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500 Startups Launches $10m Microfund in Vietnam

As of last week, 500 Startups is open for business in Vietnam.

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7 Young Vietnamese Make Forbes' 30 Under 30 Asia Lists

Seven rising Vietnamese stars in media and business have earned a place on Forbes’ first-ever 30 Under 30 Asia list.

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Vietnamese Travel Startup Triip Gets $500k in Seed Funding

Triip, a Saigon-based travel platform, is the latest Vietnamese startup to receive international funding after the company announced last week it had secured US$500,000 in seed funding from Shanghai’s...

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[Photos] We Wish This Audi A8 With Built-in Rice Cooker Existed

We've all been there: it's the end of the day and you're inching your way home through rush hour traffic. When you finally make it to your house, the last thing you want to think about is making dinne...

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Ready to Trade in Your iPhone for a Bphone?

In what some believe is a last-ditch attempt to offload its remaining stock, Vietnamese tech outfit Bkav is offering local smartphone users the opportunity to trade in their old Apple, Samsung and HTC...

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Saigon Begins Testing 4G Service

On the heels of rival company Viettel's trial run in Vung Tau, Vinaphone has begun testing its 4G service in Saigon and Phu Quoc.

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Flappy Bird Earns Guinness World Record

Flappy Bird's Nguyen Ha Dong, the guy who created a viral mobile game, earned US$50,000 a day in advertising and later received death threats for removing his highly addictive game from Appl...

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Vietnam, Asian Nations to Launch Satellite Network to Track Natural Disasters

Over the last year, Southeast Asia's weather patterns have been fickle to say the least. One minute, the streets of Saigon are disappearing under water, the next we're facing a months-long drought. In...

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40 Years Later, Vietnam Begins Identifying Its War Dead

Martyr cemeteries are a common occurrence across Vietnam. In countless communes in every province, modest gravestones mark the resting places of Vietnam's fallen soldiers in neat, orderly rows. T...

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Homegrown Ride-Sharing App Launches in Vietnam

As traffic in Vietnamese cities continues to get worse, one group of local graduates is using the power of technology to help alleviate the influx of motorbikes on Saigon's streets.

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[Photos] Dong Nai Students Invent Vehicle That Runs on Alcohol

Eight students from Dong Nai province's Lac Hong University recently created a car that is able to join in one of Vietnam's favorite pastimes: getting drunk.

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Bkav Doubles Down: Will Launch Bpad, Bwatch in 2016

When Bkav, a local network security company, unveiled its Bphone earlier this year, company CEO Nguyen Tu Quang called it "the best smartphone in the world". The device, however, ultimately proved to ...

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Mai Linh Taxi to Purchase up to 20,000 Electric Cars

Vietnamese cities are about to get a little more eco-friendly, as Mai Linh Taxi and French car producer Renault have announced a five-year deal to import thousands of electric vehicles into the countr...

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What Google CEO Sundar Pichai's Visit Means for Vietnamese Tech

If his recent visit is any indication, Sundar Pichai is alright in Vietnam's book.

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Flappy Bird Creator Releases Infuriating New Mobile Game

Mobile gamers had good reason to rejoice last week, as Flappy Bird creator Nguyen Ha Dong and his company DotGears Studio debuted a flashier second version of the original Swing Copters game.

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Vietnam's Internet Speed Is 102nd in the World

Assuming you got this page to load on your computer, I'm afraid we've got some bad news: Vietnam's internet is pretty terrible.

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Viettel's 4G Trial Service Starts Today in Vung Tau

Just as Japan wraps up testing on its brand-new 5G network, the 4G service Vietnam has been talking about since 2013 is finally here.

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Vietnam Delays First Nuclear Plant Until 2020

Vietnam's much-discussed nuclear power plant will be delayed yet again, as officials announced last week that the construction of Ninh Thuan 1, the first of two nuclear power facilities planned for th...

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Food Panda is Closing its Vietnam Operations: Report

Food Panda, one of the major players in Vietnam's online ordering space, has announced that it is shutting its doors this month due to a “financial situation” and “many difficulties.”

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Japanese Firm Successfully Tests 5G Network

Japan always seems to get the best stuff first – the cure for Agent Orange, rice paddy art, train cars where you can sleep off a night of sake (or cat wine) drinking and now, 5G internet.

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