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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2017/11/01 | 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.

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.

2016/07/05 | Matthew Fulco

Taiwan’s Banks Eye ASEAN Expansion

The emerging Southeast Asian region of 600 million people offers Taiwanese banks better prospects than mercurial China.

2016/08/08 | Matthew Fulco

Taiwan’s Gogoro: Taking a Different Tack

Among Taiwanese scooter brands, the relative newcomer Gogoro is an anomaly.

2016/12/09 | Matthew Fulco

Airbnb Faces an Uncertain Future in Taiwan

The company’s popular apartment-sharing business remains illegal in Taiwan.

2016/10/03 | 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.

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.

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.

2017/02/22 | 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.

2016/08/05 | Matthew Fulco

Strictly Monkey Business

In this Year of the Monkey, a reminder of the sometimes strained relations between humans and Taiwan’s other primates.

2016/06/27 | Matthew Fulco

Taiwan’s Cancer Incidence Steadily Rises

The incidence of cancer is rising in Taiwan as the population rapidly ages.

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.

2017/11/14 | 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.

2016/08/09 | Matthew Fulco

Where are Taiwan’s Brands?

Steeped in the contract-manufacturing ethos, companies still often fall short in their bid to become global brands.

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.

2016/09/06 | Matthew Fulco

Hospitality and Retail Brands Channel the Good Life in Taiwan

Taiwan’s rising emphasis on high-quality lifestyle has spurred a wave of new homegrown brands offering everything from premium accommodations to inventive cuisine.