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Friday, April 18, 2014
Yahoo! to recruit new blood after student protest
Yahoo! will recruit 100 local employees after witnessing the younger generation's potential amid the Sunflower Movement, Yahoo! Inc. Asia-Pacific region Senior Vice President Rose Tsou (鄒開蓮) said yesterday.
Top mobile carrier Chunghwa Telecom Co. has teamed up with Sony Mobile Communications to offer more 4G LTE-enabled phones and tablets ahead of the planned launch of Taiwan's 4G network in the second half of the year.
A Berlin-based researcher says he has managed to fool the fingerprint-based security system on Samsung's new Galaxy S5 smartphone using wood glue and a picture of the original print.
The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits last week rose 2,000 to a seasonally adjusted 304,000. Jobless claims continue to be near pre-recession levels despite the slight increase.
Far Eastern Air Transport (遠東航空) was set to launch two regular non-stop routes this week to link the central Taiwanese city of Taichung with Shijiazhuang and Taiyuan in North China.
Asustek apologizes for ZenFone pricing dispute
Taiwan's Asustek (華碩) Computer Inc. apologized yesterday for pricing its low-cost ZenFone smartphone models higher in Taiwan than in China, which has created negative controversy for the PC vendor over the past week.
Ford offers limited-edition 50th anniversary Mustang
Ford is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Mustang with a limited-edition model and a display atop the Empire State Building.
Chip maker TSMC first-quarter net profit up 6.8%
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC,台積電), the world's largest contract chip maker, has posted a sequential 6.8-percent increase in net profit for the first quarter of this year on the back of solid demand for chips made using its high-end technology process.
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DHL recently announced a pick-up and cut-off time extension for outbound shipments to the U.S., enabling it to offer customers in central and southern Taiwan an additional time of up to 2.5 hours for shipment preparation.
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The U.S. dollar rose against the New Taiwan dollar yesterday, gaining NT$0.02 to close at the day's high of NT$30.221 after the U.S. currency recouped earlier losses on the back of the local central bank's intervention, dealers said.
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