Facebook Acquired A Malaysian Startup

Facebook has acquired Octazen Solutions, a Kuala Lumpur-based maker of Contacts Importer software, reported on GigaOM. Octazen’s software already in-use on Facebook and helps the social networking giant to “grow by making it easy for users to invite their contacts on other services,” such as Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo and others. This ‘old’ PDF document explains a bit more on how the Contacts Importer works.

Octazen Solutions – Contacts Importer Web API

According to the article, Facebook said the acquisition as “talent acquisition”. Octazen’s two employees will join Facebook as engineers and remain in Malaysia (Octazen with an office in Taman Melawati, Kuala Lumpur), making them social network’s first Asia-based full-time employees of Facebook.

Screenshot of the announcement on Octazen Solution’s website:


UPDATE: For more details, read Michael Arrington’s posting here.

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  1. Malaysia Boleh! That was my initial reaction but after reading Techcrunch’s write up it sounds a bit dodgy. Luckily I never use these contact importers anyway

  2. I am proud, even prouder that they are in Melawati too coz that’s where I am from. 🙂

    It looks like they are home based too because the address on the slide is a residential unit.

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