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HTC said to plan better camera phone, first smartwatch in march

livemint.com — HTC will release the products around the time of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, where the world's biggest smartphone makers, including Samsung and Huawei, will showcase their models. Photo: Reuters Taipei: plans to unveil a marquee phone in March with improved camera and audio features, and its first smartwatch, according to a person familiar with the matter, as the Taiwanese company tries to stem three years of falling sales.

HTC Said to Plan Better Camera Phone, First Smartwatch in March

bloomberg.com — HTC Corp. (2498) plans to unveil a marquee phone in March with improved camera and audio features, and its first smartwatch, according to a person familiar with the matter, as the Taiwanese company tries to stem three years of falling sales.

TSMC Selling ASML Stake for $1.5 Billion as Lockup Period Ends

bloomberg.com — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (2330) is selling its stake in Dutch chip-equipment maker ASML Holding NV (ASML) for 1.3 billion euros ($1.5 billion) as a 2 1/2-year lockup period expires in April. TSMC, a supplier of chips to Apple Inc.

Acer bets on next-generation models

bdlive.co.za — WHEN Jason Chen took over as CEO at Acer a year ago, he was handed a three-page, colour-coded list of problems at the ailing PC maker. He shoved the memo in a drawer and never looked at it again. Instead, Mr Chen focused on the positive.

Back-to-basics boss rescues Acer

nzherald.co.nz — When Jason Chen took over as chief executive at Acer a year ago, he was handed a three-page, colour-coded list of problems at the ailing PC maker. He shoved the memo in a drawer and - New Zealand Herald

A future for PCs? Acer’s Jason Chen is betting the company on it

livemint.com — Acer sees its biggest chance in the nascent market for Chromebooks which are low-cost laptops that run Google's operating system and eschew expensive internal storage drives. Photo: Bloomberg Taipei: When took over as chief executive officer (CEO) at a year ago, he was handed a three-page, colour-coded list of problems at the ailing PC maker.

HTC posts sales growth after 3 years of decline on new models

livemint.com — Fourth-quarter sales climbed to NT$47.9 billion from NT$42.9 billion a year earlier, HTC said on Tuesday, the first gain since the third quarter of 2011. Photo: Reuters Taipei: posted its first quarterly revenue growth in more than three years as new mid-range handsets helped offset competition from high-end models such as 's .

A Future for PCs? Acer’s Chen Is Betting Company On It

bloomberg.com — When Jason Chen took over as chief executive officer at Acer Inc. (2353) a year ago, he was handed a three-page, color-coded list of problems at the ailing PC maker. He shoved the memo in a drawer and never looked at it again. Instead, the 53-year-old focused on the positive.

HTC Posts First Sales Growth in 3 Years on New Models

bloomberg.com — HTC Corp. (2498) posted its first quarterly revenue growth in more than three years as new mid-range handsets helped offset competition from high-end models such as Apple Inc.'s iPhone. Fourth-quarter sales climbed to NT$47.9 billion ($1.5 billion) from NT$42.9 billion a year earlier, HTC said today, the first gain since the third quarter of 2011.

Taiwan’s Ma Seeks Domestic Reconciliation After China Backlash

bloomberg.com — President Ma Ying-jeou called for social reconciliation within Taiwan after student protests and electoral defeats served to rebut his pro-China policies. "Outspoken youth and their online networking re-energized our society. Some people welcomed it, while others had reservations," Ma, 64, said in a New Year address from the presidential office in Taipei.
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Jan 19, 2015

M9 & smartwatch coming. 20Mpx rear camera, UltraPixel front camera, 8-core Snapdragon, Dolby 5.1 bloom.bg/1uhg6SW via @business

Jan 18, 2015

The Shanghai Composite Index briefly hit the biggest drop in five years before recovering a little. At least ten brokers fell limit down

Jan 16, 2015

@edmondlococo chat with @binlin_xiaomi : Xiaomi to Invest in More Startups to Capitalize on Smart Homes bloom.bg/1G5Men2

Jan 16, 2015

Europe's car market last year did something it's not done in six years: grow.

Jan 15, 2015

Scene in Taipei: A girl in a miniskirt just handed me a promo pack of toothpaste from China I'll pass #ChinaFoodSafety

Jan 15, 2015

BREAKING: TSMC opens up 6.5% in Taipei, biggest rise since April 2013.

Jan 15, 2015

RT @elonmusk: Will be building a Hyperloop test track for companies and student teams to test out their pods. Most likely in Texas.

Jan 15, 2015

Here's What the Swiss Central Bank Just Did and Why It's Such a Shocker buswk.co/1ymuPRO via @BW

Jan 15, 2015

TSMC plans to expand its China capacity by 30% this year Considering making leading-edge investments in future

Jan 15, 2015

@Bindibadgi valid question. The industry awaits their public pronouncements, and don't forget Intel and Samsung's capex muscle

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