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Vietnamese upstart Coc Coc gaining on Google

HANOI -- Google has been wildly successful at providing Western users with copious information in the blink of an eye. But for Vietnamese Internet surfers, the world's most popular search engine has been more difficult to navigate.

The lobby of Coc Coc's office in Hanoi

     Not only are there relatively few local search results, the Vietnamese language's tonal alphabet has caused transliteration issues for the U.S.-based search engine and the company's Web browser, Chrome.

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