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.



Vietnamese overseas should be investing in tech startups, not just remittances

Vietnamese overseas have a high potential to influence the state of technology in Vietnam. Not only do they have the resources and financial...

  • April 2, 2014
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5 things you need to know about Southeast Asia’s mobile game industry

At the Global Mobile Game Congress in Beijing earlier this week, I was invited to moderate a panel on a subject I admittedly was not an expe...

  • March 28, 2014
  • at 5:32 pm
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Games in Asia Meetup Vietnam: third-party versus first-party gaming development in Vietnam

Hello Ho Chi Minh City! Xin Chào Thành Phó Hồ Chí Minh! The Games in Asia team will fly to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, next month for o...

  • March 25, 2014
  • at 8:33 pm
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Here’s an opportunity map by country for startups in Southeast Asia

Mittal is a senior manager of business development at SingTel-SoftBank InnoVentures. A few weeks ago I put together a high-level Internet op...

  • March 17, 2014
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A comprehensive look at Vietnam’s startup ecosystem in 2014: 6 investors, 10 incubators, and lots more

With all the hype around Flappy Bird and the Vietnam startup ecosystem. Let's take a much closer look at what are all the investors, incubat...

  • March 13, 2014
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Greelane is the first beautiful magazine app in Vietnam

Greelane is a new magazine app for the iPad and iPhone from Vietnam. So far, it's got three magazines, and there are more coming.

  • March 11, 2014
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Vietnam’s Central Bank officially does not support Bitcoin

Bitcoin is once again illegal in another country in Asia and it's Vietnam this time. It looks like the whole continent is going to ban the c...

  • March 4, 2014
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Nha Nha app launches to take on Google Maps in Vietnam

Coc Coc, arguably Google's biggest competitor in Vietnam has just released an iOS app that competes with Google Maps. And guess what? The da...

  • February 26, 2014
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The future of the mobile internet is in Asia

Asia’s mobile usage was already the world’s largest in 2010. But what happened next – to use the Upworthy trope – wi...

  • February 20, 2014
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Is Vietnam about to teach the world how to do mobile games?

Flappy Bird is not a lone innovation in the mobile gaming industry of Vietnam but represents a new wave of young promising mobile game desig...

  • April 2, 2014
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Tech In Asia Meetup Hanoi: Tips for making a successful mobile startup in Vietnam [UPDATED!]

Tech In Asia Meetup in Hanoi is coming up on the 22nd of April! We'll be featuring the founders and CEO's of Mwork and Appota, they'll cover...

  • March 27, 2014
  • at 9:46 pm
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Viber reports 12 million users in Vietnam, but a local rival is surprisingly close behind

Yesterday, VNG announced that it has hit over 10 million registered users on its chat app Zalo, up from three million users from July last y...

  • March 21, 2014
  • at 7:03 pm
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How a Vietnamese education startup uses Google Glass to teach English

Topica is pioneering a new method of using Google Glass to teach students English online. Finally, a practical use of Google Glass.

  • March 13, 2014
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Flappy Bird creator is going to release 3 more new games and may bring back Flappy Bird

Rolling Stone grabbed an in-depth interview with the creator of Flappy Bird, Dong Nguyen, and the coolest bit of news is he's still working ...

  • March 12, 2014
  • at 11:00 am
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GlassEgg, Vietnam’s number one games outsourcing company works with Microsoft, and EA

GlassEgg is not a very well known gaming company in Vietnam, but this company operates on the global level, outsourcing and doing 3D work fo...

  • March 7, 2014
  • at 2:59 pm
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GrabTaxi enters Vietnam, intensifying the battle for mobile taxi booking apps

GrabTaxi has now entered three big places outside of Malaysia: Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. What's next for the promising taxi booking ...

  • February 26, 2014
  • at 5:39 pm
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Notes Plus and INKredible, world class iOS writing apps from Vietnam

INKredible and NotesPlus are two apps that you wouldn't know were from Vietnam unless we told you. Here's the team behind these world class ...

  • February 24, 2014
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Australia’s Seek seeks to buy JobStreet for $524 million

Australia’s Seek seeks to buy JobStreet for $524 million

Australia’s online employment marketplace Seek is looking to fully acquire its pan-Asian counterpart Jobstreet for US$523.5 million, a...

  • February 19, 2014
  • at 4:23 pm
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