Wednesday Apr 16
Nikkei Net Interactive
Worried workers fret about Taiwan's IT sector
"We have to work unreasonable hours to service our clients all over the world," said Chen, a 33-year-old IT professional who earned about $1,900 a month before quitting last year to take a career break.
Acer to Acquire Gateway for $710M
Acer plans to acquire Gateway in a deal worth US$710 million that Acer says will make it the world's third-largest PC vendor.
Acer CEO Wang Vows to Step Down if Gateway Deal Fails
Amid mounting criticism of the deal, the chairman and CEO of Acer has vowed to step down if the company's bid to join with Gateway does not succeed.
The China Post
Reforms and transitions leading to new dawn for Acer in Q2: Shih
At a public engagement yesterday, Acer Inc. Chairman Stan Shih stated that a new dawn for the company is poised to break around the second quarter of this year, following sweeping transitions and reforms, with performance also expected to improve as new products and services are launched during the same period.
Acer Hires New CFO
Taiwanese personal computer maker Acer Inc. said Wednesday that Chief Financial Officer Eva Ho is resigning and that the company will tap a satellite television executive for her replacement.
The China Post
Asus, Acer remain leading notebook vendors
Taiwanese computer makers Asustek ComputerInc. and Acer Inc. remained among the five leading global notebook vendors in February despite a decline in the broader market, according to a local research report.
Globe and Mail
New York's Beat Generation slept here - so should you
If Jack Kerouac, Maggie Smith, Julie Andrews, John Barrymore and Lenny Bruce once slept here, it's good enough for me.