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Samsung, Apple keep top spots in smartphone market

Samsung, Apple keep top spots in smartphone market

WASHINGTON: Samsung and Apple maintained their leadership in the smartphone market in early 2017 while Chinese-based Huawei's strong growth cemented its number three position, a market tracker said on Thursday (Apr 27).

Da Nang inks first deal in Open Source Software education

Da Nang inks first deal in Open Source Software education

Japan’s Linux Professional Institute (JPI) Evolable Asia company and Da Nang’s Dong A College have established an information technology (IT) human resource training programme.

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Headphone batteries explode on flight to Australia

Headphone batteries explode on flight to Australia

SYDNEY: A woman whose headphones caught fire on a plane suffered burns to her face and hands, Australian officials said on Wednesday (Mar 15) as they warned about the dangers of battery-operated devices in-flight.

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Robot talent contest for students announced

Robot talent contest for students announced

The 2017 Robot Robotacon WRO, known as the Robot Talent Contest, opened for registration on Tuesday.

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Smartphone popularity will change face of e-commerce

Smartphone popularity will change face of e-commerce

A Google representative said that in the near future, Vietnam’s e-commerce performance will be ‘mobile only’.  

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Local universities to receive sponsors for startup ecosystem projects

Local universities to receive sponsors for startup ecosystem projects

The Việt Nam-Finland Innovation Partnership Programme phase 2 (IPP2) will sponsor Vietnamese universities to develop their curriculum on innovation and startup as a part of efforts to improve the startup ecosystem in the country.

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Using hacked personal data a crime under proposed changes to cybercrime law

Using hacked personal data a crime under proposed changes to cybercrime law

SINGAPORE: Under proposed changes to the Computer Misuse and Cybersecurity Act (CMCA), the act of obtaining hacking tools to commit a crime or using personal data that was obtained through hacks will be criminalised.

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Network operators sell SIM cards online

Network operators sell SIM cards online

The Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) has requested network operators to withdraw and deactivate nearly 20 million pre-activated SIM cards and banned the sales of these SIM cards, however, many stores continued selling them online.

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IT job demand continues to boom

IT job demand continues to boom

Job demand in the IT industry is higher than ever and will continue to grow in the near future, according to a report from VietnamWorks, a job recruitment website.

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Vietnamese SMEs to invest strongly in e-commerce

Vietnamese SMEs to invest strongly in e-commerce

Hundreds of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) were trained on how to promote their brands through e-commerce at a workshop on March 7 in southern Dong Nai Province.

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Overseas VN to invest $1b in car-hailing startup

Overseas VN to invest $1b in car-hailing startup

An overseas Vietnamese businessman will invest US$1 billion in Facecar, a Vietnamese car-hailing startup, according to local media.

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Gov’t looks to boost e-commerce

Gov’t looks to boost e-commerce

Winning consumers’ trust and developing a business reputation is one of the major challenges toward online business development, experts said at the Viet Nam Online Business Forum – VOBF 2017 in HCM City oon Friday.

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Nintendo launches new Switch game console

Nintendo launches new Switch game console

TOKYO: Nintendo's Switch console goes on sale on Friday (Mar 3) in a global launch seen as key for the Japanese videogame giant to reverse flagging sales and compete with Sony's top-selling PlayStation 4.

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Appeals court overturns US$533m verdict against Apple

Appeals court overturns US$533m verdict against Apple

WASHINGTON: A US appellate court on Wednesday (Mar 1) overturned a US$533 million patent verdict against Apple, saying the award was based on "routine computer activities" which cannot be patented.

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Huawei staff fear cuts as smartphone profits disappoint

Huawei staff fear cuts as smartphone profits disappoint

HONG KONG/BARCELONA: Staff at China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd are bracing for possible jobs cuts after internal memos highlighted intense pressure to improve earnings and an executive said the flagship smartphone business had missed internal profit targets.

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Overseas Vietnamese finds solution to lack of freshwater in Mekong Delta

Overseas Vietnamese finds solution to lack of freshwater in Mekong Delta

The Co Chien River in Tra Vinh province, at certain moments in the day, is the source of freshwater, an overseas Vietnamese man has discovered.

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