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Vietnam's Silicon Valley sparks startup boom

Its tech sector has technopreneurs from abroad, but it also has homegrown talents. Some observers warn the sector's growth could come in fits and starts

French and Vietnamese staff of French IT company Linkbynet in Ho Chi Minh City. A decade ago, apps would likely have come out of California's Silicon Valley; today they are the work of Vietnam's startups.

Ho Chi Minh City

RECENT Vietnamese graduate looking for an English-language teacher? There's an app for that. Or hunting down the best bowl of pho in your Hanoi neighbourhood? There's now an app for that, too.

A decade ago, such technology would likely have been developed in...

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