Olivia Yang

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Olivia is an editor striving to cover arts and culture along with community engagement and animal rights.

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2017/05/14 | Olivia Yang

Q&A: Jobalaya, the Introvert-friendly Job Referral Platform

'Because of the way companies recruit people today, it’s very easy to have a skewed workforce that is mostly extroverts or promotes people who are extroverts,' says Ellie Chang, CEO and founder of Jobalaya. 'But to many people’s surprise, introverts can actually be good leaders.'

2017/05/13 | Olivia Yang

Q&A: CakeResume, Creating the Interactive Resumes of the Future

'In the internet era, you probably need more multimedia elements if you are creating an online document, which is hard to layout with Google Docs. If I can optimize CakeResume to be as stable as Google Docs, then it will be the editor of a new generation.'

2017/05/12 | Olivia Yang

Q&A: U-GYM, The Portable Deep Massager from Taiwan

Lack of restoration and maintenance after working out can lead to serious injuries, and Taiwan startup U-GYM is aiming to help in maintaining daily health care.

2017/04/20 | Olivia Yang

Q&A: The Startup that Wants to Enable ‘Superhero Citizens’ in Taipei

From finding the closest public restroom to reporting a full waste bin or typhoon damage, Mapgea does it all.

2017/04/10 | Olivia Yang

INTERVIEW: DuoSkin, Wearable Technology Hailing from Taiwan Street Fashion Culture

It was awarded the 2017 SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards in March, the same award Twitter and Airbnb have won in the past. And it was inspired by the inexpensive and highly accessible street fashion in Taiwan.

2017/03/24 | Olivia Yang

PHOTO STORY: The Neon Lights That Once Lit Up Taiwan

Walking down streets in Taiwan, LED lightboxes dominate one’s sight, especially at night. Yet this wasn’t the case until the 1980s. Before that, it was neon lights that drew in customers.

2017/03/21 | Olivia Yang

Q&A with Creator of Taipei's First Bilingual 'Design Guidebook'

'Good Eye Taipei' is a collection of 300 locations to visit in Taipei and includes features on Taiwanese society and culture.

2017/03/18 | Olivia Yang

INTERVIEW: Facing Past Pain and Empowering Others Through 'Small Talk'

The intention behind making the Teddy Award-winning documentary, 'Small Talk,' was never to enter any film festival, but rather for the director to face the pain of her past and mend her relationship with her mother.

2017/03/17 | Olivia Yang

PHOTO STORY: The Iron Tracery Culture of Taiwan

They were once a decoration with more than 100 patterns and could be custom-made. But handmaking a tracery was a time-consuming and labor-intensive process, so factories started using machines for production, making the once intricate embellishments stale and identical.

2017/03/08 | Olivia Yang

Taiwanese Feel Empowered in Fight Against Corruption: Report

Though Taiwan is performing well in combating corruption, the report says there are areas that need improvement.

2017/03/06 | Olivia Yang

Facebook to Launch Startup Accelerator in Taiwan

FbStart is a global program designed to help mobile app startups build and grow their products.

2017/03/03 | Olivia Yang

Novelist Haruki Murakami Under Fire for Nanking Massacre Portrayal

Readers in Japan are saying Murakami is 'fabricating facts to win the Nobel Prize in Literature,” and the Nanking Massacre 'never took place.'

2017/02/22 | Olivia Yang

INTERVIEW: Fighting a Country with Words, 4 Years a Chinese Prisoner

'The history of mankind has gone on for thousands of years, and that of the Communist Party only a few decades. Perhaps one day when they collapse, your books will still exist.'

2017/02/14 | Olivia Yang

INTERVIEW: Bringing the ‘Instagram Printing Vendor’ to Taiwan

'I was the only one who believed in it,' says Mike Sung, the 26-year-old who introduced FotoNota to Taiwan.

2017/02/08 | Olivia Yang

PHOTO STORY: Graffiti Loud and Legal in Taipei

Graffiti artists from around the world have come to this landmark to practice and exhibit.

2017/02/04 | Olivia Yang

Taiwan Film Industry Concerns Raised amid Berlinale Excitement

While three Taiwanese films are looking forward to the annual international film festival, unresolved problems remain and threaten the local film industry.