From startup to ‘grown up’: Indonesian e-commerce giant Bukalapak says it’s maximizing efficiency amid reports of layoffs

Bukalapak, one of Indonesia’s four startup unicorns, has been widely reported in recent days to be conducting mass layoffs, though the company says that it doesn’t serve as any indication to the e-commerce giant’s performance.

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Indonesia starts restoring internet access in unrest-hit Papua

Indonesia starts restoring internet access in unrest-hit Papua

Indonesia has started restoring internet access in restive Papua, which has been gripped by two weeks of mass protests sparked by anger over racism and fresh calls for self-rule....

Indonesia IT Minister says Internet will be partially unblocked in Papua region starting today

Indonesia IT Minister says Internet will be partially unblocked in Papua region starting today

Two weeks ago today, the Indonesian government decided to completely block public internet access in the provinces of Papua and West Papua, justifying the restriction as necessary...

Indonesian gov’t justifies maintaining internet block in Papua despite officials declaring security restored

Indonesian gov’t justifies maintaining internet block in Papua despite officials declaring security restored

The internet block over Papua and West Papua has been in place a week and the government has still not given any indication of when it will be lifted.

Meet Aruna, the Indonesian startup empowering fishing communities and attracting global attention

Meet Aruna, the Indonesian startup empowering fishing communities and attracting global attention

| Coconuts Jakarta x Alipay | Tech is connecting fishermen directly to customers.

WhatsApp Pay reportedly coming to Indonesia to facilitate cheap money transfers between banks

WhatsApp Pay reportedly coming to Indonesia to facilitate cheap money transfers between banks

Popular instant messaging app WhatsApp is said to be bringing its own e-payment feature to Indonesia, though reports coming from the country suggest that its functions may be...

Indonesia sets new e-payment record in July with IDR12.93 trillion in transactions

Indonesia sets new e-payment record in July with IDR12.93 trillion in transactions

It looks like all those aggressive cashback promos by local e-payment services are continuing to convince more and more Indonesians to ditch cash for digital payments, as...

Indonesian Broadcast Commission wants to monitor Netflix & Youtube, IT Ministry says it must have legal justification

Indonesian Broadcast Commission wants to monitor Netflix & Youtube, IT Ministry says it must have legal justification

Indonesians are becoming increasingly concerned about possible erosions to their video streaming liberties after the country’s censorship board, the Indonesian Broadcast...

You may now check your phone’s legality in Indonesia with Ministry of Industries’ IMEI registry

You may now check your phone’s legality in Indonesia with Ministry of Industries’ IMEI registry

On August 17 — Indonesia’s Independence Day — the government is set to sign a regulation to control the spread of “illegal” cellphones in Indonesia.

Kominfo calling on citizens to send them links to more ‘vulgar’ content after getting Kimi Hime’s videos suspended

Kominfo calling on citizens to send them links to more ‘vulgar’ content after getting Kimi Hime’s videos suspended

After successfully getting Youtube to suspend videos by gaming influencer Kimi Hime over “immoral” content, it appears that Indonesia’s Information and Communications...


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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.