Stories about Vietnam from February, 2009
Vietnamese equivalent of the Christmas tree
Jerome from Hanoi posts a picture of a fallen peach tree: the Vietnamese equivalent of the Christmas tree during the Lunar New Year
Vietnam: Only Nine Public Holidays
There are only nine public holidays in Vietnam. That is why blackouts are not regarded as nuisance by some workers since they can rest during these days.
Vietnam startups encountering difficulties
In the past two years, almost 100 web 2.0 startups were launched in Vietnam. Many of these projects are encountering difficulties today. Tech experts believe it is not only the recession which caused the failure of some of these startups.
Twitter Community in Vietnam
There is a growing Twitter community in Vietnam. They even have a Facebook account.
Vietnam: Top stories on mobile technology
Step2 Radar lists the top stories on mobile technology in Vietnam in 2008. This year, he predicts, “there will be more mobile social networks, some will be built from famous Vietnamese social network websites.”
Twitter, a failure in Vietnam?
Fresco 2.0 writes about Vietnam's failure to embrace Twitter.
Father of Vietnam telecommunications
Chuck Kuhn uploads an article about Le Hiep Tuyen, father of Vietnam telecommunications. “In 1984, Prof. Tuyen led a group of overseas Vietnamese in conducting the first seminar introducing semi-conductor laser technology in telecommunication in Vietnam.”