Trying nicely, & nicely trying... Taipei-based tech journo for Bloomberg: Foxconn, HTC, TSMC, etc & thus: Apple, MSFT, etc. I represent myself, not my employer

Taiwan Tells Alibaba to Exit Within 6 Months on Investment Rules

bloomberg.com — (Bloomberg) -- Taiwan's investment regulator has asked Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. to exit by the end of August because its local entity is registered as Singaporean instead of mainland Chinese. "We have asked Alibaba to leave," Emile Chang, acting executive secretary of the economic ministry's Investment Commission, said by phone.

HTC Teams With Steam Maker for Virtual Reality Challenge to Sony

bloomberg.com — (Bloomberg) -- HTC Corp. is working with the maker of the Steam gaming platform to release a virtual reality headset this year, as the Taiwanese smartphone maker challenges Sony Corp. and Facebook Inc. to be an early player in the industry.

The price of getting Apple’s attention: $12 billion

livemint.com — TSMC, Intel and Samsung's processor businesses will account for around 60% of total spending on semiconductor equipment this year, according to Bloomberg calculations. Photo: AFP Taiwan Semiconductor, the world's biggest custom-chipmaker, plans record spending on plants and equipment this year. It's lavishing $12 billion on factories - more than .

The Price of Getting Apple’s Attention: $12 Billion

bloomberg.com — By Tim Culpan and Ian King (Bloomberg) -- Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. is locked in an investment duel with Samsung Electronics Co. to meet booming U.S. demand for Apple Inc.'s iPhone and other smartphones, benefiting electronics suppliers around the globe. Taiwan Semiconductor, the world's biggest custom-chipmaker, plans record spending on plants and equipment this year.

29 TransAsia ATR Pilots Grounded After Mandatory Tests

bloomberg.com — (Bloomberg) -- Taiwan ordered the grounding of 10 pilots of TransAsia Airways Corp. after a test following last week's deadly plane crash showed they needed more training in emergency procedures, the Civil Aeronautics Administration said. A further 19 pilots, who haven't yet been tested, also won't be allowed to fly for now, CAA Director-General Tim Lin said today at a news conference in Taipei.

MediaTek Plunges by Limit After Sales Outlook Misses Estimates

bloomberg.com — (Bloomberg) -- MediaTek Inc. fell by the exchange-imposed limit in Taipei trading after the chip designer forecast lower-than-expected quarterly sales. Shares of Hsinchu, Taiwan-based MediaTek declined 7 percent to NT$454 as of 10:47 a.m. in Taipei, the biggest intraday drop since March 2011. The benchmark Taiex gauge was little changed.

TransAsia Won Delay of New Safety Rule Prior to Fatal Air Crash

bloomberg.com — (Bloomberg) -- Taiwan aviation officials agreed last month to TransAsia Airways Corp.'s request to push back enforcement of a new rule aimed at forcing them to have more time to conduct pre-flight checks.

TransAsia Cuts 122 Flights as Taiwan Orders ATR Pilot Tests

bloomberg.com — (Bloomberg) -- TransAsia Airways Corp. announced the cancellation of a further 32 flights on Tuesday to allow its ATR pilots to undergo mandated retraining and tests after a post-takeoff crash that killed at least 40 people. This brings to 122 the total number of flights canceled.

TransAsia probed for possible breach of new safety regulations

livemint.com — TransAsia said on Saturday it cancelled 90 flights over three days to allow its ATR pilots to undergo mandated retraining and tests following the crash. Photo: AFP Taipei: Taiwan aviation officials are examining whether pilots of a TransAsia Airways Corp.

TransAsia Probed for Possible Breach of New Safety Regulations

bloomberg.com — (Bloomberg) -- Taiwan aviation officials are examining whether pilots of a TransAsia Airways Corp.'s turboprop that crashed Wednesday breached new regulations aimed at forcing them to take more time to conduct pre-flight checks.
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Mar 03, 2015

Jack Ma: we followed Taiwan law when we first came here.

Mar 03, 2015

@Bindibadgi his speech was about things that helped him succeed. Accent being an indicator of proficiency for non-native speakers.

Mar 03, 2015

@Bindibadgi I dont get that meaning from his speech at all.

Mar 03, 2015

Jack Ma in Taipei: one reason for success is my English. My accent was better than many of my teachers pic.twitter.com/J74A3crNaq

Mar 03, 2015

Foxconn's Terry Gou among guests at Jack Ma speech to students in Taipei. (錢媽媽 is also here, retweet if you know who I am talking about..)

Mar 02, 2015

Want the best deal on @katyperry #PrismaticWorldTour Asia VIP tix? Don't go to Jakarta (hint: try Bangkok) pic.twitter.com/OkV0OsRwQi

Mar 02, 2015

It's taken 15 years to recover from the dot-com bubble's burst NASDAQ COMPOSITE INDEX REACHES 5000 FOR FIRST TIME SINCE 2000

Mar 01, 2015

Tix for @katyperry #PrismaticWorldTour Tokyo go on sale 7 March. 2x shows, VIP tix $209. Taipei sold out quick. China sales not so brisk

Mar 01, 2015

ICYMI: HTC M9, Vive & Grip launch event at #MWC15 w/ cameo by @robertdowneyjr (well, his voice) youtube.com/watch?v=BWhM_o…

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