Acer Reports Q2 2020 Results: Operating Income NT$2.13 Billion with Record High Margin of 3.2%

TAIPEI, Aug. 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Acer Inc. (TWSE: 2353) announced its financial results for the second quarter of 2020: consolidated revenues were NT$65.58 billion; gross profits were NT$7.14 bill...

Start-ups get insights into overcoming challenges

Futurist sheds light on ‘new normal’ at E-Day seminar HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 30 July 2020 - Local start-ups have been rising to the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic with agil...

Winds of change? Company looks at weather's effect on ball

CHICAGO (AP) — The wind blowing out at Wrigley Field. The tricky breeze in San Francisco. The heat in Los Angeles. The weather is important business in baseball. But what kind of bus...

Microsoft reimagines virtual collaboration with new Teams features for the future of work and education

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 9 July 2020 - Microsoft today announced a set of new features in Microsoft Teams that make virtual interactions more organic and engaging, supporting the global shift into...

Acer Reports Consolidated Revenues for June at NT$25.67 Billion, Q2'20 at NT$65.60 Billion - the Highest Over 10 Quarters

TAIPEI, July 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Acer Inc. (TWSE: 2353) announced its consolidated revenues for June at NT$25.67 billion, up 27.2% month-on-month (MoM) and by 4.9% year-on-year (YoY). Preliminary ...

Venice Film Festival forges ahead with reduced lineup

The show will go on for the Venice Film Festival in September, but with a few modifications due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Organizers said Tuesday that they are pushing forward with ...

Taiwan's culture minister visits anti-extradition protest exhibition

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Minister of Culture Lee Yung-te (李永得) on Saturday (July 4) visited an exhibition marking the first anniversary of the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong at Taiwan Comic B...

Berlin-based African director wins Taipei Film Festival's grand prize

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei Film Festival on Tuesday (Jun 30) announced its winners of the International New Talent Competition. According to the film festival's press release, African ...

Hands Off! Halls of fame adapt to coronavirus concerns

As part of a $22 million, court-to-dome renovation, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame replaced the static plaques honoring inductees with touch screens that display videos and career highl...

Taiwan's HTC announces layoffs to reduce costs

Taiwan's struggling smartphone maker HTC Corp. announced Monday (June 1) that it will "strategically adjust" its human resources and continue optimizing its organizational structure to r...

Taiwan to introduce cheapest 5G unlimited data plan in world

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — According to Taiwanese communications service providers, the island country is expected to introduce the cheapest 5G unlimited data plan in the world sometime during the s...

Taiwan ex-HTC CEO to release world's first social 5G VR headset

Former HTC CEO Peter Chou (周永明), who three years ago started his own social virtual reality company XRSpace, on Tuesday (May 26) unveiled a new VR platform designed to facilitate social interaction an...

Taiwan's National Palace Museum sees 99% drop in visitors

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Palace Museum (NPM) said Wednesday (May 6) that its visitor numbers for the month of April have dropped by 99 percent compared to the same period last year. ...

Biden aims to connect with voters one Zoom call at a time

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden is America's newest podcast host, recently interviewing Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the Obama administration's point person during the Ebola outbreak. He's launched ...

Pulled plug shows hazards of virtual competition

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia’s triathlon world champion Mirinda Carfrae has found virtual reality competitions created to sustain sport amid the novel coronavirus outbreak have unexpected hazards. ...