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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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How the Creater of Zalo, Vietnam's Home-Grown Chat App, Went From Hacker to Manager

Vietnam's popular chat app and social media platform, Zalo, was born from its creator's curiosity about hacking.

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A Cafe in Hanoi Is Replacing Its Waitstaff With a Robot

Are you sick of human interaction? This café in Hanoi might have just the solution to your blight.

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The Story of Giang Nguyen, Grab's First Blind Coder

Saigon native Giang Nguyen was born completely blind, but that hasn’t stopped him from succeeding as a coder for Singapore-based ride-share app Grab.

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Vietnamese From Rural Regions Are Using Smartphones and Facebook More Than Ever

Thanks to reductions in smartphone prices, these devices are now increasingly popular among Vietnamese all over the country.

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Sharks, Anchors & Red Tape: Why It Takes Forever to Fix Vietnam's Broken Internet Cables

Are the sharks all to blame, or should other aquatic creatures also be held responsible for Vietnam’s sluggish internet?

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A Brief History of the Internet in Vietnam on Its 20th Birthday

My first memory of the internet in Vietnam occurred in an internet café on Tran Hung Dao Street. It was the early 2000s: Walkman players were still a thing, MTV actually played music, and Britney Spea...

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Foreign Websites Should Process Payments Locally for Ease of Tax Collection: Ministry

The Ministry of Finance has stated its desire to have foreign digital service providers such as Facebook and Google process payments through a Vietnam-based corporation.

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