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2015/10/07 | Yang

Airbnb Proposes to be Legalized in Taiwan

Airbnb has promised to pay taxes and provide tenant insurance, which meets the initial requirements of the Executive Yuan. The travel and B&B industries also welcome Airbnb to come to Taiwan for further development.

2015/10/01 | 阿Ken

Gogoro Releases Gogoro Lite for Half the Price of the Original Smartscooter

Gogoro Lite means to develop the market rapidly and set a competitive price against motor scooters that run on fuel. The scooters will be priced starting from NT$ 62,000 (approximately US$ 1,890) with government subsidy.

2015/09/22 | Sid Weng

How Polluted is the Air Today? Check Out the Real-time Air Pollution Map

Through the map, people can learn about the current air pollution situation in their location to consider whether to go out for a run or to take protective measures. On the other hand, it can also urge local governments to take action to reduce air pollution before it turns severe.

2015/09/20 | Yang

How Long Do Most Mammals Take To Urinate? Taiwanese-American Scientist Finds The 21-Second Rule

Taiwanese-American David Hu studies fluid dynamics and when his son was three years old, Hu had to take him to the toilet every 30 minutes where his son would spend an average of 20 seconds. Hu was curious why it took such a small body so long to urinate.

2015/09/09 | Zou Chi

Netflix Launching in Taiwan in 2016

Netflix emphasizes that most of the content will be subtitled in Chinese. After the launch of the online service, users can subscribe to HD, or even 4K Ultra HD programs, which can be watched instantaneously on almost any device with Internet access.

2015/09/08 | Alvin

Google Play Store Returning to China Raises Questions

Almost every Android phone and tablet needs to install Google Play, but Chinese authorities have banned it because it is involved in ideological problems and can only be launched on online shops that have passed strict scrutiny.

2015/08/18 | TNL 編輯

Typhoon Soudelor Would Have Been Stronger If Not for El Nino

There is a negative feedback mechanism to prevent typhoons from overdevelopment. This happened to typhoon Soudelor, and the forthcoming typhoon Goni also belongs to this kind of weakened typhoon.

2015/08/14 | Yuan

HTC to Cut 15% Staff After Being in Deficit for Two Quarters

Due to being in deficit for two consecutive seasons, HTC announced the reducing of operating costs by 35% and is expecting to scale down 15% employees worldwide.

2015/07/29 | Yuan

A Place in Astronomy History for Taiwan

The asteroid currently named Taichung has already formally gone through full examination by the Committee for Small Body Nomenclature of the International Astronomical Union (IAU CSBN).