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This Week In Asia Episode 52: Asia Coming Of Age?


Back to the studio after an exciting week from Echelon 2010 and the good news that we are recently mentioned on TechCrunch. Akky Akimoto, the founder of is here with us this week as our special guest. The week could not have been better without Apple’s announcement of the iPhone 4 and another massive showdown between Apple & Google/Admob in mobile advertising. How do those events affect Asia? While Gree, Japan’s number 2 mobile social network is now casting its attention to US and China markets, how about Zynga who is turning their guns to India and China? If you think Google TV is really new, why not find out what has been happening between web and TV in Asia here, and finally, the Geeks on the Plane have declared Silicon Valley is just a state of mind and dying. Is Asia really coming of age?

This article was first posted at ThisWeekInAsia, a podcast that caters to what’s the hot and interesting news dominating the web and tech landscape in Asia, and a fellow media partner of Echelon 2010.

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