China market: Smartphone vendors foray into mobile payment market
Sep 21, 12:39
With the number of mobile payment users in China still expanding robustly and is likely to reach 200 million in 2016, which is more than five times the market size in the US, brand smartphone vendors including Apple, Samsung Electronics and local brands Huawei and Xiaomi Technology have forayed into...
China-based selfie app vendor Meitu plans IPO in HK, says paper
Newswatch - Aug 24, 12:15
China-based selfie application vendor Meitu plans an initial public offering in Hong Kong in the fourth quarter of 2016, aiming to raise US$500 million to US$1 billion through the IPO issue, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.
China market: Xiaomi unveils Mi Pay mobile payment system
Aug 17, 14:36
Xiaomi Technology has unveiled its in-house developed Mi Pay system, supporting NFC technology. Official trials of the Mi Pay system will be held in September, paving the way for the launch of the mobile payment system in the latter half of 2016.
VIA joins 3rd-party payment market in Taiwan, says paper
Newswatch - Jul 19, 16:12
VIA Technologies' subsidiary Chander Electronics will invest in Taiwan-based third-party payment solution provider Neweb Technologies and will spend NT$690 million (US$21.58 million) to purchase 18.14 million shares at a price of NT$38 per share. The investment will allow Chander to hold a 58.88% stake...
Huawei pushing mobile payment system in China
Jul 14, 14:33
With Asia's mobile payment market growing rapidly, in addition to Apple and Samsung Electronics' payment platforms, China-based Huawei, the largest smartphone vendor in China, has released its in-house developed payment system, looking to expand its mobile payment market share in China.
Garmin enters Taiwan micropayment market
Jul 14, 11:52
Garmin has cooperated with Taiwan-based micropayment firm iPass to launch wearable devices that are able to measure heart rates and support micropayments.
China market: Xiaomi to launch 3rd-party mobile payment services
Jul 4, 15:30
Xiaomi Technology will launch Xiaomi Pay third-party mobile payment services in the China market in late third-quarter or early fourth-quarter 2016. The services are being tested in cooperation with local banks, according to a Chinese-language Tencent report citing company executive Hong Fe...
HTC seeks to spin off VR business
Jun 27, 10:43
The establishment of an independent VR (virtual reality) subsidiary will help HTC build alliances with, or solicit equity investment from, potential strategic partners, HTC president for global sales Chia-lin Chang said at the company's latest general shareholders meeting.
Inventec to ship drones and service robots in 2H16
Jun 21, 21:58
Inventec will begin shipping drones and service robots in the second half of 2016, but these new product lines will only have a limited contribution to revenues, according to David Ho, general manager of Inventec Appliances.
CatchPlay offers OTT services in Indonesia
Jun 3, 15:06
CatchPlay, a provider of online entertainment content, on June 2 announced OTT (over the top) services in the Indonesia market through local telecom carrier Telkom Indonesia.
This concludes our broadcasting day: Vizio redefines the TV
Jun 1, 09:05
Vizio could be credited as the most innovative LCD TV maker in terms of product planning in 2016, as it is the first vendor to remove ATSC (Advanced Television Systems Committee) tuner from TV sets and replace it with built-in Chromecast (or SmartCast as Vizio named it) functionality and attach a tablet...
Tencent sees increased 1Q16 revenues
May 19, 11:54
China-based Internet value-added service provider Tencent Holdings has published its first-quarter 2016 financial report, posting consolidated revenues of CNY31.995 billion (US$4.952 billion), up 5.10% sequentially and 42.84% on year.
Supply chain to start shipping new iPhones at the end of 3Q16
May 17, 14:11
The upstream supply chain is expected to begin shipping Apple's upcoming next-generation iPhone products at the end of the third quarter. A new 4.7-inch iPhone will be handled by Pegatron Technology and Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry), while the new 5.5-inch model will be made by Wistron...
Taiwan disaster PWS still in testing, says NCC
May 13, 16:11
Taiwan's National Communications Commission (NCC), in response to questions why some of 3G and 4G mobile subscribers did not receive PWS (public warning and information system) early warning messages about earthquakes hitting northeastern Taiwan in the morning of May 12, explained that the PWS is still...
XPEC and AltPlus to form partnership
Apr 26, 11:17
Game developer XPEC Entertainment has announced it will form a strategic alliance with Japan-based mobile game developer AltPlus through cross investment.
HTC showcasing more VR contents at GDC 2016
Mar 14, 22:03
HTC will team up with Valve to showcase VR (virtual reality) applications at the Game Developer Conference (GDC) 2016 to be held in San Francisco from May 14-18, according to HTC.
Google Cardboard sales reach 5 million units since launch, says executive
Mar 3, 15:52
Google has sold close to five million Cardboard virtual reality (VR) devices since its launch in 2014 and apps on the Google Play Store that support the product have surpassed 2,000, with downloads reaching 25 million, according to Mike Jazayeri, Director Product Management, Google Cardboard (VR).
HTC ties up with Audi to promote HTC Vive
Dec 21, 16:00
HTC has signed a cooperation agreement with automaker Audi and will install its HTC Vive virtual reality (VR) devices in Audi's flagship shops in 2016 to enable consumers to review and even test drive Audi cars through the VR devices, according to HTC chairperson Cher Wang.
ConneXionONE to carry out capital expansion project in 1Q16
Dec 16, 11:11
Interactive marketing platform operator ConneXionONE plans to raise new funds to expand its products and services in the first quarter of 2016, according to the company. FIH Mobile, a handset ODM under the Foxconn Group, is one of the major shareholders of ConneXionONE.
Taiwan app developer Call Saver planning to sue Asustek over IP infringement
Newswatch - Dec 4, 11:05
Taiwan-based app developer Call Saver is planning to file a lawsuit against Asustek Computer for infringement of its intellectual property as Asustek smartphones' built-in quick-dial function shares very similar functions to those of Call Saver, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News...
Taiwan-based Google Play app developers double in 2 years
Nov 19, 12:45
The number of Taiwan-based app developers registered on Google Play increased by 200% in the past two years, while the money spent by users outside Taiwan for applications developed by Taiwan developers grew 250% in 2014, according to Karim Temsamani, president of Google Asia Pacific.
Gamania Digital, GungHo set up joint venture
Oct 23, 15:35
Gamania Digital Entertainment, the second largest online game developer and operator in Taiwan, on October 22 announced the establishment of a joint venture, GungHo Gamania, with Japan-based fellow company GungHo Online Entertainment to provide handset-based mobile gaming services in the Taiwan, Hong...
Acer Octon to begin shipments of abPBX plus
Oct 16, 11:14
Acer Octon, a joint venture established by Acer and US-based Octon, will start shipments of abPBX plus, an intra-business communication device based on the Acer-developed Build Your Own Cloud (BYOC) platform, to clients in Taiwan, Germany and Japan in November and launch abMMCC (multimedia contact...
Worldwide wearable shipments to reach 173.4 million by 2019, says IDC
Sep 15, 15:37
A growing list of vendors, a proliferation of devices, experiences, and price points, and steady consumer adoption will fuel growth in the worldwide market for wearable devices. According to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker, wearable device shipments will reach 76.1 million units...
Soft-World and Baidu to co-develop mobile games, says report
Newswatch - Sep 9, 15:30
Soft-World International, the largest Taiwan-based online game developer and operator, will cooperate with Baidu, the largest China-based web portal, to develop smartphone-based mobile games, according to the Chinese-language newspaper Economic Daily News (EDN).