Indonesia Digest: Deezer enters Indonesia, Koprol’s Android app, and more
October 30, 2011 by Egi SEPTIADI
Here is some interesting startup news snippets 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) Even though there’s plenty of uncertainty in the Indonesian music industry, Deezer, a French streaming site, will expand their reach to Indonesia and 100 other countries.
(2) After months in beta, location-based social network Koprol finally launched their Android app.
(3) Menoo!, an Indonesian app for Blackberry and Android that’s developed by Elasitas, was first runner up for the BlackBerry Partners Fund Developer Challenge.
(4) Danny Oey Wirianto, ex-Chief Marketing Officer of Kaskus, introduced MindTalk by sharing a concept video on Facebook and Twitter. Danny also promoted the video on the official GEPI (Global Entrepreneurship Program Indonesia) Facebook Group.
(5) As one of the largest mobile operators in Indonesia, Indosat has the ability to develop cloud computing products, including those for health services – something that has yet to be a priority for our local developers.
(6) Skype just announced on its blog that it is partnering with Telkomsel to provide Skype services on Telkomsel’s handsets. The partnership will allow Telkomsel subscribers to call international landlines and mobiles using Skype rates as well as participate in conference calls through Skype. The details and pricing plan can be viewed here.
(7) After launching the Blackberry version, Tokobagus continues to expand their mobile presence by launching their Android app.
(8) A recent study by KPCB states that Indonesia is one of the top 10 countries for number of 3G subscribers. US is still at the #1 spot, followed by Japan.
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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