Category Archives: The Tech Beat

Book-signing 6/29: ‘How to start a business in Taiwan’

Wild East / Culture Shock Have you considered starting your own business but is not really sure what should be the first step? Not sure if Taiwan is an entrepreneur-friendly environment? Want to know the key points for a Taiwan … Continue reading

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‘Transition’ band still banned from Taiwan, ironically

Trista di Genova / The Wild East Transition (前進樂團) is a British expat band that has attained a fair level of success and popularity in Taiwan thanks to their cheery, catchy cross-cultural hits, like 對不起我的中文不好 (‘Sorry my Chinese is not … Continue reading

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The Wild East stands in solidarity today against mass surveillance.

The day we fight back: https://thedaywefightback.org/ The NSA “has secretly broken into the main communications links that connect Yahoo and Google data centers around the world.” — THE NEW YORK TIMES The NSA “is harvesting hundreds of millions of contact … Continue reading

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Putting the magic back in movies: Ang Lee’s ‘Life of Pi’

The special effects company that relocated to Taiwan to work on the ‘Life of Pi,’ Ang Lee’s latest outing, should provide a much-needed boost to Taiwan’s film industry By Trista di Genova / Contributing reporter, see full article published in … Continue reading

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Impressions of Saisiyat tribe’s Ritual of the Little Black People

Trista di Genova / The Wild East / Culture Every two years the Saisiyat tribe in Hsinchu County, Taiwan, hold the Ritual of the Little Black People (矮靈祭, ǎi líng jì). This year, it took place Dec. 1-3, in a … Continue reading

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How Chinese schools get technology into the classroom

by Estelle Shumann Technology / The Wild East As China grows into a formidable economic world power, many observers wonder what the future may have in store. In one sense, China is a model of success in teaching its students … Continue reading

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Taipei launches free public Wi-Fi

NICE MOVE, TAIPEI! Taipei City Government has completed step one of its plan to introduce free public Wi-Fi across the city with the service currently being available in public areas such as libraries, MRT stations and hospitals. Eventually, the plan … Continue reading

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TED Event: 'Hearts And Minds', changed to 9 April

Wild East news staff TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 25 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. The annual TED Conference invites … Continue reading

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Is there a Y1C computer glitch in Taiwan's future?

by Dan Bloom The Wild East Will Taiwan face massive Y1C computer problems next year when the Republic of China turns 100? Or will it turn out like the Western “Y2K” problem, all for “nought”? You may remember when many … Continue reading

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