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Facebook buys Malaysian company

22 February, 2010 | Written by Patchay at 11:17 PM in , , , ,

Internet giant Facebook has acquired a Malaysian-based company

Social networking phenomenal Facebook Inc of Palo Alto, California acquired a relatively unknown Malaysian internet start-up, Octazen Solutions, for an undisclosed sum last week.

According to Facebook, the buyout was a "talent acquisition" which also roped in Octazen's two founding engineers to work with Facebook.

According to website InsideFacebook.Com, Octazen will remain based in Malaysia, making the two engineers the first Facebook employees based in Asia full time.

However, Facebook said, “This won’t become an office… It’s just a talent acquisition and they’ll be considered as remote workers since we’ve opted to let them remain in Malaysia.”

AllFacebook.com, a website that calls itself the unofficial Facebook resource, pointed out on its site last Saturday that Facebook has been working with Octazen for an unknown period of time.

Octazen makes software that helps Facebook grow its user base by encouraging existing members to invite their e-mail contacts.

The fact that Facebook has experienced explosive growth for the past few years was nailed down to Octazen's tool which founder Mark Zuckerberg had said was "the primary source of growth" for its social network.

Facebook has over 400 million users including 250 million added last year, but has been quiet on the acquisition front, preferring to acquire talent rather than products. Octazen is only the third ever acquisition by the company.

According to online websites, the number of Facebook users in Malaysia surpassed the 1 million mark in early March 2009.

The acquisition of Octazen comes as Facebook is fending off a challenge from Google with the launch of the latter’s Buzz social network.


Reporting by The Malaysian Insider and Malaysian Mirror.

Xin Nian Kuai Le

14 February, 2010 | Written by Patchay at 11:13 AM in

Prosperity. Wealth. Health.

Success. Joy. Love.

Happy Chinese New Year and Happy Valentine's Day.

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May the Year of the Tiger be filled with

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YCMS + Live & Inspire

06 February, 2010 | Written by Patchay at 2:43 AM in , ,

The 1st Annual Young Corporate Malaysians Summit

Date: 12 December 2009

Venue: Menara Integriti, off Jalan Duta

Acknowledgement: YCMS Team and sponsors

Theme: Reinventing & Liberalising Malaysia's Economy

*** Photos courtesy of YCMS 2009 *** ***

VIP attendees included: YBM Tan Sri Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah; YBhg Tan Sri Halim Saad, former CEO of Renong; Dato' Johan Raslan, Executive Chairman of PricewaterhouseCoopers Malaysia; Dato' Charon Mokhzani, Deputy CEO of CIMB Group; Dato' Justin Leong, Head of Investments Genting Group; Tengku Zafrul Tengku Aziz, Group Director K&N Kenanga Investment Bank; Omar Mustapha Ong, Managing Partner of Ethos & Co; Michael Foong, Executive Partner of Accenture Malaysia; Reza Ghazali, Managing Director of Korn Ferry Malaysia; Dr Hartini Zainudin of Yayasan Salam Malaysia.

Met many great people along the way, from Accenture to PwC to UOB Kay Hian.

Patchay pictured with Omar Mustapha Ong

I brought up many issues to discuss such as the concept of 1Malaysia, our education system in particularly scholarships and integration of our school systems into "Single Stream" based on education quality, emphasis on English (particularly in Science) and preservation of the National Language and Mother Tongue languages.

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Live & Inspire With CEO of Maybank Group

Date: 14 Jan 2010

Venue: Starbucks Coffee Bangsar Village 2

Special Guest: Datuk Seri Abdul Wahid Omar

Acknowledgement: Live & Inspire Team and sponsors

Rarely you would hear a prominent CEO talking to youths in none other than a Starbucks store.

And best of all... Maybank is sponsoring free Starbucks in conjunction with its 50th Anniversary.

Hope to attend more events in coming months.

Now back to work.....

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