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migme partners with Indonesia’s Smartfren, Spice Global and Trikomsel

migme partners with Indonesia’s Smartfren, Spice Global and Trikomsel

This will give Singapore-based social entertainment platform access to more than half of archipelago’s new smartphone shipments Singapore-based social entertainment platform migme has announced a series of partnerships with telecommunication and retail distribution providers in Indonesia, giving the company access to more than half of the country’s new smartphone shipments. It has partnered with telecommunications company Smartfren to reach

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Uber banned in Jakarta

The prohibition is due to the lack of attention shown by Uber towards the official transportation regulation Just days after officially launched last Wednesday, the local Jakarta government, through the Transportation Department (Dishub), has surprisingly planned to restrict the smartphone-based Uber private car rental service provider from operating in the region. This prohibition is due to

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Indonesia’s Ruangguru raises seed funding to scale up services locally

Online private tutoring marketplace Ruangguru has secured an undisclosed sum from East Ventures to grow its offerings in Indonesia Indonesia-based online private tutoring marketplace Ruangguru.com has today announced raising an undisclosed amount of seed funding from East Ventures, a Southeast Asian-centric venture capital firm. According to an official release, Ruangguru is East Ventures’ first education


Private chauffeur service Uber drives into Jakarta

After Easy Taxi and GrabTaxi, Uber officially launches in the Indonesian capital to provide a touch of luxury and style to residents Despite doubts regarding whether a transportation app — taxi or private car booking — will succeed in Jakarta, global companies are launching their services in the Indonesia capital. At first it was Rocket Internet’s


Touchten’s latest is a mobile spiritual successor to Mega Man

The Indonesian game studio’s Project Brilliant Girl plans to turn heads in the gaming scene. How? Touchten Games, the Indonesian mobile game developer behind Ramen Chain and Sushi Chain Lite, is halfway through creating a sci-fi themed endless runner that pays tribute to the classic 2D run-and-gun platforming Mega Man games created by Capcom. Its new game


Ideabox wants to get you a US$1M valuation! How?

The acceleration programme helps Indonesian startups via mentorship and collaborations, and has just opened registration for its second batch Ideabox, a technology business acceleration programme sponsored by Indonesia’s telco company Indosat, Ooredoo Group and Mountain Partners AG, has opened registration for its second batch. The 120-day programme, which invests in early-stage startups in the telecommunication, media and technology sectors,


Qraved’s Android app makes it easy to reserve tables at diners

DailySocial lauds Indonesia-based reservation platform’s Android app for its usability and simple user interface Reservation is crucial to avoid missing out on a table at our favourite restaurant especially if you’ve travelled a long way to get there. Mobile app Qraved was created to help diners place online reservations at any of the several thousand


Payment platform Doku aiming for 40% to 50% growth this year

Indonesia-based online payment platform Doku claims to have partnered with more than 2,000 merchants in various industries Online payment platform Doku announced that its service has reached thousands of merchants which comprise of not just major corporations but also small to medium businesses (SMB). Doku saw total transactions during 2013 reach Rp 5 trillion (US$420 million) and


Design crowdsourcing platform Sribu launches SribuLancer. Why?

Here Ryan Gondokusumo, Founder, Sribu, talks to DailySocial about his expansion strategy Freelancing is a recent phenomenon that is becoming very prevalent. People have discovered reasons to be self employed rather than be bound to companies. More than a few took their first steps by taking side jobs before finally committing to become full time


How communities help shape companies

How can tech firms implement a “horizontal marketing concept” in respective countries they are operating in? Due to the growth of Indonesia’s Internet users, industry practitioners are no longer coming from only the companies and the business owners but also from the various communities across many different segments that take advantage of what the Internet


Eat, pray, shop: Indonesian e-commerce during Ramadan

How did the recent Ramadan holy month and Eid holiday affect e-commerce in largely Muslim Indonesia? aCommerce shares insights Holidays and festivals affect e-commerce around the world, from Christmas and Thanksgiving in the US and the West to Chinese New Year in China and Taiwan. In most cases, they result in higher sales, as people


Bali will be Telkomsel’s first 4G LTE roll out

Indonesian telecom conglomerate Telkomsel wants to show the world that “Indonesia has applied modern telecommunication technology Word of 4G LTE roll outs has been plentiful these past few years. The government, through the Ministry of Communication and Informatics, has aimed to wrap up regulations on this  technology by the end of this year at the


mRemit to allow direct fund transfers to Indonesia and the Philippines

SingTel’s mRemit to enable funds to be remitted to more than 80 Indonesian banks and 50 plus banks in the Philippines Starting July 27, users of SingTel‘s mobile remittance service (mRemit) can use their phones to transfer funds into bank accounts located in Indonesia and the Philippines. An official document stated that funds can be remitted to more


Developing countries might be the future of cryptocurrency

The disruption cryptocurrencies promise make them suited to emerging economies, according to Amir Karimuddin from DailySocial The Chief Commercial Officer of Guvera, Michael Wallis-Brown, stated an interesting opinion at the Inside Bitcoins Conference in Melbourne, Australia. According to Wallis-Brown, as cited by Startup Smart, a number of developing countries which have large amount of people will no longer