Urbanist Hanoi

Google Assistant Is Now Available in Vietnamese on Android Phones

After years in development, Google Assistant is now officially available in Vietnamese.

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Grab Is Experimenting With 'GrabWheels' Electric Scooter in Singapore

GrabWheels debuted on the main campus of National University Singapore (NUS) in November last year, but a string of accidents have forced new safety measures be put in place as it moves forward.

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70% of People Who Shop Online Use Facebook Messenger to Communicate with Shops

Facebook Messenger is by far the most popular messaging app for Vietnamese who shop online.

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In Vietnam, Fake Death Certificates Are Weaponized to Hack Facebook Accounts

Vietnam’s fake document industry has upgraded for the information age.

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A New Homegrown Ride-Hailing App Just Launched in Vietnam This Week

Be, a Vietnamese ride-hailing app, is set to enter the crowded market this week.

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Vietnam Wants to Create Homegrown Alternative to Facebook

A Vietnamese social media network would have a tough time breaking into the country which boasts the world's seventh-largest Facebook user base.

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Hanoian Engineer Convinces Google to Add Vietnamese to Gboard

When the Google app Gboard launched internationally last year, it initially offered Android users Google keyboards in 15 different languages. Of these options, Vietnamese was not included.

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5.4m Mobile World Customers Could Be Affected by Alleged Data Hack

A data leak involving electronic retail chain The Gioi Di Dong (Mobile World) has cast doubt over the way the local company handles customer info.

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VinFast to Launch New Electronic Scooter Called 'Klara' This Month

VinFast will start selling its new motorcycle model from November 20.

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42m Vietnamese Use Facebook Daily, Among Highest Rates in Southeast Asia

Amongst its many existing users, companies and government entities are increasingly turning to the platform.

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Vietnamese Ride-Hailing Service Aber Launches in Hanoi

The latest fully Vietnamese ride-hailing service, Aber, launched in Hanoi last Friday, four months after its first appearance in Saigon.

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