Mobile content, software
  • China-based Internet service provider Tencent Holdings has reported first-quarter 2019 consolidated revenues of CNY85.465 billion (US$12.66 billion), growing 0.67% sequentially and 16.23% on year.
  • China-based e-commerce operator Alibaba Group has reported sequential declines in first-quarter 2019 revenue and profit.
  • Online and mobile game developers and operators Gamania Digital Entertainment and Soft-World International have reported NT$2.07 (US$0.07) and NT$1.39 in net EPS for first-quarter 2019.
  • Digitimes president Colley Hwang
    Apple, Microsoft, Google, Amazon and Facebook are five major Internet service providers of the US. Their relationships with China have gradually turned from collaborations to confrontations, as the country has been citing national security or the need to grow local enterprises to bar the US firms from...
  • Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je speaks at Smart City Summit & Expo 2019
    The Taipei municipal government, as a co-organizer of the ongoing Smart City Summit & Expo 2019, runs a pavilion to showcase over 30 smart city solutions for public housing, transportation, medical care, education, public security and others.
  • Apple has announced four newly created or updated apps for its products, Apple Card, Apple News+, Apple TV+ and Apple Arcade.
  • Online game developer Soft-World International has posted net profit of NT$461.3 million (US$15.0 million) for 2018, the highest since 2015.
  • China-based Internet service provider Tencent Holdings has reported net profit of CNY78.719 billion (US$11.91 billion) for 2018.
  • Foxconn chairman Terry Gou
    Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai) chairman Terry Gou has responded to a patent infringement lawsuit filed against his compoanny by Microsoft, saying as a contract manufacturer instead of a handset brand, it has never infringed upon patents as alleged by the US-based software giant and therefore has never...
  • Game developer and operator Gamania Digital Entertainment has reported consolidated revenues of NT$14.335 billion (US$465 million), gross margin of 34.14%, net operating profit of NT$2.042 billion, net profit of NT$1.760 billion, and net EPS of NT$10.31 for 2018.
  • Taiwan Pavilion set up by IDB at MWC 2019
    Taiwan's companies which participated in the recently concluded MWC 2019 managed to highlight an array of products, technologies, analyzing software and applications related to 5G technology that were in line with the 5G development plans showcased by the industry's major players.
  • Taiwan startup Osense Technology has launched a smart baseball stadium app integrating all related O2O (online to offline) services, which can be simultaneously utilized by a large audience with the assistance of fast 5G transmission.
  • China's software industry consisting of 37,776 companies generated revenues totaling CNY6.306 trillion (US$954 billion) in 2018, growing 14.2% on year, according to the country's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).
  • China-based e-commerce operator Alibaba Group has reported its fourth-quarter consolidated revenues reached CNY117.278 billion (US$17.057 billion), growing 41.25% on year.
  • Taipei Game Show opens

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    Taipei Computer Association chairman Tung Tsu-hsien (center) at Taipei Game Show 2019
    The Taipei Game Show 2019 is taking place during January 24-28, with 426 exhibitors from 24 countries showcasing gaming products and services at 2,144 booths, according to the organizer Taipei Computer Association.
  • Networking/communication device maker Askey Computer, a wholly-own subsidiary of Asustek Computer, has disclosed it has developed an app providing navigation services for visitors to the Taipei Railway Station.
  • LINE Pay was the largest mobile e-payment service provider in Taiwan in 2018 with a 22.3% market share, according to Market Intelligence & Consulting Institute (MIC).
  • MOST minister Liang-Gee Chen at TTA
    Taiwan's Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) will lead 44 tech startup companies to attend CES 2019 in Las Vegas in January 2019, MOST minister Liang-Gee Chen announced on Wednesday.
  • China's software industry consisting of 39,211 companies generated revenues of CNY5.051 trillion (US$752.4 billion) in January-October 2018, growing 15.1% on year, according to China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).
  • Data Systems Consulting's operational headquarters at Taichung Software Park
    The Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) has unveiled Taichung Software Park in central Taiwan, aiming to attract enterprises engaged in AI, big data, IoT, cloud computing, information and communication technology, system integration and cultural innovation to station there.
  • China-based e-commerce operator Alibaba Group hit record global sales of CNY213.5 billion (US$30.9 billion) during the 2018 Double 11 (Singles' Day) online shopping festival, and it has set ambitious goals: by 2036, its online shopping services will cover two billion consumers, deliver merchandise...
  • Telecom operators Taiwan Mobile (TWM) and Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) both have announced that they will join Line Financial Taiwan to form a web-based banking institution, Line Bank, in Taiwan.
  • Online game firms Gamania Digital Entertainment and Soft-World International have reported third-quarter 2018 net EPS of NT$8.59 (US$0.28) and NT$1.97 respectively for January-September.
  • China-based Tencent Holdings has reported third-quarter 2018 consolidated revenues reached CNY80.595 billion (US$11.716 billion), increasing 9.39% sequentially and 23.59% on year.
  • Jaye Chiang, planning director at Werold Game Studio  Photo: Mark Tsai, Digitimes, November 2018
    AR (augmented reality) will surely integrate AI and IoT to facilitate wider applications to rehabilitation medicine, city tour guide or cultural promotions, and traditional human tourist guides will be replaced by AR, according to Jaye Chiang, planning director at Werold Game Studio, a Taiwan startup...

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