Taiwan will open a fund with about $400 million to invest in startups to diversify the economy as its computer and electronic industries struggle amid greater competition. The government will choose teams of adviser and managers to select projects and work with venture capital companies, Kuan Chung-ming, minister of Taiwan's... more »
One man has begun testing a homemade robot submarine in Yantai City, Shandong province, China on the 10th of April. The 3 million yuan project, around £314,000, was created by Zhang Wuyi a 38 year old from Wuhan City, Hubei province. more »
A new study shows Shenzhen has the highest internet and Sina Weibo penetration rate of any city in China, and internet users here are much more active on social media networks and daily deal sites. more »
No slowdown in sight for the Chinese smartphone market. Greater usage, revenue, and 3G numbers point to continued development in the market. Mobile telecom services also report an increase in revenues by 11.1% to 658.6 billion yuan, accounting for 73.7 percent of the telecom sector’s revenues. more »
Let the Wifi flow! Hangzhou has opened free Wifi services, providing nearly 2K wireless nodes with no payments attached to citizens and visitors alike. This could be groundbreaking stuff for the mobile internet industry. more »
What would happen if tomorrow if the “Great Firewall” was torn down and Chinese internet companies were told they no longer needed to censor their content? We asked some media and tech experts what they reckon. more »
Alibaba’s mobile operating system (Aliyun OS), presumably a Linux-based platform, was set to be released on a new smartphone by Taiwanese manufacturer Acer last week, but after receiving pressure from Google, Acer backed out of the deal at the last minute. more »
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