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[Reprint] Rihanna and ofo working in tandem to bring college education to Malawi girls
Rihanna and ofo have formed a partnership to send bikes to schoolgirls in Malawi via the singer’s foundation and role as ambassador for an education charity. ofo is also joint funding a scholarship program to send students to the US for a college educatio
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Shaping the future: NDC unveils plan for National Investment Company
As part of its core economic agenda, the Taiwanese government has vowed to heavily invest in the five key areas of green energy, biomedicine, artificial intelligence, defense and aerospace, as well as its Asian Silicon Valley plan. With a new agricultural
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[Reprint] Has China's sharing economy finally jumped the shark?
Bikes, bikes, and more bikes. China’s streets have been invaded by bike rentals of every hue. More and more Chinese entrepreneurs are sparing no effort to jump on the sharing bandwagon.
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Joining the fray, Apple and Amazon ally with Foxconn in bid for Toshiba’s chip foundry
After a series of scandals that resulted in legal problems and resignations, Japanese electronics conglomerate Toshiba is auctioning off its highly profitable chip division. The decision has sparked a bidding war among technology companies from around the
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[Reprinted] The World Congress on Information Technology coming back to Taiwan!
WCIT 2017 being set to be hosted in Taipei, #Taiwan during 10th ~ 13th September, it is not difficult to link Taiwan with the topic of smart city. The island has received multiple recognition by organizations such as the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF),
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Winners and Losers in Taiwan’s Startup Ecosystem (Part 2)
An interview with William Bao Bean, Managing Director of Mobile-Only Accelerator (MOX), the Taipei-based accelerator focused on helping mobile app startups enter emerging markets.
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Winners and Losers in Taiwan’s Startup Ecosystem (Part 1)
Taiwan should distribute its startup development funds to local governments rather than dictate which city or area of the country should drive entrepreneurial initiative, according to William Bao Bean, Managing Director of Mobile-Only Accelerator (MOX), t
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Chasing Unicorns in Taiwan (Part 2)
One of the world’s top tech investors has two pieces of advice for Taiwanese startups: chase global consumer markets and work as hard as Kobe Bryant.
4 months
Chasing Unicorns in Taiwan (Part 1)
One of the world’s top tech investors has two pieces of advice for Taiwanese startups: chase global consumer markets and work as hard as Kobe Bryant.
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NDC Annual Report: Platform-focused startups leading in investments
The National Development Council (NDC) recently released its annual report on the state of startup investments in Taiwan. According to the paper, while traditional business models were increasingly being overtaken, dynamic platform-focused companies in pa
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LiTV founder Chien Ta-wei: Localization is key in OTT
Netflix’s entrance into the Taiwanese market last year highlighted the potential of over-the-top (OTT) services such as IP television or video-on-demand (VOD). Despite its global popularity, however, Netflix would quickly find that Taiwan’s OTT segment is
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Rock your world! Zhang Tiezhi talks Dylan, Lennon, and innovation
In his latest op-ed piece for BNext, renowned author and cultural critic Zhang Tiezhi urges startup founders to find time and listen to music from Bob Dylan and John Lennon. Rather than dismissing Rock’n’Roll as just another genre, Zhang’s historical expo
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