The TWIA crew comes together before our co-host Michael Foong taking a hiatus for 3 months due to a very special piece of good news. While we announced the great news on the growth of TWIA and our special 50th episode that comes in the form of a live show in Echelon 2010, we do not forget the tech news that dominate the Asian landscape this week. Starting from the famous CHINICT conference in China, the crew proceeds to discuss the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S where the crew praised about the screen and followed on to discuss how Asians have managed to load the new version of Android OS – Froyo into their Nexus One. Finally, we discussed the most exciting news that rocked Southeast Asia with Yahoo acquiring Indonesia start-up, Korpol and whether location based services remained a hype from US to Asia.
- The CHINICT conference
- The state of micro-venture capital: With new venture incubators springing all over the world that accompanied th
e success of Y-Combinator and TechStar, are they able to generate interesting start-ups which can take the world by storm?
- The Samsung Galaxy S Phone launch in Singapore and Android Froyo: Mike Foong tells us how the screen on the Samsung Galaxy S phone have bedazzled the tech enthusiasts who attended the Samsung event to see the phone. We also discuss the new features
on the new Android OS 2.2 – Froyo and how Asians have managed to update it and drooled at the new features.
- Yahoo acquired Koprol: With the news of Yahoo acquiring Koprol, a mobile social networking and location based service which pre-dates before FourSquare, we examine why this deal was done and its implications to the region as a whole. We also discuss fundamentally whether all location based services are a hype.
- Final announcement for TWIA Live Show @ Echelon 2010