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TSMC’s Ho Endured Lewd Jokes on Path to CFO at IPhone Chipmaker

bloomberg.com — Lora Ho's career has taken her through smoke-filled meeting rooms with men cracking lewd jokes. It's also seen her helm $46 billion in capital spending at Taiwan's largest chipmaker. Since becoming CFO in 2003, Ho has overseen a tripling of annual profit amid Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (2330)'s escalating battle with Intel Corp.

Taiwan premier falls on sword after ruling party setback

bdlive.co.za — TAIPEI - Taiwanese Premier Jiang Yi-huah resigned and the president pledged policy changes after the ruling Kuomintang lost more local leadership seats than expected in elections held across the island at the weekend.

Taiwan Premier Resigns After Party Loses Control of Top Cities

bloomberg.com — Taiwan's premier resigned to take responsibility for the loss of key mayoral seats around the island for the ruling Kuomintang party, including the capital city of Taipei. Premier Jiang Yi-huah said at a press briefing today President Ma Ying-jeou accepted his resignation and would soon announce his replacement as well as new members of the cabinet.

Want a Cheap Smartphone? Go Get an Invite

bloomberg.com — You cannot buy a OnePlus One smartphone. To buy one, you need an invitation. To get an invitation, you need to know someone who has one, or you must compete for the chance to get an invite.

CORRECT: Innolux to Invest NT$80b on New Dedicated Display Plant

bloomberg.com — (Innolux corrects to change reference to client) Company installation of equipment will commence Dec. 1 with mass production planned by end of next year, Sophia Cheng, a public relations representative for the company, said by phone, citing comments from co. president Wang Jyh-chau.

Chinese censors block Verizon cloud websites

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Foxconn Unit to Raise Investment in Panel Plant for Apple

bloomberg.com — Innolux Corp. (3481) said it will invest NT$80 billion ($2.6 billion) in a display factory to supply Apple Inc. after the Taiwanese company's parent Foxconn Technology Group failed to secure a stake in rival Sharp Corp.

China Steps Up Internet Censorship as EdgeCast Blocked

businessweek.com — Chinese authorities stepped up their censorship of the Internet by blocking websites using Verizon Communication Inc. (VZ:US)'s cloud service, a show of power just as the country is poised to host a global Internet conference. Filtering of sites on the EdgeCast content delivery network escalated this week "with no rhyme or reason as to why," the Santa Monica, California-based company said in a blog post.

China Steps Up Internet Censorship as EdgeCast Blocked

bloomberg.com — Chinese authorities have stepped up their Internet censorship by blocking more networks run by Verizon Communication Inc. (VZ) 's EdgeCast unit. Filtering escalated this week, with websites affected "with no rhyme or reason as to why," the Santa Monica, California-based company said in a blog post.

Terry Gou's IPhone-led Growth Goal Seems a Distant Dream for Slowing Foxconn

bloomberg.com — Getting half your revenue from one client is a very risky proposition, but it's a great boon when that customer, namely Apple, is the one industry player posting sustained growth amid the anemic PC and consumer electronics market. Still, that's not helping Foxconn reach its targets.
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Dec 18, 2014

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Dec 18, 2014

China is Planning to Purge Foreign Technology and Replace With Homegrown Suppliers bloom.bg/1uZsgjn via @business

Dec 17, 2014

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Dec 17, 2014

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