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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).

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.

China software revenues reach CNY2.254 trillion in January-June, says MIIT

Aug 9, 12:22

China's software industry generated total revenues of CNY2.254 trillion (US$344.9 billion) in January-June 2016, growing 15.1% on year, according to China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).

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...

Taiwan market: Google showcases locally-developed apps in Google Play

Jul 18, 15:54

Google on July 12 launched what it calls Google Play Mobile Carnival, a mobile advertising event in Taipei using two trucks to increase the exposure of mobile applications to smartphone users around the city, in Taipei, according to Google Taiwan.

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.

Digitimes Research: NFC-based mobile payments will struggle to replace 3rd-party e-payments in China

Jun 22, 21:23

While the launch of Apple Pay services in the China market on February 18, 2016 has stimulated use of NFC-based mobile payment services, NFC services will find it difficult to replace third-party e-payments, such as Baidu Wallet, Alipay, TenPay and YeePay, mainly because NFC-enabled POS devices are...

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...

Android Open Source market opportunities shrinking as Android One becomes viable market contender

May 3, 14:39

Overall smartphone share of the global handsets market is slowing as mobile phone (or feature phone) sales show some resilience through local brands in emerging markets. While ABI Research finds major China-based vendors are continuing to witness solid volume growth, the market region could be on the...

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 to hold Vive strategy, ecosystem conference in Beijing

Apr 25, 12:26

HTC will hold a conference on strategy and ecosystem for HTC Vive in the China market in Beijing on April 26. Company chairperson and CEO Cher Wang will host the meeting.

HTC ties up with Dassault Systemes to develop business VR solutions

Newswatch - Apr 22, 11:32

HTC has signed a strategic partnership agreement with 3D software solution provider Dassault Systemes, and together the two firms will aim to develop business-use virtual reality (VR) solutions, according to HTC.

AMOLED, Full In-Cell, DLC coating may be adopted for high-end smartphones in 2016

Apr 1, 15:22

As vendors continue to push specifications to compete in the high-end smartphone market, several new technologies including AMOLED, Full In-Cell touch, and diamond-like carbon (DLC) coated glass could be adopted in some of vendors' high-end smartphones.

IoT business value to grow at CAGR of 17.5% over next 5 years, says Pegatron chairman

Mar 23, 15:27

Internet of Things (IoT) has taken off, especially in smart city solutions that integrate IoT, cloud, and open data technologies. Overall IoT business value will grow at a CAGR of 17.2% over the next five years, Pegatron chairman and Taipei Computer Association president TH Tung said at the opening...

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.

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