Google Gives Vietnam’s Startups a Lift; X-ray Tech Becomes Reality

Posted December 22nd, 2015 at 12:15 pm (UTC-4)
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Today’s Tech Sightings:

Google CEO Sundar Pichai (C) addresses a conference with Vietnamese IT community in Hanoi, Vietnam, Dec. 22, 2015. (Reuters)

Google CEO Sundar Pichai (C) addresses a conference with the Vietnamese IT community in Hanoi, Dec. 22, 2015. (Reuters)

Google CEO’s Vietnam Visit Gives Hope to Local Startups

Google CEO Sundar Pichai, who is visiting Vietnam, sees no reason why Vietnamese startups cannot be successful global players. Given time, he said Vietnamese startups can become stronger and learn from the experiences of their Indian counterparts before branching out of the country.

The Web Is 25. What Will It Be Like When It’s 50?

Writer Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols looks at the progress the World Wide Web has made in the past 25 years and offers some insight into its future. He projects increased migration to the cloud and a significant change to the way users interface with the World Wide Web as wearable and embedded technologies become more prevalent.

Technology Makes X-ray Vision a Reality

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed software that detects people’s silhouettes through walls. The technology, which uses variations in radio signals to accomplish this, could help care providers keep an eye on toddlers or the elderly and law enforcement personnel to track suspects.


Aida Akl
Aida Akl is a journalist working on VOA's English Webdesk. She has written on a wide range of topics, although her more recent contributions have focused on technology. She has covered both domestic and international events since the mid-1980s as a VOA reporter and international broadcaster.

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