Gripped by a wave24-year-old Hoang Ngoc Dung is working a regular 9-to-5 job, but on the side she is founder and director of The Mindful Project, a project that uses video clips, infographics, and pictures that are accessible online as well as interactive classes to help high school students get to know themselves, their strengths, weaknesses, dreams, and passions.“The Mindful Project wants to supplement and fix the weaknesses of the Vietnamese education system, which is focused on theory and does not pay enough attention to individualism. We aim to help students become more active to seize opportunities to change themselves and their surroundings,” Dung said, citing the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs’s alarming statistics of 176,000 bachelor of arts degree holders sitting unemployed because they chose the wrong thing to study in college and were not proactive enough to adapt to the needs of the job market.Dung is only one of many young Vietnamese … [Read more...] about Startup fever to restructure Vietnamese growth model
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VietNamNet Bridge – Attracting more users, collecting fees from added value services and cooperating with network operators for mutual benefits are the three things enterprises have to do to get an in-grade promotion in the OTT market. WeChat falls, Line and Kakao Talks jump to higher grades The ranking of the “hottest” apps of Apple Store’s Social Network section showed that from January 1, 2013 to April 7, 2013, WeChat always was among the leading chatting and free messaging software apps with the highest numbers of users. From January 1-30, 2013, for example, WeChat ranked the second or third, just to Facebook Messenger or Zalo. However, since the netizens decided to boycott the Chinese network because of the “cow tongue line” problem. WeChat has seen the number of users decrease sharply, thus falling to the 16th position and getting left behind by Kakao Talk, Line, Viber, Zalo and Facebook Messenger. After WeChat fell down the grades, the … [Read more...] about Big cheeses struggle for the Number 1 position in OTT app market
VietNamNet Bridge – In 2014, Unikey, the most popularly used Vietnamese input method running on Microsoft Windows management systems, is 20 years old. This is believed to be the only software product which can exist for so long in the technology world, where technology solutions get backward everyday. Pham Kim Long. Unikey was programmed in 1994, when Assembly was popular. Pham Kim Long, who was then a student of the Hanoi University of Technology, competed with his friends to create a small-capacity DOS-run software piece which allows to type Vietnamese. Long, who created a software piece with the small capacity of 2 KB (an MP3 music file has the average capacity of 3,500 KB), then thought of the idea of developing the software into a popular tool for the Vietnamese. In the mid-1990s, when Long was following the postgraduate study program in Czech, Windows began becoming more popular in the world. He then created a software piece allowing to type Vietnamese on Windows, … [Read more...] about How was the most popular keyboard driver Unikey born?
VietNamNet Bridge – Laban Key, the Vietnamese keyboard for Android-based mobile devices, has been listed among the most popular apps on Google Play, just six months after it was offered by the online store. Commenters on hi-tech forums are calling Laban Key the best Vietnamese keyboard for Android-based devices. The app is favored for its high customization, which can serve users’ specific requirements, its fast operation, and low consumption of system resources. The app creator, Pham Kim Long, was also the person behind the Vietnamese data input methodUniKey, which runs on the Microsoft Windows operating system. That was created 20 years ago. At that time, Long said that Vietnamese users needed a keyboard when working on their computers, so he created a simple, reliable and free product. Long said that making the Laban Key app was a big challenge. When he made UniKey for the Windows platform, Long did not have any formidable rivals. However, things are quite different … [Read more...] about Creator’s Vietnamese keyboard app a hit on Google Play store
VietNamNet Bridge – Flappy Bird, a Vietnam-made mobile game, has been taken down from app stores by its developer. However, stories and images of the lovely bird have reappeared in sci-tech newspapers and forums these days. 1. McAfee, a security firm, has warned that 79 percent of the hundreds of cloned Flappy Birds are infected with malware, as reported by the The Telegraph. The conclusion was made by McAfee after it examined 300 games that are clones of Flappy Bird, a very favorite game developed by a Vietnamese national, Nguyen Ha Dong. McAfee’s experts said that, through the counterfeited apps, hackers can hijack users’ smartphones, allowing them to make calls, install more software, steal information and find users’ locations. Criminals can also set up root access rights in order to control everything on the devices, including recording incoming/outgoing calls and messages sent and received. MobiFone, the biggest telecom service provider in Vietnam, has … [Read more...] about Cloned Flappy Birds turn up before imminent return of the real thing
Vietnam’s packaging, printing industries grow fast to meet demand Vietnam’s economy develops fast leading to huge demand of consumption; subsequently, packaging and printing industries have become one of the most developed sector in the country. With average growth of 15 – 20 percent a year, the packaging industry for processed food in Vietnam is relatively attractive to foreign machinery providers in the field. On the contrary, experts warned today’s biggest challenge which the packaging industry is facing, is technology innovation because customers have increased demand for smarter packaging such as slight packages, environmentally friendly packaging, eye-catching design. As per the Vietnam Printing Association, the packaging and printing industries in Vietnam have grown significantly with average growth rate of 15-20 per cent annually Especially, the packaging industry for processed food soared by 38 percent for 2015 while demand of material and machines in … [Read more...] about BUSINESS IN BRIEF 18/10