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2016/03/10 | TNL 編輯

Google Managing Director Says Mobile Marketing is Critical for Taiwan Businesses

The penetration rate of smartphones in Taiwan has reached up to 78%, ranking among the top ten in the world and top five in Asia. This shows that Taiwan has a mature environment for mobile marketing and offers many opportunities to Taiwan’s small and medium enterprises. A growing trend of Internet of Things (IoT) also poses as a new frontier for new start-ups and businesses.

2016/03/14 | TNL 編輯

The Taiwan Brain Behind AlphaGo: Aja Huang

On March 10, AlphaGo, designed by Google DeepMind, beat Lee Se-dol, a Korean professional Go player. While AlphaGo has stunned the world with its artificial intelligence, Aja Huang, born and raised in Taiwan, has been reported to make the most contribution to the design of the AI’s “brain.”

2016/03/17 | TNL 編輯

First OpenStack Hackathon Coming Up In Taiwan

OpenStack, the world’s biggest online cloud drive company, is holding its first hackathon in New Taipei City due to Taiwan abundance of engineers and industrial support.

2016/06/17 | Chang Shin-wei

Taiwanese Engineer Rocks the Labor Market

A Taiwanese engineer has created a Google extension to allow job seekers and employees to comment directly on job websites, including Taiwan’s popular 104 and 1111 sites. The software has been widely praised and will soon be available on Firefox.

2016/06/20 | Edward White

Are Offshore Wind Farms the Answer to Taiwan’s Energy Woes?

Offshore wind has the potential to drive Taiwan’s shift from nuclear and fossil fuels. However, it is unlikely to be a panacea for a carbon-intensive, resource-poor energy system.

2016/06/21 | Yuan-ling Liang

Financial Regulator's Angel Fund Plan Draws Heat

Should Taiwan’s stock market regulator take profits from listed companies and banks to fund startups?

2016/06/22 | Bing-sheng Lee

China Takes Internet Censorship to New Level

China intends to 'foster a healthy, positive Internet culture' by purging comments by its nearly 700 million Internet users.

2016/06/27 | Matthew Fulco

Taiwan’s Cancer Incidence Steadily Rises

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

2016/06/30 | Yuan-ling Liang

Want to Learn a Language While Watching YouTube?

A new app developed in Taiwan allows language learners to tap on the characters and words in YouTube video subtitles.

2016/11/04 | ZiQing Low

‘It’s Not Rocket Science’ - Uber Exec Hits Out on Taiwan

Taiwan needs a legislative structure that fosters the new digital economy, according to David Plouffe, a visiting Uber executive and former advisor to U.S. President Barack Obama.

2016/11/15 | Edward White

INTERVIEW: Taiwan's 'Digital' Minister, Audrey Tang (Part 3)

This is the third of a three-part interview with Taiwan’s ‘genius hacker.'

2016/11/16 | Danielle Cave

#CatchEmAll: the Geopolitics of Pokémon GO in Asia

Danielle Cave looks at how a viral mobile video game reflects regional tensions and challenging the state.

2016/11/16 | Federico Sferrazza

How the Internet Is Empowering China’s Older Generation

China is teaching its senior citizens how to use the Internet, from online banking to social media apps.

2016/11/16 | Timothy Ferry

Living in a Virtualized World

AR and VR technologies are being lauded as the fourth wave of personal computing, but will scarce content and even scarcer components limit growth?

2016/11/21 | Jason Hsu

Taiwan: ‘Decide to Disrupt or be Disrupted'

Kicking out companies like Uber, UberEats, Gogovan and LaLaMove is not a solution, argues opposition lawmaker Jason Hsu.

2016/11/21 | Yan Jie

China’s Courts Look to A.I. for Smarter Judgments

Big data and machine learning artificial intelligence to make China’s judicial system more intelligent and efficient?

2016/11/23 | Joseph Savirimuthu

BOOK REVIEW: 'Driverless: Intelligent Cars and the Road Ahead'

In 'Driverless: Intelligent Cars and the Road Ahead' Hod Lipson and Melba Kurman reflect on the possibilities and risks posed by the new horizon of automobile technology: the driverless car. This insight into the potential future of transportation is well-researched, sprinkled with interesting anecdotes and accessible for both policymakers and the wider public, finds Joseph Savirimuthu.