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[Reprint] Why more trains may lead to more unicorns in China
History has taught us that explosive growth in transportation systems is often followed by periods of economic boom. During the American Civil War, the number of miles of railroad track in the US more than doubled, which ultimately helped to fuel the dram
[Reprint] China’s Internet of Things sector exceeds RMB 900 billion
China’s Internet of Things (IoT) industry has seen its output value exceed RMB 930 billion ($142 billion) in 2016, up from RMB 170 billion in 2009, according to the vice minister for Industry and Information Technology.
[Reprint] Alibaba signs e-commerce strategic partnership with Mexico
Alibaba has marked another milestone in its globalization drive: the e-commerce giant signed this Wednesday a strategic partnership with Mexico to bring Mexican products and services, especially from small-and mid-sized enterprises, to its marketplaces.
[Reprint] Taiwan Turnaround: An Asian Tiger catching up in the internet sector
Taiwan’s internet tech scene is playing catch-up after being left in the dust compared to others in Asia. In part 1 TechNode visits the island to see how the Asian Tiger plans to stimulate its startup ecosystem. Next, in the series, we talk to more accel
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[ MIT Bootcamp Series ] Be Innovative and Creative! MIT's Beyond Food Bootcamp is coming to Taiwan
This September, MIT's widely popular Bootcamp series will come to Taipei City. Labeled Beyond Food and organized in cooperation with the Taiwanese Haoshi Foundation, the event will see participants explore innovate startup solutions to food-related issues
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Exclusive interview with Trivago Co-Founder Rolf Schrömgens: At home in the world
This year, the RISE Conference took place from July 11 to July 13 in Hong Kong. Besides giving startups a chance to pitch their products and ideas, the exhibition also attracted many well-known entrepreneurs and investors from all over the world, who seiz
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ARM executive Dipesh Patel: Bright future for IoT with ARM mbed
According to ARM executive Dipesh Patel, the British multinational chip designer has been encouraged to “dream bigger” following its $31.4b acquisition by Softbank last July. The move gave ARM a great opportunity to continue the expansion of its core busi
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Ireland’s successful transition a model for Taiwan, says Taiwanese congressman.
KMT legislator Hsu Yu-jen recently sat down with Irish representatives to exchange views on economic development and cooperation. Here we summarize his thoughts on the reasons behind Ireland’s success, and how it may serve as a model for Taiwan’s future d
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FROM THE WHITE HOUSE TO AIRBNB: An Interview with Top Exec Chris Lehane
Last year, Airbnb execs signed memorandums of understanding that aim to promote local tourism with local governments in Hualian, Taitung and Hsinchu. In the latest wave of what can only be described as a charm offensive, Airbnb’s Head of Global Policy and
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OPINION: Bye Bye Uber, Now What?
Last December, the Legislative Yuan, Taiwan’s parliament, passed a new law to raise fines on Uber for US$700,000 per violation. Since its enactment on Jan. 1, 2017, Uber has been fined over US$10 million. With no clear resolution in sight, Uber announced
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Tips for Taiwanese Startups Who Aim to the Globe: Be Positive and Believe You Can Change the World
Founders Space, having been included in the Forbes’ article “7 Leading Accelerators For Overseas Startups Coming To Silicon Valley”, is one of the best pathways for foreign startups trying to find their way into Silicon Valley. They have also been an acti
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The Challenges & Potential For Taiwanese Startups
As the CEO of Founders Space, one of Silicon Valley’s top startup accelerators, I have been to Taiwan a number of times to give lectures and run startup programs. We also work closely with the Taiwanese government, NCTU and other partners helping Taiwanes
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