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.
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.
Taiwan NFC market to take off in 3Q15, says Smart Catch
Feb 14, 14:01
Demand for smartphone-based NFC services in the Taiwan market is expected to take off in the third quarter of 2015, according to Taiwan-based TSM (trusted service management) platform operator and NFC application developer Smart Catch International.
CyberLink to focus 2014 operations on 3 new business models
Feb 14, 10:30
Multimedia software solution developer CyberLink will focus business operations on three new business models, cloud software subscriptions, advertising on MoovieLive and DirectorZone websites, and mobile applications, company chairman Jau Huang said at a February 13 investors conference.
Acer reaches 1 million AcerCloud users
Feb 6, 16:08
Acer has reached more than one million users of its AcerCloud personal cloud computing services, according to company general manager Maverick Shih for BYOC (Build Your Own Cloud) and Tablet Business Group.
Soft-World expected to see 2014 revenues of NT$13 billion
Jan 28, 15:00
Taiwan's largest online game developer/operator Soft-World International is expected to generate consolidated revenues of NT$13 billion (US$433 million) for 2014, growing 17.8% on year, according to local market analysts.
Taipei Game Show 2014 opens
Jan 24, 16:40
The Taipei Game Show 2014, January 23-27, will host 96 exhibitors and nearly 1,000 booths, according to organizer the Taipei Computer Association (TCA).
China-developed OS unveiled, Android device vendors watching
Jan 21, 20:46
China Operating System (COS), developed by China-based Lian Tong Network Communication Technology (Shanghai) and the Institute of Software under the Chinese Academy of Sciences for use in smartphones, tablets, set-top boxes and other types of smart devices, has been announced and is expected to be...
Taiwan market: Gomaji 2013 revenues nearly double on year
Jan 17, 14:37
Gomaji, currently the largest operator of online group buying services in the Taiwan market, generated revenues of NT$3.1 billion (US$104 million) for 2013, hiking 93.8% on year, and aims at revenues of NT$5.0 billion for 2014, according to the company.
Addcn Technology sets IPO price of NT$240 per share
Jan 14, 14:11
Taiwan-based online trading service provider Addcn Technology on January 13 set a price of NT$240 (US$8) per share for its IPO listing on the local over-the-counter (OTC) stock market on January 20.
Acer partners with PChomePay
Jan 8, 15:05
Acer has announced a strategic partnership with PChome Group through investing in PChomePay, a provider of third-party e-payment services, for a 15.6% stake, marking Acer's debut in e-commerce.
CES 2014: AMD showcasing APU, GPU and software solutions
Jan 7, 16:19
AMD is showcasing its latest technologies at CES 2014 from January 7-10 including Kaveri-based A10 7860K and 7700K APUs, which are now shipping. Kaveri processors feature AMD's Heterogeneous System Architecture (HSA), TrueAudio Technology and Mantle API. Kaveri-based notebooks will be available in...
Foxconn to develop Firefox OS tablet
Jan 7, 14:03
Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) is cooperating with Mozilla to develop a tablet featuring Firefox OS. Taiwan-based chipmaker VIA Technologies will also join the project.
Wistron forms new department for cloud computing
Dec 24, 15:47
Wistron has recently formed a new department, the TSP, to provide cloud computing software services for education, medical and digital home markets and the company expects the business to feature a more practical business model by 2015, according to Wistron president Robert Huang.
Wistron expects 60% of 2014 revenues generated from non-notebook products
Dec 20, 15:01
Wistron expects revenues generated from its notebook ODM business to account for 40% of its total revenues in 2014, down from 45% at the end of 2013, while sales of other product lines including servers, tablets, handheld devices as well as desktops will increase, according to company chairman Simon...
Software spending to continue growing through 2017, says IDC
Nov 25, 14:50
IDC has released the latest forecast from the Worldwide Semiannual Software Tracker. On-year growth in the worldwide software market for 2013 has been revised to 4.3% in current US dollars. The forecast was lowered from the 5.7% on-year growth projected in May because of an important currency exchange...
AMD unveils latest products and technologies at APU13 conference
Nov 14, 11:49
AMD has announced its 2014 mobile accelerated processing unit (APU) product roadmap at the APU13 Developer Conference. Raising the performance bar across fanless tablets, 2-in-1s and ultrathin notebooks, the APUs codenamed Mullins and Beema are projected to deliver more than two folds of the performance-per-watt...
Foxconn to form joint venture with China games developer
Oct 31, 14:22
Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has announced a joint venture with China-based games developer Netdragon Websoft and investment firm Vision Knight Capital (China) Fund through its subsidiary Foxteq Holding. Foconn will invest a total of US$33 million.
CyberLink begins to sell products through US retail chains
Oct 29, 21:44
Taiwan-based digital multimedia software solution developer CyberLink began selling its products through retail chains in the US market, including Best Buy, Office Depot, Office Max, Staples, Target and Sam's Club, in the third quarter of 2013, and is expected to significantly increase its B2C sales...
PC brand vendors release new Windows 8.1 products
Oct 28, 10:57
Asustek Computer recently released its Transformer Book T100 2-in-1 device featuring Windows 8.1 and Intel Bay Trail-T processor, priced at US$349 for a 32GB model and US$399 for a 64GB model. Other brand vendors such as Acer, Micro-Star International (MSI) and Sony have also released Windows 8.1 pr...
Microsoft reports revenues of US$18.53 billion for 3Q13
Oct 25, 14:40
Microsoft has announced revenues of US$18.53 billion for the quarter ended September 30, 2013. Gross margin, operating income, net income, and diluted earnings per share for the quarter were US$13.42 billion, US$6.33 billion, US$5.24 billion, and US$0.62 per share, respectively.
Alibaba applies for over 200 patents in Taiwan
Oct 22, 11:14
Alibaba Group, the largest operator of e-commerce services in China, has filed for more than 200 patents with the Taiwan Intellectual Property Office (TIPO), though it has yet to obtain one, according to TIPO.
Inventec looking to form new company for its cloud computing business
Oct 21, 22:16
Inventec has recently integrated its cloud computing center, IT department and information center and established a new business unit, the cloud computing information and solution center. The new business unit will focus mainly on seeking partnerships with Taiwan-based software designers to either...