Matthew Fulco

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Matt Fulco, a Taipei-based freelance journalist, is a Contributing Writer for Taiwan Business TOPICS.

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2017/11/14 | Matthew Fulco
Goodbye Confucius, Hello Matzu: Is Taiwan Becoming a Chinese-Language Education Hub?
Taiwan's political environment is making it more attractive for international students.
2017/11/01 | Matthew Fulco
HTC's Future: VR Headsets or Failed Bets?
Once a leading light of the global smartphone market, Taiwan's HTC has been hemorrhaging for the past nine quarters. Having bet on sales of its Vive virtual reality (VR) headset to drive future revenues, it will need VR to become a mass market technology sooner rather than later to survive long-term.
2017/10/26 | Matthew Fulco
Taiwan's Artificial Intelligence Adventure
Taiwan has huge potential as a cradle of artificial intelligence solutions, but so far its notable successes have come from start-ups like Appier rather than government-backed initiatives. Now, as the government opens the coffers to encourage investment in self-driving cars and AI healthcare, the race is on for Taiwan to develop an AI ecosystem that can compete on a global stage.
2017/10/02 | Matthew Fulco
Southbound Policy Helps Taiwan Banks Advance
Taiwan's New Southbound Policy is bearing fruit, at least for the nation's banks, which are expanding their footprint across ASEAN in lockstep with their corporate clients.
2017/09/21 | Matthew Fulco
How a Mega Scandal Pushed Taiwan to Reform Money-laundering Controls
New York regulators’ fining of Mega Bank last year for lax compliance practices was a wake-up call for Taiwan, which has since moved swiftly to brush up its international compliance on money-laundering.
2017/03/20 | Matthew Fulco
Trouble for Taiwan’s Paradise
With casino gaming off the table, the economy of the idyllic offshore islands of Penghu is more dependent than ever on shaky seasonal tourism.
2017/02/22 | Matthew Fulco
8K TV Offers Glimmer of Hope for Taiwan
The launch of 8K resolution television sets represents a glimmer of hope for the Taiwan panel-making industry.
2017/01/27 | Matthew Fulco
Exploring Taipei’s Speakeasies
The drink of choice is usually Japanese whiskey, sometimes in innovative cocktails.
2017/01/15 | Matthew Fulco
Taiwan’s Growing Appetite for Beef
Taiwan’s steakhouse market has moved upmarket with the arrival of some new restaurants.
2016/12/09 | Matthew Fulco
Taiwan’s Continuing Uber Controversy
The company’s Taiwan business is still growing despite being in regulatory limbo and facing mounting opposition from lawmakers and the taxi industry.
2016/12/09 | Matthew Fulco
Airbnb Faces an Uncertain Future in Taiwan
The company’s popular apartment-sharing business remains illegal in Taiwan.
2016/10/12 | Matthew Fulco
NCC to Revise Controversial Convergent Law Draft
New laws would replace Taiwan's existing Radio and Television Act, Satellite Broadcasting Act, Cable Television Act and Telecommunications Act.
2016/10/05 | Matthew Fulco
Taiwan Tunes Out of TV
Low investment and lax regulations threaten the long-term survival of the domestic television industry.
2016/10/03 | Matthew Fulco
Will 5G Spark an 'Internet of Things' Revolution in Taiwan?
After arriving late to the 4G game, Taiwan is determined to capitalize early on the next generation of mobile communication technology.