Taiwan's 'Pokémon Go Grandpa' goes into overdrive

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's famous "Pokémon Go Grandpa" has leveled up by adding 64 smartphones to his bicycle. In May of 2018, Reddit user "readball" poste...

Pokémon donuts go on sale in Taiwan today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — To lure avid Taiwanese Pokémon trainers, Taiwan branches of Mister Donut on Tuesday (June 2) began featuring Pokémon-shaped donuts. After images of Pok&ea...

Bird-watching soars amid COVID-19 as Americans head outdoors

Conner Brown, a 25-year-old law student at Stanford University, spent the early days of the pandemic following his brother as he spotted and collected characters in the Pokemon Go mobile game. ...

Taiwan's Cathay Bank turns 2,500 ATMs, service centers into Pokémon stops

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A leading Taiwanese bank group is turning its ATMs and service centers nationwide into hotspots for players of the world's most popular augmented reality game — ...

New Taipei Pokémon GO Safari Zone sees 890,000 visitors, rakes in NT$2 billion

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Over the course of the four-day Pokémon GO Safari Zone, which ended on Sunday (Oct. 6), New Taipei City saw 890,000 trainers, and local businesses raked in an estim...

150,000 trainers flock to Pokémon Go Safari on Day 2, New Taipei rakes in NT$100 million

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Over 150,000 trainers descended on New Taipei City on Friday (Oct. 4), the second day of a four-day Pokémon GO Safari Zone event, bringing in revenues of NT$100 mi...

100,000 trainers crash server on first day of Pokémon Go Safari in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Nearly 100,000 Pokémon trainers reportedly flocked to New Taipei City on Thursday (Oct. 3) for the start of the four-day Pokémon GO Safari Zone event, crashi...

4-day Pokémon GO Safari Zone starts in New Taipei today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei City is hosting a four-day Pokémon GO Safari Zone event that kicked off today (Oct. 3). The event, which is being held in New Taipei Metropolitan Park...

Video shows man use Poké Ball to travel around Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- An American blogger has posted a video of his adventures using a limited edition Poké Ball-themed electronic stored-value card in Taipei. Daniel Arreola, 34, who runs...

Hi-tech Hong Kong protesters outwit the police

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Technology has become an important tool for Hong Kong protesters to rally supporters and avoid the authorities, the Liberty Times reported on Wednesday (Aug. 7). Protes...

Poké Ball EasyCards go on sale in Taiwan today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- To join in on the Pokémon Go craze, Taipei’s EasyCard Corporation has teamed up with Niantic, Inc. to offer limited edition Poké Ball-themed electronic stor...

Key takeaways from new reports on Russian disinformation

Russians seeking to influence U.S. elections through social media had their eyes on the youth-oriented Instagram and the black community. These were among the findings in two reports...

Live-streaming a marshland for fun - and science

PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — If a tree falls in the Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuary, it doesn't matter if there's no one around. You can hear it anyway. That's because researchers have hidden ...

Taiwan hosts 2nd biggest Pokémon GO event in world, rakes in NT$1.5 billion

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- At total of 1.01 million people visited the southern Taiwanese city of Tainan and brought in NT$1.5 billion (US$48 million) in business to the local economy over the course of ...

Pokémon GO event in southern Taiwan draws 500,000 trainers, rakes in NT$500 million

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The five-day Pokémon GO Safari Zone event, which wraps up in Tainan, Taiwan today, has attracted over 500,000 trainers (Pokémon GO players) and brought in an esti...