Taiwanese startup's app to give voice to Chinese under coronavirus lockdown

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese startup TokenBacon has created the instant messaging app BaconTok based on its specialized blockchain technology that provides a safer, easier way for residents ...

Taiwan’s HTC to cut jobs for second consecutive year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer HTC confirmed on Monday (Dec. 16) plans to downsize again as part of its realignment strategy aimed at retaining an innovative edge. T...

November sales for Taiwan's HTC down 16% month-on-month

Taiwan-based smartphone brand HTC Corp. saw a monthly sales drop of 16 percent in November, which market analysts attributed to escalating competition in the global smartphone market. In a statemen...

Taiwan media outlet Master Chain criticized for being China lackey

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan media outlet Master Chain stands accused of producing communist-friendly content and being a Beijing lackey after announcing it would open an office in Beijing. ...

HTC brings VR to Adidas' design, development processes

Taiwan-based smartphone brand HTC Corp., which had become a leader in the virtual reality business, has been working with the German footwear company Adidas to optimize its design and production proce...

Taiwan smartphone maker HTC launches cheaper bitcoin phone

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On Monday (Oct. 21), HTC introduced its new blockchain phone Exodus 1s, which supports the use of cryptocurrencies. The Exodus 1s is a smaller, low-priced version of HT...

Facebook's Libra currency battered by defections, pushback

Facebook faces a rough road ahead with Libra, but defections by high-profile partners are still unlikely to spell the end for the digital currency. On Friday, Visa and MasterCard ann...

Blizzard Taiwan hit with avalanche of criticism for kowtowing to China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Blizzard Entertainment is facing an intense backlash from U.S. congressmen, American gamers, and company employees for banning a Hearthstone Grandmasters winner after he s...

Taiwan's HTC reports 1st annualized rise in sales in over 2 years

HTC Corp., a Taiwan-based smartphone brand, which has entered the global virtual reality business, reported the first year-on-year increase in sales for September in more than two years. In a state...

Taiwan hosts for 1st time IAC annual conference

Taiwan is hosting for the first time the annual conference of Tokyo-headquartered International Academy of Chief Information Officers (IAC) Sept. 25-27 in Taipei City. Organized by Cabinet-level Na...

National Taiwan University develops smart agriculture

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – National Taiwan University (NTU) has joined hands with the drone industry to establish the Apex Agri-Intelligence Lab on Monday (Aug. 19). NTU's College of Bio-Reso...

Bitcoin craze hits Iran as US sanctions squeeze weak economy

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranians feeling the squeeze from U.S. sanctions targeting the Islamic Republic's ailing economy are increasingly turning to such digital currencies as Bitcoin to make money, promp...

Taiwan’s top digital content trade show concludes in Taipei

Digital Taipei wrapped up July 14 at Taipei Expo Park, with around 200 buyers from 20 countries and territories including Germany, India, Japan, the Philippines and the U.S. attending Taiwan’s t...

Passport-free travel launches at Canada airport

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The World Economic Forum (WEF), in cooperation with the Canadian and Dutch governments, launched a pilot project on June 26 that allows travelers to fly internationally wi...

Facebook's currency Libra faces financial, privacy pushback

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook is getting a taste of the regulatory pushback it will face as it creates a new digital currency with corporate partners. Just hours after the social media giant ...