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2016/08/19 | Edward White
Taiwan's Uber Saga Casts Doubt on Readiness for Digital Future
It is unlikely that the popular ride-sharing service Uber will be kicked out of the country, but the Taiwanese government will continue to fine the company for operating illegally. Are lawmakers scrambling to find measures to deal with new disruptive technologies?
2016/08/18 | Mo Tz-pin
Ten Questions: AirSig
Tired of typing and trying to remember password after password?
2016/08/18 | ZiQing Low
Taiwanese Student Takes On Global Problem with Paper Straw Design
A video of a plastic straw being extracted from the nose of a sea turtle pushed Cheng Wang-tung to design an award-winning foldable paper straw.
2016/08/15 | Yuan-ling Liang
OPINION: Hope in Taiwan’s New Media Landscape
‘Complaining is not enough...People should refuse to read junk.’
2016/08/11 | Mo Tz-pin
Ten Questions: Smartcasual
The News Lens International’s 'Ten Questions' series takes a closer look at the budding start-up scene in Taiwan and further afield.
2016/08/09 | TNL Staff
INTERVIEW: Diaries of Taiwan's Pokemon Addicts
The News Lens International talks to a group of people caught chasing digital monsters around Taipei.
2016/08/08 | Matthew Fulco
Taiwan’s Gogoro: Taking a Different Tack
Among Taiwanese scooter brands, the relative newcomer Gogoro is an anomaly.
2016/08/04 | John Colley
How Uber Crashed in China
Like Google and Amazon before it, Uber found that Chinese markets tend to be enormously competitive with very narrow margins.
‘Don’t Blame China’ — Education Needed on Air Pollution in Taiwan
The Taiwan Electric Vehicles Association is leading the charge in educating Taiwanese about the benefits of switching to electric vehicles, and the harsh reality of air pollution.
2016/08/03 | Hsu Chia-yu
Efforts Underway to Clean-Up Animal Testing in Taiwan
Experts hope that labs with international accreditation will improve the quality of animal testing in Taiwan.
2016/08/02 | The Japan Times
OP-ED: Police Use of GPS to Track Suspects in Japan: Is It Legal?
Does the warrantless use of GPS devices violate a suspect’s privacy?
2016/07/27 | The Japan Times
Searching for Pikachu: The Future of Online Gaming
The most significant thing about the Pokémon Go phenomenon is what it portends for the future of online gaming.
2016/07/20 | Hsu Chia-yu
Chinese Unsatisfied with Baidu’s Response to Illegal Gambling Ads
China’s leading search engine Baidu is under investigation for the late-night promotion of illegal online gambling.
2016/07/04 | Edward White
China to Online News Organizations: No More Social Media to Source Your Stories
Is the latest move from China’s Internet watchdog a fresh sign of draconian oversight or just a push toward more sensible journalism?
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.
2016/06/29 | Bing-sheng Lee
Apple Scouts Taiwan for New Data Center: Reports
Changhua County in Taiwan has been attracting tech giants like Google, Facebook and Apple for major investment.