Fishermen ‘kept like slaves’ in Taiwan

A group of foreign fishermen in Taiwan were locked in tiny windowless rooms around the clock to stop them escaping while not at sea, prosecutors said in the island's latest abuse case involving migrant workers. Fishing and boat company owners were among 19 ... ( read original story ...)

Google buys HTC’s Pixel team in $1.1B bet on devices

"We think this is a very important step for Google in our hardware efforts," Rick Osterloh, Google's senior vice-president of hardware, said at a press conference in Taipei. "We've been focusing on building our core capabilities. But with this agreement ... ( read original story ...)

Taiwan signs $576M wheat deal with United States

Taiwan has once again agreed to purchase a large share of U.S. wheat over the next two years, with most of it coming from Idaho, North Dakota and Montana. Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter and Taiwanese milling industry officials signed the $576 million ... ( read original story ...)

Google to buy part of Taiwan smartphone maker HTC for $1.1 bn

Taiwan's struggling smartphone maker HTC said on Thursday it would sell part of its smartphone business to Google for $1.1 billion as the US giant looks to take greater control of its hardware business. Google will take on half of HTC's research staff ... ( read original story ...)