Microsoft introduces Universal Windows, to run across devices
(May 28, 2015)
US-based Microsoft Corp introduced its Universal Windows Platform, an
evolution of the same modern platform on phones since Windows 8.1 and
PCs since Windows 8, at the annual Build developer conference in
Singapore on May 28.
Mobile broadband subscribers in Viet Nam are expected to reach 90
million by 2020, given the increasing affordability of smartphones.
San Francisco-based digital payment platform, Paymentwall, is among the
few Silicon Valley companies to foray into Viet Nam, eyeing the
country's burgeoning Internet and mobile consumer market.
A decade-long cyber espionage operation for stealing sensitive
information from India and several ASEAN countries, including Viet Nam,
was discovered by American security firm FireEye.
Bkav Corporation on May 26 launched its first made-in-Vietnam smartphone, Bphone, which in development for more than four years.
The Asia-America Gateway (AAG) submarine cable was cut again on May 26, according to its management.
Viet Nam expects to lower its software piracy rate to 75 per cent in the
coming period, according to an official of the Ministry of Culture,
Sports and Tourism.
Despite having a large number of universities specialising in
information and technology, IT companies in Viet Nam are still short of
candidates, according to the HCM City Computer Association.
Eight foreign-owned companies were found using unlicensed software
valued at more than VND13.5 billion (US$643 million) by an
inter-ministerial team that carried out a month-long inspection.
HCM City-based information technology companies complained about
arbitrary changes in regulations that caused them huge losses to
officials from the Ministry of Information and Communications and local
authorities at a meeting on Wednesday.
A hacker group, dubbed Naikon, continues to successfully use old
vulnerabilities to exploit national organisations in several
Asia-Pacific countries, including Viet Nam, according to the
Russia-based Kaspersky Lab.