google eliminates hundreds of jobs in ad team tweak

Google eliminates hundreds of jobs in ad team tweak

Google on Tuesday confirmed it is eliminating "a few hundred" positions from its global ad team, amid a push to use artificial intelligence for efficiency and creativity.
google agrees to settle 5 bn lawsuit over incognito mode

Google agrees to settle $5 bn lawsuit over 'incognito' mode

Google has agreed to settle a consumer privacy lawsuit seeking at least $5 billion in damages over allegations it tracked the data of users who thought they were browsing the internet privately.
big city focal point creating an economic digital divide

Big city focal point creating an economic digital divide

The latest e-Conomy Southeast Asia report “Reaching New Heights, Navigating the Path to Profitable Growth” sheds light on the digital economy in the region. Marc‌ ‌Woo‌, managing‌ ‌director‌ for Vietnam at Google Asia-Pacific, spoke with VIR’s Hai Van about the findings.
fortinet expands its global sase points of presence with google cloud

Fortinet expands its global SASE Points-of-Presence with Google Cloud

Fortinet, the global cybersecurity leader driving the convergence of networking and security, on October 16 announced the expansion of its SASE Points-of-Presence (POPs) to new locations through a partnership with Google Cloud.
thousands of scholarships delivered as part of vietnam digital talent programme

Thousands of scholarships delivered as part of Vietnam Digital Talent programme

Thousands of scholarships have been delivered to students in the Vietnam Digital Talent programme.
generative ai offerings breathing new life into myriad of vietnamese industries

Generative AI offerings breathing new life into myriad of Vietnamese industries

Generative AI applications have huge potential to revolutionise working practices across public and private sectors across Vietnam, according to a Google conference held last week.
road safety charity irap to receive 2 million from google

Road safety charity iRAP to receive $2 million from Google

The International Road Assessment Programme (iRAP) is to receive $2 million in funding and additional support from Google’s philanthropic arm,, to provide children with a safer journey to school.
vietnam ranks first in southeast asia in search volume growth rate for foreign travel

Vietnam ranks first in Southeast Asia in search volume growth rate for foreign travel

Vietnam ranked first in Southeast Asia in terms of the growth rate in demand for foreign travel, at 170 per cent in the second quarter of 2023 compared to the same period in 2019, Google announced on August 30.
facebook google and tiktok ordered to remove content volations

Facebook, Google, and TikTok ordered to remove content volations

Facebook, Google, and TikTok removed a significant amount of content that violated the law in July, meeting about 90 per cent of the requirements laid out by Vietnam’s Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC).
vietnam ascends global app development ranks four firms enter top 50

Vietnam ascends global app development ranks: four firms enter Top 50

Four Vietnamese app developers have been spotlighted among the Top 50 global companies, boasting new applications that have each garnered over 100,000 downloads in 2022. This noteworthy development was outlined in a recent report by the data analytics firms, DataAI and AppMagic.
foreign tech giants contribute 166 million in taxes in h1

Foreign tech giants contribute $166 million in taxes in H1

The General Department of Taxation (GDT) in Vietnam has reported that prominent foreign tech companies, including Google, Apple, Facebook, Netflix, TikTok, made substantial tax contributions, amounting to around $166 million during the first half of 2023. This development comes as the tax authority intensifies efforts to streamline tax collection in the rapidly expanding e-commerce sector.
google launches chatgpt rival bard in eu brazil

Google launches ChatGPT rival Bard in EU, Brazil

Google launched its AI chatbot Bard in the European Union and several more nations on Thursday, entering a key market in its race against Microsoft-backed ChatGPT after a delay over data privacy concerns.
google works with nic and us mission in vietnam launch google for startups accelerator

Google works with NIC and US Mission in Vietnam launch Google for Startups Accelerator

Vietnam is becoming one of South East Asia's rising startup hubs as its online economy is forecasted to grow to US$50 billion by 2025.
godfather of ai urges governments to stop machine takeover

'Godfather of AI' urges governments to stop machine takeover

Geoffrey Hinton, one of the so-called godfathers of artificial intelligence, urged governments on Wednesday to step in and make sure that machines do not take control of society.
search volume for vietnams tourism ranks 7th worldwide

Search volume for Vietnam’s tourism ranks 7th worldwide

The search volume for Vietnam's tourism via Google's market trend tracking tool grew 10 per cent - 25 per cent between mid-March and early June, ranking 7th in the world and indicating a strong demand recovery.