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Binh Duong, Dak Lak take measures against Zika virus

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VN startup community showcases tech solutions

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VN startup community showcases tech solutions

The event, organised by software giant FPT, also attracted a number of young visitors seeking the latest made-in-Việt Nam apps and technologies. — Photo

HCM CITY (Biz Hub) — FPT Tech Day 2016 was held in HCM City early this week to enable Viet Nam's startup community to showcase their solutions to local and international tech experts.

The event, organised by software giant FPT, also attracted a number of young visitors seeking the latest made-in-Viet Nam apps and technologies.

Among the key foreign guests were Rajan Anandan, deputy president and managing director of Google Southeast Asia and India, and Kirsten Gilbertson, public and private cloud sales lead with Microsoft in the Asia-Pacific.

Some successful Vietnamese startups also attended the event, including the mobile e-wallet, MoMo, and the English pronunciation assistant app, Elsa. In March, M_Service, the operator of MoMo, received a combined US$28 million investment - from Standard Chartered Private Equity, which invested $25 million, and from Goldman Sachs, which put in an additional $3 million on top of its existing $5.75 million funding. — VNS

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In Iran election, lackluster economy opens door to a populist push

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Ireland's future, not Lions, is Schmidt's priority

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High court to examine mental disability, death penalty issue

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US extends antidumping duties on shrimp imports from Vietnam

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French cheer police, reviving Charlie spirit

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