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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2016/06/30 | Matthew Fulco

Boosting Taiwan’s Biopharma Sector

What is holding Taiwan back in its efforts to find cures for diseases, including cancer?

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.

2017/03/20 | 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.

2016/08/01 | Matthew Fulco

In Taipei, the Rising Sun Casts a Long Shadow

More than 70 years after Japanese colonial rule in Taiwan ended, Japan’s legacy endures in the Taiwanese capital.  

2016/07/11 | Matthew Fulco

Taiwan's Hotel Sector Faces Day of Reckoning

The boom of the last eight years is coming to an end as Chinese tourists decline and hotel oversupply grows more severe.

2017/01/27 | Matthew Fulco

Exploring Taipei’s Speakeasies

The drink of choice is usually Japanese whiskey, sometimes in innovative cocktails.