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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.

China software industry posts 2014 revenues of over CNY3.7 trillion, says MIIT

Jan 28, 22:17

China's software industry generated total revenues of CNY3.724 trillion (US$604 billion) in 2014, growing 20.2% on year, according to statistics from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).

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.

Acer to help app developers enter international markets

Still aiming at growth in PC market: Q&A with Lenovo Taiwan president Justin Liang

Jan 26, 12:02

Lenovo, which had the fourth-largest market share next to Asustek Computer, Acer and Apple in the Taiwan notebook market in 2014, aims at a 2-digit market share through focusing on business-use and mid-range to high-end consumer models in 2015. It also looks to double its tablet shipments in the local...

Lenovo Taiwan president Justin Liang

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.

Digitimes Research: Windows 10 unlikely to bring dramatic changes to mobile device market in 2015

Jan 23, 14:58

Microsoft on January 21, 2015 announced Windows 10, but Digitimes Research believes the operating system, though falling in line with the software giant's Mobile First, Cloud First strategy, is unlikely to make any dramatic change to the competition between notebooks, tablets and smartphones in 2015...

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...

Digitimes Research: Samsung, LG, Panasonic bent on competing against Android TV

Jan 8, 15:14

Observing major LCD TV brand vendors' strategies for 2015, Google's Android TV has become the official platform for Sony's and Sharp's smart TVs, but vendors such as Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics and Panasonic are still resisting Android, and bent on using their in-house developed platforms to...

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.

China software industry posts January-November revenues of nearly CNY3.3 trillion, says MIIT

Dec 23, 21:37

China's software industry generated total sales revenues of CNY3.299 trillion (US$536 billion) in January-November 2014, growing by 20.1% on year, according to statistics by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).

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...

Computex 2015 to be hosted from June 2-6

Shipments of TEE-supporting processors to reach 366 million by end of 2014, says ABI Research

Dec 19, 15:40

Worldwide embedded security technology shipments are expected to hit the one billion mark by the end of 2014. The Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) segment is expected to grow at a rapid pace, and ABI Research calculates the total number of processor shipments that support TEE to reach 366 million...

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.

SAP Taiwan general manager Janice Lai

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...

China software industry revenues reach nearly CNY3 trillion in January-October, says MIIT

Dec 5, 10:50

China's software industry generated total revenues of CNY2.985 trillion (US$485 billion) in January-October 2014, growing 20.3% on year, according to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).

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...

Foxconn to cooperate with Alibaba, 21 Vianet to set up Wi-Fi network in southwestern China

Nov 28, 11:19

Foxconn Electronics, Alibaba and 21 Vianet Group on November 26 jointly signed with the city government of Guiyang, southwestern China, to set up a citywide network of Wi-Fi hot spots to provide free Internet-access services, according to Foxconn.

China market: VMware tying up with China Telecom to offer hybrid cloud services

Nov 28, 11:06

VMware has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with China Telecom and will begin to provide VMware hybrid cloud services through China Telecom's networks starting January 2015, according to company vice president and president of Greater China, David Sung.

David Sung, vice president and president of Greater China, VMware

China market: Online search value over CNY15 billion in 3Q14, says Analysys

Nov 24, 22:01

Online search engines in the China market generated total revenues of CNY15.68 billion (US$2.54 billion) in the third quarter of 2014, increasing by 11.7% on quarter and by 39.0% on year, according to China-based consulting company Analysys International.

China market: Mobile gaming revenues over CNY7.2 billion in 3Q14, says Analysys

Nov 24, 15:26

Mobile gaming service operators in the China market generated total revenues of CNY7.265 billion (US$1.18 billion) during the third quarter of 2014, increasing 9.2% on quarter and 86.8% on year, according to China-based consulting company Analysys International.

China market: B2B e-commerce trades in 3Q14 valued at CNY4.85 billion, says Analysys

Nov 24, 10:39

In the China market, B2B (business to business) e-commerce services generated a total transaction value of CNY4.85 billion (US$787 million) in the third quarter of 2014, growing 7.1% on quarter and 33.2% on year, according to China-based consulting company Analysys International.

China market: Online advertising value over CNY43 billion in 3Q14, says Analysys

Nov 21, 11:10

Providers of online advertising services in the China market generated total revenues of CNY43.55 billion (US$7.06 billion) in third-quarter 2014, growing 16.7% sequentially and 51.4% on year, according to Analysys International.

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...

Inventec pushes cloud computing services

Microsoft ending support for Windows Server 2003 expected to drive replacement of servers, say Taiwan makers

Nov 19, 14:55

Microsoft plans to end technical support for Windows Server 2003 in July 2015 and this is expected to drive global demand for replacing or upgrading more than 10 million Windows Server 2003 servers, according to industry sources.

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 sells over CNY57 billion worth of goods on Double 11 online shopping festival

Nov 12, 15:03

China-based Alibaba Group has announced that total sales concluded through its online shopping platform on the single day of the "Double 11" (November 11, 2014) shopping festival amounted to CNY57.11 billion (US$9.34 billion), an increase of 57.75% from CNY36.2 billion recorded a year earl...

Alibaba posts total transaction value on a signboard

Alibaba building up cloud computing, Big Data services

Nov 11, 15:52

Cloud computer and Big Data services will play an important role of future development of China-based Alibaba Group, according to industry sources.

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...

Taiwan market: Chunghwa Telecom, Elta Technology cooperate to launch hievent

Oct 29, 14:25

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) on October 28 announced the launch of hievent, an online video streaming service for enterprise users, through cooperation with Elta Technology, a Taiwan-based integrator and distributor of digital HD content.

CyberLink reports profit for January-September

Stockwatch - Oct 29, 12:04

Digital multimedia software solution developer CyberLink has posted net earnings per share (EPS) of NT$4.87 (US$0.16) for January-September.

China software January-September revenues total nearly CNY2.7 trillion, says MIIT

Oct 29, 11:21

China's software industry generated revenues of CNY2.682 trillion (US$435 billion) in January-September 2014, growing 20.6% on year, according to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).

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...

Worldwide revenues for marketing software solutions growing to more than US$32 billion in 2018, says report

Oct 20, 16:12

Revenues for marketing software solutions are expected to grow from approximately US$20.2 billion in 2014 to more than US$32.3 billion in 2018, with a CAGR of 12.4%. From 2014-2018, organizations will spend a total of US$130 billion on software for marketing departments, according to IDC.

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...

Government IT spending in India forecast to reach US$7.2 billion in 2015, says Gartner

Oct 13, 16:19

Government IT spending in India will total US$7.2 billion in 2015, a 5% increase over 2014, according to Gartner. Government IT spending is on pace to total US$6.6 billion in 2014.

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.

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