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Vietnam's Home-Grown Internet Browser Coc Coc Hits 23m Users

Coc Coc, the Vietnamese-created internet browser, has grown rapidly since its launch in 2013, and now boasts 23 million users within Vietnam.

VietnamNet reports that Le Van Thanh, the founder of Coc Coc (known as "Knock Knock" in English), recently explained the strong expansion of his browser. It is now the second most-used browser in Vietnam after Google Chrome.

According to the news source, Thanh pointed to Coc Coc's strengths for this success, including automatic punctuation, correct spelling suggestions, dictionaries, Facebook access and shopping suggestions.

Data from StatCounter, a company which monitors internet use, shows that Chrome is the leading browser in Vietnam, accounting for 58.7% of users, while Coc Coc sits second with 26.6% of users.

Hubert Burda Media, a German media company, invested US$14 million in Coc Coc in 2015, and has been pleased with its decision, the news source shares. Peter Kennedy, the group's chairman, shared at a recent press conference that Coc Coc grew by 100% in 2015 and 80% in 2016, while it is expected to grow a further 50% this year.

[Photo via VietnamNet]

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