VietNamNet Bridge - A new class of young rich people, born in the 1980s and 1990s, are earning billions of dong a month from the internet. Duong, a young father in Nghe An province, posts animated videos on Youtube to lure viewers. When he reaches a certain number of viewers, Duong will be allowed by YouTube to include advertising pieces on videos and receive money from every click with every inserted ad. The owners of the websites which provide content regularly and have a high number of visitors from stable clients are called in MMO as ‘publishers’. A new class of young rich people, born in the 1980s and 1990s, are earning billions of dong a month from the internet. The CEO of an online ad firm said his company has to pay $150,000-200,000 a month on average to one publisher. About 20 publishers receive money regularly from the company. Huynh Kim Tuoc from Facebook Vietnam said at a recent workshop on Vietnam’s e-commerce that there are about 50 young self-made … [Read more...] about How much do members of the online community earn?
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VietNamNet Bridge – On the night of December 15, Vietnamese people will have the opportunity to observe Geminids - the largest meteor shower of the year, with the extreme frequency of up to 100 tracks per hour. The Geminids meteor shower occurs annually between December 4-17. According to the International Meteor Organization (IMO), the culmination of this year's meteor shower will occur at around 18h UTC on December 14, or 1am on December 15 in Vietnam. "The time of the best observations in Vietnam is on the night of December 14 and the early morning of December 15 with frequency from 50 to 100 spots per hour. In the ideal conditions, we can observe up to 120 tracks per hour," said Dang Tuan Duy, from the Club of HCM City Amateur Astronomers. The heart of the meteor shower is the Gemini. This constellation rises gradually from the east at about 8pm and gets higher gradually until the early morning of the next day. According to Duy, the viewer can start watching the meteor … [Read more...] about Vietnam to welcome the largest meteor shower in 2015
Info Bytes (24-01-2009) Vinaphone to launch fixed-price global calls HA NOI — Mobile phone service provider Vinaphone said it would soon launch a package giving users unlimited call time to 23 countries across the world at a fixed fee of VND299,000 (US$17) per month. The company also unveiled a new package targeting low-income earners and students along with a promotional programme which cuts regional call charges by 43 per cent. Vinaphone now boast 16 million subscribers, including 7.5 million new users in 2008. Nation lifts ban on domain name trading HA NOI — The Ministry of Information and Communications has issued a new circular guiding the management and use of the internet. In the previous Circular 92/2003, the ministry banned the transfer, lease and trade of internet resources in any form, including domain names. The new circular allows the trade of domain names as long as the process obeys the regulations on solving conflicts over.vn domain names. Winning software … [Read more...] about Vinaphone to launch fixed-price global calls
The tongue-in-cheek Ig Nobel awards were handed Thursday to dozens of scientists, including those who confirmed drunk people think they are more attractive and studied the onion enzyme that makes us cry. The Ig Nobels invite real Nobel laureates to confer honors on serious scientists for work that is generally only unintentionally funny. There is also a peace prize, which this year was jointly awarded to the president of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, for making it illegal to applaud in public, and to the Belarus police "for arresting a one-armed man for applauding." The safety engineering prize went to late American researcher Gustano Pizzo, who invented a system to trap airplane hijackers, seal them into a package and parachute them into the hands of police. A team from the Britain, Netherlands and Canada were awarded the probability prize for determining that the longer a cow has been lying down, the more likely it is it will soon stand up. They also discovered that once … [Read more...] about Wacky Ig Nobel prizes show the funny side of science
The United Nations has launched an appeal for US$562 million to help victims of the devastating earthquake in Haiti. The funds are intended to help three million people over six months, said UN humanitarian chief John Holmes. He said almost half of the appeal money would be for emergency food aid, with between US$20m and US$50m allocated for healthcare, water, sanitation, emergency shelter, early recovery and agriculture. About $360m has been pledged so far to the relief effort, but only part of this sum will be included in the emergency appeal. Mr. Holmes earlier told reporters that 30 percent of the buildings in Port-au-Prince had been damaged, up to 50 percent in some areas. Many there have spent a third day without food and shelter in the ruined capital, though UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, who is due to visit Haiti on Sunday, said the distribution of food and medicine was under way. In response to the appeal, a hospital ship and more helicopters are due to … [Read more...] about UN calls for Haiti earthquake relief