VietNamNet Bridge – Spyware has been around for years, if not decades. Software that secretly logs your spouse’s keystrokes, monitors employees’ activities at work, or plunders your contacts and accounts, sits quietly on millions of PCs around the world. Now spyware is entering a new domain – the smartphone. And judging by its brisk sales despite the steep prices, it seems to be a big hit with Vietnamese The software offerings can be found everywhere in Vietnam, from flea markets to online stores, and from mobile shops to traditional street markets, where high-technology product stalls sit side-by-side with vegetable and fish sauce kiosks. The software vendors claim that the products they sell are “very high-tech”, “useful” and suitable to different smartphone’s operating systems, including Symbian, Android and IOS. They explained that once a target smartphone is installed with the spyware, the user of the phonecan be monitored … [Read more...] about Wiretapping, eavesdropping enter the smartphone market
Entering a new market
VietNamNet Bridge – While the battle among green tea manufacturers is described as a noisy fight, the competition among supplemental nutrition drink manufacturers has been going quietly, but very fiercely. The new potential market segment In March 2013, Tan Hiep Phat launched a noisy marketing campaign, introducing its new product--Number One Vitamin, after a long period of surveying the market. The General Director of Tan Hiep Phat Tran Quy Thanh in person, together with his staff, came to the markets to sell the products/ With Number One Vitamin, Tan Hiep Phat hoped to make a breakthrough in the new market segment – the thing it once did with Tra Xanh Khong Do and Dr Thanh green tea products. Tan Hiep Phat has declined to reveal the sales over the last three months, but one of its senior executive said the sale has been good enough to think of launching other products for the same market segments. Prior to that, in August 2012, the market witnessed the appearance of … [Read more...] about Supplemental nutrition drink manufacturers enter a new race
After information regarding one of the two gunmen who massacred 14 people in San Bernardino, California last week revealed links to extremist ideology, President Obama delivered a speech to reassure the public. The head of the White House stressed that terrorism has moved to a new stage and destroying IS and all terrorist organisations with the intention to hurt the US is a top priority of the US government. Obama said the US military will mobilise all resources to hunt down in any country those who mastermind terrorist attacks. Washington will continue to provide training and equipment for Iraqi and Syrian forces fighting against IS, with the support from the US Special Forces. In particular, Obama said the State Department and the US Department of Homeland Security would review visa waiver programmes to prevent terrorists from entering the US. Washington has also considered putting into use new warning systems on the risk of terrorism to help people to have more information even in … [Read more...] about A new arduous stage
VietNamNet Bridge - Samsung Securities and Caldera Pacific will become the second largest investor when they acquire a 40 percent stake in Dragon Capital fund management company. According to an MPI (Ministry of Planning and Investment) report, there were 3,374 stake purchases and capital contribution deals made by foreign investors by the end of August, worth $3.5 billion, an increase of 101.3 percent compared with the same period last year. Japan, Singapore and South Korea are three of the biggest foreign investors in Vietnam. While the Japanese are well known for the portfolio investments in Vietnamese businesses (Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ holds a 20 percent stake in VietinBank, Mizuho holds a 15 percent stake in Vietcombank and ANA a 8.7 percent stake in Vietnam Airlines), Singapore and South Korea are known for direct investment projects. These include Samsung’s electronics and smartphone manufacturing projects and the five VSIP industrial zones developed by … [Read more...] about Is there a new South Korean investment wave in the stock market?
When Singapore first announced it was building a Universal Studios theme park, sceptics wondered if the complex would draw enough crowds to be commercially viable. Asia has become the new frontier for large-scale outdoor entertainment complexes thanks to growing affluence in large emerging economies like China, India and Indonesia, and cheaper air travel. "The industry is moving to Asia," said Christian Aaen, Asian regional director of research firm AECOM Economics, which specialises in entertainment and leisure industry analysis. "With key fundamentals in place such as the growing middle class and incomes in Asia as well as demand for entertainment and leisure time, this is the perfect product for tourism and economic development," he told AFP. Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySea, the Universal Studios park in Osaka and South Korea's homegrown Everland ranked among the world's top 10 theme parks in terms of visitors last year, according to industry consultancy Themed Entertainment … [Read more...] about Theme parks find new markets across Asia