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News  25, Apr 2011

Groupon snaps up Disdus and more in Indonesia News Digest

Groupon Indonesia is born: Daily deals giant Groupon announced its acquisition of Indonesian startup Disdus on April 6. Disdus, which will be renamed Groupon Indonesia, has a strong presence in the capital city Jakarta and the country’s third largest city Bandung. Disdus would aim to expand its roll-out across major Indonesian cities by the end of the year. Disdus founder and CEO Jason Lamuda will become Groupon Indonesia CEO. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Singapore-based investor East Ventures has a stake in Disdus. Indonesian startup news site, Daily Social, broke the news and it was picked up by SG Entrepreneurs, Penn Olson and finally linked by TechCrunch.

Koprol launches Flickr-enabled features: On April 6 Yahoo’s Koprol rolled out several new features, including one that allows cross-platform usage of another Yahoo property, Flickr. Koprol users can post photos to Flickr and geo-tag them based on check-ins. The other features include stronger controls on location information, Koprol widgets that are embeddable on websites and blogs, and a proximity-based email notification called Ping.

Online Entrepreneur Awards 2011 is opened: Online Entrepreneur Awards 2011 (OEA 2011) is an entrepreneurship award for entrepreneur that utilizes online media held by CIMB Clicks Instant Internet Banking with the objective of e-commerce utilization by Micro and Small Companies. The award is divided into two categories: Clicks of The Year and Visionary Clicks. 50 first registrants have the privilege to attent CIMB Niaga travel and entrepreneurship event in Bandung to meet established entrepreneurs while finalists and winners will receive additional fund around hundred million rupiah. Registration is opened until 31 May 2011.

Goutama Bachtiar

Goutama Bachtiar

Goutama is a Technologist, Consultant, Trainer, Writer & Courseware Developer mostly in enterprise space. Having written for a number of other outlets on technology and business, he is fascinated with Tech Investment and Social Tech. The e27 Senior Contributing Writer based in Jakarta counts travel, culture, culinary, coffee and soccer among his myriad interests.

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