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Google Tech made in Taiwan: Startup Cloudmile winning $2m in Round A funding
On April 6, Taiwanese startup CloudMile announced the successful closure of its Round A funding. The tech company will receive a total of $2m from local consultancy firm Wenetgroup and Hong Kong-based private equity firm Substance Capital.
Yu Chih-han: Higher salaries and fellowships necessary to establish Taiwan as AI leader
To stay ahead in the race for artificial intelligence (AI), Taiwan needs a world-class educational infrastructure, Appier CEO Yu Chih-han thinks. For Yu, this entails that universities should pay competitive salaries to professors and provide adequate fun
Synology moving into the cloud market and AI
2017 is shaping up to be a landmark year for network attached storage (NAS) provider Synology Inc. Late last month, Vice President Vic Hsu announced that the Taiwanese company was priming itself to enter the public cloud market.
Big in Berlin! Taiwan’s Gogoro expanding eScooter-sharing network in German capital
Taiwanese startup Gogoro recently announced a fourfold increase of its eScooter fleet in Berlin. The ambitious expansion will be initiated in April.
Whoscall alliance with Chunghwa Telecom brings Caller ID and Whoscall Card to landlines
Taiwanese startup Whoscall recently announced a partnership with Chunghwa Telecom. The alliance will extend Whoscall’s popular Caller ID and Whoscall Card functionality from smartphones to landlines through a special set-top box.
Taiwanese startup EZTable launches massive marketing campaign in East Asia following business model revamp
Online restaurant reservation platform EZTable recently announced the launch of its biggest-ever marketing campaign. The latest push is directed at markets in East Asia, with Indonesia in particular being a prime target for the company.
Oriental Group and VMFive alliance to bring Japanese mobile ads to China
Following the praise for its massive content distribution deal with nine of China’s most popular OTT platforms, Taiwanese advertising firm Oriental Group has struck another alliance, this time with mobile startup VMFive. The partnership will see them join
Tink Labs’ Handy expanding to 101 countries thanks to Foxconn alliance
Hong Kong-based startup Tink Labs has struck a strategic alliance with Taiwanese tech giant Foxconn. The deal provides funding and hardware support to power the expansion of its free-to-use handset solution Handy to an estimated 3 million hotel rooms arou
EZTable to move headquarters to Indonesia amidst recent international push
Online restaurant reservation platform EZTable will move its headquarters to Jakarta and reduce its workforce in Taipei, the Taiwanese company revealed. Having secured almost $9m in investments last year, the former startup has set its eyes on the huge ma
Foxconn alliance supercharging startup Mobike’s international expansion
Chinese bike-sharing startup Mobike has announced a strategic partnership with Taiwanese electronics giant Foxconn. Known for being the main manufacturer for Apple, Foxconn will join an already impressive lineup of investors led by Tencent, which also rec
Twitch COO Kevin Lin talks about the future of live gaming
The 2017 Taipei International Game Show has just ended, and according to official reports, attendees this year totaled more than 430,000. In addition to major companies like Sony or Sega, the most prominent company was live gaming platform Twitch.