Google, Meta face record fines in South Korea over privacy violations

Google, Meta face record fines in South Korea over privacy violations

South Korea has fined Google and Meta more than $71 million collectively for gathering users' personal information without consent for tailored ads, regulators said Wednesday, the country's highest-ever data protection fines.
Google launches third data centre in Singapore

Google launches third data centre in Singapore

Tech giant Google has launched its third data centre in Singapore on August 23, bringing its total investments in such facilities in the Southeast Asian nation to 850 million USD.
Moving from budding startup to global conqueror

Moving from budding startup to global conqueror

As the economy is back on track again, many entrepreneurs are eager to push through with their startups. Thye Yeow Bok, head of Startup Ecosystem Southeast Asia at Google, talked to VIR’s Nguyen Hai about the right strategies to conquer local and global markets.
Empowering a brighter digital future for Vietnam through 4.0 programmes

Empowering a brighter digital future for Vietnam through 4.0 programmes

E-commerce, digital financial services, online gaming, Industry 4.0, and many more domestic sectors in Vietnam are expected to experience immense growth in the coming years as the country’s digital ecosystem further expands and connects with global markets.
Google says to open payments app to meet EU regulations

Google says to open payments app to meet EU regulations

Google has announced that it will open its Google Play application to alternative payment methods in order to meet new EU regulations.
Top groups carving out new spaces

Top groups carving out new spaces

On August 25, the world's largest aerospace manufacturer Boeing will organise an aerospace industry forum in Hanoi.
Google career and startup boosters revealed at NIC

Google career and startup boosters revealed at NIC

On July 15 at the NIC, Google Career Certificates and Google for Startups were officially debuted.
HCM City collects 7 million USD of taxes, fines from people with Google incomes

HCM City collects 7 million USD of taxes, fines from people with Google incomes

Ho Chi Minh City has collected taxes and fines worth a total of 169 billion VND (7.26 million USD) from 38 individuals who earned incomes through Google in the first half of the year.
Google pays $118 mn to settle gender discrimination suit

Google pays $118 mn to settle gender discrimination suit

Google said on Sunday that it was "very pleased" to be settling, without admission of wrongdoing, a class-action lawsuit that argued it underpaid female employees and assigned them lower-ranking positions.
Americans to pump in greener, high-tech capital

Americans to pump in greener, high-tech capital

Investment from the United States is expected to flow more strongly into Vietnam in the fields of digital economy, green energy, and healthcare.
Online searches for 'cryptocurrency' rise sharply during pandemic

Online searches for 'cryptocurrency' rise sharply during pandemic

Google searches for “cryptocurrency” increased sharply in recent years as Vietnamese sought investment channels, especially during the pandemic with social distancing measures in place, which forced people to stay home.
Vietnam keeps tabs on digital advertising

Vietnam keeps tabs on digital advertising

The Vietnamese government’s new initiative on cross-border advertisement on digital platforms like YouTube, Google, and Facebook is deemed a step up from previous legislation, particularly regarding censorship and tax obligations.
Facebook and Google to face new rules on cross-border ads services from September

Facebook and Google to face new rules on cross-border ads services from September

Vietnam will tighten control over cross-border platforms providing advertisement services like Facebook and Google from September 15.
Italy fines Google 100 mn euros ($120 mn) for abuse of market position

Italy fines Google 100 mn euros ($120 mn) for abuse of market position

Italy's anti-trust authority said Thursday it had fined Google more than 100 million euros ($120mn) for shutting out a rival's smartphone app offering recharging of electric vehicles.
One Mount and Google Cloud to build Vietnam's largest technology ecosystem

One Mount and Google Cloud to build Vietnam's largest technology ecosystem

One Mount Group has partnered with Google Cloud to help advance its mission to create Vietnam's largest ecosystem connecting people and businesses.
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