Posts Categorized: Business

Government regulation is strangling China’s smart TVs and set-top boxes

“Why should the government adapt to the internet, rather than the internet adapting to the government?” That was the question a ...

  • October 1, 2014
  • at 10:30 am
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Protecting your customer’s personal data: a comparison across countries in Asia

Protecting customer data and transferring it around Asia is not as complicated as it appears.

  • September 30, 2014
  • at 4:30 pm
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This startup is building smartphone-powered ‘fishtech’ for Indonesia’s commercial aqualife

Techies in Jakarta often don’t know what to make of eFishery. The Bandung-based startup for commercial aqualife has a concept that is unco...

  • September 26, 2014
  • at 1:30 pm
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PropertyGuru announces joint venture with Indonesian media company Emtek

PropertyGuru and Jakarta-based media company Emtek announce a joint venture to accelerate’s progress in Indonesia.

  • September 25, 2014
  • at 5:58 pm
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Here’s how Indonesian telco Indosat is building the country’s startup ecosystem

By now, you may have heard about Jakarta’s Ideabox accelerator letting all eight of its second batch startup finalists into the program la...

  • September 23, 2014
  • at 5:30 pm
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This startup aims to empower Indonesian women as household CFOs

According to a McKinsey Global Institute report, consumer spending on savings and investment products in Indonesia is set to reach US$565 bi...

  • September 17, 2014
  • at 6:25 pm
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From showbiz to tech biz: Christian Sugiono on acting, MBDC, and new investments

“I’m actually not the type of serial entrepreneur who likes to build ventures and let other people run it. I am kind of a possessive typ...

  • September 13, 2014
  • at 8:00 am
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US-based Sovereign’s Capital sets up in Jakarta, welcomes early growth-stage companies

Luke Roush, a Jakarta-based managing principal of Sovereign’s Capital, refers to himself as the new kid on the block in Indonesia. Much li...

  • August 19, 2014
  • at 11:04 am
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Game on! Indonesia’s race for outsourced work heats up between and local challenger SribuLancer

“In terms of the number of users and projects posted, we are the biggest,” says Helma Kusuma, country manager of Indonesia for Freelance...

  • August 14, 2014
  • at 8:22 pm
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US travel giant Priceline ups investment by buying another $135M in Ctrip stock

Just a couple of months ago, American online travel company Priceline (NASDAQ:PCLN) invested US$500 million into Ctrip (NASDAQ:CTRP) in the ...

  • October 1, 2014
  • at 12:08 am
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After Mt. Gox collapse, these bankers want to build a safer Bitcoin exchange

Will Bitcoin's true believers accept a new kind of cryptocurrency exchange run by former finance executives?

  • September 26, 2014
  • at 5:25 pm
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3 ways Indonesia can become more attractive to foreign investors

Indonesia is one of the most promising emerging tech markets in Asia, but still has a long way to go. Here’s what it can do to attract mor...

  • September 25, 2014
  • at 8:01 pm
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Setting up a company in Indonesia could get a lot easier

Considering to open a business in Indonesia? This is a good time to do that.

  • September 23, 2014
  • at 9:03 pm
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How to cope with Indonesia’s murky business culture

A recent survey on ABC News showed that Australian business people have expressed an overall reluctance to do business in Indonesia. It was ...

  • September 19, 2014
  • at 6:50 pm
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Alibaba IPO will make it biggest internet company in China and third biggest in the world

Alibaba will be the third-biggest internet company in the world by market cap if analysts' estimates hold up.

  • September 17, 2014
  • at 4:00 pm
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Indonesia’s Bridestory grabs funding from four VCs, new Jakarta player Sovereign’s Capital takes the lead

When Kevin Mintaraga got married in 2012, he wasn’t expecting to stumble into a new business venture. Now, two years later, the 29-year-ol...

  • August 26, 2014
  • at 4:35 am
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Only one of Japan’s top executives is female – and she’s not even Japanese

Gender equality continues to be a point of contention in Japan, where only seven percent of women make it into senior management.

  • August 18, 2014
  • at 7:16 pm
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Ahead of Rocket Internet IPO, here are the numbers on its Southeast Asian ecommerce stores

Remember last week when Rocket Internet announced a US$445 million investment from Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT) in exch...

  • August 12, 2014
  • at 6:56 pm
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