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[Reprint] Alibaba's Offline Expansion Widens to Home Furnishing With 15% Stake Purchase in Easyhome
Alibaba has taken another step in its quest to build a new retail empire. The Chinese tech titan announced today that it will invest approximately RMB 5.45 billion (around $866 million) for a 15% stake in Easyhome, China’s leading home improvement supplie
LINE NOW Seeks Offline Growth through Beacon Technology
Many commuters have noticed that a few MRT stations in Taipei now have a hand-sized green box near the entry gates. If you look carefully, you can see the word: LINE. This is the all new LINE Beacon, a new initiative between the Taipei MRT and LINE.
Eleven Sports Sees Passion for Sports and Expands into Taiwan
The CEO of Eleven Sports,a British-based sports platform , is making a play for Taiwan based on local enthusiasm for sports.
Airbnb Chief Economist Peter Coles on Beauty and Challenges in Silicon Valley
Peter Coles is Airbnb’s chief economist and head of their data science team. He readily admits that moving to Silicon Valley more than four years ago has been both exciting and challenging and he has never felt bored. Before working in Silicon Valley he w
Live Streaming App Uplive Aims to Extend Virtual Gifting to Social Media
Uplive, a live streaming mobile app with more than 20 million users across 10 countries, celebrated its second anniversary by announcing a giveaway of virtual gifts worth more than US$100 million.
[Reprint] Explainer: Why Taiwan is down but not out in the global AI race
Artificial intelligence (AI) is transforming our businesses, industries and the global economy at large. As other countries swarm to seize emerging opportunities brought by AI, Taiwan, the island situated amongst two AI front-runners—China and Japan—seems
Taiwan’s Automotive Research & Testing Center to Build Autonomous Vehicles Locally
Taiwan’s Automotive Research & Testing Center (ARTC) will seek to leverage the country’s engineering expertise and global supply chain experience to build fully autonomous minibuses.
Taiwan courts foreign talent with Act for the Recruitment and Employment of Foreign Professionals (Part 2)
With the recent passage of the Act for the Recruitment and Employment of Foreign Professionals, conditions for attracting high-ability international talent to live and work in Taiwan have been broadly and substantively improved.
Taiwan courts foreign talent with Act for the Recruitment and Employment of Foreign Professionals(Part 1)
With the recent passage of the Act for the Recruitment and Employment of Foreign Professionals, conditions for attracting high-ability international talent to live and work in Taiwan have been broadly and substantively improved.
International voices on the “Act for Recruitment and Employment of Foreign Professionals”
In part three of Business Next and Meet’s series on the “Act for Recruitment and Employment of Foreign Professionals” we are discussing the reform with two representatives from Taiwan’s international workforce.
Ping Chu: Key to Make Foreign Professionals Stay in Taiwan
As reported recently by Business Next and Meet, the Tsai administration-backed “Act for the Recruitment and Employment of Foreign Professionals” finally passed its Third Reading. Hailed by many as a quasi-revolutionary revision of Taiwan’s labor law, the
Talent alert! Milestone act for foreign professionals in Taiwan passed
On October 31st, a groundbreaking act for both Taiwan and foreign professionals alike was passed by the Legislative Yuan. Completing its third reading, the “Act for the Recruitment and Employment of Foreign Professionals” is now ready to improve the integ
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