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VietNamNet Bridge - Many technology startups have received funds worth tens of billions of dong after their first calls for capital. MoMo is the leading e-wallet service provider in Vietnam, with more than 100 services and 1 million users. With huge investment capital, M-Service can push up the development of MoMo by providing new services and strengthening the connection with banks. In March 2015, Coc Coc, a startup founded by three Vietnamese software programmers, received an investment worth $14 million from German Hubert Burda and Hubert Burda’s senior managers as individual investors. The rapid increase in the number of users and the high quality of the search engine and web browser were factors that attracted foreign investors. Just several months later, Coc Coc succeeded in adding tools useful for Vietnamese documents. This left a good impression on investors. A Coc Coc representative said the investors even helped find good engineers to join the project. Many technology startups have received funds worth tens of billions of dong after their first calls for capital. Coc Coc, run by hundreds of workers, together with Google Chrome, is now among the web browsers mostly used in Vietnam. Vntrip.vn, an app for booking hotel rooms online, received investment capital from the former senior executive of Alibaba – John Wu right at the first capital call last July. The Vntrip.vn’s system now links with 6,000 hotels in Vietnam and 900,000 hotels overseas. Travelers can book rooms and make online payment on website or through the booking…... [read more]

Browser contest for Saigon Times Group readers The main page of the ‘Experiencing Opera browser’ contest - Photo: The organizers Readers of the Saigon Times Group’s publications as well as IT lovers have a chance to share their knowledge in a contest named ‘Experiencing Opera browser’, organized by the group and Opera Software ASA (Norway) from now until June 30. People of all ages, nationalities, genders and careers are invited to participate in the contest, excluding reporters, editors, and staff of the Saigon Times Group and Opera Software ASA. Participants are required to answer two questions. The main question: “Technology builders in the world have developed many applications for some devices to bring users a unique feeling. However, there are still some applications that can run on other devices like iPad and cellphones among others that help bring flexibility to the users. According to you, what is the trend of future applications? The extra question: “Stating the differences of some popular browsers like Opera, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Apple Safari, could you point out the main features or establishment and development history of the above browsers? Information needs to be balanced. Participants are advised to answer the questions in an article form with or without images and graphs. Articles01 must be written in Vietnamese using Microsoft Word and in Unicode and have to be a maximum 1,500 words. Entries and images should be submitted to the organizing committee’s email at [email protected] or to the official website…... [read more]

Alphabet's Google has been given an extra three weeks to respond to EU antitrust charges that it abused its dominant Android mobile operating system to squeeze out rivals, the European Commission said on Tuesday. The U.S. tech giant had been due to file a response by Tuesday but said it needed more time and will now reply by Oct. 7, a Commission spokesman said, the third extension of the deadline. The Commission in April accused Google of harming consumers because it required mobile phone makers to pre-install Google Search and the Google Chrome browser on their smartphones to access other Google apps. "We confirm that the new deadline set by the Commission is Oct. 7," a Commission spokesman said. "Google asked for additional time to review the documents in the case file." The world's most popular Internet search engine has also asked and been granted an extension to Oct. 13 to reply to a separate charge of favoring its shopping service over rival services in Internet search results. It has until Oct. 5 to respond to a third accusation of blocking competitors in online search advertising. Google, which could be fined up to $7.4 billion or 10 percent of its global turnover for each charge and forced to change its business practices if found guilty of breaching EU rules, has previously deny any wrongdoing. (Story refiles to fix typo in paragraph 5 to "shopping" instead of "shipping"). Source: Reuters... [read more]

VietNamNet Bridge - Coc Coc is well known in Vietnam as a browser on par with the world favorite Chrome. However, its founders initially planned to develop the company as a search engine. Just two years after it made its debut, Coc Coc became the second most popular in Vietnam, defeating a series of the world’s well-known browsers such as Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari. Analysts believe that Coc Coc is a threat to Chrome’s No 1 spot in Vietnam. According to Le Van Thanh, co-founder of Coc Coc, the browser attracts 4.6 million users a day with 80,000 downloads. In 2010, when three Vietnamese students returned to the home country after spending years of studying in Russia, Coc Coc was set up. They dreamed of developing a search engine with the support of Victor Lavrenko, a manager of Nigma.ru. At that time, the search engine market was beginning. According to Thanh, Coc Coc then had three approaches. First, developing a search tool like math or physics, one for locations and one for a browser. In early 2013, in Vietnam, Coc Coc was described as a new rising star with the searching technology. However, at that time, many search engines like Timnhanh, xalo and hoatieu all took the knock. Other well known searching tools like Bing and Yahoo began to decline. Google remains the only giant. Some years ago, the Vietnamese market witnessed Coc Coc growing rapidly. However, the major product of Coc Coc was not a search engine, but…... [read more]

The move follows Opera's failed attempt at a public share offer. A Chinese consortium has bought the Opera internet browser for $600 million, its Norwegian developer said Monday. The consortium led by Golden Brick Silk Road will purchase the mobile and desktop versions of the internet browser, plus performance and privacy apps and a stake in a Chinese joint venture, but not the television, media and games units, said Opera Software in a statement to the Oslo stock exchange. The transaction was announced simultaneously with the failure of the $1.2 billion public offer to take over the entire company. It gave no reason for the failure, but in a statement to the Oslo stock exchange last week Opera Software said the outcome of the offer was uncertain as it hadn't yet received regulatory approvals by the deadline of July 15. Golden Brick Silk Road fund is a Chinese consortium which includes Beijing Kunlun Tech which is specialized in mobile games and cybersecurity specialist Qihoo 360. Opera's management had backed the proposed takeover as it would give the browsers access to the extensive internet user bases of Kunlun and Qihoo in China. Opera says its light, quick browser is used by more than 350 million consumers worldwide. Last month it ranked fourth for mobile devices behind Google Chrome, Apple's Safari and Android Browser, according to data by NetMarketShare, and sixth on desktop computers. Related news: > More than half online users get news from Facebook, YouTube and Twitter > Google, Facebook…... [read more]

The CEO of Internet behemoth Google had a chit-chat with the Vietnamese viral mobile game creator at a sidewalk café in Hanoi on Tuesday, an unorthodox meeting between two global tech industry players. Flappy Bird maker Nguyen Ha Dong (L) and Google CEO Sundar Pichai shake hands at a sidewalk café in Hanoi on December 22, 2015. Sundar Pichai was visiting the Vietnamese capital city, where Nguyen Ha Dong, the developer behind the mobile game sensation Flappy Bird, is based, so the Indian-born technology executive decided that they should meet. Pichai and Dong were pictured sitting on plastic stools drinking iced lemon tea, one of the most popular drinks in Hanoi, synonymous with Vietnamese culture and it was unlikely that they discussed anything other than technology. Vietnamese technology newswire ICTNews said the two talked Google, game development, and startups during the meeting that was also joined by a mutual friend of theirs. They paid VND55,000 (US$2.46) for three glasses of iced lemon tea and a dish of dried sunflower seeds. The two also updated their meeting on Facebook and Twitter. "[Sundar Pichai] is a nice and humble Indian gentleman... Although we could not help much on our software industry as a whole, at least we will keep working hard," the Vietnamese developer wrote on Facebook. Dong said he and Pichai talked "what general engineers often talk" and "it was a nice talk." Pichai also tweeted that he enjoyed meeting Dong and called Hanoi an "amazing [place] where next great developer…... [read more]

The CEO of Internet behemoth Google had a chit-chat with the Vietnamese viral mobile game creator at a sidewalk café in Hanoi on Tuesday, an unorthodox meeting between two global tech industry players. Sundar Pichai was visiting the Vietnamese capital city, where Nguyen Ha Dong, the developer behind the mobile game sensation Flappy Bird, is based, so the Indian-born technology executive decided that they should meet. Pichai and Dong were pictured sitting on plastic stools drinking iced lemon tea, one of the most popular drinks in Hanoi, synonymous with Vietnamese culture and it was unlikely that they discussed anything other than technology. Vietnamese technology newswire ICTNews said the two talked Google, game development, and startups during the meeting that was also joined by a mutual friend of theirs. They paid VND55,000 (US$2.46) for three glasses of iced lemon tea and a dish of dried sunflower seeds. The two also updated their meeting on Facebook and Twitter. "[Sundar Pichai] is a nice and humble Indian gentleman... Although we could not help much on our software industry as a whole, at least we will keep working hard," the Vietnamese developer wrote on Facebook. Dong said he and Pichai talked "what general engineers often talk" and "it was a nice talk." Pichai also tweeted that he enjoyed meeting Dong and called Hanoi an "amazing [place] where next great developer [sic] can come from." Enjoyed meeting @dongatory, creator of Flappy Bird, in Hanoi today, amazing where next great developer can come from pic.twitter.com/oBKhItpGFs —…... [read more]

Sundar Pichai, CEO of US Google Inc., will join a meeting with a group of selected Vietnamese entrepreneurs and the startup community in Hanoi on December 22 on the occasion of his first visit to Vietnam. Though Pichai's trip is a private matter, the CEO agreed to join an hour-long talk with the Vietnamese business and startup communities, Dinh Hung, CEO and founder of JoomlArt Co., a co-organizer of the event, told news website VnExpress. However the details of the meeting are yet to be revealed, he added. According to the invitation of Google Vietnam publicized on December 19, there will be three Vietnamese individuals allowed to exchange directly with the Google CEO, and the event will be limited to 300 attendees including businesspeople, students and the media. The talk will be held for the purpose of sharing experiences and inspiration, news website Zing.vn said, quoting information it received from Google Vietnam. Anyone interested in the talk can send questions via social media to get the answer from Google, according to the company. Sundar Pichai, born in 1972 in India, joined Google in 2004 to serve as the chief of Google Toolbar and Google Chrome, two key products with hundreds of millions of consumers even then. He was appointed the new chief of Google Inc. in August this year. In 2014, Pichai was put in charge of the engineering and research departments of many other Google products, services and technology platforms including Google Search, Google Maps, Google Play, advertising, and…... [read more]

Sundar Pichai, CEO of U.S. Google Inc., will join a meeting with a group of selected Vietnamese entrepreneurs and the startup community in Hanoi on Tuesday on the occasion of his first visit to Vietnam. Though Pichai's trip is a private matter, the CEO agreed to join an hour-long talk with the Vietnamese business and startup communities, Dinh Hung, CEO and founder of JoomlArt Co., a co-organizer of the event, told news website VnExpress. However the details of the meeting are yet to be revealed, he added. According to the invitation of Google Vietnam publicized last Saturday, there will be three Vietnamese individuals allowed to exchange directly with the Google CEO, and the event will be limited to 300 attendees including businesspeople, students and the media. The talk will be held for the purpose of sharing experiences and inspiration, news website Zing.vn said, quoting information it received from Google Vietnam. Anyone interested in the talk can send questions via social media to get the answer from Google, according to the company. Sundar Pichai, born in 1972 in India, joined Google in 2004 to serve as the chief of Google Toolbar and Google Chrome, two key products with hundreds of millions of consumers even then. He was appointed the new chief of Google Inc. in August this year. In 2014, Pichai was put in charge of the engineering and research departments of many other Google products, services and technology platforms including Google Search, Google Maps, Google Play, advertising, and remote and…... [read more]

VietNamNet Bridge - A new way of spreading a virus has been used by hackers, successfully affecting Vietnamese Facebookers. Not using the familiar tricks such as spam SMS with malware or Facebook apps, hackers this time used an ‘unusual’ method to trap Facebookers. ‘ Notifications were used as the instrument to spread the virus. Users are informed that they are mentioned in comments by friends, and when they click the notification, they will be redirected to a website forging Facebook, where there are virus traps. The website has an interface which looks like Facebook’s, but the link looks strange. A notification will appear and ask if users want to install an extension named ‘Buz’. And users will become hackers’ victims if they click ‘ok’. According to Ngo Tuan Anh, an internet security expert from BKAV, in principle, Buz, the trap, also seduces Facebookers to access fraudulent websites, and invite to install apps, add-ons or extensions. However, unlike other viruses, which are sent through chatting channels and URLs, Buz looks more ‘reliable’. If someone receives a notification from Facebook, he will not doubt it. He will click ‘ok’ and fall into the trap. It is because users have been often warned about the viruses to be infected through chatting, while they have not heard about Buz. Chung Ta, an internal website of FPT, has quoted some experts as saying that if users are not vigilant enough and have the habit of clicking ‘ok’ or ‘next’, strange apps will be installed into…... [read more]




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