One of Vietnam’s five internet sea cables got cut once again this week, thus underlining the broken infrastructure that Vietnamese people have to live with.
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 will evolve in Vietnam, but that’s what makes it more interesting.
Vietnam’s smartphone penetration recently hit 36 percent. That’s over 33 million people in 2014. What could this mean for the budding Southeast Asian tiger?
Across Asia, there are a number of relatively new phone-makers playing to their strengths in home markets, aiming to steal sales away from Samsung.
It’s been a good six months since Hearthstone was released worldwide, and its influence has grown steadily around the world. Tournaments are sprouting internationally, and Vietnam is no exception.
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 peek into what Vietnam’s startup ecosystem has to offer.
Appota just took the stage at Startup Asia Tokyo today, with its new product, onClan. Do Tuan Anh, founder and CEO of Appota, says that the product is a social mobile gaming platform aimed at casual a...
Appota debuts its new onClan app at Startup Asia’s Startup Arena competition. The app is a social mobile gaming platform that allows users to interact around their favorite mobile games.
Rather than an outsourced development shop, Chok Ooi describes Agility as a startup product development company that partners and works with their clients closely.
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 Vietnam.
Tech In Asia takes a closer look at the detailed history of the founding and success of VietnamWorks. The company sold for about $22 million after 10 years.
Flappy Bird is a household name for gamers all over the world. It really put the Vietnamese games community on the map with its huge success. And that had led to many people asking questions like: “wh...
Swing Copters is a disappointing follow-up to the hysteria-inducing Flappy Bird.
Philippines is locked in a three-way race with Indonesia and Vietnam to be the main freelancing hub in Southeast Asia.
Luke Roush, a Jakarta-based managing principal of Sovereign’s Capital, refers to himself as the new kid on the block in Indonesia. Much like that quiet student in the lunch line on the first day of sc...
Kimono puts the power of data analysis into the hands of anyone. No coding required.
Remember last week when Rocket Internet announced a US$445 million investment from Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT) in exchange for a 10 percent stake in the company? That values the ...