Saturday, November 28, 2015
The merger of Warid and Mobilink announced on Thursday is only the first of a series of transformative steps about to sweep the world of the telecoms. Telenor and Zong have announced a deal to share cellphone towers, and the industry is abuzz with talk that PTCL and UFONE -- which despite having common shareholders have operated as separate entities -- could be merged into one.
Friday, November 27, 2015
The Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI, 工研院) has recently developed new algorithms that utilize big data for intelligent decision-making.
Lawrence Ng, entrepreneur and co-founder of Oversee.net, launched OnRamp Fund, a US$10 million incubator that invests in early stage startups. Unlike other funds that invest in a large number of startups, OnRamp Fund's focus is to help its portfolio companies achieve critical milestones by working closely with select entrepreneurial teams, according to the organization.
Nestlé Taiwan, the local branch of the international food and beverage company, held a event for the Nestlé Healthy Kids Global Programme 2015 on Wednesday, Nov. 25, to raise nutrition and health knowledge.
Since a top European court ruled people have a right to be forgotten online, Google has received 348,085 requests for titbits to vanish from search results.
South Korea said Thursday it had ordered Volkswagen to recall 125,500 diesel vehicles, after tests confirmed the German automaker had faked emissions results from the cars' engines.
Coke says it wants to mend relations with critics of its sugary drinks.
French nuclear giant Areva said Thursday it had linked up with Hitachi GE Nuclear Energy to help Japan dismantle boiling-water nuclear power stations.
Pakistan is set to invite global online payment giants PayPal and Alibaba to offer their services in the country, the IT ministry has said, after easing its e-commerce rules.
Shares in Spain's Abengoa fell by 25 percent Thursday after it emerged the renewable energy giant was close to bankruptcy, with debts piling up in their billions.