Malaysian company bought by Facebook

Posted on Monday, February 22nd 2010 11:52 am by menj in E-Commerce, Internet

Got the news that Facebook has recently acquired a Malaysian company called Octazen Solutions. Why would they do that, I have no idea. I did not even know the existence of this company until this acquisition was announced on various tech sites. According to the meta description of the site, Octazen offers “Contact Importer and Viral Invite Scripts in PHP/Java/.NET/Ruby/CFM for Yahoo, Hotmail, Gmail, MySpace, Twitter, Friendster and more.” What Facebook will do with such a script is definitely unknown and is anyone’s guess.

In any case, it is always a great thing to see a Malaysan company being successful to the extent that a US giant has to own it. Their product must be very good to have been worthy of such an acquisition.



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    • Dr Dorian says:

      July 16th, 2012 at 8:43 pm

      I want to delete my facebook acount. If i PERMENTLY delete my facebook acount can I use the same email adress to make a new one later on If i decide i want one? (I want to delete it becuase i just want to add my close friends so i dont get alot of info i dont want from people so i AM going to make a new acount)

    • Sahil says:

      July 21st, 2012 at 6:10 pm

      my boyfriend recently made a profile on and he is talking with girls from that site whom he calls old friends. i know his password and i logged on this morning. i found out that he has given them his msn address and asked them to meet in person. he has also told them about me but still they were like more than friends. the girls call him honey, darling, etc. i am very angry at the moment. i want to break up with him. what should i do?

    • Pacman says:

      August 8th, 2012 at 9:32 am

      What age can you start a facebook account?

    • Dom L says:

      August 9th, 2012 at 4:42 am

      alright…so many of my friends have a facebook page and i’d like one too. my parents only talk negatively about MySpace, online chat rooms, etc. i don’t have a cell phone, which will be one of my points when trying to convince them to let me get one. what are some other points i can make to persuade my parents to let me get one?

    • Nathan B says:

      August 9th, 2012 at 6:14 pm

      how do u use facebook? like, what is poke, what is wall-wall, how can u talk to someone, how do u play games, how do u find people, etc.

    • Noe R says:

      August 10th, 2012 at 12:48 pm

      how do u delete a facebook and pictures other take of u. i dont think it is fair that anyone can take a pic of you and just post it up. it really is annoying when a photo u dont like is up and everyone can see the pic u dont like . Its still on there page if they untag u

    • nathan says:

      August 18th, 2012 at 7:29 pm

      IS there any way I can create a bumper sticker on facebook? If so how?

    • Goe122 says:

      August 21st, 2012 at 7:12 pm

      How do u no if someone visited u on facebook or saw ur pics?
      i have the new version of facebook but i cant find that thing D:

    • sick_mick_101 says:

      August 30th, 2012 at 1:13 am

      I already got twitter to connect with facebook so that whatever I tweet on facebook, it shows up on facebook. However, my retweets doesn’t show up on facebook. How do I get it to do that?
      Oops I mean, whatever I put on twitter, it shows up on facebook.

    • Ev dog says:

      September 21st, 2012 at 1:44 pm

      If I buy the $25 “Acquisition Pro License” will that mean that the license covers everything I download from this program? Does this license mean that everything I download from Acquisition will be legal? If not do you know of any programs similar to Acquisition that have one flat fee you pay and then app downloads from that program are legal?

    • Lasagna delivery guy says:

      September 23rd, 2012 at 1:43 pm

      If there is a language acquisition device in the human brain, why is there a critical period for learning a language? What happens to the LAD after the age of 6? Why don’t we remain able to easily acquire language?

    • John says:

      September 27th, 2012 at 9:13 pm

      I am on mac os x version 10.5.2 . Acquisition starts but never seems to connect.

    • mal_functiongeo says:

      October 3rd, 2012 at 12:23 pm

      Was wondering if someone can tell me what the various stages of land prior to acquisition is. I think it’s: Raw, preplatted, platted, partially developed, and developed. Can anyone elaborate on any of this?
      This isnt’ a school question. I’m in homebuilding & trying to get a timeline together for our weekly meetings. I prefer to have the schedule reflect the proper various stages for tracking. If you don’t have anything productive to say, please move on.

    • Michael says:

      October 4th, 2012 at 11:10 am

      Some people who I’ve never interacted with via Facebook show up on the friends online display on chat, while people who have written on my wall don’t always show up there. How does Facebook decide?

    • baldy eire says:

      October 21st, 2012 at 5:58 am

      13. Describe how C4 photosystem and CAM separate CO2 acquisition from the
      Calvin cycle.

      14. Explain how the energy transformation step of photosynthesis occurs.

    • Harriet W says:

      October 21st, 2012 at 8:20 pm

      How and why the knowledge of one’s mother tongue might affect the acquisition of a second language?

    • Victoria T says:

      October 22nd, 2012 at 7:07 am

      What items in addition to cost may be added to the acquisition of the following plant assets: land, machinery and equipment, and buildings? In your opinion, what accounting challenges might these pose?

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    • Lucas H says:

      November 2nd, 2012 at 2:08 am

      …Resolved: It is just for teh United States to use military force to prevent the acquisition of nuclear weapons by nations that pose a military threat?
      Would you agree or not?
      Details, quotes, statistics, logical reasoning, philosophy, values, and resources would be appreciated!
      I would love more details in the answers and actual empirical data.

    • Mathew says:

      November 2nd, 2012 at 7:24 am

      In a acquisition, typically how is the target company and the acquirer company share price affected? i.e i want to know whether the acquirer has a boost in the share price for a small time period? or the target company has a downfall in their share price? i think i may have answered my own question but i just need to be sure of it.

    • superdork says:

      November 4th, 2012 at 3:08 am

      Explain how the third generation of Nicaraguan Sign Language users supports the view that language acquisition is a combination of innate structure/nature and environment/nurture.

    • Melanie says:

      November 15th, 2012 at 9:23 am

      Let’s suppose that 2 companies are listed in the stock market, and there is an acquisition:
      – What dynamic trends do we see? Does the buyer stock go up or down?
      – What happens to the stock of the company that is being bought? Do the companies merge in one stock symbol?
      – Any other stuff you wish to share about your acquisition experience?

    • mike s says:

      November 28th, 2012 at 7:58 am

      I need to acquire a competing company on the BSG game, and i need to develop an acquisition handout. “your company is going to acquire a competitor from your industry in the simulation. Please develop a proposal providing your rationale and indepth analysis of your choice.” … is there a specific way that a proposal should be written up, or should i just do in in a essay type style?

    • Ryan Dunn says:

      November 29th, 2012 at 1:25 am

      You are a merger/acquisition specialist. How would you use junk bonds to facilitate the purchase of a company.?

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