With Pamela Fox (@pamelafox) from Google Australia as our special guest this week, the TWIA crew tried to make sense out of the JooJoo’s new partnership with CSL Malaysia. We also reviewed the future of Naver, the top search engine in South Korea, the Malaysia government’s declaration of 95% adoption in OSS and most exciting of all, the impact of the court ruling on iiNet’s victory over the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT). Not to mention, we weaved Google Wave, FilmCamp SG, the #dIE6 movement and adoption of open source in governments into an exciting week of This Week in Asia. Read more
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In a special podcast during Barcamp Singapore 4 in Infocomm Development Authority Singapore, we speak to two ladies from Google US, Stephanie Liu and Christine Songco who have traveled across Southeast Asia for the past few days and share with us their experiences in engaging the developer communities and Google Technology User Groups (GTUGs) here. You can check out the podcast directly from here.
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Recently, we introduced a set of 6 social media tools which start-ups should be tapping on in dealing with PR, marketing and branding issues. One advantage is that a start-up being nimble and quick, can find applications on social media tools that can distribute, share and gather feedback on their products and services in a very quick rate. Given that social media is a ever-changing landscape all over the world, and the buzz that are ongoing from twitter lists, enterprise microblogging via Yammer to google wave, we decide to give you a list of three new social media tools (or feature in existing social media tools) that you should know about. Read more
Our friends at Tech65 start their weekly podcast on the following issues that dominated the tech landscape last week:  Singapore’s M1 to Start Selling the iPhone,  Kindle in S’pore soon?,  Problem with Kindle international,  First Photos of Barnes & Noble’s Double Screen E-Reader,  Google challenges e-readers by taking e-books directly to browser,  Major bug in Snow Leopard deletes all user data,  Warning: Do not change your Twitter username, email address or reset password,  What problems does Google Wave solve?,  PSA: Beware of Google Wave scam sites,  Apple relents: in-app purchase for free apps allows demo-to-paid and the Byte of the week: Dim Dim. Do click and check out their latest podcast here.
Our friends at Tech65 start their weekly podcast on the following issues that dominated the tech landscape last week with special guest, Kevin Lim:  Hotmail passwords leaked online (Gmail, Yahoo Mail affected too),  Flash 10.1 Full Flash for Everyone Except iPhone,  AT&T Allows VoIP Over 3G for iPhone,  Kindle 2 goes to $259, International GSM version coming October 19 (List of countries getting Kindle 2 international),  DoubleTwist Unveils An Alternative To The iTunes Music Store, Powered By Amazon MP3,  New Ways to Try and Buy Microsoft Office 2010,  Norton 2010 Launch,  Sony Notebook Launch,  Canon Camera Launch,  Windows 7 Social Party, and the bonus: Google Wave Is Easier To Understand Than… Do click and check out their latest podcast here.
Our friends at Tech65 start their weekly podcast on the following issues that dominated the tech landscape last week:  Google Trike in Singapore,  Google Toolbar adds comments with Sidewiki,  Google Wave invite-only preview begins,  Microsoft confirms free security software ships Tuesday,  Vista/IE market share slide, Win 7/Firefox/Chrome surge,  Microsoft says automated ‘Fix it’ is working,  Wacom Bamboo – Correction: Wacom Bamboo Fun Pen & Touch 6×9 cost S$329 while the rest cost below S$200, and the Byte of the week: Dropbox iPhone App. Do click and check out their latest podcast here.
SG-GTUG is a Singapore-based non-profit developers group to learn, share and know more about Google technologies. The group was started by a group of Google fans and enthusiasts who are interested in using Google’s evolving technologies and APIs. (SG-GTUG). The theme of the October meeting will on Google Wave and is happening on 31 Oct 2009, 2pm – 4.30 pm in Google Singapore (Address: 8 Shenton Way 35th floor, Singapore 068811). You can RSVP via Facebook. Read more