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Microsoft cloud growth drives strong fiscal 4Q14 results

Jul 23, 13:57

Microsoft has announced revenues of US$23.38 billion for the quarter ended June 30, 2014. Gross margins, operating income, and diluted EPS for the quarter were US$15.79 billion, US$6.48 billion, and US$0.55 per share.

Microsoft facing increased competition from MacBooks and Chromebooks, say Taiwan makers

Jul 23, 13:48

Microsoft is facing increased competition from MacBooks and Chromebooks, with the global notebook OS market share for Windows 8 already dropping to below 90%, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

Fujitsu Taiwan and local university to set up Big Data R&D platform

Jul 23, 11:42

Fujitsu Taiwan and National Cheng Kung University on July 22 signed an MoU for cooperation to establish a Big Data R&D platform specifically for agricultural applications combining the former's cloud computing and Big Data technology and the latter's achievements in biological gene research.

Samsung teams up with Taiwan universities to push app development

Jul 22, 11:50

Samsung Electronics has recently teamed up with some Taiwan universities, looking to nurture talent for app design. It is also offering SDKs for Samsung Galaxy S5, Samsung Gar 2 and Samsung Gear Fit to software developers.

Taiwan market: NFC mobile payment services to be launched by end of 2014

Jul 16, 11:27

A TSM (trusted service management) provider jointly established by Taiwan's five 4G mobile telecom carriers and EasyCard Corporation will launch NFC (near field communication) smartphone-based mobile third-party payment services at the end of 2014.

Microsoft expands coverage of free Windows licensing

Jul 14, 15:29

Microsoft reportedly is expanding its subsidies to vendors for Windows-based tablets, and in addition to sub-9-inch models, tablets priced below US$250 will also receive free Windows licenses, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

Soft-World, Gamania June revenues down sequentially

Jul 14, 11:17

Online game developer/operator Soft-World International saw June consolidated revenues of NT$1.137 billion (US$37.9 million) decrease 7.14% on month but increase 29.49% on year, while fellow company Gamania Digital Entertainment had those of NT$677 million slipping 7.66% on month but growing 9% on...

Worldwide traditional PC, tablet, ultramobile and mobile phone shipments to grow 4.2% in 2014, says Gartner

Jul 9, 14:18

Worldwide combined shipments of devices (PCs, tablets, ultramobiles and mobile phones) are projected to reach 2.4 billion units in 2014, a 4.2% increase from 2013, according to Gartner.

Digitimes Research: Google looking to clean up Android device mess in emerging markets

Jul 3, 12:01

The Android operating system was again the spotlight of Google I/O developer conference and in addition to a preview of the latest Android L, the Internet giant also launched an entry-level turnkey solution, Android One for emerging markets.

Taiwan market: Deltamac launches online video platform

Jul 3, 11:23

Deltamac, a publisher of DVD and Blu-ray Disc (BD) movies in the Taiwan market, has announced the launch of a platform - Go Movie - to offer online movies based on Windows 8, Android and iOS mobile terminal devices.

Worldwide IT spending on pace to grow 2.1% in 2014, says Gartner

Jul 1, 14:43

Worldwide IT spending is on pace to total US$3.7 trillion in 2014, a 2.1% increase on year, however, the grow rate is down from earlier projections of 3.2% growth, according to the latest forecast by Gartner. The slower outlook for 2014 is attributed to a reduction in growth expectations for devices,...

China-based CCMG to be listed on Taiwan OTC

Jun 30, 10:36

China Communications Media Group (CCMG), a China-based provider of mobile applications and games in the China market, will be listed on Taiwan's over-the-counter (OTC) stock market in late July, according to company chairman Albert Lam.

Tencent has most brand value amid China businesses in 2014, says Hurun

Jun 27, 14:17

Internet-based service provider Tencent, among China-based government-run and private companies, has the highest brand value of CNY208 billion (US$33.4 billion) in 2014, according to ratings by China-based Hurun Report.

China software industry January-May revenues top CNY1.3 trillion, says MIIT

Jun 24, 15:23

China's software industry generated total revenues of CNY1.325 trillion (US$215.5 billion) in January-May 2014, growing 20.9% on year, according to statistics from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).

Addcn to set up property brokerage website in Hong Kong

Jun 16, 11:52

Addcn Technology, a Taiwan-based online trading service provider, will invest US$1.8 million to establish a website in Hong Kong in fourth-quarter 2014 to provide brokerage services for the property market there, according to the company.

Taiwan market: Online advertising valued at NT$13.680 billion in 2013, says DMA

Jun 16, 10:52

Online advertising service providers in the Taiwan market generated total revenues of NT$13.680 billion (US$458 million) in 2013, growing 17.92% on year, according to Digital Marketing Association (DMA) of Taipei.

Acer to integrate MediaTek LinkIt in BYOC for wearable and IoT

Jun 6, 10:45

Acer chairman Stan Shih at a cloud computing and Internet of thing (IoT) conference during Computex announced cooperation with MediaTek to bundle MediaTek's LinkIt IoT platform into its Build Your Own Cloud (BYOC) platform to assist its clients in developing wearable and IoT applications.

MediaTek CEO MK Tsai (left) and Acer chairman Stan Shih (right)

Computex 2014: Microsoft, Google showcasing expanded supply chain in Taiwan

Jun 6, 10:26

Microsoft and Google are showcasing their efforts to expand the supply chain ecosystems for their Windows Phone 8 smartphones and Chromebook notebooks in Taiwan at Computex 2014.

The HCM encryption solution: An interview with Enova Technology president Robert Wann

Jun 4, 15:44

Smart devices including PCs, tablets and smartphones are changing people's life. In 2013, 2.32 billion units of smart devices were shipped to the market according Gartner. It highlights the fact that enormous amounts of electronic information ranging from texts, photos and videos is being created,...

Rober Wann, president and CEO of Enova Technology

Computex gets smart

Jun 3, 13:26

Asia's biggest ICT procurement exhibition and the world's second largest show is set to kick off today and run for the next five days, and Computex Taipei 2014 is expected to highlight a wide variety of IT products and solutions, from the latest mobile devices and computer peripherals, to the newest...

Big Data trends intensify storage business boom

Jun 3, 13:15

The cumulative amount of data produced worldwide is predicted to reach 40ZB by 2020, which is 50 times more than that of 2010 according to preliminary estimates. That means the amount of storage data will double once every two years, and the era of the unprecedented digital universe is now upon us...

Apple to acquire Beats Music and Beats Electronics for US$3 billion

May 29, 15:22

Apple has announced that it has agreed to acquire the streaming music service Beats Music, and Beats Electronics, which makes the popular Beats headphones, speakers and audio software.

Digitimes Research: Microsoft turns focus back to large-size Surface

May 27, 12:21

Microsoft unveiled its third-generation Surface on May 20 2014. Instead of the long-rumored 7.5-inch Surface Mini, the software giant released the 12-inch Surface Pro. Digitimes Research believes the company has turned its focus back to large-size models that enable better productivity.

China software industry posts January-April revenues of over CNY1 trillion, says MIIT

May 26, 21:56

China's software industry generated total sales revenues of CNY1.029 trillion (US$167.87 billion) from January-April 2014, growing 21.0% on year, according to statistics by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).

Digitimes Research: Vendors, software developers flocking to Android OS

May 21, 14:22

Due to the fast-growing Android ecosystem, most software developers have no choice but to support Android OS in order to avoid of being marginalized, according to Digitimes Research.

Wistron ITS expects 2-digit growth in 2014 revenues

Stockwatch - May 19, 15:58

Wistron Information Technology & Services (Wistron ITS), an IT-related service provider and subsidiary of ODM Wistron, expects its revenues for 2014 to increase by a 2-digit percentage on year, the company said at a May 16 investors conference.

Worldwide software market grows 5.5% in 2013 to US$369 billion, says IDC

May 7, 13:59

For 2013, the worldwide software market grew 5.5% on year reaching a total market size of US$369 billion. This was higher than the 4.3% growth experienced in 2012, a result of the Eurozone recovery and continued above-average growth in the US, according to IDC.

Acer to launch BYOC solutions in 3Q14, says chairman

May 5, 10:43

Acer will launch BYOC (build your own cloud) solutions in the third quarter of 2014, according to company chairman Stan Shih.

China software industry posts January-March revenues over CNY742 billion, says MIIT

May 5, 10:33

China's software industry generated total revenues of CNY742.565 billion (US$121.69 billion) in January-March 2014, growing 20.9% on year, according to statistics from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).

PChome Online starts C2C operation in US

Apr 29, 16:10

PChome Online, a web portal and e-commerce operator in Taiwan, had its US subsidiary, PChome US, begin C2C (customer to customer) online auction operation in the US market on April 28, according to the company.

CyberLink posts 1Q14 net EPS of NT$1.72

Apr 25, 10:53

Taiwan-based digital multimedia software solution developer CyberLink generated net EPS of NT$1.72 (US$0.057) for the first quarter of 2014 the company said at an April 24 investors conference.

Digitimes Research: Microsoft facing difficulties in 3 major segments

Apr 21, 14:31

Microsoft's operating system business has been seeing internal conflicts and external threats in areas such as technology development, partner relations and operating model. Without a clear long-term strategy, the software giant will need to gradually improve these issues soon, according to Digitimes...

PChome Online to operate auction site in the US

Apr 17, 14:40

PChome Online, a web portal and e-commerce operator in Taiwan, will have its US-based subsidiary PChome US start C2C (customer to customer) online auction business operations in the US market later in April, according to the company.

Soft-World, Gamania 1Q14 revenues hit records

Stockwatch - Apr 11, 10:54

Soft-World International and Gamania Digital Entertainment, two online game developers/operators in Taiwan, generated their highest quarterly consolidated revenues at NT$4.497 billion (US$148 million) and NT$2.481 billion, respectively, in January-March 2014, according to the companies.

Microsoft and MediaTek rumored to be looking to push Windows tablets in the China white-box tablet market

Apr 7, 21:33

Microsoft reportedly has been aggressively trying to persuade MediaTek to push Windows-based tablets in China's white-box market and with the software giant's announcement of offering free Windows licensing to mobile devices sized below 9-inches, sources from the upstream supply chain expect a high...

Worldwide software market grew 4.8% in 2013, says Gartner

Apr 1, 14:49

Worldwide software revenues totaled US$407.3 billion in 2013, a 4.8% increase from 2012 revenues of US$388.5 billion, according to Gartner.

Maintenance analytics to generate US$24.7 billion in 2019, says ABI Research

Mar 31, 14:39

Revenues from maintenance analytics will total US$9.1 billion in 2014. Following a CAGR of 22%, the market's size will reach US$24.7 billion in 2019, driven largely by adoption of predictive analytics and M2M connectivity. While the more advanced forms of maintenance, predictive and prescriptive, still...

China software industry posts January-February revenues over CNY466 billion, says MIIT

Mar 31, 10:07

China's software industry generated total revenues of CNY466.664 billion (US$76.89 billion) in January-February 2014, growing 21.5% on year, according to statistics from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).

Soft-World nets NT$3.01 per share in 2013

Mar 27, 14:07

Online game developer/operator Soft-World International has reported consolidated revenues of NT$11.016 billion (US$369 million), net profit of NT$369 million and EPS of NT$3.01 for 2013.

Microsoft and Dell sign patent licensing agreement

Mar 27, 11:41

Microsoft and Dell have announced a patent licensing agreement allowing the companies to share technology and build on each other's innovations. It is the continuation of a nearly 30-year business relationship between Microsoft and Dell.

Systex, CyberLink to deal out dividends for 2013

Stockwatch - Mar 24, 12:02

IT management solution and hardware/software integration service provider Systex will distribute a cash dividend per share of NT$3 (US$0.10) for 2013, accounting for 85.47% of the corresponding net EPS of NT$3.51.

Taiwan market: Chunghwa Telecom, Trend Micro cooperate to launch free mobile security software

Mar 19, 15:41

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) on March 18 announced the launch of one-year free security software to prevent smartphone and tablet users from viruses, fraud, and theft, through cooperation with Trend Micro.

Digitimes Research: Google shifts focus to large-size tablet competition

Mar 18, 15:49

Digitimes Research has learned that Google is set to release at least two Nexus tablets in 2014 with an 8.9-inch model already under development and set to enter mass production in July. The 8.9-inch tablet features a display resolution of more than 2K.

China market: Second-tier China handset vendors plan to request anti-trust probe into Android licensing

Mar 18, 14:38

Some second-tier and small China-based handset vendors feel that Google has unreasonably high charges for some applications under the Android platform, and therefore plan to request the China government launch an anti-trust probe into Google's unfair competition, according to industry sources in Tai...

China market: B2C transactions top CNY194 billion in 4Q13, says Analysys

Mar 11, 14:22

In the China market, B2C (business to customer) shopping portals generated total sales of CNY194.65 billion (US$31.95 billion) during the fourth quarter of 2013, growing 19.9% on quarter and 40.3% on year, according to China-based consulting company Analysys International.

Gamania February revenues hit record

Mar 11, 11:55

Gamania Digital Entertainment, a Taiwan-based online game developer/operator, has reported consolidated revenues of NT$853 million (US$28.2 million) for February, a record monthly level growing 5.86% sequentially and 3.60% on year.

Baidu 4Q13 revenues up 50.3% on year

Mar 3, 10:33

The largest China-based search engine Baidu saw consolidated revenues of CNY9.523 billion (US$1.573 billion) for the fourth quarter of 2013, up 50.3% on year, according to the company.

China market: B2B e-commerce trades in 2013 valued at CNY16.98 billion, says Analysys

Feb 27, 16:12

In the China market, B2B e-commerce services generated total sales value of CNY16.98 billion (US$2.76 billion) in 2013, growing 25.1% on year, according to China-based consulting company Analysys International.

Microsoft to lower Windows 8.1 licensing fees for entry-level PCs, say Taiwan makers

Feb 24, 15:31

Microsoft plans to further decrease Windows 8.1 licensing rates for entry-level PCs priced below US$250 and tablets, from nearly US$50 currently to about US$15, according to Taiwan-based PC supply chain makers.

Mozilla announces future plans for Firefox OS

Feb 24, 15:27

Mozilla has demonstrated its Firefox OS open mobile ecosystem at a press event on the eve of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The event introduced seven new commercial Firefox OS devices and highlighted advancements and partnerships that will enable the platform to scale up in 2014.

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