TWIA Episode 15: The iPad Tsunami
February 1, 2010 by SGE
Michael Smith Jr, Director YDN SE Asia from Yahoo! joins the TWIA crew as our guest for the week. The discussion centered on the aftermath of the Apple iPad after months of speculation. With the Founders’ Institute coming to Singapore following after many incubators setting up shop here, the TWIA discussion group discussed the impact on tech entrepreneurship in Singapore and overall to the other countries Indonesia and Malaysia in Southeast Asia. With Maxis opening apps store in Malaysia and China’s declaration that they have nothing to do with the attacks on Google, the crew steered ahead with an exciting week in Asia. You can listen to the podcast in TWIA on SGE or go to their website.
- The Apple iPad: Who among us within the TWIA crew will buy it? We discuss how we felt about the product and the joys and disappointment accompanied with the announcement by Steve Jobs yesterday. An interesting point from Michael why Flash is not supported on Apple products.
- Founders’ Institute launched in Singapore: With Founders’ Institute decided to set up shop in Singapore. Michael also weighed in his opinions about the issue and discussed with the whole crew how the whole region will be affected by this sudden surge of incubators turning up in Singapore.
- Maxis setting up an apps store: Malaysia telco Maxis has set up an apps store for developers. We looked at the general trends of telcos trying to get into the apps stores bandwagon and chatted about the possible implications on the industry in general. One more thing, they are not telling us about how they are going to share profit with the developers.
- China denies involvement in Google cyberattacks: So, what’s next for Google China?
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