Mobile content, software
  • Chief Telecom chairman Joseph Wu (right) and president Yao-Yuan Liu (left)
    Taiwan-based Chief Telecom's cloud computing and Internet datacenter (IDC) businesses are expected to see growths thanks to uprising demand from the stay-at-home economy in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, according to company chairman Joseph Wu.
  • FET to start 5G commercial services this week
    Far EasTone Telecommunications will launch its commercial 5G services in Taiwan on July 3.
  • APT chairman Lu Fang-ming
    Asia Pacific Telecom (APT) will cooperate with its peers in Taiwan to roll out commercial 5G services through shared spectrums and networks, according to company chairman Lu Fang-ming.
  • 3Sdrive co-founder and CEO Alex Jeng (center)
    Startup 3Sdrive has developed an Omnie IoV audio content app based on voice interface for car drivers, with automotive parts/accessory after-market being the target market, according to company co-founder and CEO Alex Jeng.
  • Alibaba sees 1Q20 revenues down sequentially
    China-based e-commerce operator Alibaba Group has reported consolidated revenues of CNY114.314 billion (US$16.14 billion) for first-quarter 2020, decreasing 29.20% sequentially but increasing 22.26% on year.
  • HTC and CHT have teamed for VR applications on 5G
    Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) and HTC have announced an alliance to jointly launch VR application services that will leverage the traits of high-speed, low latency and wide bandwidth of 5G networks coupled with HTC's VR platform and related technologies.
  • Sysage Technology chairman Michael Lee
    The conoravirus pandemic has compelled enterprises to switch to remote operation including video conferencing and employees' working at different locations and home, offering good opportunities for them to implement cloud computing-based digital transformation, said Michael Lee, chairman for value-added...
  • The game developer has reported profits for 2019
    Online game developer and operator Soft-World International has reported net profit of NT$610.6 million (US$20.2 million) and net EPS of NT$5.00 for 2019.
  • Kdan Mobile Software founder and CEO Kenny Su
    Demand for software as a service (SaaS) has been on the rise, highlighted recently by needs for remote working in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, which has prompted more firms to adopt cloud-based collaborative operations, according to Kdan Mobile Software founder and CEO Kenny Su.
  • Taboola's vice president Ning Ning Yu
    Taiwan's Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) and StanShih Foundation, established by Acer founder Stan Shih, on March 20 jointly hosted a three-day training camp on entrepreneurship via online conferencing, avoiding a physical meetings in response to the coronavirus outbreak.
  • Samsung steps up efforts for Taiwan's 5G services market
    While planning to launch an array of 5G devices including handsets to cash in on the commercialization of 5G operations in Taiwan in July, Samsung Electronics is also keen to promote its B2B and other service application solutions in the local market, according to sources at Samsung Taiwan.
  • DDTMAP Technology founder and CEO Chen Si-chia
    DDTMAP Technology, a Taiwan-based developer of applications of AR, VR and human-machine interaction technologies, will launch WebAR web-based AR platform for simulating spatial placements of furniture to help consumers choose items that can match their home decor, according to company founder and CEO...
  • Gamania was profitable in 2019
    Online game developer and operator Gamania Digital Entertainment has posted net EPS of NT$5.10 (US$0.17) for 2019.
  • Velodash co-founder and CEO Molly Huang
    Taiwan-based startup Velodash has developed an app to allow cyclists to plan cycling routes and arrange group rides as well as to provide management system, including route planning and real-time tracking of cyclists,for cycling event organizers. It has recently raised NT$21 million (US$698,300) in...
  • CyberLink chairman Jau Huang
    Digital multimedia software solution developed CyberLink has reported 2019 consolidated revenues of NT$1.455 billion (US$48 million), with net profit for the year reaching NT$379.9 million.
  • Alibaba sees increased 4Q19 revenues
    China-based e-commerce operator Alibaba Group has reported consolidated revenues of CNY161.456 billion (US$23.19 billion) for fourth-quarter 2019, increasing 35.66% sequentially and 37.67% on year.
  • Vendors are expected to rely more on online marketing
    The cancellation of the annual Mobile World Congress (MWC) will prompt the ICT industry to explore and try new marketing campaigns online.
  • MWC 2020 canceled

    Feb 13, 09:19
    MWC 2020 has been canceled in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak
    Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2020 has been canceled out of health concerns in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, the organizer has confirmed.
  • 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).

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