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E-wallet providers fighting for survival in Vietnam

The growth of e-wallets may be good news for Vietnam’s cash economy, but fierce competition among e-wallet providers may result in a ‘survival of the fittest’ situation.

Mobifone blocks subscribers making spam calls

Viet Nam Mobile Telecom Services Corporation (Mobifone) has launched a system to detect and prevent spam calls using big data technology (Big Data),...

Viet Nam to go digital or lose out: Deputy PM Dam

Deputy PM Vu Duc Dam highlighted the role of digital transformation when he met with leaders from the Ministry of Information and Communications and the Vietnam Computer Association, as well as members of the IT community, at a recent seminar.


What SMEs should do to be safe from ransomware attacks

Ransomware attacks have gradually decreased in number globally, but are fast becoming business-centric, according to global cybersecurity company Kaspersky.


RealStake secures seed funding

The tech start-up RealStake announced it has closed seed funding from the 500 Startups Vietnam venture capital fund, as well as angel investors in realty, retail and banking industries.


5G creates innovation opportunities for all sectors

The development of 5G in Vietnam will be the foundation for innovation for all economic sectors in the country, 

Hanoi offers good opportunities for high-tech agriculture for investors

A number of high-tech agricultural projects have been proposed in Hanoi, a trend encouraged by the recent Hanoi investment promotion conference.

Ex-Googler becomes China’s second-richest person

Colin Huang prospered after leaving US company, thanks to his e-commerce business, Pinduoduo.

Users urged to be careful when using Facebook ‘gender swap’

FaceApp’s "gender swap" filter has generated the hashtag "#faceappchallenge" and received hundreds of thousands of shares on Facebook and Instagram, raising concerns about security and the risk of sharing this information.


Youths among Vietnamese people who have switched to used phones

The use of second-hand mobile phones is a growing trend, including among youths, because of their reasonable prices and the lack of need for many technologies in high-priced new phones.


Hanoi asked to focus on 5G development, telecoms firms link up

The Ministry of Information and Communications has asked the capital city of Ha Noi to invest in 5G ecosystem development and make the city a regional network security centre to help bring digital economic growth rate of the city to 30%.


Bkav announces its ventilators

Bkav Technology Group on Monday revealed a ventilator designed by Bkav and doctors at the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases.


Android: Why this photo is bricking some phones

An atmospheric landscape photograph set as wallpaper seems to confuse the handsets.

Vietnam sets ambitious plan for IT sector development

Vietnam targets to have 10 localities with revenue of more than US$1 billion each from information and technology (IT) by the year 2025. issues an open call for $10m inclusive growth and recovery challenge, a platform for data science partnerships, issued an open call for breakthrough ideas that harness the power of data science to help people and communities rebound and remain resilient in the wake of COVID-19 and its economic impact.

COVID-19 obstacle but also motivation to promote digital transformation

The COVID-19 pandemic showed the important role of digital transformation in prevention and control activities, bringing life to a “new normal” state.


National Single Window system honoured at Sao Khue Awards 2020

The National Single Window system developed by Viettel Solutions, which helps digitalise all documents and processes in customs clearance, has been given the Sao Khue Award 2020 in the e-government category.


VN social networking sites shaken by draft amendment

More than 500 local social networking sites will need to secure a permit to continue earning revenue if the draft decree amending Decree 72 is approved.

Telecom industry expects high growth in the next five years

Five sectors of telecoms, information and technology, clean agriculture, clean technologies, retail, healthcare and pharmaceuticals have potential for high growth in the next three years.


New app downloaded a million times, prove business coalitions here to stay

A new programme execution app called MEGA1 has surprised the market by topping one million downloads in just over a month after its launch.