Google embracing AI technologies
Google kicked off its annual, three-day developers' conference in Mountain View, California on May 8 with a theme focusing on the development of full-fledged artificial intelligence (AI) technologies integrated with its services and applications.
Alibaba profit drops in 1Q18
China-based e-commerce operator Alibaba Group Holding has reported consolidated revenues of CNY61.932 billion (US$9.873 billion) for first-quarter 2018, hiking 60.53% on year, with net profit falling 28.98% to CNY7.561 billion.
Gamania 1Q18 revenues, profit hit records
Online game developer and operator Gamania Digital Entertainment has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.864 billion (US$166 million) and net profit of NT$407.6 million for first-quarter 2018, both hitting quarterly records.
Acer announces wearables for Taiwan religious market
Acer has announced its latest wearable device, the Leap Beads, for the Taiwan market, targeting specifically the religious followers.
Gamania January revenues hit record
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 reports huge losses in 2017
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'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.
Alibaba nets CNY9.20 EPS for 4Q17
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).
Soft-World strikes stock swap deal with Chander
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.
Didi Chuxing starts trial operation in Taiwan
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 launches online shopping portal in Taiwan
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).
Alibaba net profits hike nearly 150% on year in 3Q17
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.
Taiwan market: Uber TAXI launched
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).
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 ranks as largest app platform
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.
Japan, Korea, Taiwan among top-5 Google Play markets
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 to set up new JV in China
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 smartphone AP shipments – 1Q 2018
According to surveys Digitimes Research conducted in China in March 2018, shipments of smartphone application processors (AP)...
Taiwan small- to mid-size LCD panels – 1Q 2018
Thanks to volume shipments of 18:9 smartphone panels from Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT), Taiwan's small- to medium-size panel...
Taiwan notebooks – 1Q 2018
Taiwan makers' notebook shipments in the first quarter of 2018 performed weaker than originally expected, slipping 17.1% sequentially...
Global AP market, 2017-2021
Digitimes Research estimates total shipments of smartphone application processors (AP) worldwide will grow 1.5% on year to 1.67...
Taiwan server shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2018
In 2018, global server shipments will grow 8.5% to reach 13.73 million units. Digitimes Research estimates server shipments...
China AMOLED panel capacity expansion forecast, 2016-2020
This Digitimes Research Special Report examines the China AMOLED industry, focusing on the expansion capacity of the makers,...