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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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New Zero-Commission Ride-Hailing Platform to Launch in Vietnam in July

The blockchain-based platform wants a piece of the ride-hailing pie in Vietnam following Uber's retreat from Southeast Asia's market.

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Vietnam Earns Peanuts in Tax From Facebook, Google Despite Their Massive Profits

The technology and social media empires are raking in enormous revenues, but as a result of the limitations of Vietnam's current tax laws and poor regulation, very little of that money stays in the co...

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Vietnam Launches First Public Satellite Image Database, 'Data Cube'

The system, a result of a joint effort of the Vietnam National Space Center (VNSC) and Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), has been in development since 2017.

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Dangerous North Korean Hacker Group Targets Vietnam, Japan, Middle East

The group, called Reaper (code name: APT37), was previously responsible for several attacks on private and public entities in South Korea, North Korean defectors, and even individuals involved with th...

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Vietnam Establishes State-Run Cyber Security Command Center

In Hanoi on Monday, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc announced the establishment of the Cyberspace Operations Command which is tasked with protecting Vietnam’s control of the Internet and overseeing IC...

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