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CNN: HCMC Is The World’s Best Emerging City For Startups

CNN  recently interviewed Simon Squibb, CEO of Hong Kong-based Nest Investment, who ranked HCMC as the best emerging city for startups.

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Hanoi Launches High Tech Traffic Control Center

On October 1, Hanoi officially put its fancy new VND230 billion traffic control center into operation, reports Zing.

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Haivl, “Vietnam’s 9GAG,” Acquired For $1.5 Million By Local Ad Agency

Haivl, Vietnam’s answer to the massively popular US site 9GAG which entertains users with comical images and videos, has been acquired by a local ad agency, according to the site’s founder and admin, ...

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The Most Badass Motorcycle Helmet Ever Made Includes Rear Camera, Bluetooth

Pretend for a moment that money is no object. What would you include in your dream motorcycle helmet? Whatever you have in mind, it’s probably included in the Skully, a futuristic helmet that incorpor...

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3 Reasons Why Wind Power Has A Strong Future In Vietnam

Not long ago, I traveled to Vietnam’s countryside, mainly in the Mekong Delta provinces. Along the way, I stumbled upon a number of churning wind turbines, showing that the Vietnamese people are becom...

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iPhone 6 Arrives In Hanoi With VND40 Million Price Tag

The new iPhones have arrived in Vietnam, Apple’s hottest market, with some pretty hefty price tags.

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$189m Plan to Give 300,000 HCMC Students Tablets Draws Criticism

Last week the HCMC Department of Education proposed a plan to equip 300,000 primary students with tablets for the coming school year, reports Thanh Nien. With a pricetag of VND3 million – VND 5 m...

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Google Street View Arrives In Saigon (Sort Of)

This pseudo Google Street view map of Saigon is the brainchild of photography studio, QuangCao360.

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‘Watch Your Video’ Virus Hits Vietnamese Facebook Users

Last week, Facebook locked thousands of users accounts following what’s been labeled as the biggest information hack in the history of the internet.

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'Flappy Bird' Creator To Release New Game Tomorrow

Well, Nguyen Ha Dong, the Vietnamese app developer who at one point was pulling in $55,000 per day, is officially back in the spotlight. After releasing a new version of ‘Flappy Bird’ earlier this mon...

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Zero Gravity Flights Coming To Asia

Ever wish you could float like an astronaut in space? Soon you may be able to do so without having to leave Asia.

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Vietnamese Telecos: Don’t Expect 4G Anytime Soon

Hoping to see the text “4G” atop your mobile phone screen? You’ll have to wait a bit longer. Instead of upgrading their mobile data networks to 4G, Vietnamese telecommunication companies are focusing ...

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Facebook Locks Vietnamese Users’ Accounts, Asks Them To Change Their Passwords

This morning, many Vietnamese Facebook users woke up to a surprising message, notifying them that their accounts had been locked and requesting that they change their passwords, reports VN Express.

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Da Nang Launches Free, City-Wide WiFi Network

In the works since 2003, Da Nang’s free WIFI network has been officially launched after a successful year-long trial, reports DTI News.

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Dong Nguyen Brings 'Flappy Bird' Back To Life

Get ready for an uptick in your blood pressure. Flappy Bird is back.

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M2 Marketing & Media Networking @ Cargo

From the organizer: Join us for August's “M2 – Marketing & Media Network” event for people interested in advertising, digital, marketing, media and technology.

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7 Vietnamese Tech Products That Have Become International Hits

TechinAsia recently posted a list of 7 remarkable Vietnamese technologies that have become international standouts. From robots to iOS apps, Vietnam is slowly but surely reaching impressive technologi...

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Intel Plans To Produce 80% Of Its Processors In Vietnam By Next Year

Yesterday, Intel announced that by this time next year, it hopes to be producing 80% of its semiconductor chips in Vietnam, reports Tuoi Tre.

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Apple Sets Its Sights On Vietnam

After basically ignoring the Vietnamese market for years, Apple is stepping up its game in the brand-obsessed country, partnering with FPT to distribute its products, reports Bloomberg.

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Report: Vietnam’s Internet Second Slowest In Asia

Even though internet access is everywhere, from coffee shops to public busses, Vietnam ranks near the very bottom in Asia when it comes to speed.