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Việt Nam, Laos news agencies agree on stronger coordination

Leaders of the Vietnam News Agency and the Laos News Agency have agreed to improve the quality of their news exchange, aiming to more vigorously communicate the two nations’ special bond, especially as the two countries celebrate the 55th anniversary of their relations in 2017. ...

Internet, phone lines down in Muse after bomb blast hits cable

Local internet and phone connections were disrupted in the town of Muse yesterday after an explosion rocked the Swonlon Bridge in Muse township. U Zaw Min, Muse district administrator, said internet connections were severed entirely, while phone calls were not transmitting audio. An acquaintance was able ...

Vietnam provides radio, television stations for Oudomxay

Vietnam Television has provided new radio and television transmission stations for Xay district, Oudomxay province, which will become operational today following a handover ceremony in Vientiane on November 29.​ A document to hand over the two stations was signed by Laos’ Minister of Information, Culture ...

Lese majeste suspects 'bottled up in Laos'

A number of suspected lese majeste offenders are holed up in Laos and police will work with public prosecutors and Interpol to track them down, the national police chief says. Pol Gen Chakthip Chaijinda said the Thai and Lao governments have discussed the matter and ...

The 5 worst places to be an internet user in Southeast Asia

The power of the internet has been in the spotlight in the last few weeks thanks to the U.S. election – but while American netizens have to contend with fake news and annoying status updates, in many parts of the world just sharing an opinion can ...

Viettel on course to achieve overseas sales target of $1.5b

Viettel Group’s is likely to achieve its ex-Việt Nam revenue target of US$1.5 billion this year, thanks to a sudden spurt in sales in some of its new markets. Laos and Cambodia are considered the two best and steadiest international markets for Viettel. Unitel, Viettel’s Lao ...

In meeting with Prajin, Facebook reiterates firm stand on users’ privacy

Facebook on November 17 reaffirmed its policy of protecting users’ privacy in a meeting with Deputy Prime Minister Prajin Juntong. Prajin will seek to meet with Mark Zuckerberg, the Facebook founder and chief executive officer, when attending the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit in Peru this ...

Trend of disruptive technologies to affect daily lives increasingly

Business needs to adapt to confront and catch up to the coming disruptive technologies and innovation, which will have a drastic effect on people’s daily lives, a seminar heard on November 16. Bala Chakravarthy, professor of strategy leadership and execution at IMD Southeast Asia, said ...

Twitter chief operating officer flying the coop

Just weeks after reporting job cuts and a disappointing fiscal quarter, Twitter announced on November 9 that chief operating officer Adam Bain is leaving the company.​​ Twitter chief financial officer Anthony Noto will take over Bain’s job, serving in both posts until the board hires a ...

Creativity vital to progress of society, economy: Adobe study

Adobe Systems, a US-based multinational computer-software company, sees strong growth in use of its Creative Cloud product in Asia-Pacific countries because the number of subscribers outside the United States grew almost 50 per cent as of end of the third quarter. The 46-per-cent year-on-year subscription ...

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