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[Reprint] Today's Top Tech News, August 13: Grab Allows Image Sharing and Tesla Gets Sued
Also, SweetEscape raises a million dollars and nabs funding from 500 Startups
Gamma Paradigm Capital Founder Describes Being an Entrepreneur in Wall Street’s Financial District
Peter Lin, a Taiwanese academic turned entrepreneur, founded asset management company, Gamma Paradigm Capital, in New York five years ago.
Rental Bike Service oBike Quits its Homeland Singapore, Remains in Taiwan
The operator behind Taipei’s ubiquitous bicycle sharing service oBike will quit operations in its native Singapore due to tough regulations but plans no changes in Taiwan. The company, which announced on Facebook June 24 it would quit Singapore, cites d
“Baby Economy” Boosts E-Commerce, Startups
Despite having one of the world’s lowest birthrates, Taiwan’s startups and e-commerce ventures relating to childcare are flourishing.
World’s Largest Dating App for Gays Sets up Shop in Taiwan
Grindr, the world’s largest dating app for the LGBT community, has set up shop in Taiwan, lured by the economic potential of the island's tolerant attitudes to homosexuality that are unusual for Asia.
Taiwanese Startup Mediot Invents App for Long-distance Medical Care
Mediot, a Taiwanese startup, has invented an app that enables long-distance medical treatments with the use of a platform that matches up patients with medical staff, dubbed the “Uber” of healthcare.
Taiwanese Tech Startup Gyro Systems Aims to Make Location Tracking Systems for Manufacturing Efficiency
Taiwanese location service technology startup Gyro Systems is creating Bluetooth-based location tracking systems to help improve the efficiency of manufacturing.
Three Japanese Travel Startups Announce Plans to Enter Taiwan Market
Three Japanese travel startups have launched marketing campaigns in Taiwan, amid rising numbers of Taiwanese bound for the Land of the Rising Sun.
[Reprint] Taipei-based Startup TWO IoT Is Using IoT And Blockchain To Transform Waste Management
The world’s population is increasingly urban. Rising along with the urban population are the unpleasant byproducts of living—waste. Solid waste not only poses a threat to our environment but can cost cities millions of dollars each year to collect and man
AI-Powered Messaging Services Provider 8 Interactive Announces it Has Raised over US$650,000 in Angel Funding
8 Interactive, a Taiwanese startup providing customer service messaging solutions, has announced it has raised about US$654,000 (NT$ 20 million) in angel funding.
RiskVal CEO Explains How Taiwanese Entrepreneurs Can Break into the Wall Street Financial District
Jordan Hu, a Taiwanese entrepreneur, founded a startup, RiskVal Financial Solutions in New York in 2001. Seventeen years later, it’s still going strong. It provides international financial trading and risk management solutions to customers including Goldm