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.
- The return of JooJoo from Fusion Garage and the new battle against Apple’s iPad together with the partnership with CSL Malaysia: With their declaration that pre-sales for JooJoo went up after the announcement of iPad, the TWIA crew and their special guest talked about the implications of the partnership of JooJoo with CSL Malaysia with the latter doing the manufacturing of the tablet.
- NHN Posts All-time High Profits, Yet “Future Isn’t All That Rosy,” Analysts Say: Will Korea’s top search engine prevail given CyWorld has been taken over by Facebook in Korea?
- Safe Harbour for Australian ISP: The ruling on the iiNET and AFACT case offer a new light for the ISPs in Australia.
- Malaysia govt touts 95 percent OSS adoption: Do you believe this? You can read this report from MAMPU and ask yourself whether the news is really true.
- Modern Browsers for Modern Applications: Check out the crew’s initiative to send IE6 to the graveyard with the hashtag #dIE6.