Influential Vietnamese: Duy-Loan T. Le, Philanthropist

In April of 1975, Duy-Loan T. Le and her family left a war-torn Vietnam with only $100 to begin a new life in America. Her two sisters had to give up their education, and her father remained in Vietnam to provide financial means. Four years later — at the age of 16 — Duy-Loan graduated […]

SIM Card Registration Now Required in Vietnam

The Ministry of Information and Communication’s deadline requiring all prepaid users to register their mobile numbers just passed on January 1st, 2010. Individuals are only allowed to register up to three numbers per carrier. Officially, one of the main reasons is to counter the mass text advertising that plagues many Vietnamese phone users.

Techie in Vietnam: Facebook Alternatives in Vietnam

01.13.2010 – Facebook access in Vietnam has been spotty for the last few months, according to CNN.  Anecdotal evidence from Twitter searches also indicates that is the case for at least some in Vietnam.  Although there is a simple work-around by changing one’s DNS Server, it is potentially a hassle for those of us (especially expatriates) […]

Is nuclear power a suitable choice for Vietnam?

A resolution regarding the implementation of the nuclear power project in Ninh Thuan was passed by the National Assembly on November 25, 2009. Other big projects to be implemented in Vietnam include Metro Hochiminh, Long Thanh airport, Van Phong container port, expressway projects, high speed railroad, and a telecommunication technology development project. All these projects are set for the next 10-15 years.

Philanthropic Movements on Web Acknowledged by TED

12.13.09 The philanthropic movement on the web is being closely watched by investors and has recently been brought to the spotlight at the famous TED Talks (Technology, Entertainment, Design). The speaker of the topic is Reid Hoffman, the founder of LinkedIn and an angel investor.  In the words of Leena Rao of TechCrunch: “Hoffman says that one […]

UVSA Summit 2009 and the Secrets of Sustainability!

12.01.09 – Last month, OneVietnam Network attended the Northern California United Vietnamese Student Associations (UVSA) summit in Stockton, California. The summit was held at the lovely University of the Pacific over three days and attracted college students from California to Idaho. The theme of the summit was sustainability, or as they much more cleverly said: […]