Da Nang to become ‘smart’ in 2025 Society

Da Nang to become ‘smart’ in 2025

Having launched an e-Government system in 2014, the central city of Da Nang has completed 1,632 out of 1,682 online administration procedures, marking a crucial step in becoming a ‘smart city’ and the first in Vietnam to join the ASEAN ‘smart’ city network by 2030.
COVID-19 tracing app Bluezone hits 15.7 million users Society

COVID-19 tracing app Bluezone hits 15.7 million users

Some 15.7 million smartphone users had downloaded Bluezone, a locally-developed contact-tracing app to identify and alert people who have interacted with COVID-19 patients, as of 11am on August 11, according to the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC).
COVID-19 tracing app Bluezone hits 10 million users Society

COVID-19 tracing app Bluezone hits 10 million users

As many as 10 million people out of Vietnam’s 76.8 million smartphone users have downloaded a domestically developed contact-tracing mobile app to identify and alert people who have interacted with COVID-19 patients, according to the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC).
Thai smartphone users ready for 5G technology World

Thai smartphone users ready for 5G technology

Most of Thai smartphone users expects 5G technology will become popular in the couple of years, and half of them will change service providers within six months if their current mobile operator does not provide 5G, new ConsumerLab study 5G Consumer Potential by Ericsson revealed.
Vietnamese e-commerce growing rapidly Business

Vietnamese e-commerce growing rapidly

The past four years have seen a busy journey for the e-commerce market in Southeast Asia and Vietnamese e-commerce growth rate ranked second, just behind Indonesia, in the region, according to Google and Temasek.
Court delays Vinasun lawsuit against Grab Business

Court delays Vinasun lawsuit against Grab

The Ho Chi Minh City People’s Court has adjourned trial proceedings brought against ride-hailing service Grab by Vinasun taxi company, which has accused Grab of unfair business practices and demanded compensation of 41.2 billion VND (1.75 million USD) for losses it has suffered.
E-commerce looks towards sustainable development Business

E-commerce looks towards sustainable development

E-commerce has rocketed in Vietnam over the past five years, with online retail sales expanding 20 percent annually, according to the Department of E-commerce and Digital Economy under the Ministry of Industry and Trade.
The three musketeers of Viet chatbots Sci-Tech

The three musketeers of Viet chatbots

Since November 2017, visitors to the central coastal city of Da Nang have been able to easily access to all tourism-related information via a smartphone-based app called Danang Fantasticity.