In a bid to create a healthy networking atmosphere in the country, the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) has completed a code of conduct on social networks for internet service providers and users, said Minister Nguyen Manh Hung. The latest report issued by social media marketing firm We are Social showed that roughly 55 million Vietnamese people (57 percent) use social media. (Photo: VNA) He said at a meeting on November 6 that the ministry has plans to prevent the spread of negative content on the internet and social media. The MIC would also create favourable conditions for the development of the country’s digital content ecosystem, fulfilling the target that users of social media platforms developed by Vietnamese companies account for 50 per cent of the total social media users by 2020, he said. The minister requested agencies and enterprises under his leadership to include expenses for information technology in their State budget estimations … [Read more...] about Social network ethics code complete: Minister
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Almost a third of more than 4,100 enterprises surveyed in Vietnam do business on social networks, a slight decrease from the previous year. Vietnam E-commerce Association (VECOM) conducted the survey on Vietnamese e-commerce activities from September to November last year. Almost a third of more than 4,100 enterprises surveyed in Việt Nam do business on social networks, a slight decrease from the previous year. Thirty two percent said yes, they were using social networks, which is down 2 percent compared to 2016. Business on social networks is a trend among small- and medium-sized enterprises, business households and individuals in recent years, said the report. In addition to social networks, e-commerce platform is also a useful tool for small and medium enterprises, but the trend of using e-commerce trading floors has not changed dramatically over the past few years. Eleven percent of businesses surveyed said they traded on e-commerce sites last year, … [Read more...] about Third of local firms do business on social networks
The company will own the exclusive broadcasting rights to show all of the matches that the Vietnamese men’s football national team are involved in, through all forms of media, including on social networks. Next Media has yet to reveal which television station will broadcast the matches live. The national team are due to play eight games, both home and away fixtures, against Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Next Media owns the exclusive broadcasting rights to show all of the nation’s away fixtures against Malaysia on October 10, the UAE on November 14, Thailand on November 19, and Indonesia on June 4, 2020. These games will be broadcast in addition to all four of the nation’s home games. The team’s head coach Park Hang-seo will need to see his team secure enough points to qualify for the next stage of the qualification campaign. … [Read more...] about Next Media win exclusive broadcasting rights for Vietnam’s World Cup qualifiers
Nguyen The Tan, CEO of VCCorp In the last three years, three Vietnam’s social networks started with funding commitments from investors. In June 2019, Hahalolo, a social network believed to be the first developed by Vietnamese, integrates social network, online tourism services and e-commerce. Like other big social networks, Hahalolo has functions allowing users to make friends, and chat online without limitations in space and time. Hahalolo users can interact through the features of posting, commenting, sharing and expressing emotions. Hahalolo also integrates online travel and e-commerce service models, which helps it be a bridge which links travel enthusiasts, and link with travel service providers, retailers with customers. In July, another social network, Gapo, made its debut. At a press conference to introduce Gapo, Gap Technology, the developer, received commitment from G-Capital to invest VND500 billion. The amount of money would be used in the first phase of … [Read more...] about How will Vietnam’s social networks compete?
The strange odour in domestic water detected by residents in some districts west of Hanoi was due to an increase of chloride used to disinfect source water from the Da River. Oil scum continues to be detected at Dam Bai Lake, near the entrance of the Song Da Water Investment JSC’s water treatment system on October 8. — VNA/VNS Photo Director Nguyen Van Ton of the Song Da Water Investment JSC made the statement on Monday regarding reports of the odour made by residents in the capital city’s outer districts of Ha Dong, Hoang Mai, Nam Tu Liem, Thanh Xuan on October 8. Water used at households in these districts was reported to smell like “burnt plastic”. By Sunday, the smell had subsided, but local residents remained sceptical and did not feel confident using the water at home. Officials from the Hanoi People's Committee and the Ministry of Environmental Resources and Environment on Monday requested clarification of the situation from the Song Da Water … [Read more...] about Da River water safe for use despite strange smell