Airbnb’s latest challenge is coming from Taiwan

Lawmakers in Taiwan started looking into ways to legalise short-term rental services for some time now —but this is hardly good news for Airbnb 

Taipei to host global entrepreneurs’ conference exploring use of AI, IoT for social good

Both Taiwan and the US had been involved in the Global Entrepreneurship Network for several years 

FunNow, an app to book instant entertainment and leisure activities in Taiwan, raises US$5M investment

FunNow claims to have signed over 3,000 vendors, providing more than 20,000 activities and services daily for its 500,000 members 

Plug and Play’s Christian Knipfer describes Taiwan’s strengths in building a startup ecosystem

With a famously high-quality talent pool, the next step for Taiwanese startups is to break their comfort zone and go global 

Taiwan’s crypto scene is booming, but still needs a clearer regulatory framework to thrive

When it comes to regulating crypto, there seems to be little consensus on what is appropriate and what is not 

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales advises fake-free, ad-free content and being nice

Jimmy Wales, Wikipedia founder, spoke to Business Next about Wikipedia’s anti-fake, free-ad news strategy 

Japanese startup Cinnamon opens Taiwan R&D centre with offer of free AI courses

Cinnamon plans to open five AI research centers across Asia with a goal of employing 500 AI engineers by 2022 

Taiwan cabinet proposes more flexible immigration rules to attract skilled foreign workers

The goal is to bring about 120,000 mid-level workers into Taiwan, according to the National Development Council 

World’s largest dating app for gays sets up shop in Taiwan

Grindr cited an open, tolerant, society that is full of tech talents who are relatively affordable 

Our 4 takeaways on Echelon Asia Summit 2018, from the team at Tagtoo

The two-day event is like a sweet memory that remains vivid in our minds even though the event is finished