The Hanoitimes - Say goodbye to 2018 and hello to 2019 by traveling to the best places in Asia to celebrate New Year`s Eve. Countdown to the New Year amid Halong Bay’s Limestone Karsts or soak up an open-air Art Studio on Cam Ranh Bay (Vietnam) have been ranked 3rd and 5th among the best destinations in Asia to ring in the New Year 2019, according to a list released by Luxury Travel Magazine, one of the world’s leading luxury travel websites. Ha Long Bay. Luxury Travel Magazine advises travelers that revelers would be hard-pressed to find a more compelling destination to celebrate the new year than Vietnam’s famed Ha Long Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage site. “To mark the occasion, Ha Long Bay’s leading luxury cruise provider Paradise Cruises will host special menus including delectable fresh seafood before the countdown on its Paradise Luxury, Paradise Elegance and Paradise Peak cruises. A live Filipino band will entertain with an eclectic mix … [Read more...] about Vietnam destinations among Asia’s best places to ring in the New Year 2019
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The Hanoitimes - Vietnam is shining bright on foreign funds` radar. Vietnam expects to receive a large foreign investments flowing into its markets in the near future after many big institutional investors have recently come to the country to explore investment opportunities. A close source, which declined to be named, revealed that among the investors, one is out of the world’s Top 5 largest management funds with total assets under its management reaching up to US$2.5 trillion. The investment size of the investor is many times bigger than that of other peers who used to invest in Vietnam’s stock market. Warburg Pincus invested over US$370 million in Techcombank last year This strong interest of foreign investors in the Vietnamese market is the same as seen in 2017 when they prepared to pour a large amount of capital in the country, the source said, adding he expected to see the same inflow to the country in the near future. After showing high interest in … [Read more...] about New foreign investment wave forecast to flow into Vietnam
When Apple announced two major new healthcare features this week, it billed them both as terrific innovations that may well keep us alive. Later this year, its Watch will be able to automatically call emergency services if it detects you have suffered a fall and are no longer moving. And it will also let you know if you have heart problems and should perhaps visit your doctor as soon as possible. Other devices have offered similar functions in the past, albeit in less elegantly presented gadgets. But with an estimated 50 million Apple Watches out there already, there are concerns about the pressures it may bring to already-strained healthcare systems. The result may be even more calls to emergency services and, according to one of Britain’s leading surgeons, a new wave of technology-driven hypochondria. "Medical professionals will also need to be vigilant to the risk of misdiagnosis and overtreatment that this proliferation of personalised health information could bring,” … [Read more...] about Can health services handle the Apple Watch?
Apple unveiled three new iPhones on Wednesday in a bid to bolster its spot in the premium smartphone market, along with an upgraded smartwatch that takes electrocardiograms and detects falls. The California tech giant said it would begin selling its 5.8-inch iPhone XS and 6.5-inch iPhone XS Max later this month, keeping the starting price of the company's top-end model at $999 but bumping the entry price for the version with the larger screen. Apple also announced a new iPhone XR starting at $749, available in October, with a 6.1-inch display to broaden its pool of buyers. The phones are updates to last year's iPhone X ("10"), which marks the 10th anniversary of the smartphone -- stretching the screen while keeping the overall handset size at or near that of previous models. "I think Apple did extremely well here," GlobalData analyst Avi Greengart said after checking out the new offerings at the unveiling at the company's headquarters in Cupertino, California. "Overall, this is going … [Read more...] about Apple unveils premium iPhone XS, health features for watch
Facebook hopes Watch will encourage users to spend longer within its app -- FACEBOOK Users will be able to choose from a range of shows - from both established brands and new players - and have the ability to view clips saved from their News Feeds. The firm plans to allow all content creators to feature advertising breaks, so long as they hit certain metrics. Until now, only select publishers had been given the opportunity. To begin with, only videos shown to audiences in the UK, US, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand will have this facility. The revenue split will be 55% to the creators and 45% to Facebook. Facebook had intended to reveal the roll-out on Wednesday, but brought forward the announcement after details leaked. As a consequence, some users may not be able to access its pages yet. Unaware audience Watch is often portrayed as a rival to Google's YouTube, but it also competes for attention against traditional TV channels as well as online outlets including Netflix, … [Read more...] about Facebook Watch video service launches worldwide