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Minister chides public, calls “barefoot scientist’” achievements modest

VietNamNet Bridge – While the public and the media have showered praise on “barefoot scientists”, or farmers who have made new machinery, the Minister of Science and Technology Nguyen Quan has called their achievements “modest”, and chided the public and media for describing them as “inventions”. Not all of these inventors are farmers; some are businesspeople. For example, a story ... Read More »

Flappy Bird maker launches new game

Nguyen Ha Dong, the maker of well-known game Flappy Bird, recently launched a new game that is selling extremely well on the Appstore in Vietnam. Swing Copters was launched on August 21. A few days after the launch, the game had a large number of iOS users. Because of the popularity of Flappy Bird, Dong’s new game also ranked second ... Read More »

Vietnam wins Asia-Pacific Robot Contest 2014

Vietnam wins Asia-Pacific Robot Contest 2014 Vietnamese students won the Asia-Pacific Robot Contest 2014 over last year champion – Japanese team in India at 6 p.m. (Vietnam time) on August 24. 18 teams from 17 countries and territories attended the final round at  Balewadi Stadium, including Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, India, Hong Kong (China), Bangladesh, Egypt, Fiji, Iran, Mongolia, Nepal, ... Read More »

Vietnamese-language domains reach 1 million

The one millionth Vietnamese-language domain name was saluted at a ceremony held in Hanoi on August 25, marking the country the largest owner of domain names in the national language in the world. This has nearly quadrupled the number of domains in Vietnamese language recorded over the past 17 years, said Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Le Nam Thang ... Read More »

VN, US sign cooperation agreements to support nuclear safety program

VietNamNet Bridge – The Vietnam Agency for Radiation and Nuclear Safety (VARANS) and US-based Lightbridge Corporation recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for cooperation in development of administrative, legal and regulatory infrastructure to support Vietnam’s civil nuclear energy program. VietNamNet talked with Seth Grae – President and CEO of Lightbridge Corporation about the MOU. The signing ceremony. The MOU ... Read More »

Foreign players attracted to Vietnam’s mobile-app market

VietNamNet Bridge – While Vietnamese internet companies and independent programmers continue to seek opportunities abroad, many foreign technology groups see the country as a lucrative. Since early July, travelers have been using the Hong Kong-made app HotelQuickly, which allows customers to book 3-5 star hotel rooms at “very reasonable rates”.  The app also is offering $31 off to new users ... Read More »

Vietnam topple Japan in int’l Robocon finals

The Lac Hong University Robocon team triumphed over their Japanese rival to take out this year’s International Robocon contest in Pune, India, on August 24. The contest attracted 18 teams from 17 countries and territories, including two teams from India and remaining teams from Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Bangladesh, the Republic of Korea and Russia. This year’s contest, organised ... Read More »

Major IT events set for September

International Data Group (IDG) ASEAN has announced three major information technology (IT) events that are scheduled for September 26 to 28 in HCMC. Representatives of IDG said that the events were Vietnam Computer World Expo 2014 (VCW 2014), the tenth ASEAN CIO/CSO Summit and Awards, and the second DEMO ASEAN conference. The VCW will focus on information and communication technology ... Read More »

Lam Dong promotes high-tech agricultural projects

The Central highland province of Lam Dong has approved two new Japanese and Korean high-tech agricultural projects. The Agriteck Japan Company has received investment licence to implement its 2 million USD high tech project on vegetable cultivation and livestock farming at Tu Tra commune, Don Duong district. Korean Hankook Samgon company got a nod to make a 1.9million USD high ... Read More »

Ten investors propose biomass power projects

VietNamNet Bridge – Ten investors are seeking approval for biomass power projects with an average capacity of 10 MW each, according to the Vietnam Institute of Energy under the Ministry of Industry and Trade. A representative of Tuyen Quang Sugar Joint Stock Company said at a seminar in Hanoi last week that sugar refining firms would have to rely on ... Read More »