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No Plans to Lay off Vietnamese Workers After Galaxy Note 7 Fiasco: Samsung

In the wake of Samsung’s global discontinuation of its explosive Note 7 model, workers at the South Korean tech giant’s factories in northern Vietnam will be glad to find out the firm is not planning ...

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Japanese Robots to Aid English Classes in Vietnam

These are exciting times for English-language learners in Vietnam, as a Japanese robotics company just signed a deal to provide the country with English-teaching robots.

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Yet Another Period of Sluggish Internet in Vietnam As AAG Cable Undergoes Maintenance

It looks like internet users in Vietnam will have to endure yet another bout of sluggish international connections as local telecom companies just announced that the country’s submarine cable is under...

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Facebook’s Removal of Iconic War Photograph Sparks Censorship Debate

Controversy over censorship by Facebook erupted last week after the social media giant removed a post featuring a famous picture from the American War.

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Uber Dodging Taxes on VND1bn in Daily Profits: Official

Vietnam’s battle of the taxi apps has taken another interesting turn: one of the country’s biggest players, Uber, is being called out again for allegedly evading tax payments.

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Samsung Halts Sales of Galaxy Note 7, Recalls Phones in Vietnam Over Explosion Scare

Samsung Vietnam has announced that it will halt all sales of the new Galaxy Note 7 smartphone, while purchased devices will be recalled.

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Vietnam Store Leaks iPhone 7 Details Ahead of New Release

Just two days before Apple officially reveals their final version of the new iPhone 7, a store in Vietnam has somehow managed to procure a sample of the top-secret phone.

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Vietnam’s 3G/4G Speeds Still Among World’s Slowest

Mobile internet speeds in Vietnam remain among the world's most sluggish, according to a recent survey.

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A Brief History of Vietnam's Pokemon GO Adventures

Exactly one week after Niantic unleashed Pokemon GO on Vietnam, the country’s love for the colorful pocket monsters has shown no sign of waning. If anything, the Pokemon craze has only grown stronger ...

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[UPDATED] Apple Finalizing Plans to Open $1bn Data Center in Da Nang

[UPDATE] On August 11, Chairman Huynh Duc Tho of the Da Nang People's Committee informed reporters that Apple, Inc. has not confirmed plans to construct a US$1 billion data center in the central city,...

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2 More Weeks for AAG Repairs, Hanoi to Get Free WiFi Network

In the ongoing saga of Vietnam’s temperamental WiFi connection, we’ve got good news and bad news.

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MobiFone's 4G Users Unimpressed by New Service

The recent rollout of MobiFone’s 4G trial service left much to be desired as early subscribers reported choppy reception and a hefty price tag.

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Vietnamese Spend 3 Working Days a Week Online: Report

On average, Vietnamese internet users spend over 24 hours a week online.

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[Video] Nghe An Man Builds Helicopter From Car Parts

Some people enjoy reading in their spare time; others enjoy a good game of cards, a walk in the park or an evening nhậu. Fifty-year-old Le Van Thoa is none of those people.

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Saigon Students Win National Contest With Water Leak App

Students from the Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology took home the top prize last week at the Swedish embassy’s Smart Water Innovation Contest in Hanoi for an app that maps leaks in the city’s ...

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Busted: A 3D Printing Adventure in Saigon

My journey with 3D printing begins with me mishearing “bust” as “butt.”

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Vietnam to Get FASTER Internet Connection

Internet users in Vietnam will soon be able to enjoy the swift connection speed provided by FASTER, the speediest undersea internet cable in the world.

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[Video] Young Engineers Push Hanoi's Tech Startup Scene

While cities like Singapore have dedicated a great deal of money toward incubating its tech startup scene, some enterprising young Hanoians have began to lay the foundations without any outside fundin...

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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.