Indonesia Digest: Jakarta gets BBM Apps Hackathon, Adways office, and more
September 29, 2011 by Egi SEPTIADI
Here are some interesting startup news from Indonesia, not only in its capital, Jakarta, but also other 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.
(1) Research in Motion will hold BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) Apps Hackathons in nine cities around the world starting in September. Jakarta will be the only Asian city chosen as the venue, with the other cities in North America and Europe. The event’s motto is: “By developers for developers”.
(2) Adways, a digital media consultant from Japan, opened a new branch office in Indonesia last June and started operating in September. Adways has a huge mobile affiliation network called Smart-C. The Indonesian branch is led by Hayato Takano and located in Sentral Senayan 2.
(3) East Ventures has added to its investment portfolio by funding idblogNetwork, the only advertising network service for blogs in Indonesia where members are handpicked.
(4) Earlier in September, MySellr introduced a new version of their app. Its layout and features are made simple and easier to use.
(5) Several days ago, Jakarta Founder Institute (JFI) attained 102 applications and 14 of them have been selected. Andy Zain announced this via Twitter several days ago.
(6) Updaterus.com has launched its beta version on 26th Septemeber 2011. Updaterus.com is a part of PT Alternative Media Group.
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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