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Mobile World Launches New Affordable Phone Chain Called ‘Super Cheap Phones’

Small mobile phone retailers are afraid the move might hurt their businesses.

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Da Nang Signs Partnership With Facebook to Improve Disaster Response, Warning

This is the first time Facebook is partnering with a local government in Vietnam for a public service campaign.

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What’s Inside Gapo, Yet Another Made-In-Vietnam Social Network

Joining the likes of Hahalolo, VietNamTa and Biz Time, Gapo is Vietnam’s newest social media platform, aimed at young millennials.

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Vietnam Is the First Country to Get Tinder Lite in the Next Few Weeks

Making sure people can get laid even with limited data.

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Nintendo to Shift Part of Switch Production From China to Vietnam

Nintendo will move production of some components for popular handheld gaming device Switch from China to Vietnam in the coming months.

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Vietnam Officials Find No Competition Violations in Grab-Uber Deal

Vietnam's Competition Council (VCC) has ruled that Grab broke no competition laws when it acquired Uber.

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Vietnam Has a New Homegrown Social Media App. It's Called 'Hahalolo.'

The homegrown app promises to bring new experiences to the community of traveling enthusiasts.

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Food Delivery Service Vietnammm Acquired by South Korean Tech Startup

Vietnam's competitive food delivery services landscape welcomes a new player.

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Cashless Payment Reaches Saigon Public Schools in Pilot Program

'Cashless Schools' is a program established in 2014 at secondary and high schools in Saigon.

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Google Assistant Is Now Available in Vietnamese on Android Phones

After years in development, Google Assistant is now officially available in Vietnamese.

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LG to Close Factory in South Korea, Move Smartphone Production to Vietnam

The South Korean multinational electronics company has production plants in South Korea, China, Vietnam, Brazil and India.

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Vingroup Announces Electric Bus Service 'VinBus' With 2020 Launch Date

The non-profit enterprise aims to help develop urban public transport systems and reduce pollution in major cities across Vietnam.

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A Japanese Electric Car That Can Float on Water Is Coming to Vietnam

Can the vehicle combat Saigon's water accumulation problem?

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Made-in-Vietnam Portable Bum Guns to Penetrate US Market Next Year

Editor's note: Happy April Fools' Day! This article was part of Saigoneer's 2019 April Fools' Day celebration. This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, businesses, places, events, locales, a...

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Grab Is Experimenting With 'GrabWheels' Electric Scooter in Singapore

GrabWheels debuted on the main campus of National University Singapore (NUS) in November last year, but a string of accidents have forced new safety measures be put in place as it moves forw...

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Vietnamese Educational App Elsa Secure $7m From Google's AI Fund

Elsa, founded in 2015 by Vietnamese national Van Dinh Hong Vu and speech recognition researcher Dr. Xavier Anguera, is a mobile application that helps English learners hone their pronunciation and ove...

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Vietnamese Ride-Hailing App FastGo Plans Expansion to US, Brazil

FastGo, a Vietnamese tech company, plans to enter the ride-share markets in Brazil and the US this year thanks to investors hailing from those countries.

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Vietnamese Lifestyle Startup WeFit Secures $1m in Funding

The startup was launched in late 2016.

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In Vietnam, Fake Death Certificates Are Weaponized to Hack Facebook Accounts

Vietnam’s fake document industry has upgraded for the information age.

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A New Homegrown Ride-Hailing App Will Launch in Vietnam Next Week

Be, a Vietnamese ride-hailing app, is set to enter the crowded market next week.

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