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Asus PadFone 2 launch invitations sent to media outlets

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Asus will be revealing the follow-up to its PadFone next month. Invitations sent to media outlets for the PadFone 2 show a partial shot of the smartphone's display, alongside a request to book the 16th of October into calendars, and will apparently be debuted in simultaneous events in Milan, Italy...
Asus PadFone 2 launch invitations sent to media outlets

Apple-HTC ten-year license deal shows Android patent peace is achievable

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Apple just published a joint statement with HTC announcing the settlement of their Android patent dispute more than 33 months after it started. This is the third significant smartphone patent settlement since June 2011. Previously, Apple settled with Nokia, and Microsoft settled with Barnes & Noble. Apple has yet to...
Apple-HTC ten-year license deal shows Android patent peace is achievable

Asus shows world's biggest tablet

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Hours before Computex 2012 trade show kicks off in Taipei, Taiwan, Asus showcases its Windows 8-based laptop-tablet hybrid device....
Asus shows world's biggest tablet

Gamer found dead in internet cafe…nine hours later

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23-year-old Chen Jung-yu was found dead at an internet cafe in New Taipei, Taiwan on Tuesday night. Jung-yu was rigid in his chair with hands on the keyboard and mouse, according to local police. He had been playing the popular online multiplayer game World of Warcraft when he died...
Gamer found dead in internet cafe…nine hours later

HTC shuffles execs in renewed comeback effort

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Shares of HTC (2498) have tumbled in the past year and the struggling manufacturer has seen its revenue fall for four straight quarters. Though it continues to build appealing smartphones, the Taiwanese company keeps losing market share to Samsung (005930) and Apple (AAPL), among others. In an attempt to reverse this...
HTC shuffles execs in renewed comeback effort

AverMedia rolls out AverTV box PVR, likely targeting budget-minded ad-skippers

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AverMedia generally doesn't boggle us with cutting edge products, but they have their niche with those for whom money is an object. Though pricing hasn't been announced, the AverTV Box PVR announced at Computex seems to fit that mold, offering set-top recording and time-shifting, but foregoing niceties like network...
AverMedia rolls out AverTV box PVR, likely targeting budget-minded ad-skippers

Today at Computex: Company press events, Haswell in the spotlight

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Intel's Haswell chips grabbed the early spotlight at Computex, but the new Core microprocessor technology isn't the only news to come out of the Taipei, Taiwan trade show. This IDG News Service video previews what to expect on the first day of the show as Acer, MSI, Asus, and...
Today at Computex: Company press events, Haswell in the spotlight

One-time Twitter rival Plurk lands million-dollar investment and relocates to Asia

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If you’re an early user of Twitter, or someone who enjoyed social networking when it became to go mainstream around 2008, then the chances are that you may remember Plurk. The Canadian startup offered a more visual take on Twitter and FriendFeed (another once popular service), and today’s its being...
One-time Twitter rival Plurk lands million-dollar investment and relocates to Asia

Meetrip expands its Airbnb-like marketplace for local travel experiences to 10 new cities in Asia

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We all like to experience the real culture behind countries that we visit and Meetrip, a Japan-based online marketplace that gives travelers the chance the enjoy local experiences, has made this more possible in Asia after it expanded to 10 new cities there. The site, which borrows cues from social...
Meetrip expands its Airbnb-like marketplace for local travel experiences to 10 new cities in Asia

Apple and HTC reach global patent dispute settlement, agree to ten-year licensing agreement

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Apple and HTC have announced that the two companies have reached a global settlement regarding the two firm’s multiple patent infringement lawsuits. The agreement is on a global-scale and includes a ten-year licensing agreement. All current lawsuits have been dismissed. TAIPEI, Taiwan and CUPERTINO, California—November 10, 2012—HTC and Apple® have...
Apple and HTC reach global patent dispute settlement, agree to ten-year licensing agreement

Taiwanese cloud gaming firm Ubitus raises $15 million from Samsung Ventures and others

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Taipei, Taiwan-based cloud gaming and services company Ubitus today announced that it has raised $15 million from a number of investors, most notably including Samsung’s venture capital arm. Founded in 2007, Ubitus deployed its first cloud gaming service in Japan in September 2011 and has been deploying commercial offerings with...
Taiwanese cloud gaming firm Ubitus raises $15 million from Samsung Ventures and others

Meet Cubie, The 500 Startups-Backed Messaging App With 5.5M Users & A Sense of Humor

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If you are based in the U.S. or Europe, there’s a good chance that you haven’t yet heard of Cubie Messenger. Here in Asia, however, the free mobile messaging app, which lets users exchange text, stickers, videos, and their own drawings, is gaining plenty of traction. Since launching in March...
Meet Cubie, The 500 Startups-Backed Messaging App With 5.5M Users & A Sense of Humor

Android One-Second Boot

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Android One-Second Boot is a post from Chris Pirillo Add to iTunes | Add to YouTube | Add to Google | RSS FeedAndroid usually takes about 30 seconds to boot. Ubiquitous, somehow, has made their QuickBoot solution to work for the Freescale i.MX51 processor, where Android can boot in about...
Android One-Second Boot

ADATA's Dash Drive Air brings power, streaming and bling to your phone

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Hole in your life for a rechargeable battery, wireless hotspot, media streamer and a hot block of sparkle? ADATA's got the gadget for you. The company has just announced the DashDrive Air AE400, combining a 5,000mAh battery, 802.11 b/g/n wireless hotspot and hardware that'll stream media from a USB...
ADATA's Dash Drive Air brings power, streaming and bling to your phone
Leaked ASUS Padfone 2 specs point to big hardware boosts across the board
The Verge is live from Computex, Taipei

Deja vu: Foxconn chair says Apple's stuff is hard to make

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For the second time in two years, Terry Gou's complaints make headlines FORTUNE -- Okay. I've read most of the 22 stories posted on Techmeme Wednesday morning repeating -- with little or no commentary -- Reuters' account of Foxconn chairman Terry Gou's remarks to reporters after a business forum in...
Deja vu: Foxconn chair says Apple's stuff is hard to make

Taiwanese Research Firm Claims Patent Law Suit Against Google Search Products

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Institute for Information, located in Taipei, Taiwan, has brought a patent lawsuit against Google in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. According to the case, the research institution claims Google Search, Google+ Local and Google Places infringes on the Institute for... Please visit Search Engine Land...
Taiwanese Research Firm Claims Patent Law Suit Against Google Search Products

Apple and HTC find patent peace

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Apple (AAPL) and Samsung (005930) may never settle their patent disputes, but those who have argued that Apple is completely unwilling to negotiate in its various patent battles with Android vendors have some backtracking to do. Apple and struggling Taiwan-based smartphone maker HTC (2498) jointly announced on Saturday that they...
Apple and HTC find patent peace

Windows 8 Hits the Small Screen As it Arrives on 8-Inch Acer Tablet

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Acer on Sunday announced what is expected to be the first of many smaller tablets running the full version of Windows 8. The Taiwanese computer maker announced the Iconia W3, a 1.1-pound Intel-powered tablet that also comes pre-loaded with the home and student version of Office. “With the Iconia W3,...
Windows 8 Hits the Small Screen As it Arrives on 8-Inch Acer Tablet

Intel's 4-inch Next Unit of Computing to cost $400

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Computex — Intel's got next... The Next Unit of Computing, that is. While making our way through the madness at the Computex trade show in Taipei, Taiwan, we stopped by Intel's booth to check out the company's new small-form-factor PC. The 4" x 4" NUC is truly tiny, and it...
Intel's 4-inch Next Unit of Computing to cost $400

Uber brings its private car service to Taipei, Taiwan, its second new launch in Asia this week

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Uber‘s foray into Asia continues after the US-headquartered private car hire firm launched in ‘stealth mode’ in Taipei, Taiwan. The rollout is its second new launch in Asia this week — following its arrival in Seoul, Korea, on Tuesday — and it takes the company to three cities in the...
Uber brings its private car service to Taipei, Taiwan, its second new launch in Asia this week

Why Zuckerberg Should "Share" the Facebook Kingdom

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Facebook is worth $75-$100 billion. If we broke that down by user, it would mean that each individual is worth $118.34. Or, if we're looking at it in terms of revenue from 2011 - $3.71 billion - each user is worth $4.39 in revenue per user per year. Yet...
Why Zuckerberg Should "Share" the Facebook Kingdom
Via announces $49 APC Android PC, ships in July

Intel Next Unit of Computing to cost $400, dated

www.electronista.com
At the Computex trade show in Taipei, Taiwan, Intel once again showed off its Next Unit of Computing (NUC) small form-factor PC. It's just four by four inches in size and the latest information shared by TechReport suggests the device will cost $400 and ship sometime in the third quarter...
Intel Next Unit of Computing to cost $400, dated

Evernote continues its global expansion as it opens an office in Taiwan

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Fresh from announcing a deal with Taiwan Mobile, Evernote has continued its global expansion after the note-taking company opened an office in Taipei, Taiwan, its fourth in Asia. Evernote CEO Phil Libin announced the expansion at a joint press conference with Taiwan Mobile, explaining that the strong local developer community...
Evernote continues its global expansion as it opens an office in Taiwan
Apple and HTC reach global patent dispute settlement, agree to ten-year licensing agreement

HTC, Apple Settle Patent Fight

allthingsd.com
So here’s the end of one smartphone patent fight: Apple and HTC have signed a peace treaty, and will withdraw all lawsuits against each other. The deal comes with a 10-year-license agreement. Here’s the press release, we’ll have more in a bit: HTC and Apple Settle Patent Dispute All Patent...
HTC, Apple Settle Patent Fight

We're live from Computex 2012 in Taipei!

www.engadget.com
Taiwan's tech typhoon is one day away from making landfall in Taipei, with thousands of manufacturers setting up shop at this year's Computex. We expect to see our fair share of laptops and tablets on the show floor, with plenty of local wares sprinkled in for good measure. Several...
We're live from Computex 2012 in Taipei!
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