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Taiwan’s Ma Seeks Domestic Reconciliation After China Backlash — (Bloomberg) -- 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.

At $50, This Fake Apple Watch Offers Features the Real One Lacks — In Shenzhen's famous Huaqiangbei electronics shopping district, you won't need to stand in any lines or make an appointment for these smartwatches. At 299 yuan-that's less than $50-you can pick up a smartwatch that looks very similar to Apple's own creation, complete with replica Digital Crown and touch screen.

VIA Rises by Limit on Report Intel May Buy Phone Chip Unit — VIA Technologies Inc. climbed its daily limit in Taipei after a report Intel Corp. is in talks to buy the Taiwanese company's phone chip unit. Shares rose 6.9 percent to NT$9.09 at the close of trade, the most since September. The benchmark Taiex fell 1.1 percent.

Decade-Long Cyber Spying Campaign Hacked Southeast Asia Targets — A sophisticated hacking group targeted governments and corporations in Southeast Asia for a decade, marking one of the longest-running and most efficient campaigns unveiled, according to security company FireEye Inc. Named APT30, the group increased hacking activity ahead of regional diplomatic meetings and also targeted at least 15 companies in communications, technology, finance and aviation, the U.S.

TSMC on Target for Production Improvements to Fend Off Samsung — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. is on target for the introduction of a new production technique as it tries to fend off competition for made-to-order semiconductors. TSMC will offer 10-nanometer manufacturing as early as the end of next year, Co-Chief Executive Officer Mark Liu said Tuesday at a company event in San Jose, California.

Hon Hai Profit Surges to Record as IPhones Retake Lead — (Bloomberg) -- Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. posted record profit as the assembler of Apple Inc. devices benefited from the iPhone's gain in global market share. Fourth-quarter net income climbed 33 percent to NT$56.7 billion ($1.8 billion), according to figures derived from full-year results filed to the Taiwan Stock Exchange on Monday.

TSMC Drops as Weakening Smartphone Market Threatens Chip Demand — (Bloomberg) -- Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. fell for a fifth day in Taipei trading, its longest losing streak in two years, after at least four analysts published reports saying a stronger U.S. dollar may weaken smartphone chip demand. The shares dropped 1 percent to NT$144 as of 10:58 a.m.

Apple Said to Start China IPhone Trade-In Program With Foxconn — (Bloomberg) -- Apple Inc. plans to introduce a trade-in program for iPhones in China, people familiar with the effort said, after a similar program bolstered sales in the U.S. Consumers will be able to take older iPhones to Apple stores in China for credit against the company's products as soon as March 31, the people said, asking not to be identified because the details aren't public.

Delta Looks to Robots, Electric Cars to Stem PC Slump — (Bloomberg) -- Computer makers including Apple Inc. and Dell Inc. have turned to Delta Electronics Inc. to power their PCs for the past decade. Now, the supplier is moving into electric vehicles and factory robots. "It's a natural evolution," Yancey Hai, chairman of the Taipei-based company, said of the release last year of its first robot.

Taiwan Said to Expand TransAsia Pilot Testing to Airbus Fleet — (Bloomberg) -- Taiwan's Civil Aeronautics Administration has expanded testing of TransAsia Airways Corp. pilots to those flying its Airbus Group NV planes after a fatal crash last month, according to officials familiar with the plan.
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Apr 24, 2015

At $50, This Fake Apple Watch Offers Features the Real One Lacks…

Apr 20, 2015

Taiwan had Five earthquakes measuring 5 or above within 12 hours See the quake map here:

Apr 20, 2015

Taiwan quake shook up a car parking tower in downtown Taipei. See pics:…

Apr 19, 2015

Quick quake update. No reports of troubles at chipmakers, power stations or stock exchange systems. Japan lifted Tsunami warning.

Apr 19, 2015

@clemtan tax. If they give receipt, it's on the books and they have to declare it. Same in Taiwan but reverse; they give discount

Apr 19, 2015

@darth USGS lists only one quake in the region this morning. Note the epicenter is near Japan's island chain…

Apr 19, 2015

USGS measures Taiwan's quake this morning: 6.6, 71km off coast of Hualian…

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