, 22:09
Enterprise software and service provider SAP is looking to sign a number of strategic alliance agreements with Taiwan-based cloud data centers in 2005, driven by growing demand for cloud applications from small- and medium-size enterprises (SMEs), according Janice Lai, general manager of SAP Taiwan.
Wistron, Quanta, Inventec to enhance software R&D capability
Dec 10, 15:15
Notebook ODM Wistron will set up a software R&D center with 200 engineers initially in southern Taiwan, while fellow maker Quanta Computer will expand software R&D manpower to support production of data center servers to compete for orders for setting up private or private/public hybrid cloud...
SNSplus seeing success in Thailand gaming market
Dec 4, 15:45
SNSplus, a Taiwan-based operator of online Web and mobile gaming services, has seen significant achievements in the Thailand market since its entry in 2010, according to the company.
India software market shows signs of revival, says IDC
Dec 2, 14:41
Due to political stability and economic revival, India's software market witnessed an improved first-half 2014 compared to a slow first-half 2013. According to IDC, the India software market registered an on-year growth of 10.7% in first-half 2014. The sweeping win of the BJP Government in the 2014...
Insyde expects good revenue contribution from smart PC stick business
Newswatch - Dec 1, 21:30
Taiwan-based BIOS designer Insyde Software expects its 2015 revenues to benefit from Taiwan-based channel distributor Lemel's smart PC stick, which Lemel has jointly developed with Intel, because of the product's better-than-expected sales in the first month after launch, according to a Chinese-language...
Inventec plans to launch cloud computing services via cooperation with Microsoft
Nov 19, 15:45
Inventec is talking with Microsoft about cooperation to integrate Microsoft-developed cloud computing software with Inventec hardware to launch related services in 2015, with target users to be small-to-medium-size enterprises in Taiwan and China, according to the company, adding that Inventec is setting...
Commentary: Foxconn strives to rekindle its e-commerce business
Nov 17, 11:15
Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has tried again to build up its e-commerce business by removing its flagship online store, flnet.com, from its host web in China, the Alibaba-run T-Mall.com, and enhanced the presence of flnet.com by promoting "Double 11" Single's Day online...
Addcn Technology looking for partners to sell real estate online in Malaysia
Nov 13, 16:02
Taiwan-based Addcn Technology, an operator of online trading platforms for game items, real estate and clothing, is currently in talks with Internet service providers in Malaysia, aiming to introduce its real estate trading platform, 591.com.tw, into Malaysia, according to company president Ason Wu.
Alibaba preparing for upcoming global Double 11 online shopping holiday
Nov 10, 22:23
The upcoming so-called "Double 11" online shopping holiday in China will be a crucial test for China-based Internet service giant Alibaba Group Holding after the group debuted on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) recently, according to industry sources. The Double 11 shopping festival, which...
Gamania Digital obtains 51% stake in Jollywiz Digital
Nov 4, 00:45
Taiwan-based online game developer and operator Gamania Digital Entertainment on November 3 announced the investment of NT$130 million (US$4.28 million) to acquire a 51% stake in Jollywiz Digital Tech, a Taiwan-based e-commerce operator to sell merchandise for partnering brands and help clients sell...
PChome Store teams up with TenPay to tap China market
Oct 24, 11:58
PChome Store, an online retail operator belonging to the PChome Online Group, on October 23 announced that PChomePay, its subsidiary third-party e-payment service, will form a partnership with fellow provider TenPay, a subsidiary of China-based Internet service operator Tencent, to facilitate consumers...
Taiwan 3Q14 international Internet bandwidth rises to over 1.4Tbps, says TWNIC
Oct 20, 11:18
Taiwan's direct Internet connection with 17 countries (including Hong Kong and Macao) reached total bandwidth of 1.422Tbps as of the end of the third quarter of 2014, increasing 0.64% on quarter and 21.87% on year, according to the latest quarterly survey conducted by the government-sponsored Taiwan...
Apple 12-inch tablet may adopt Mac OS, iOS-integrated operating system
Oct 6, 21:52
Apple's rumored 12-inch tablet, which is said to be scheduled for release in 2015, may become the vendor's first device to feature an operating system that integrates Mac OS and iOS, according to rumors in the upstream supply chain. However, the rumor was not confirmed by Apple.
Acer focuses BYOC on B2B
Oct 3, 14:57
Acer has decided to focus build your own cloud (BYOC) business development on B2B (business to business) and IoT (Internet of Things) on health care, telecom, automobiles and smart homes, according to the company.