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The story behind Zalo’s Large Language Model

In late 2023, Zalo launched its LLM (large language model) with 7 billion parameters after six months of training. The model has had impressive achievements after overcoming GPT-3.5 in the Kahoot challenge set by, a technology forum.

Zalo’s LLM competes with other LLMs

The version of the large language model (LLM) built by Vietnamese Zalo has the ability to answer questions accurately, offering hope for a good LLM model for Vietnamese.

Zalo remains Vietnam’s most-used messaging app

In terms of usage rate in Vietnam, Zalo surpasses its global competitor Facebook.

If Zalo collects fees, users say they will leave

Many users of Zalo have threatened they will leave the app if it limits some features and begins selling a paid version.

Vietnamese spend hours a day on mobile apps, social networks

People under the age of 26 in Vietnam spend more than seven hours a day on mobile apps such as Facebook, Youtube, Zalo, Tik Tok, Facebook Messenger and Shopee, among others.

Big Tech and opportunities for social networks of a new generation

As the world is curbing the influence of tech giants, this presents an opportunity for Vietnamese social networks to create a foothold by finding their own directions.

Vietnamese smartphone usage spent mostly on Facebook

In 2020, Vietnamese spent 25% of their time on smartphones surfing Facebook and 12% of their time watching YouTube.

Vietnam’s social networks run race with the world’s technology giants

Governments around the world are trying to restrain the power of technology giants, which presents a great opportunity for Vietnam’s social networks to establish their foothold with their own characteristics.

Users object to Zalo’s use of their images and personal data

Many Zalo users are sharing posts regarding their claims about the right to use personal data. They do not want Zalo to collect and use personal images and data when they use this social network.

Market Watch target illegal online firework trading over Tet

The Market Watch General Department has called on localities to inspect and strictly handle firework sales online on social networks ahead of the Lunar New Year Festival.

Online gambling ring on Zalo busted

Police busted an online gambling ring on the messaging app Zalo in the Central Highlands province of Dak Nong on Wednesday.


Information security at risk on Zalo: minister

Localities should be cautious when offering online public services through social network Zalo, to ensure information security, stated Minister and Chairman of the Government Office Mai Tien Dung.


Vietnamese social networks thrive amid Facebook dominance

Since the beginning of 2019, there have been three social networks established in Vietnam.

Online advertising seeing handsome growth

Improving measuring tools for ad scalability and hosting proper internet infrastructure will drive growth in Vietnam's online advertising market, according to latest Ken Research analysis.


Vietnam’s social network Gapo plagued by errors after launch

Many users of Vietnam’s social network Gapo, which began operating on July 23, have complained that they could not log into their accounts, or their connections were interrupted.

Regulator seeks to revoke Zalo’s domains

The HCMC Department of Information and Communications has asked the competent agencies to revoke the domains of and, a Vietnamese-made messaging app, due to its unlicensed social network operations.


Made-in-Vietnam social network launched

New social network Gapo developed by Vietnamese made its debut in Hanoi on July 23.


How much is VNG, Vietnam’s ‘big tech guy’?

 VNG, the Vietnamese technology firm specializing in digital content, online entertainment, social working and e-commerce, now has a valuation of $2.77 billion.


In super-app race, marketing helps determines the winners

In the Christmas and New Year sales season, Vietnamese customers have received many gifts from app-based service providers. Grab, Ahamove, Now and others have launched sale promotions to earn more market share. 

Vietnam has first AI-powered products

Ki-Ki, the first Vietnam-made chatbot, was presented at Zalo AI Summit 2018 in late December 2018, where Vietnam’s AI community showed optimistic signs about the development of AI (artificial intelligence) in the country.