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Commentary: China actively nurturing unicorns in Southeast Asia

Nov 27, 11:30

Statistics from US-based research body CB Insights show that non-US unicorn startups commanded a 50% share of total global unicorns as of the end of August 2017, sharply up from only 37% as of the end of 2014, indicating the US is no longer a dominant country in nurturing startups. It also suggests...

China January-October software revenues at CNY4.421 trillion, says MIIT

Nov 24, 14:00

China's software industry consisting of 35,108 companies generated revenues of CNY4.421 trillion (US$650.99 billion) in January-October 2017, growing 13.9% on year, according to China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).

Alibaba net profits hike nearly 150% on year in 3Q17

Nov 6, 11:03

China-based e-commerce operator Alibaba Group Holding has reported consolidated revenues of CNY55.122 billion (US$8.285 billion) for the third quarter of 2017, growing 60.74% on year, with a gross margin of 60.08%, down 1.65pps.

Taiwan market: Uber TAXI launched

Oct 31, 12:00

Ride-hailing service provider Uber has announced Uber TAXI for the Taiwan market in cooperation with three local taxi companies.

Uber

China January-September software revenues estimated at CNY3.983 trillion

Oct 26, 17:03

China's software industry consisting of 35,081 companies generated revenues totaling CNY3.983 trillion (US$584.90 billion) in January-September 2017, growing 14.1% on year, according to China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).

Subaru to adopt Mitac navigation app for 2018 car models

Oct 6, 11:23

Mitac International has announced that Subaru will adopt its Magellan navigation app for the Forester, Outback, Legacy, Crosstrek and WRX car models to be launched in 2018.

Magellan in-car navigation app

China January-August software revenues total CNY3.460 trillion

Sep 26, 11:44

China's software industry consisting of 34,932 companies generated revenues of CNY3.460 trillion (US$505.98 billion) in January-August 2017, growing 13.8% on year, according to China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).

Digitimes Research: Apple outraces Google for on-device AI development

Sep 26, 11:19

Google has been regarded as the leading force for the development of artificial intelligence (AI) technology thanks to its AlphaGo AI computer program. While Google still holds the advantage in the cloud-AI sector, Apple appears to have outraced Google in the development of on-device AI products with...

Google Play ranks as largest app platform

Sep 22, 10:35

Optimized by the increasing popularity of Android-based smartphones, established Android ecosystem and improving users' familiarity with the platform, Google Play has become the largest app platform globally in terms of usage, according to James Sanders, Asia Pacific director of Google Play.

Google Play Asia Pacific director James Sanders

Japan, Korea, Taiwan among top-5 Google Play markets

Sep 21, 10:59

In terms of app sales revenues, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan are among the top-5 Google Play markets globally, according to James Sanders, Asia Pacific director of Google Play.

James Sanders, Asia Pacific director of Google Play

Headset maker Merry to set up new JV in China

Sep 12, 15:51

Headset maker Merry Electronics is teaming with China-based connector maker Luxshare Precision Industry to set up a CNY200 million (US$30.566 million) joint venture in Dongguan to produce head-mounted earphones and other acoustic products.

Digitimes Research: Mobile e-payment services in Japan promising

Sep 5, 15:54

Apple Pay and Android Pay - launched in Japan market in October and December 2016 respectively - are expected to hike consumers' willingness to use mobile e-payment services, as the iPhone has a high share of the smartphone market, and for the latter, HCE (host card emulation)-F software architecture...

China January-July software revenues at CNY2.991 trillion, says MIIT

Aug 29, 11:01

China's software industry generated revenues of CNY2.991 trillion (US$435.92 billion) in January-July 2017, growing 13.5% on year, according to China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).

Soft-World sees 94% of 2Q17 sales from MyCard

Aug 22, 14:28

Online game developer and operator Soft-World International has revealed 94% of its second-quarter 2017 revenues came from MyCard, its platform for purchasing credit points.

Alibaba nets CNY5.65 per share for 2Q17

Aug 18, 14:52

The largest China-based e-commerce service provider Alibaba Group has published its second-quarter 2017 financial report, posting consolidated revenues of CNY50.184 billion (US$7.403 billion), net operating profit of CNY17.513 billion, net profit of CNY14.031 billion and net EPS of CNY5.65.

Digitimes Research: Mobile application service, e-commerce growing rapidly in Indonesia

Aug 15, 13:53

While the mobile network infrastructure in most countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has reached above the global average, the 4G LTE mobile user market in the region, with the exception of Singapore, has been growing relatively slowly. Meanwhile, mobile Internet has served...

China market: Gaming services in 1H17 valued at nearly CNY100 billion, says CADPA

Jul 31, 13:13

Gaming service providers in the China market generated total revenues of CNY99.78 billion (US$14.51 billion) in the first half of 2017, growing 26.7% on year, and the corresponding 507 million users increased 3.6%, according to the China Audio-Video and Digital publishing Association (CADPA).

China January-June software revenues reach CNY2.558 trillion, says MIIT

Jul 25, 20:36

China's software industry generated revenues of CNY2.558 trillion (US$372.06 billion) in January-June 2017, growing 13.6% on year, according to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).

Taiwan market: Mobile e-payments monopoly is unlikely

Jul 25, 09:44

Apple Pay, Samsung Pay and Android Pay successively landed the Taiwan market in late March, late May and early June 2017 respectively, and several local smartphone-based mobile third-party e-payment services have started operations. The large number of providers means it is unlikely that a few companies...

HTC upgrades U11 to support Alexa voice service

Jul 17, 21:29

HTC has tied up with Amazon and optimized its latest flagship smartphone the HTC U11 to support Alexa voice service, making the model the world's first Alexa-enabled smartphone, according to the company.

htc U11

FPCB maker Ichia revenues up in June

Jul 4, 22:09

Flexible PCB and chassis maker Ichia Technologies has reported consolidated revenues of NT$633 billion (US$20.9 million) for June, growing 5.05% on month and 19.94% on year.

Taiwan market: EMVCo-specified universal QR Code to be introduced in 4Q17

Jul 4, 15:02

EMVCo is specifying a universal QR Code to facilitate tokenized mobile payments, and the global standard QR Code is expected to be introduced to the Taiwan market in the fourth quarter of 2017, with prevailing use to kick off by the end of 2018 at the earliest, according to VISA Taiwan country manager...

AMobile forms partnership with Konka to tap China market

Jul 3, 20:41

AMobile Intelligent has disclosed it has formed a strategic partnership with Konka Group for tapping the China market of IoT-based smart city solutions.

StarVR ties up with ZeroLight to develop VR solutions for automotive industry

Jun 7, 21:05

StarVR, a joint venture between by Acer and Sweden-based game developer Starbreeze, has tied up with ZeroLight, a UK-based car visualization interactive solution developer, to develop high-resolution VR solutions for the automotive industry, according to Acer.

Taiwan market: Android Pay launches

Jun 2, 12:33

Google has launched its mobile payment service, Android Pay, in the Taiwan market through cooperation with two local banks initially, CTBC Bank and First Commercial Bank.

Android Pay launches in Taiwan

HTC rolls out AI device for medical diagnosing applications

May 25, 15:59

HTC has come out with an artificial intelligence (AI)-based device and related applications for medical examination and diagnosis applications, according to Edward Chang, president of healthcare and research unit at HTC.

Edward Chang, president of HTC healthcare and research

Taiwan market: Samsung Pay launched

May 24, 11:16

Samsung Electronics formally launched Samsung Pay on May 23 in Taiwan after a three-week trial operation of the smartphone-based e-payment services in cooperation with seven local banks.

Taiwan market: Alliance Digital Tech to boost mobile e-payment services

May 23, 15:39

Alliance Digital Tech, a TSM (trusted service management) company jointly established by five local mobile telecom carriers and EasyCard Corp., will promote mobile e-payment services by marketing NFC (near field communication)-enabled SIM cards pre-installed with functions of EasyCard which enables...

Shipments of Google Daydream-enabled smartphones to reach over 10 million units in 2017

May 22, 11:20

Global shipments of smartphones supporting Google's Daydream platform will reach over 10 million units in 2017, according to Clay Bavor, vice president of virtual and augmented reality at Google.

Google VP of VR/AR Clay Bavor

Taiwan market: Android Pay service to be available in June, says paper

Newswatch - May 4, 15:00

Android Pay, a mobile payment service developed by Google, will be available in the Taiwan market starting June 1 with support from three local banks, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.

Android smartphones to continue to expand market share in 2017

Apr 25, 11:56

Competition for market share between Apple's iOS system and Android OS will remain keen in 2017, particularly in the China market, due to new models introduced by Apple and vendors in the Android camp.

Huawei to promote public cloud and video content services in 2017

Apr 12, 14:28

Huawei is committed to help the community develop into smart society, according to Eric Xu, vice chairman and rotating CEO of Huawei Technologies.

Huawei rotating CEO Eric Xu

Gamania Digital Entertainment aims at revenues of over NT$10 billion for 2017

Feb 21, 15:51

Online game developer and operator Gamania Digital Entertainment aims to turn its operations from the red in 2016 to profitability in 2017 and has set its target consolidated revenues at over NT$10 billion (US$323 million) for 2017, according to company chairman and CEO Albert Liu.

Gamania Digital Entertainment chairman and CEO Albert Liu

Mitac International lands orders for truck-use ELDs

Feb 10, 14:48

Mitac International has obtained orders from US-based truck fleet management undertakers for electronic logging devices (ELDs), electronic devices for recording truck drivers' hours of service to avoid overtime work, according to the company.

Taiwan market: FET, MSPE Asia withdraw buyout bid for local cable TV network

Feb 9, 13:53

Far EasTone Communications (FET) and its partner Morgan Stanley Private Equity Asia (MSPE Asia) have decided to withdraw a buyout bid for Taiwan-based cable operator China Network Systems (CNS) due to a lengthy regulatory review, according to a FET statement.

Taiwan market: Taiwan Mobile to promote DDoS protection services

Feb 8, 15:18

Taiwan Mobile (TWM) will strive to promote multilayer DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) protection services to business clients in 2017, the company has said.

Taiwan market: Apple Pay mobile payment service to be available soon

Newswatch - Feb 2, 16:02

Apple Pay, a mobile payment service offered by Apple, will soon be available in the Taiwan market, Apple has announced on its website in Taiwan.

Taiwan market: Asustek launches police service app

Newswatch - Jan 23, 14:06

Asustek Computer has launched a smartphone-based app for providing police-related services through cooperation with Taiwan's National Police Agency (NPA), Chinese-language newspaper Economic Daily News (EDN) cited company chairman Jonney Shih as indicating.

China market: Smartphone users to be allowed to uninstall preloaded apps, says report

Dec 27, 15:08

China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has published a set of preliminary regulations which demand smartphones sold in China beginning in July 1, 2017 come with a functionality that enables users to uninstall non-essential preloaded apps, according to a China-based qq.com...

Taiwan market: Sony Mobile, Samsung to launch mobile e-payment services

Dec 20, 12:17

Mobile electronic payment (e-payment) services will gain a boost in the Taiwan market in 2017 as Sony Mobile Communications and Samsung Electronics will launch related services soon, according to market sources.

Acer Starbreeze, HTC take part in global VR association, GVRA

Dec 9, 11:46

HTC and Acer Starbreeze have joined Google, Oculus, Samsung Electronics and Sony Interactive Entertainment to establish a non-profit organization, the Global Virtual Reality Association (GVRA), aiming to develop and share best practices for the VR industry.

Silitech reports losses for 3Q16

Stockwatch - Nov 11, 11:11

Chassis maker Silitech Technology has reported a net loss of NT$21 million (US$661,815) or NT$0.12 per share on revenues of NT$626 million for the third quarter of 2016.

Royal Academy of Arts, HTC to jointly present 3D printed virtual reality art

Newswatch - Nov 2, 12:15

The Royal Academy of Arts of the UK and HTC have jointly announced that they will present the first ever 3D printed artworks in virtual reality in a display Virtually Real at the Royal Academy from January 11-14, 2017.

Taiwan market: Gamania provides mobile e-payment services Gama Pay

Oct 21, 15:01

Online game developer and operator Gamania Digital Entertainment has started operation of Gama Pay, smartphone-based third-party mobile e-payment services, in the Taiwan market, becoming the second operator of such services next to allPay.

Gamania Digital Entertainment chairman Albert Liu

Zealot Digital International launches AR mobile game

Oct 17, 13:20

Zealot Digital International, a subsidiary of Soft-World International, has launched My Hero GO, a mobile game featuring AR (augmented reality) and LBS (location-based service) technology, according to Soft-World.

Foxconn subsidiary increases investment in mobile service company Mango

Sep 29, 11:22

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai) has announced that Long Ample Limited, one of the subsidiaries under FIH Mobile, has invested an additional US$56.25 million to ramp up its stake in Hong Kong-based mobile service company Mango International to 12.19%.

Digitimes Research: Shipments of VR video-enabled smartphones, bundled VR devices to soar in 4Q16

Sep 23, 12:29

The penetration rate of VR-enabled smartphones and tablets, as well as shipments of VR devices bundled with gaming consoles or PCs will continue to soar in the fourth quarter of 2016, according to Digitimes Research.

Southeast Asia is stage for Taiwan online service providers, says TiEA president

Sep 21, 16:03

For Taiwan-based online e-commerce, shopping or gaming service operators, Southeast Asia countries afford relatively good opportunities for extending business operations from the domestic market to overseas, according to president Jamie Lin for the Taiwan Internet and E-Commerce Association (TiEA),.

TiEA president Jamie Lin

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...

Taiwan market: Mobile Internet-access infrastructure key to development of mobile payments, says NCC

Aug 24, 20:04

The Taiwan government has been boosting development of mobile payment services in Taiwan, and its is essential to enhance mobile broadband Internet-access infrastructure, especially expanding spatial coverage, according to the National Communications Commission (NCC).

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