Friday, May 24, 2013
In an effort to participate in Facebook's Open Computing Project (OCP), Taiwan's academia and enterprises yesterday joined forces, announcing plans to establish a certification center and standards to govern hardware specifications yesterday.
Amendments proposed to the Consumer Protection Law would eliminate the seven-day grace period that allowed consumers to return electronic products or fresh goods.
Amid discouraging macroeconomics conditions, Taiwan's industry and manufacturing production indexes in April fell by 0.88 percent and 1.18 percent year-on-year, marking the third consecutive month of decline, according to the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA).
Amid the impressive sales figure of 5 million units for its flagship smartphone since its launch in March, HTC, Taiwan's No. 1 smartphone vendor, confirmed Thursday that some of its senior executives have terminated their contracts.
Taiwan's HTC Corp. yesterday unveiled its first mid-range smartphone featuring the BlinkFeed news feed home screen that was initially available only on its flagship device — the new HTC One — to expand its presence in the affordable phone market.
Taiwan's Tourism Bureau launched a campaign in Hawaii Wednesday to promote the country's summer landscape, particularly around the Tropic of Cancer, which bisects the island.
Taiwan has been chosen as the theme country of the 10th Asian Summer Film Festival in Spain to be held July 9-14, the Ministry of Culture said recently.
Kiribati will open an embassy in Taipei May 31, with Kiribati President Anote Tong hosting the inauguration ceremony, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said yesterday.
The fifth annual Taiwan-U.S. Commercial Forum will take place in Kaohsiung Friday, focusing on the development of bilateral trade relations and the prospects for further economic cooperation, the organizers said recently.
Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) legislators are torn over former President Chen Shui-bian's (陳水扁) application for party readmission, proposed by caucus whip Ker Chien-ming (柯建銘) at the DPP's Central Standing Committee meeting on Wednesday.