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  • Online shopping in the Taiwan market grew from NT$727.4 billion (US$22.8 billion) in 2015 to NT$1.109 trillion in 2017, and is expected to reach NT$2.160 trillion in 2022, while the proportion for mobile online shopping alone rose from 34.0% in 2015 to 48.4% in 2017 and will rise to 60.7% in 2022,...
  • Walter Yeh, TAITRA president and CEO
    To encourage entrepreneurs and startups to innovate, Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) on June 7 during Computex 2018 hosted InnoVEX 2018 Roundtable, a seminar gathering executives and professionals from IT startups, enterprises, upstream manufacturers, international buyers, entrepreneurs,...
  • Samsung NEXT vice president Raymond Liao
    Samsung NEXT, a multifaceted innovation group within Samsung Electronics, is actively seeking investment targets in the fields of AI, IoT, AR/VR, blockchain, smart healthcare data analysis and information security with decentralized applications and business models, according to company vice president...
  • Computex to introduce latest AI development and trends
    Computex has added two new themes to the 2018 edition in response to some of the hottest trends in the tech industry: 5G and blockchain - along with the mainstays that have been featured at the largest IT tradeshow in Asia.
  • Google CEO Sundar Pichai at Google I/O 2018
    Google kicked off its annual, three-day developers' conference in Mountain View, California on May 8 with a theme focusing on the development of full-fledged artificial intelligence (AI) technologies integrated with its services and applications.
  • China-based e-commerce operator Alibaba Group Holding has reported consolidated revenues of CNY61.932 billion (US$9.873 billion) for first-quarter 2018, hiking 60.53% on year, with net profit falling 28.98% to CNY7.561 billion.
  • Online game developer and operator Gamania Digital Entertainment has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.864 billion (US$166 million) and net profit of NT$407.6 million for first-quarter 2018, both hitting quarterly records.
  • Acer unveils the Leap Beads
    Acer has announced its latest wearable device, the Leap Beads, for the Taiwan market, targeting specifically the religious followers.
  • Online game firm Gamania Digital Entertainment has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.706 billion (US$58.4 million) for January, hitting a monthly record for the second consecutive month with growth of 2.35% sequentially and 105.69% on year.
  • PChome Store, a B2B2C, B2C and C2C online shopping operator has reported net operating loss of NT$1.11 billion (US$36.7 million) for 2017.
  • Google senior hardware vice president Rick Osterloh
    Google's R&D team in Taiwan will not only develop smartphones but also other products, while expanding the company's hardware development, according to Rick Osterloh, senior hardware vice president at Google.
  • China-based e-commerce operator Alibaba Group Holding has reported net EPS of CNY9.20 (US$1.41) for fourth-quarter 2017, up 32.56% on year.
  • China's software industry consisting of 35,774 companies generated revenues totaling CNY5.504 trillion (US$814.02 billion) in 2017, growing 13.9% on year, according to China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).
  • Online game developer Soft-World International has announced it will exchange its 89.19% stake in third-party mobile e-payment operator Pay2Go Technologies and 100% stake in third-party electronic financial service operator SmarPath Digital Tech for 59.45% stake in Neweb Technologies.
  • China-based Didi Chuxing's agent Ledi Technology has begun trial operation of taxi-matching services in Taiwan via its ride-hailing mobile app through cooperation with local taxi service operator CK Taxi, according to Ledi.
  • LINE has launched its mobile web portal LINE Shopping in Taiwan. In addition to about 1,000 stores using LINE@ to operate online shopping, LINE Shopping partners with 28 online shopping platforms, such as Yahoo! Kimo Shopping, and own-brand online shopping platforms such as PAZZO.
  • Gaming service operators in the China market generated revenues totaling CNY203.61 billion (US$30.11 billion) in 2017, growing 23.0% on year with the number os users increasing 3.1% to 583 million, according to China Audio-video and Digital Publishing Association.
  • 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'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).
  • 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.
  • Uber
    Ride-hailing service provider Uber has announced Uber TAXI for the Taiwan market in cooperation with three local taxi companies.
  • 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).
  • Magellan in-car navigation app
    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.
  • 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).
  • 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...

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