Friday, July 17, 2015
Sales of small and mid-size luxury sport utility vehicles (SUVs) in Taiwan soared nearly three-fold during the first six months of 2015 because of more SUV models coming on to the market, according to a local agent.
Far EasTone Telecommunications Co. (遠傳電訊), Taiwan's third-largest wireless carrier, signed an agreement with the Taiwan unit of Japan's NTT Communications Corp. to supply an enterprise messaging platform.
Mars Inc. announced plans Wednesday for a US$100 million expansion of its candy-making plant in Kansas, a facility that was the company's first new plant in 35 years.
Although the iPod's popularity has waned, Apple is updating its music player for the first time in nearly three years by giving the flagship Touch model a faster processor and better cameras.
Netflix's second-quarter performance followed a familiar script of accelerating subscriber growth that has turned the Internet video service into a stock market sensation.
Thursday, July 16, 2015
Shares of MediaTek Inc. (聯發科), one of Taiwan's leading integrated circuit designers, were up Wednesday morning after the stock went ex-dividend, with bargain hunters rushing to pick up the stock after its recent downturn, dealers said.
HTC Corp. (宏達電) has given a more specific but not finalized schedule to launch a consumer version of its virtual reality headset later this year, according to a UK-based technology news site.
Toyota on Wednesday recalled 625,000 hybrid vehicles globally, mostly the Prius model favored by the eco-conscious including Hollywood celebrities, over a defect that can bring the car to an unexpected stop.
Mining giant BHP Billiton Wednesday said it was taking a US$2.8 billion pre-tax write-down on its onshore assets in the United States as plunging oil prices hit shale gas.