Taiwan’s Display Industry First to Mass Produce 8K TV Panels, According to TrendForce

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The mass production of the long-anticipated 8K resolution TV sets will formally begin the second half of this year. WitsView, a division of TrendForce, reports that a Taiwanese panel maker is first to be approved by international TV brands as a supplier of 8K TV panels. TV brands hope that the market release of 8K TV sets will generate interests among consumers in the near future. Continue reading 

China Leads Global Fintech Investments, Accenture Finds

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Investments in Asia-Pacific financial technology (fintech) ventures, primarily in China, reached $9.62 billion as of July 31, more than twice the $4.26 billion invested in the region in all of 2015, Continue reading 

Western Digital SanDisk InfiniFlash Platform Adopted by SoftBank Corp. to Address Massive Capacity Demand

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Western Digital Corporation, a global storage technology and solutions leader, today announced that SoftBank Corp. (head office: Minato-ku, Tokyo) has adopted the SanDisk InfiniFlash all-flash storage platform for its software-defined storage solution. Continue reading 

Will Restrictions on the Flat Panel Industry be Lifted?

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During a forum in Taipei Wednesday, AU Optronics Corp chairman and chief executive officer Paul Peng urged the government to ease restrictions on the flat panel industry to boost its long-term prospects. Continue reading 

Singapore to Review Legality of VPN Technology under the Copyright Act

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By Kajal Joshi, The Tech Portal

The authorities of Singapore are reviewing the legality of virtual private network (VPN) technology, a service that allows users disguise their computers’ locations to watch restricted foreign media content. Continue reading 

Samsung VR Management Members Jump Ship to Chinese Rival

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Samsung’s VR division has reportedly lost two members of its senior management team within one month to Chinese rival LeEco, formerly LeTV, according to the Chinese company. Continue reading 

Tesla Unveils New P100D Model X and Model S, Ramps Up Acceleration, Range with Longer Battery Life

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By Anmol Sachdeva, The Tech Portal

A surprising tweet from Elon Musk last night, and the internet was a playground for crazy speculations about the new Tesla product announcement. But, what exactly did the visionary CEO of the biggest electric automobile company have for us in tow? Oh, well, a couple of ‘ludicrous’ upgrades, what else! Continue reading 

Alibaba Poaches Flipkart’s HR Director Priya Cherian to Head Talent Acquisition in India

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By Anmol Sachdeva, The Tech Portal

In what can be seen as a win for Alibaba and another loss for Flipkart, Director of Human Resources, Priya Cherian has made a switch from the latter to the former. She will head the HR department and be responsible for talent acquisition for the Chinese e-commerce behemoth set to expand its operation in India. Continue reading 

Latest News on Meizu Smart Watch: The Company Has Already Raised Money by Crowdfunding, and the Price will Start from RMB999

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More news on Meizu’s rumored smartwatch have been released this week. According to the latest reports, Meizu has launched a new smartwatch from the Meizu Mix Series on Taobao’s crowdfunding platform on August 19. Based on the website’s information, the retail prices will range from RMB 999 to RMB 1,400, and the smartwatch will have 3 different designs. Continue reading 

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Amazon may introduce a $5 music plan that nobody will use
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Amazon has built itself up as Netflix and Hulu’s biggest competitor in online video subscriptions, but now it’s looking to bring the fight to Spotify, Google, and Apple for music. Continue reading