Tech firms rush out patches for ‘pervasive’ computer flaw

Workers at a hi-tech chain to produce fan of Nidec Viet Nam Corporation in HCM Ciy's Hi-tech Industrial Park. Local hi-tech firms are facing a severe lack of skilled workers.— VNA/VNS Photo Van Khanh HCM CITY (VNS)— Hi-tech firms in HCM City are facing a severe shortage of skilled workers with only 30 per cent of trained workers meeting their job demands. Tran Anh Tuan, deputy director of the city's Centre of Forecasting Manpower Needs and Labour Market Information, said that the IT industry has a huge need for programmers, network engineers, hardware engineers and web designers. But the number…... [read more]

Each year, Gartner identifies new Cool Vendors in key technology areas and publishes a series of research reports highlighting these innovative vendors and their products and services. This year, FPT Software, a part of FPT Corporation and Vietnam’s top leading tech firm, was listed in Gartner’s report. “Being included in the Cool Vendor report by Gartner confirms our mission to always help clients recognize the power of information technology in improving business performance,” said Hoang Viet Anh, CEO of FPT Software. “We will continue investing in R&D to bring more values to clients, especially in data, cloud security and internet…... [read more]

A man using a mobile phone. (AFP/Kenzo Tribouillard) TOKYO: A new smartphone operating system developed by a global collaboration of tech firms to rival Google's Android and Apple's iOS will be launched in the next few months, Japanese mobile phone operator NTT Docomo said Wednesday. The system, an open source called Tizen based on Linux, is expected to be installed on telephones that are sold from the end of March, NTT Docomo spokesman Jun Otori told AFP. Tizen is the product of a tie-up among companies from Japan, China, South Korea, Europe and the United States and comes despite tensions…... [read more]

San Francisco-based digital payment platform, Paymentwall, is among the few Silicon Valley companies to foray into Viet Nam, eyeing the country's burgeoning Internet and mobile consumer market. The front page of San Francisco-based digital payment platform Paymentwall. The company is tapping into Vietnamese market after recognizing huge potential here. Paymentwall system, which has been installed in more than 180 countries, accepts at least 75 different currencies. Headquartered in San Francisco, the company has set up 10 global offices; its Hanoi office opened about a year ago. With fully functional sales and marketing teams and developers in all units, all 10…... [read more]

Paymentwall system, which has been installed in more than 180 countries, accepts at least 75 different currencies. Headquartered in San Francisco, the company has set up 10 global offices; its Hanoi office opened about a year ago. With fully functional sales and marketing teams and developers in all units, all 10 are full-fledged offices.Its payment options include credit card, debit card, mobile payments, telephone payments, prepaid cards, ATM, terminal transactions, bank transfers, and direct bills, among many others."We work with websites such as dating, gaming, SaaS companies, and help them monetize their content and services anywhere in the world," said…... [read more]

The retreat is the latest to hit Asia as investors fret over a recent rally that has sent several indexes to record highs, though a surprise jump in a gauge of Chinese factory activity provided some support to Shanghai.While Wall Street saw the Dow chalk up a fresh record following strong US economic growth figures, the Nasdaq took a hammering with analysts pointing to a technical shift ahead of a Senate debate on tax cuts this week."The prospect of US tax cuts actually being passed appears to have prompted a value rotation away from the FANG stocks and the tech-heavy…... [read more]

United reportedly hopes to supply the US$2 billion Samsung SEHC hi-tech complex, also at SHTP, which is likely to begin operations next month, producing TVs, phones and other products.The Malaysian company is the fifth foreign-invested firms in the electronics supporting industry recently licensed, particularly after Samsung came to SHTP.The other four are also suppliers of Samsung.These are continuing signs of an increase in the number of foreign-invested supporting industry companies and suppliers in Ho Chi Minh City and neighbouring provinces.This is similar to what happened at some other places in Vietnam where major players like Samsung, Microsoft, and LG began…... [read more]

The Government wants Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications Group (VNPT) to become a hi-tech manufacturing corporation, said Minister and Chairman of the Government Office Mai Tien Dung. The display area of VNPT solutions at an exhibition He was conveying opinions of Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc when leading a working group to examine the implementation of the tasks assigned by the Government and the Prime Minister at VNPT on March 15. Dung said Prime Minister Phuc had recently visited Hoa Lac Hi-Tech Park and found VNPT already making high-tech products.  The Prime Minister wants VNPT to make more efforts to become…... [read more]

Companies from Singapore to Finland are racing to improve artificial intelligence so software can automatically spot and block videos of grisly murders and mayhem before they go viral on social media. None, so far, claim to have cracked the problem completely. A Thai man who broadcast himself killing his 11-month-old daughter in a live video on Facebook this week, was the latest in a string of violent crimes shown live on the social media company. The incidents have prompted questions about how Facebook's reporting system works and how violent content can be flagged faster. A dozen or more companies are…... [read more]

The Saigon Hi-tech Park (SHTP) recently issued an investment certificate to Malaysia's United More SDN Bhd for a US$21 million plant to manufacture high-precision plastic products for smart TVs.United reportedly hopes to supply the $2 billion Samsung SEHC hi-tech complex, also at SHTP, which is likely to begin operations next month, producing TVs, phones and other products.The Malaysian company is the fifth foreign-invested firms in the electronics supporting industry recently licensed, particularly after Samsung came to SHTP.The other four are also suppliers of Samsung.These are continuing signs of an increase in the number of foreign-invested supporting industry companies and suppliers…... [read more]




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