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TransAsia Airways Plane Crashes, 47 Dead

TransAsia Airways Plane Crashes, 47 Dead

By Kimberly Ripley July 23, 2014

A TransAsia Airways turboprop airplane crashed on an island near Taiwan on Wednesday, killing 47 people. The crash set buildings on fire, however no one in those buildings suffered injuries or died. The plane–a 70-seat ATR 72–was making its second …

Typhoon Fitow Passes Japan, Taiwan, On to China Typhoon Fitow Passes Japan, Taiwan, On to China

The east coast of China sustained the ravages of Typhoon Fitow, having been warned of the impending storm Sunday by the National Meteorological Centre in a red alert (the highest level). The typhoon is expected to weaken quickly as it …

Woman Quits Job: Viral Star’s Company Responds Woman Quits Job: Viral Star’s Company Responds
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Next Media Animation, the company that got a resignation video from employee Marina Shifrin in the form of a dance to a Kanye West song, has responded to the video which has now gone viral. Mark Simon, a spokesperson for …

Foxconn Could Become Mobile Provider in Taiwan Foxconn Could Become Mobile Provider in Taiwan

Foxconn Technology Group, the manufacturer of Apple’s iPhone and iPad products, is looking to take its business beyond manufacturing. In addition to media and software investments, the company could soon become a mobile carrier in China. The Wall Street Journal …

HTC Cuts Shipment Outlook, Cuts Some Development HTC Cuts Shipment Outlook, Cuts Some Development

DigiTimes, a Tiawanese publication that monitors technology manufacturing supply chains, reports this week that HTC has shifted its product outlook for 2013, preparing investors for a tough coming year. Citing unnamed “industry sources,” the report states that the device manufacturer …

Apple TV Rumors Rise From Internet Yet Again Apple TV Rumors Rise From Internet Yet Again

The Apple TV is already a thing, but people are still holding out for an actual television from the hardware giant. Rumors of an Apple HDTV have been around for years, but 2012 saw a decided jump in reports and …

YouTube Presents Hosts First Chinese-Speaking Band YouTube Presents Hosts First Chinese-Speaking Band
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YouTube Presents, the site’s exclusive concert series, has been around for just under a year and half. In that time, they’ve hosted performances from Taylor Swift, Florence + The Machine, Common, The Shins, Justin bieber, and Blondie. Today, YouTube is …

Senkaku Islands Landing Shows Japan-China Tensions Senkaku Islands Landing Shows Japan-China Tensions

Japanese nationalists have highlighted tensions between Japan and China by landing on the disputed Senkaku Islands and raising the Japanese flag. According to Japan Times, members of the nationalist group called Gambare Nippon were protesting in response to a similar …

Diablo III Marathon Kills Taiwanese Teenager Diablo III Marathon Kills Taiwanese Teenager
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I will be the first person to admit that I have something of a video game addiction. If I’m not playing some sort of fighting game — the amount of hours I’m dumped into the recent “Mortal Kombat” is as …

Spousal Jealousy & Facebook Murders Spousal Jealousy & Facebook Murders

Chou You-huang, a 34-year-old Taiwanese man, committed a crime of passion and killed a man after he found out his wife, Chen, was flirting with him on Facebook. Chen, in a Facebook status update, wrote, “I want to get McDonalds! …

Taiwanese Woman Commits Suicide During Facebook Chat Taiwanese Woman Commits Suicide During Facebook Chat
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Today from the Department of Depressing: Police in Taiwain are reporting that a woman committed suicide while chatting with her friends about it on Facebook. Worse, she killed herself on her birthday. Worser, as she was dying she uploaded photos …

Taiwanese Corpse Among Gamers At Internet Cafe Taiwanese Corpse Among Gamers At Internet Cafe

If you’re gaming hardcore for a few hours you can feel dead tired afterwards. Well, apparently one guy really was dead tired after his game session, but I’m placing more emphasis on the dead part rather than tired. While playing …

Taiwanese Ad Shows Faux Steve Jobs: Offensive or Funny? Taiwanese Ad Shows Faux Steve Jobs: Offensive or Funny?
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Action Electronics, a Taiwanese computer firm has recently released a line of their own tablets and to advertise them, they hired American born Chinese comedian Ah-Ken. http://youtu.be/tixkl9v-c7w In the commercial Ah-Ken can be seen sporting Mr. Jobs’ black T-shirt and …

Foxconn: Workers Are Animals Foxconn: Workers Are Animals
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Foxconn thinks their workers are animals. No, really. Want China Times is reporting that the chairman of Hon Hai, parent company of Foxconn, invited the director of the Taipei Zoo, Chin Shih-chien, to talk about the management of animals. Foxconn, …

Street View Adds Images From Switzerland, Taiwan, Portugal
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Fans of Street View may not get a lot of work done today.  Google’s seen fit to release images covering three new countries, and pictures documenting some special points of interest within America’s borders have become available, as well.

Switzerland, Taiwan, and Portual are the three main attractions (as you probably gathered from this piece’s title).  Interesting and even stunning views are available of each, with the image below showing off Grindelwald, Switzerland.

AOL Establishes Presence In Taiwan

Now seems like an odd time for this development; most companies are contracting, not expanding.  Still, AOL has just launched a new portal for Taiwan.

YouTube Enters Taiwan

YouTube isn’t widely considered to be a purveyor of highbrow or important content.  But as the video-sharing site launches in another country – Taiwan – special attention is being paid to what’s put on it.