The logo of French IT company Linkbynet at their offices in Ho Chi Minh City. A decade ago app technology would likely have been developed in California's Silicon Valley, but today those apps are being churned out by Vietnam's startup sector -- an industry driven by local techies trained overseas but returning home to prowl for opportunities. Photo: AFPi

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The logo of French IT company Linkbynet at their offices in Ho Chi Minh City. A decade ago app technology would likely have been developed in California's Silicon Valley, but today those apps are being churned out by Vietnam's startup sector -- an industry driven by local techies trained overseas but returning home to prowl for opportunities. Photo: AFPi
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