Social media live streaming not subject to Indonesian broadcast regulation: court

The Constitutional Court (MK) has rejected a controversial judicial review appealing that social media live streams be subject to Indonesian broadcast regulations.

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Underwater drone found by fisherman in Indonesia raises espionage alarm

Underwater drone found by fisherman in Indonesia raises espionage alarm

Politicians in Indonesia are calling for the nation to strengthen its maritime defense after the discovery of an underwater drone, suspected to be from China, has people worried...

iPhone 12 pre-order in Indonesia starts Dec. 11, price starts at IDR13 million

iPhone 12 pre-order in Indonesia starts Dec. 11, price starts at IDR13 million

Some of you may have already got your iPhone 12 by taking some extra steps (AKA going abroad), but the rest of us in Indonesia can soon get our hands on the most-coveted...

Official warns against loitering as free Wi-Fi comes to all TransJakarta bus stops

Official warns against loitering as free Wi-Fi comes to all TransJakarta bus stops

Free internet at a public facility is basically a crowd magnet in Indonesia, and officials in Jakarta may have just realized that they’ve shot themselves in the foot by...

Tap, charge, and go: Indonesians can now pre-order Tesla electric cars online

Tap, charge, and go: Indonesians can now pre-order Tesla electric cars online

Amid all the festivities of 11.11 Harbolnas (National Online Shopping Day) today, Indonesian e-commerce giant Tokopedia has announced that people can now pre-order Tesla cars...

Sony announces Jan. 22 launch date for PlayStation 5 in Indonesia, prices start at IDR7.3 million

Sony announces Jan. 22 launch date for PlayStation 5 in Indonesia, prices start at IDR7.3 million

While Sony’s hotly anticipated PlayStation 5 is set for release in select markets tomorrow, the electronics giant has announced that the next-gen gaming console will be...

Lawmaker wants to block Indonesia’s investment board from using TikTok after the country missed out on investment deal

Lawmaker wants to block Indonesia’s investment board from using TikTok after the country missed out on investment deal

Who isn’t on TikTok these days? Well, the staff of Indonesia’s Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) may have to hop off the latest trends for a couple of months after a...

Zoom subscribers will have to pay 10% VAT in Indonesia starting October

Zoom subscribers will have to pay 10% VAT in Indonesia starting October

Paid users of Zoom, arguably the go-to video conferencing platform in the pandemic era (what happened to you, Skype?), will have to fork out an additional fee for their...

Indonesian government wants to buy affordable tablets for students to support online learning

Indonesian government wants to buy affordable tablets for students to support online learning

One of the barriers to online learning in Indonesia has been internet access for many less privileged students. While the government has set aside a budget to subsidize mobile...

MNC Group plays down online live stream concerns from RCTI’s judicial review

MNC Group plays down online live stream concerns from RCTI’s judicial review

Indonesian TV networks RCTI and iNews have seen their reputations plummet in light of reports that a judicial review they filed with the Constitutional Court (MK) may put up...


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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.