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Undersea internet cable repair delayed again

Undersea internet cable repair delayed again

The repair of a major internet submarine cable, SE-ME-WE 3 (SMW-3), has been delayed again, meaning Vietnamese internet users will see slower speeds for longer.

Vietnam IT firms told to target higher-value services

Vietnam IT firms told to target higher-value services

Vietnamese IT firms now have great opportunities from large markets such as the US, Japan, Europe and Singapore. However, most of them are focusing on low- and mid-end products, which is the most vulnerable market segment in the new 4.0 revolution era.

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Facebook urges users to send nude pics to combat 'revenge porn'

Facebook urges users to send nude pics to combat 'revenge porn'

SYDNEY: Facebook is trying to combat "revenge porn" by encouraging users in Australia to submit their nude photos to a pilot project designed to prevent intimate images from being shared without consent.

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Internet cable ruptures for 5th time in 2017

Internet cable ruptures for 5th time in 2017

The undersea Asia-America Gateway (AAG) internet cable – one of the six cables connecting Việt Nam with the rest of the world – has ruptured since Tuesday morning.

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Twitter to double tweet limit to 280 characters

Twitter to double tweet limit to 280 characters

Twitter started testing an increase to its 140-character limit in most languages in early September in a bid to draw in more users and boost engagement at the social network.

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VSMCamp 2017: zooming in on digital revolution

VSMCamp 2017: zooming in on digital revolution

More than 30 international and local speakers will be joining over 1,200 sales and marketing professionals in Ho Chi Minh City this month to discuss challenges and opportunities as digital transformation is changing the world.

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Thailand to require fingerprints, face scans for SIM cards

Thailand to require fingerprints, face scans for SIM cards

BANGKOK: Face-scans or fingerprints will be needed to buy SIM cards in Thailand from next month as the kingdom tries to crack down on electronic fraud and encourage mobile banking.

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Waymo cars hit the the road without drivers

Waymo cars hit the the road without drivers

SAN FRANCISCO: Waymo on Tuesday (Nov 7) said that its self-driving cars are hitting the road without anyone behind the wheel as the Alphabet subsidiary steers toward launching an automated ride service.

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Apple Vietnam requests exemption from customs procedures

Apple Vietnam requests exemption from customs procedures

Apple Vietnam has proposed the Ministry of Finance (MoF) to remove a series of administrative procedures applied on its imported products, aiming to create advantage for its business activity, according to newswire Vietnamfinance.

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One man connecting entrepreneurs all over the world

One man connecting entrepreneurs all over the world

Joshua Slayton is the founding CTO of AngelList, the leading platform for startups, through which more than $600 million has been invested since 2010. Recently, Joshua has been working on another new platform for cryptocurrency fundraising, called CoinList. VIR talked with Slayton about his opinions on the startup scene and his upcoming trip to Vietnam this December to judge the national round of VietChallenge 2018—the first global entrepreneurship competition for Vietnamese founders from all over the world. 

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Online sales of FMCG outpace offline sales globally

Online sales of FMCG outpace offline sales globally

Growth in online sales of fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) is outpacing offline sales globally, according to a new report by performance management company, Nielsen.

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Mobile payment helps develop non-cash economy

Mobile payment helps develop non-cash economy

The Vietnam Electronic Payment Forum 2017 (VEPF) themed "Mobile Payment - a factor to promote the non-cash economy" officially opened this morning in Hà Nội.

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iPhone X offered at record-high price of VND70 million

iPhone X offered at record-high price of VND70 million

iPhone X brought to Vietnam across border gates are being offered at record-high prices.

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Local insurers still neglect network security insurance

Local insurers still neglect network security insurance

Network security has grown into a pressing global issue, and Vietnam is not an exception. Aware of the growing concerns associated with current network security loopholes, many local firms are still unprepared to cope with the risk.

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'We need to do more' about misinformation, Google says

'We need to do more' about misinformation, Google says

DUBLIN: A top Google executive has said the US internet giant has to do more to crack down on illegal content and misinformation, after American firms were grilled in Congress over Russian meddling in the 2016 US election.

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Vietnam sorely in need to improve internet network security

Vietnam sorely in need to improve internet network security

Although Vietnam is among the highest in terms of the number of internet users in Asia, it ranks the 101st out of 193 countries in the ability to ensure network security.

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