Screenshot of VOY. (Credit to Vinaphone, Opera and Yan News)
Vinaphone, Opera Software and Yan News have collaborated to form a mobile entertainment news initiative in Vietnam.
Called VOY, which stands for Voice of Youth, the initiative will deliver entertainment news from Yan News to youths in Vietnam. Vinaphone-Opera Mini subscribers will also receive news updates two hours before the news becomes available to other Yan News followers, according to a joint press release from Vinapohone, Opera Software and Yan News.
Việt Anh Nguyễn, Country Manager of Vietnam, Opera Software, believes VOY will be popular in Vietnam as there is a high smartphone penetration rate and over "70 percent of the users fall under the age of 15 and 33". As Vietnamese users love to access arts and entertainment sites, having Yan News as one of the partners will help encourage users to spend more time consuming online content via their mobile devices, he added.
Vinaphone-Opera Mini browser is available for free on various phones running on Android, iOS, Blackberry, Java and Symbian operating systems.
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