A third of Vietnam’s 90 million people use ubiquitous online services

Three young Vietnamese girls use a laptop and smart phones to go online at a cafe in Ha Noi, Viet Nam Wednesday, May 14, 2013. Close to a third of Vietnam’s 90 million people are online and men and women browsing phones and tablets are ubiquitous in the cafes of its towns and cities. The country’s potential for growth, young population and good Internet infrastructure have made it an attractive destination for regional and international investors and startups in content provision, e-payment and other services.

A young Vietnamese girl reads a book while other youngsters use smart phones to go online at a cafe in Ha Noi, Viet Nam Wednesday, May 14, 2013.

Staff work at a newly launched Russian- Vietnamese web company which is developing its search engine, Coc Coc to compete with Google for the local market in Ha Noi, Viet NamWednesday, May 14, 2013. The company has so far spent $10 million, hired 300 staff _ included 30 foreigners, mostly Russians and according to founders, its investors have $100 million over the next five years to try and get a chunk of the 97 percent of Vietnamese web surfers who currently use Google to switch.

A Vietnamese man uses a laptop to go online by a 3G device inserted into a USB pot at a cafe in Ha Noi, Viet Nam on Wednesday, May 14, 2013. <AP Photo/Na Son Nguyen>

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