You can now preorder the iPhone XS online in Indonesia for IDR19.9 million-IDR28.5 million

What would you give up to get your hand on one of those shiny new iPhone XSs? A new motorcycle (or two)? Down payment on a house? All common sense?

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Indonesian government plans to launch their own ride-sharing app to rival Go-Jek, Grab

Indonesian government plans to launch their own ride-sharing app to rival Go-Jek, Grab

The government seems keen on getting a slice of that ride-sharing pie for themselves.

Indonesian netizens complain about Youtube’s restricted mode being forced on them in latest gov’t censorship push

Indonesian netizens complain about Youtube’s restricted mode being forced on them in latest gov’t censorship push

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SafeSearch on: Indonesia IT Ministry instructs all ISPs to restrict pornography from search engines by tomorrow

SafeSearch on: Indonesia IT Ministry instructs all ISPs to restrict pornography from search engines by tomorrow

The Indonesian government is escalating their long-yet-ultimately-futile battle against internet pornography.

Jakarta comes in 12th out of 12 in ranking of 4G mobile speeds in major Asian cities

Jakarta comes in 12th out of 12 in ranking of 4G mobile speeds in major Asian cities

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Tik Tok music video app unblocked in Indonesia after fulfilling gov’t requests

Tik Tok music video app unblocked in Indonesia after fulfilling gov’t requests

Unfortunately, one of the requests was not to make the app less annoying.

Indonesia bans Tik Tok music video maker app over ‘negative content’

Indonesia bans Tik Tok music video maker app over ‘negative content’

Unlike most previous instances of government internet censorship, it seems like a lot Indonesian netizens support the Tik Tok ban on the grounds that the app is stupid, pointless...

Sharp launches new refrigerator with halal certification from Indonesian Ulema Council

Sharp launches new refrigerator with halal certification from Indonesian Ulema Council

Do refrigerators run on pig’s blood? We didn’t think so, so why on earth is there a halal-certified fridge in Indonesia?

Viral Instagram post prompts e-commerce site to take down spy cameras disguised as clothes hooks

Viral Instagram post prompts e-commerce site to take down spy cameras disguised as clothes hooks

Thanks to a Indonesian netizen, we know to look out for spy cameras in changing rooms.

Indonesian police will question Facebook this week as part of criminal investigation into user data leak

Indonesian police will question Facebook this week as part of criminal investigation into user data leak

The data leak may become a criminal matter.


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Coconuts Jakarta Tech

Jakarta is home to a burgeoning tech scene, as more and more of its citizens are becoming interconnected via the internet and social media. It’s hardly surprising that Jakarta has been dubbed the social media capital of the world because it’s certainly not rare to see its citizens, particularly the middle class and above, carrying more than one smartphone and other gadgets wherever they go. Even many lower class citizens are glued to their smartphones and are extremely active on social media. As such, technological advancements, particularly those in relation to interconnectivity, is a topic of interest for Jakartans.