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  • 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

    Jan 25, 13:48
    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...
  • Taiwan-based web portal and e-commerce operator PChome Online has reported net loss per share of NT$8.40 (US$0.27) for January-September.
  • Samsung unveils Infinity Flex Display
    Samsung Electronics has unveiled a flexible display along with new developer tools for its Bixby and SmartThings platforms.
  • China-based e-commerce operator Alibaba Group Holding has released third-quarter 2018 consolidated revenues of CNY85.148 billion (US$12.398 billion), increasing 54.47% on year.
  • jio
    India-based telecom operator Reliance Jio is expected to become the world's 10th largest handset brand in 2018 with its shipments totaling 25-30 million units in the year, according to an estimate of Digitimes Research.
  • Alibaba Group already started pre-ordering on October 20 for the upcoming Singles' Day shopping festival, according to the company.
  • PChome Online president and CEO Kevin Tsai
    Taiwan-based PChome Online aims to generate transactions totaling NT$3 billion (US$97.2 million) during this year's Singles' Day, doubling the sum recorded in four days around the November online shopping festival in 2017, according to company president and CEO Kevin Tsai.
  • Taiwan-based live video streaming and interaction app 17 Media has become the largest one of its kind in the Japan market, according to the operator M17 Entertainment.
  • The end-user market for 5G networks in China may not enter a stage with meaningful growth until after 2022, as telecom operators there are aiming to kick off commercial operations of their 5G networks in 2020 leveraging the expertise they gained from the participation in the setting of the TD-LTE standards...

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