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.

10 taxi apps for Asia - 2014 list

10 taxi apps you can use across Asia

Standing on the curb with your arm flapping in the air is so last century. The best way to grab a cab now is to reach into your pocket and l...

  • May 21, 2014
  • at 10:10 am
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Sky Garden is VNG’s attempt to dominate mobile gaming in Vietnam

VNG is stepping up its mobile game by releasing Sky Garden, it's web game turned mobile. This plays out in a larger strategy from the compan...

  • May 13, 2014
  • at 6:00 pm
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The real reason why Facebook dominates Vietnam but Twitter could never make it

Here's a theory that will help you understand why Facebook dominates Vietnam while Twitter is basically ignored. It doesn't look like the ti...

  • May 8, 2014
  • at 2:35 pm
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VNG talks about chat app battle with Viber in Vietnam, adds 1M Zalo users per month

VNG's CEO claims that his company's Zalo is the number one mobile messaging app in Vietnam right now.

  • May 7, 2014
  • at 12:00 pm
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Vietnam’s ecommerce: if you’re offline, you go online and if you’re online, you go offline

2014 is seeing a new wave of ecommerce in Vietnam. Offline shops are going online and online sites are going offline, dramatically changing ...

  • April 30, 2014
  • at 12:00 pm
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Vietnam is now Apple’s fastest growing market in the world

Vietnam is now Apple's fastest growing market in the world. Are they going to build an Apple Store here yet?

  • April 25, 2014
  • at 7:30 pm
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Xiaomi set to expand into 10 more countries this year, including India, Indonesia, and Brazil

Chinese phone-maker Xiaomi will enter no less than 10 countries this year: Malaysia, Indonesia, India, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, R...

  • April 23, 2014
  • at 3:44 pm
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SOTW - weekend reading

10 of our hottest tech stories, lists, and features for your weekend reading

Here’s a mix of the most popular tech news, features, and lists from the site this week.

  • April 19, 2014
  • at 12:20 pm
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Topica Founder Institute, the accelerator behind Appota’s rise

Topica Founder Institute is about to release its next batch, let's take a look at what it has achieved thus far. The big news? Appota just g...

  • April 15, 2014
  • at 5:00 pm
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SoundCloud is top pick for music streaming in emerging markets in Asia

Germany-based SoundCloud is the most-used music streaming app in emerging markets in Asia.

  • May 19, 2014
  • at 9:00 pm
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SMS Bitcoin wallets to Singapore and beyond

The state of Bitcoin in Southeast Asia

A look in how Bitcoin is doing in each market, save for Singapore.

  • May 13, 2014
  • at 9:01 am
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Highlights from day 1 morning sessions at Startup Asia Singapore 2014

Highlights from day 1 morning sessions at Startup Asia Singapore 2014

Check out the highlights from the day one morning sessions at Startup Asia Singapore 2014.

  • May 7, 2014
  • at 1:02 pm
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Wing Up takes inspiration from Nintendo and Flappy Bird to make another addictive game from Vietnam

Wing Up is another addictive mobile game out of Hanoi, Vietnam. It's taken some inspiration from Flappy Bird but has carved out its own way ...

  • May 2, 2014
  • at 7:00 pm
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Vietnam’s Dropbox is back from the dead with new investment, partners with telco Viettel

Kleii partners up with Viettel to revitalize its comatose cloud service. This bodes well for both startups and cloud services across Vietnam...

  • April 28, 2014
  • at 7:05 pm
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Who we are - Ooredoo Group

Rocket Internet and Qatar’s Ooredoo team up to create an ecommerce empire in Asia

The two companies will join forces to create Asia Internet Holding, which will cover Pakistan, Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indon...

  • April 23, 2014
  • at 8:30 pm
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How’s Southeast Asia performing in the internet speed race? (INFOGRAPHIC)

According to a new infographic released by ASEAN DNA, Southeast Asia’s average internet speed is currently 12.4 Mbps.

  • April 21, 2014
  • at 5:00 pm
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How well do you really understand Vietnam's market? (Startup Asia preview)

How well do you really understand Vietnam’s market? (Startup Asia preview)

For the MET Vietnam session we want to give startups, investors, and tech folks deeper insights into the overall Vietnamese market, legal la...

  • April 16, 2014
  • at 8:29 pm
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Reinventing four wheels - 14 apps that are changing the way we get around

Reinventing four wheels: 14 apps that are changing the way we get around

We’re all used to tapping on an app to help us find our way or book tickets for a trip, but the newest wave of transportation apps go far ...

  • April 15, 2014
  • at 10:56 am
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