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This Week in Asia Episode 6: The MOL & Friendster Marriage | This Week in Asia
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This Week in Asia Episode 6: The MOL & Friendster Marriage

TWiA-logo With two major news that rocked the Southeast Asia markets this week from the acquisition of Friendster by MOL to the emergence of the JooJoo netbook, the crew is left reeling the implications of the events. We also have David Lian, who joined us as our special guest as we run through our stories in TWIA.

  • Some quick thoughts from the crew who attended the Nokia Christmas event in Singapore and Paypal event in Malaysia respectively tonight, and some thoughts after BL caught a glimpse of the Nokia N900 powered by the Maemo (powered by Linux).
  • The Emergence of JooJoo: After the huff and puff from Mike Arrington on the end of CrunchPad, Fusion Garage has fought back with a video press conference and launched JooJoo, the new netbook on the block.
  • The iMatch Conference 2009: We discussed some of the companies which made the pitch on the event: 2C2P, TenCube, HomeCamera, AiNET (Lunch Actually and Eteract). Note that BL disclosed that he has invested in Eteract under Thymos Capital.
  • MOL acquired Friendster: The biggest story of the week – Malaysia‚Äôs MOL Global (check out which games they distribute here) will buy US social-networking service provider Friendster Inc. We discuss the implications, the strategic directions of this acquisition and what’s the impact for the consumers for the Southeast Asia online gaming market.
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