Posts Tagged: Indonesia

Indonesia is a tricky market. Though it has immense potential growth over the next decade, the country is comprised of over 10,000 islands, with diverse languages and cultures in many different areas, so reaching out to these people has its own sets of challenges. The tech infrastructure is still growing, too. But where many might see a hindrance at first glance can turn out to be opportunities for savvy players


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Nijibox Reaches 5 Million Gamers, Founder Yoichi Gets Even Busier

Japanese game developer and publisher Nijibox announced on Monday that there are a few personnel changes for the company’s key positions. ...

  • April 3, 2013
  • at 7:00 pm
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MailBird Launches Public Beta, Wants One Million Users This Year

Developed by a team based in Bali, email app MailBird launched its public beta version yesterday. Cited by media like LifeHacker and TechCru...

  • April 3, 2013
  • at 3:00 pm
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Bali-Based Game Studio Goes Bananas for the World’s Hottest Dance Crazes

Bali-based game developer Dragon Game Studio has been quite busy recently, releasing its first-ever two games in the last couple of days. Th...

  • March 29, 2013
  • at 10:30 pm
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Stilomo Aims to be Indonesia’s Food Directory, Now Has 2,500 Users

Stilomo, one of the first graduates from the Jakarta Founders Institute, launched its mobile site for daily deals last month. The startup’...

  • March 28, 2013
  • at 7:00 pm
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Why KakaoTalk Will Win the TV Ad Battlefield in Indonesia

TV advertisements have proven to work very well for chat apps in Indonesia. China-based WeChat and Japan’s Line have been propelled to the...

  • March 27, 2013
  • at 8:00 pm
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Scoop inks deal with publishers from India, Singapore, Philippines; launches localized apps

Since starting in 2010, Scoop's app has experienced 500,000 downloads and added a collection of over 9,000 books, magazines and newspapers

  • March 27, 2013
  • at 10:00 am
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Connection Error: Indonesian Telco Smartfren Under Fire Amidst Prolonged Internet Problems

Indonesian telco and handset manufacturer Smartfren is in hot water right now as there are a huge number of complaints being thrown onto the...

  • March 25, 2013
  • at 7:30 pm
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MNC and Rakuten: Why the Sudden Break Up?

Last night’s news of Rakuten (JSD:4755) breaking up its joint venture with MNC in Indonesia sent shockwaves through the entire tech ec...

  • March 22, 2013
  • at 6:31 pm
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Kompas Group’s Gramediana Hints at Emulating Amazon’s Kindle Business Model?

Indonesian publishing giant Kompas Group launched its digital publishing service Gramediana in beta last month. With the amount of capital a...

  • March 22, 2013
  • at 1:00 pm
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Misuse Allegation Throws Indonesia’s Rural Internet Penetration Scheme into Question

Though being the third largest democratic country in the world, corruption is still quite big in Indonesia. And now Detik yesterday reported...

  • April 3, 2013
  • at 5:12 pm
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Tokopedia Relocates Office, Reveals Strong New Growth Stats

Although Indonesian e-commerce site Tokopedia moved its office last month, the company chose an interesting date – today, which is Apr...

  • April 1, 2013
  • at 10:00 pm
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Indonesia’s Largest Telco Blocks Vimeo, Why?

(Updated on April 10th: Vimeo is no longer being blocked by Telkomsel. Hat tip: Ferdinand Zebua for this update.) (Update: The Indonesian IC...

  • March 29, 2013
  • at 3:36 pm
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9 Startup Pitches at Ideosource’s Demo Day

Ideosource, a venture capital firm in Indonesia, organized a demo day yesterday to showcase five graduates from its incubation program, and ...

  • March 28, 2013
  • at 11:33 am
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Angry Smartfren Users Still Mad Due to Company’s Very Late Explanation

Yesterday, the fiasco made by Indonesian telco and handset manufacturer Smartfren made news all over Indonesia as the company’s internet c...

  • March 27, 2013
  • at 11:00 am
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Kreditmart Lets Indonesians Purchase Goods in Installments Without Credit Cards

Credit card adoption in Indonesia is still very slow, with only 13.4 million credit cards issued up until 2012, which makes up a 4.5 percent...

  • March 26, 2013
  • at 7:00 pm
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Time For Southeast Asia to Get Flirty: WeChat Adds ‘Look Around’ Feature on BlackBerry

The China-made messaging app WeChat launched on BlackBerry late last year, taking aim at potential users in Southeast Asia and other BB-lovi...

  • March 25, 2013
  • at 4:37 pm
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Anime Pirates Game Lets You be Part of Popular Manga ‘One Piece’ World

Indonesian game publisher Prodigy Infinitech launched a new game a couple of days ago called Anime Pirates. The game is basically a Facebook...

  • March 22, 2013
  • at 3:00 pm
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Rakuten Splits With MNC Group, Leaving Indonesia E-Commerce Site in Doubt

(Updated on March 25th: MNC confirms the break-up and is now looking to sell its 49 percent share back to Rakuten. The Indonesian company sa...

  • March 21, 2013
  • at 10:48 pm
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