Gas, condensate found off southern Viet Nam coast Gas, condensate found off southern Viet Nam coast

Three companies on August 20 announced the discovery of gas and condensate in the fourth well in Blocks 05-1b and 05-1c off the southern Viet Nam coast.

Two new seaplanes to boost luxury tourism Two new seaplanes to boost luxury tourism

Hai Au Aviation is introducing today two of its three new Cessna seaplanes from the US that promises to provide a unique and breath-taking experience for tourists in Viet Nam.

Vietnamese customers prefer smartphones with 5-inch screens Vietnamese customers prefer smartphones with 5-inch screens

Twenty-five per cent of the Vietnamese customers want their next smartphone to have a 5-inch screen.

Car industry faces development roadblocks Car industry faces development roadblocks

Viet Nam's ambitious master plan for the development of its fledgling automobile manufacturing industry for 2020 to 2030, which the government recently endorsed, is facing major stumbling blocks.

VinaPhone becomes strategic partner of Vodafone VinaPhone becomes strategic partner of Vodafone

(Aug 29, 2014)

VinaPhone, the third largest Vietnamese mobile service provider, has become the only Vietnamese strategic partner of British telecom company Vodafone

Quoc named to Technology Review's under-35 innovators list

Le Viet Quoc has become the first Vietnamese person to be on the 2014 list of 35 Innovators under 35, selected by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Technology Review magazine.

Microsoft supports HCM City's e-government project

The City's Department of Information and Communications on August 26 entered into an agreement with Microsoft Corporation to further develop e-government and build a smart city here.

Domain names in Vietnamese reach one-million mark

The Vietnam Internet Network Information Center (VNNIC) celebrated the registration of the one millionth domain name written in Vietnamese on August 25.

Viet Nam topple Japan in int'l Robocon finals

The Lac Hong University Robocon team yesterday triumphed over their Japanese rival to take out this year's International Robocon contest in Pune, India.

VN smartphone software to save data usage

A Vietnamese smart phone is now offering Opera Max software that can compress data by up to 50 per cent compared with the limited 3G packages available now.

Telecos enhance 3G access

Three of the largest carriers in Viet Nam have simultaneously raised the 3G (Third Generation Network) speeds to 42 Mbps, six times faster than existing speeds in order to meet increasing demands for data.

Microsoft transferring more Nokia factories to Viet Nam

Microsoft Inc. has been transferring its Nokia mobile phone production lines from its factories in China, Hungary and Mexico to Viet Nam since May 2014.

Microsoft IT Academy debuts in central region

The Microsoft Information Technology (IT) Academy, the first ever international standard IT training centre in the central and Central Highlands regions, made its debut in ceremonies held yesterday.

Viet Nam can play catch up with SMAC

SMAC, a combination of the elements of social, mobility, analytics and cloud, offers a good opportunity for Viet Nam to catch up with developed nations in the digital era.

SAP Innovation Day showcases innovative technologies

Over 150 customers and partners gathered on August 22 at SAP Innovation Day – New SAP in Ha Noi to hear how SAP is helping companies become innovative by simplifying their IT environments.

VietJet passenger wins Honda bike in lucky drawVietJet passenger wins Honda bike in lucky draw

VietJet on August 28 announced the first winner of a Honda SH 125, the monthly prize in the airline's latest mega promotion, "Enjoy Flying with VietJet and Win a Car."

Car industry in need of overhaulCar industry in need of overhaul

Mechanical engineering is the key to the growth of Viet Nam's underdeveloped car industry, which is plagued by too many small operators, limited production of sophisticated components and a low localisation rate.

Thai firm snaps up Metro, eyes VN market Thai firm snaps up Metro, eyes VN market

Thailand's Beri Juker Public Co. Ltd (BJC) signed a deal earlier this month to buy the Viet Nam operations of Germany wholesaler Metro for US$876 million.

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