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Viettel Invests $50m in Fiber-Optic Internet Sea Cable

In an effort to bring stronger internet connections to Vietnam, telecommunications giant Viettel recently sunk US$50 million into the forthcoming AAE-1 fiber-optic sea cable.

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dumbOt: An Engineering Student's Quest to Bring Robotics to the People

Before graduating from high school, Nguyen Phuong Duy had already done more than most of his peers.

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China Now Home to World's Most Powerful Homemade Supercomputer

Recent supercomputer rankings have revealed that China not only continues to top this list but is now doing so with 100% domestic technology.

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Local Coconut Startup Receives 6-Figure Funding

A local startup has received six-figure funding for its coconut business.

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Vietnamese Telecoms Aim for Global Domination

While much of the conversation surrounding Vietnam’s largest state-owned companies relates to privatization and removing foreign ownership limits, two of Vietnam's telecommunications giants, FPT and V...

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Vietnamese Students Take Home Prize at Intel ISEF 2016

Two Saigon high school students made a big impression at an international science-engineering fair in the US for their all-terrain wheelchair design.

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Google Translate Adds Offline Mode, Instant Chinese Translation

Google just made some major improvements on its translation tools.

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Vietnamese Education Startup Receives $9m in Funding

Yet another Vietnamese education app is raking in the investment money, as tutoring service GotIt! recently announced US$9 million in seed and series A funding.

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Vietnamese, Korean Computer Scientists Invent Webcam Algorithm to Read Your Emotions

One day soon, your mobile game may be able to register your joy, anger and frustration thanks to a creepily accurate webcam algorithm.

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World Bank Enlists Grab and Uber to Create Open-Source Traffic-Monitoring Platform

Ever since apps like Grab and Uber came to the country, Vietnam's urban transportation has been turned upside down. On one hand, consumers are thrilled to be paying less for car rides in cities like H...

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Thai Retailer Buys Zalora's Vietnam and Thailand Businesses

Earlier this week, Germany-based Rocket Internet announced the sale of its online retailer, Zalora, to Thai giant Central Group.

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[Video] Driverless Pods May Hit Singapore's Streets by Year End

While we can't imagine testing a driverless vehicle in, say, Saigon traffic, the orderly streets of Singapore seem like the perfect place to give self-driving machinery a whirl.

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The World Is Down to Fund Vietnamese Startups

In recent years, Vietnam's startups have proven their worth to both the local economy and the global community.

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High School Students Build All-Terrain Wheelchair

Vietnam is not particularly well set-up for handicapped people. With broken sidewalks and uneven terrain even in the most developed cities, getting around can be a challenge for those who are wheelcha...

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Meet Ex4U, the Taiwanese Electric Car Coming to Vietnam

A two-seater electric car may soon hit the streets of Vietnam.

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[Video] Meet the Vietnamese Engineer Developing Google's Artificial Intelligence

Next time you ask Google for directions or run an image search, thank Le Viet Quoc.

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You Can Now Print a 3D Bust of Yourself in Saigon Because Why Not

In the realm of things you never knew you needed but cannot live without, we introduce to you the 3D-printed bust.

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Apple to Invest $1bn in Hanoi Data Center

Global tech giant Apple is planning to invest US$1 billion in a Hanoi-based data center.

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Viettel Is Now Offering 4G...in Africa

If you're a Viettel user, we've got some good news: the military-run telecommunications provider is now offering 4G. The catch? It's in Burundi.

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Vietnamese-Made App Wins Top Prize at SXSW

The Vietnamese creators of English-language pronunciation app ELSA took home the top prize at SXSWedu's 2016 Launch Startup competition last week.

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