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  • Smartphone-based mobile e-payment
    The Taiwan government has been promoting mobile payment since early 2018, aiming to have it penetrate 90% of all retail sales transactions in 2025, according to Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA).
  • Leland Lai, managing partner at phireGEN Advisory Group
    By virtue of high transmission speeds and low latency 5G will be able to make cities smarter, realize smart applications in many sectors, such as medical care, finance, transportation, and introduce new entertainment, according to Leland Lai, managing partner at phireGEN Advisory Group.
  • Startup investment expert
    5G-based innovative technologies will focus on user experience and feeling, according to startup investment expert Jay Onda from Orange Silicon Valley.
  • China software designers ready UOS for end-of-2019 release
    Unity Operating System (UOS), an in-house developed operating system by China-based software designers including NewStart, Wuhan Deepin Technology and stated-owned CEC, is expected to make the first version available at the end of 2019.
  • Alibaba Group has reported consolidated revenues of CNY119.017 billion for third-quarter 2019
    Alibaba Group has reported consolidated revenues of CNY119.017 billion (US$16.65 billion) for third-quarter 2019, increasing 3.56% sequentially and 39.78% on year.
  • Tencent has reported third-quarter 2019 consolidated revenues reached CNY97.236 billion
    China-based Internet value-added service provider Tencent Holdings has reported third-quarter 2019 consolidated revenues reached CNY97.236 billion (US$13.84 billion), growing 9.47% sequentially and 20.65% on year.
  • China's software industry generated revenues of CNY4.487 trillion
    China's software industry consisting of 39,392 companies generated total revenues of CNY4.487 trillion (US$656.4 billion) in January-August 2019, growing 14.9% on year, according to China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).
  • IGS posted consolidated revenues of NT$1.153 billion
    International Games System (IGS) saw the proportion of consolidated revenues for mobile online games increase from 70% in 2018 to 81% in first-half 2019, and arcade game machines' decrease from 30% to 19%, according to company chairman Lee Ko-chu.
  • Tencent has reported 2Q19 consolidated revenues of CNY88.821 billion
    China-based Internet service provider Tencent Holdings has reported second-quarter 2019 consolidated revenues of CNY88.821 billion (US$13.02 billion), growing 3.93% sequentially and 20.56% on year.
  • Security issue will become more important and complicated
    The recent unveiling of Samsung Electronics' Galaxy Note 10 lineup and Huawei's Harmony OS seems to have pointed out a direction for IT products' development in the 5G era.
  • Huawei has resumed pulling in new orders for notebooks
    Huawei has resumed pulling in new orders for notebooks and also restarted the development of 5G-enabled notebook models, according to sources from the vendor's Taiwan-based supply chain.
  • Mobile online game and arcade game machine developer International Games System (IGS) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$501.7 million (US$16.1 million) for July, hitting the monthly record for the third consecutive month with growth of 18.96% sequentially and 108.88% on year.
  • Apple and Intel have signed an agreement for Apple to acquire the majority of Intel's smartphone modem business. Approximately 2,200 Intel employees will join Apple, along with intellectual property, equipment and leases. The transaction, valued at US$1 billion, is expected to close in the fourth quarter...
  • Mifly
    Taiwan startup Mind & Idea Fly (Mifly) has rolled out an AR editing tool, dubbed MakAR, to help users create their own AR content within 5-10 minutes, which, coupled with a subscription system, targets the emerging enterprise web AR market, according to company founder and CEO Roger Lu.
  • Huawei has set no clear-cut timetable for the launch of its own handset operating system, dubbed Hongmeng OS, which could also be known as ARK OS globally, according to the firm's vice chairman Ken Hu.
  • The Qt Company has announced an expansion of its long-standing partnership with LG Electronics, with Qt and LG's CTO Division launching a collaboration to make the open source webOS operating system a platform for embedded smart devices. Through the extensive business and technical partnership, Qt...
  • Taiwan's government has approved a budget of NT$20.4 billion (US$647.72 million) for facilitating the development of various value-added and verticalized application services under the 5G networks in the next four years, according to officials.
  • Microsoft has showcased a lineup of 60 anticipated games for both console and PC in its Xbox E3 Briefing and shared a glimpse of its Project Scarlett, which launches alongside Halo Infinite in 2020. Headlined by the biggest game of 2019, Gears 5, along with over 30 games premiering with Xbox Game Pass,...
  • TCA chairman TH Tung
    TH Tung, chairman of Taipei Computer Association (TCA), likens the startup scene - whose fundamental elements are capital, talent, technology and market - to wine making, which depends on the sunshine, rainfall and terroir. Apart from these, the type and quality of the grapes are also very important...
  • computex
    Computex 2019, as one of the world's most important bridges connecting different parts of the global ICT ecosystem, opens in Taipei on May 28, with the edition this year focusing on the latest tech trends such as AI, IoT, 5G, blockchain, innovations, startups, gaming and XR.
  • 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.

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