Mobile content, software
  • 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...
  • Google Play Asia Pacific director James Sanders
    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.
  • James Sanders, Asia Pacific director of Google Play
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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'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).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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...

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