Lotus, the newly launched ‘made in Vietnam’ social network, aims to focus on distributing content for press agencies and entertainment content producers.
“Made- in-Vietnam” social network Lotus revealed its plan to attract 60 million users in Vietnam during its official launch in Hanoi on September 16.
The beta version of Vietnamese social network Lotus will officially be launched on September 16, Vietnam Communications Corporation (VCCorp), the developer of the social network, said at a press briefing on September 9.
VCCorp has informed that the pilot version of its “Lotus” social network will officially be launched on September 16.
In tackling violations by e-commerce firms related to low-quality goods and fake discounts, the opening of dedicated shopping websites is set to become an inevitable trend in order to avoid negative impacts from conducting business on common e-commerce platforms, and reducing dependence on them.
The Vietnamese online food ordering market worth US$33 million is controlled mostly by foreign players.
Local digital content firms are claiming of unfair treatment compared to their foreign peers, with Vietnamese companies saying they face many regulations while firms like Google, Facebook and YouTube don’t pay taxes and are unhindered by regulations and policies.
After working with Vietnamese authorities, YouTube and Facebook have removed 3,000 clips and over 600 accounts deemed inappropriate or slanderous toward Vietnamese individuals and organisations.
A group of hackers have made use of a Google Chrome extension to steal the sign-in details of about 66,000 Facebook, Gmail and Yahoo Mail accounts together with millions of cookies of popular sites, including Paypal, in Vietnam.
The Vietnam Tax Consultants Association (VTCA) has completed the draft on the new tax policy for information technology (IT) firms as assigned by the government. It plans to give more tax incentives to encourage the development of the industry.