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Apple Assembler Foxconn Considers Opening iPhone Factory in Vietnam

The iPhone assembler is looking towards Vietnam to escape the collateral damage of US-China trade tensions.

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After E-Scooter, Vingroup to Launch 4 New Smartphones This Month

Vingroup's smartphone brand, Vsmart, will be Vietnam's second, after the BPhone, which was created by BKAV.

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Vietnam to Test 5G Technology Next Year for 2020 Launch

The fifth generation of cellular mobile technology promises superior speed, higher bandwidth and better responsiveness.

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5.4m Mobile World Customers Could Be Affected by Alleged Data Hack

A data leak involving electronic retail chain The Gioi Di Dong (Mobile World) has cast doubt over the way the local company handles customer info.

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VinFast to Launch New Electronic Scooter Called 'Klara' This Month

VinFast will start selling its new motorcycle model from November 20.

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42m Vietnamese Use Facebook Daily, Among Highest Rates in Southeast Asia

Amongst its many existing users, companies and government entities are increasingly turning to the platform.

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Vietnam to Launch Another Homemade Satellite This December

The satellites will help monitor environmental conditions related to climate change and allow for emergency disaster warnings.

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Apple Suppliers Consider Moving Operation to Vietnam to Escape US-China Trade War

Several major Apple equipment suppliers are considering moving production outside of China amidst the US-China trade war.

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Unknown in Vietnam, Local Ride-Hailing App FastGo to Expand to Indonesia, Myanmar

Homegrown ride-hailing app FastGo just announced that it’s preparing for a launch in Myanmar and Indonesia.

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Update: Grab Announces Partnership With Local E-Wallet App Moca

Grab users who have been enjoying the app’s services via cashless payments might need to take note of this new update.

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A Month After Launch, Go-Viet Claims 15% Market Share in Saigon, Gears up for Hanoi Debut

Commuters in Saigon are apparently welcoming new ride-hailing service Go-Viet with open arms.

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It's Official: Ride-Hailing App Go-Viet Launches Service in Saigon's Inner Districts

Go-Viet is the name of the Vietnamese ride-hailing company under a partnership with Indonesian giant Go-Jek.

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Typing Vietnamese, Part 2: The Vietnamese Diaspora, Unicode and the Ubiquity of Unikey

This is part 2 of our two-part series on the history of Vietnamese-centric typing technologies. Part 1 can be accessed here.

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Google Maps Introduces Motorbike-Specific Navigation Mode in Vietnam

The feature was first developed in India.

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Vietnam's First Autonomous Car Project Begins Pilot Phase

Yay or nay?

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Typing Vietnamese, Part 1: Language, Identity and Technology at a Crossroad

My first exposure to the computer traces back to my primary school years when computer classes were conducted once a week. In order to study computers, students had to migrate from their usual classro...

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Vietnam's Software Piracy Rates Fall Over Time, Still High at 74%: Report

Vietnamese PC users are slowly backing away from unlicensed software.

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Vietnam's Ride-Hailling Market Heats up With New Made-by-Vietnamese App Aber

Does that name sound a bit too familiar?

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End of an Era: Yahoo Messenger Will Be Discontinued on July 17

Remember when your chat ID "XxbAby_dUn_hErd_mE_nO_mOAr1991xX" was cool?

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Will Tracking Technology Help Combat Vietnam's Chronic Bike Theft Problem?

The surest way to keep your bike safe might just be to lo-jack it.

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