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___ To some market vets, stocks are rallying like it's 1999 NEW YORK (AP) — The furious rally for stocks this year, so quickly on the heels of last year's scary tum...

Shared electric scooters surge, overtaking docked bikes

NEW YORK (AP) — Electric scooters are overtaking station-based bicycles as the most popular form of shared transportation outside transit and cars in the U.S. Riders took 38.5 millio...

Video shows Volvo SUV flying into building on Taipei street, killing driver

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A motorist died after his Volvo SUV went flying two stories into the air on a Taipei street on Monday morning (April 15). When coming off an exit ramp in Taipei on Monday mo...

Uber reveals strong growth, huge losses ahead of IPO

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Uber is providing a look under the hood of its business in the lead-up to its hotly anticipated debut on the stock market, revealing strong growth but an ongoing struggle to overc...

DPP legislator spots 'non-traditional Chinese characters' on Kaohsiung street

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Democratic Progressive Party lawmaker Liu Shih-fang (劉世芳) on Tuesday (April 2) questioned if Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu was making a pro-China political statement by having &qu...

Exclusive Interview: Taiwan's ICT to play important role in autonomous vehicles

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 2019 Smart City Summit & Expo opened in Taipei on March 26, and one of the highlights is an exhibition on mobility and transportation, the ITS Expo, organized by t...

The Latest: Lyft debuts publicly from former car dealership

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on ride-hailing giant Lyft's IPO (all times local): 7 a.m. PST Lyft is celebrating its IPO in a former car dealership that it's turn...

Songstress LaLa to kick off 2019 Yuguang Island Art Festival in S. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The 2019 Yuguang Island Art Festival (漁光島藝術節) will kick off on March 30 and run through April 21, featuring 10 stunning beach art installations in Anping, Tainan. These...

9 Taiwan companies and government institutions win top awards at 2019 Smart City Summit & Expo

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The sixth annual Smart City Summit & Expo (SCSE) started Tuesday (March 26) at Taipei's Nangang Exhibition Center, attended by Taiwan Vice President Chen Chien-jen...

AP Photos: Nets for soccer goals made on an Italian island

MONTE ISOLA, Italy (AP) — Step off the ferry onto Monte Isola and it feels like going back in time. The factory of La Rete S.r.l. — an old-fashioned producer of nets for soccer goals...

Taiwan electric scooter firm Gogoro releases new Gogoro 2 variant: the Rumbler

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s fastest growing electric scooter start-up Gogoro announced the release of a new model scooter on Wednesday, March 13, the Gogoro 2 Rumbler. The Rumbler&r...

Over 11 million visitors attend 2019 Taiwan Lantern Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Since its first day of trial operations on Feb. 15, the 2019 Taiwan Lantern Festival (台灣燈會) has attracted over 11 million visitors to southern Taiwan's Pingtung County. ...

Robots walk, talk, brew beer and take over CES tech show

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Robots that walk, talk, brew beer and play pingpong have taken over the CES gadget show in Las Vegas again. Just don't expect to find one in your home any time soon. ...

Scooters biggest killers of university students in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — According to statistics released by National Chiao Tung University (NCTU), 85 percent of road traffic accidents in Taiwan involve scooters, and fifty percent of scooter in...

Crazed man in Fujian, China kills 8 and injures 22 on bus hijacking rampage

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On the afternoon of Dec. 25 in China’s Fujian Province, a random attack resulted in the death of eight people, including one police officer, and left 22 injured. ...