1:27 pm January 23, 2015 | No Comment
Since 2011 Tech in Asia has grown from being the personal blog of Singaporean marketing professional Willis Wee to become a major media portal for technology-related news spanning the entire Asian continent.
5:13 pm December 23, 2014 | No Comment
Earlier in November, Biz Stone released a new mobile app called Super, and the blogosphere has since been doing somersaults of appraisal. Blogs — us included — love quoting that wacky line from the app’s self-description: “Super is like Willy Wonka and Dr. Seuss went up in a spaceship, invented something called 'social media' and then came back down to Earth.“
6:19 pm December 2, 2014 | 1 Comment
The basic idea of iGrow is micro-financed farming at scale. It speaks to urban people who know nothing about farming, but care about fresh, locally grown food. With a small investment, “sponsors,” as the platform calls it, can support a farmer to grow certain crops on a suitable plot of land.
5:06 pm October 12, 2014 | No Comment
Sebangsa has turned out to be a social network like no other. It covers most functions of popular social platforms, but reaches far beyond them. Sebangsa aspires to be a social network in the truest sense: it creates an interface between people, institutions and companies.
4:47 pm September 22, 2014 | No Comment
In a classroom at Swiss German University (SGU) in Serpong, a satellite town southwest of Jakarta, students are examining a different kind of consumer product: the kind you find in cheap hardware stores all over the world.
10:03 am September 7, 2014 | No Comment
Today, there are two groups present, all of them boys between 7 and 11 years old. A group of five have been coming to class for a year. They are now learning HTML and CSS — the base ingredients for creating websites. Their task is to analyze and recreate the structure of a popular news site.
6:07 pm August 26, 2014 | No Comment
If you've ever worked in a medium-to-large business, you know how annoyingly spread out internal conversations can be. You start a conversation on email, you end up moving to Skype and then crossover to some other platform, and later on, when you're trying to look for something that you spoke about with your colleague, you find that it's been lost in a plethora of unsearchable text.
12:03 pm August 18, 2014 | No Comment
In Indonesia, a group of friends is taking matters into their own hands to make cultural heritage accessible to a wider public. Disappointed with the poor marketing and dated websites of most Indonesian museums, the photographer Riefa started something he calls "The Museum Project."
4:56 pm August 8, 2014 | No Comment
The Singaporean startup haystakt.com targets the same segment, but zooms in on a particular aspect of the process: pricing.
4:16 pm July 4, 2014 | No Comment
Late last week, Yahoo Screen announced that they have just picked up the hit comedy show “Community” has just been picked up for a sixth season.
2:24 pm June 27, 2014 | No Comment
At last Sunday’s presidential debate about national security and international relations, presidential candidate Joko Widodo left no doubt that he sees vast opportunities in the use of drones for surveillance and border security. Specifically, Joko said his plan includes employing drones in three areas: for defense purposes (though he did not elaborate this), to monitor […]
2:19 pm June 17, 2014 | No Comment
June 2014 marks the two year anniversary of opening of the Indonesian office of global online-petition website Change.org.
6:03 pm June 6, 2014 | 4 Comments
While the recent blocking of video-sharing website Vimeo remains a largely discussed issue among Indonesian internet users, the curious blocking of foreign exchange websites may also raise more eyebrows.
7:39 pm June 5, 2014 | No Comment
Looking at all the announcements made during WWDC, it looks pretty clear that Apple has now entered a new era.
8:53 pm June 3, 2014 | No Comment
In the past, developer conferences had only one target audience: developers. Nowadays, however, it seems these events have grown into a bigger to the general consumer that tickets — costing upwards of Rp 30,000,000 ($3,000) — get sold out only minutes after going on sale. Those who luck out on tickets view the live stream. While […]
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