Posts Tagged: Vietnam

Vietnam, a country of over 90 million people with an internet penetration of over 37 million people is quickly becoming one of the most significant countries in Southeast Asia. But the country is ironic. Facebook is unofficially banned (behind a DNS block) but it is arguably the fastest growing Facebook country in the world (unlike China where it is completely blocked), adding one million new users per month. Amidst this sea of rapid change, a new community of startups has grown up with legends like VNG and Flappy Bird woven into the folklore of the country. It is unclear how the internet evolve in Vietnam, but that’s what makes it more interesting.

This US$100 billion Korean conglomerate has a plan to build the startup ecosystem in Asia

Hanwha, one of South Korea’s largest conglomerates is now quite keen on startups in Asia. It’s ready to put down more than $300,000 to m...

  • October 1, 2014
  • at 6:00 pm
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Protecting your customer’s personal data: a comparison across countries in Asia

Protecting customer data and transferring it around Asia is not as complicated as it appears.

  • September 30, 2014
  • at 4:30 pm
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Evernote now has more than 30 million users across Asia

Note-syncing app Evernote now has more than 30 million users in Asia, reveals the US startup’s CEO, Phil Libin.

  • September 25, 2014
  • at 5:20 pm
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A deeper look at Southeast Asia’s only two unicorns: VNG and Garena

VNG and Garena represent the two biggest tech companies out of Southeast Asia.

  • September 23, 2014
  • at 7:30 pm
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Oh hell no… Slow internet misery caused by broken undersea cable to last 20 more days

Here's some bad news: you'll be experiencing these depressing dial-up web speeds for another twenty days before the cable is fixed.

  • September 22, 2014
  • at 5:43 pm
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Vietnam plans to launch a nano satellite into orbit in 2016

Recently, Vietnam announced plans to send a 10 kilogram nano-satellite into orbit in 2016, according to Vietnamplus. This project is designe...

  • September 18, 2014
  • at 1:00 pm
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36 percent of Vietnam’s population owns a smartphone

Vietnam’s smartphone penetration recently hit 36 percent. That’s over 33 million people in 2014. What could this mean for the budding So...

  • September 16, 2014
  • at 12:40 pm
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Want to get to know Vietnam’s startup world? Check out this tour

Triip.me, one of Vietnam’s new promising tourism startups is offering a tour of Vietnam’s startups. Lead by Ngan Sau, it gives a nice pe...

  • September 5, 2014
  • at 4:00 pm
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This startup wants to solve the talent crunch in Asia

This startup wants to solve the talent crunch in Asia

Rather than an outsourced development shop, Chok Ooi describes Agility as a startup product development company that partners and works with...

  • September 1, 2014
  • at 4:10 pm
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How Vietnam’s richest billionaire is secretly building Vietnam’s biggest ecommerce site

VinEcom is a US$50 million project under the auspices of Vingroup, Vietnam’s top real estate company. Vietnam's richest billionaire, Pham ...

  • October 1, 2014
  • at 12:00 pm
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8 digital nomad friendly countries in Asia to work abroad from

Want to work abroad? Here are 8 digital nomad friendly cities in Asia

Thanks to budding digital nomad Pieter Levels, several options are available for the picking at his crowdsourced guide Nomadlist.io.

  • September 30, 2014
  • at 9:00 am
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Oops. Vietnam likely has 22 million smartphone users, not 33 million

It looks like the actual number of smartphone users in Vietnam may be smaller than we thought. It's 22 million, not 33 million.

  • September 24, 2014
  • at 4:00 pm
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Vietnam’s mobile frontiers are only about games, can it grow beyond?

Flappy Bird put Vietnam on the map. It underlined a little known fact about Vietnam, it has a burgeoning gaming market.

  • September 23, 2014
  • at 11:30 am
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Rockit Online secures $500K funding to tackle Vietnam’s education market

A new Vietnamese startup in the education space just secured funding from Silicon Valley-based investors.

  • September 18, 2014
  • at 2:28 pm
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Will Vietnam ever take its internet seriously?

One of Vietnam’s five internet sea cables got cut once again this week, thus underlining the broken infrastructure that Vietnamese people ...

  • September 16, 2014
  • at 4:30 pm
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13 new Asian smartphone makers hoping to crush Samsung and Apple

15 new Asian smartphone makers hoping to crush Samsung and Apple

Across Asia, there are a number of relatively new phone-makers playing to their strengths in home markets, aiming to steal sales away from ...

  • September 10, 2014
  • at 1:00 pm
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Appota debuts social mobile gaming app called onClan at #StartupAsia Arena

Appota debuts its new onClan app at Startup Asia’s Startup Arena competition. The app is a social mobile gaming platform that allows users...

  • September 4, 2014
  • at 3:49 pm
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First Flappy Bird, then Swing Copters, what’s next for Vietnam’s most important indie game studio?

With the latest game from the creator of Flappy Bird, let's take a closer look at what might come next from the young indie studio out of Vi...

  • August 25, 2014
  • at 8:00 pm
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