Key Indonesia Startup News This Week – 30 Jun
June 30, 2011 by Egi SEPTIADI
Here you can find some interesting startup news around Indonesia, not only in its capital, Jakarta, but also other their tech startup hubs such as Yogyakarta, Medan, Surabaya, and many more. These listed news are taken from our partner, DailySocial, a leading blog on Indonesia’s tech startup scene.
(2) Lots of people have taken interest to e-commerce in Indonesia, with more than 20 e-commerce companies launched last year alone. And of course, a lot of them went down to the deadpool, leaving incumbents like Rakuten, TokoBagus, Plasa, Berniaga, Kemana, Tokopedia, and so on.
(3) MicroAd, a Japan-based ad network and data exchange platform company is expanding their operation to the huge untapped market in Indonesia.
(4) Indonesian mobile telecoms company Indosat’s net profit this year declined more than US$68 million or around 56% in 2010 compared to 2009, said Director Harry Sasongko Tirtotjondro.
(5) Agung Wijanarko, head of mobile devices at XL Axiata, an Indonesian mobile telecoms company, is leaving his post after just nine months on the job.
(6) Yahoo! Koprol, a location-based social networking website, is holding Hack&Roll based in Indonesia and Philippines. Developers will compete using unreleased Koprol API and work some wonders. They will have only three weeks to do that.
(7) With the growth of Indonesian people’s appetite for travel and the growing interest on visiting Indonesia, TourExplora has launched its marketplace for travel agents to sell travel packages.
(8) Entrepreneur, strategist, and CEO Andi Boediman officially announce that he’s starting a brand new tech-startup incubator called Ideosource.
(9) There really aren’t many addictive games on BlackBerry, especially by Indonesian developers. Now two local developers are striving to change that by launching MiMo Machi for BlackBerry.
(10) Para Group, one of business conglomerates in Indonesia involved in banking (Bank Mega), media, and entertainment (TransCorp) , has acquired Indonesia’s online media giant Detikcom.
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Egi SEPTIADI - SGE Alumnus - Intern
Egi is currently pursuing Chemistry at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. While not mixing compounds in the lab, the Indonesian is always on the hunt for recommended "makan" (Malay for "eat") places for local food. But the true blue foodie admits that "as long as the food tastes good, he'll go for it".Read other posts by Egi SEPTIADI