SOURCE:macrumors.comTelegram is to form a team of moderators to remove terrorist-related content from the encrypted messaging platform in Indonesia, after the country's government threatened to ban the app. Indonesia's Ministry of Communications and Information Technology has already blocked access to the web version of the chat platform, citing concerns that it was being used to spread "radical and terrorist propaganda" in the country, according to Reuters. "This has to be done because there are many channels on this service that are full of radical and terrorist propaganda, hatred, ways to make bombs, how to carry out attacks, disturbing images, which are all in conflict with Indonesian law," the communications ministry said in a statement on its website.Telegram co-founder Pavel Du...
SOURCE:mashable.comPyongyang? North Korea?Image: AP/REX/ShutterstockBy Johnny Lieu2017-05-16 06:43:18 UTCUnless you happen to be Dennis Rodman, or one of those curious folks who are totally into the idea of going to a hermit state — North Korea is just somewhere over in Asia. Yet with simmering tensions between the U.S. and the country's leader Kim Jong Un, you'd think Americans would at least know the location of the self-reliant socialist state.But according to a survey by the New York Times, only 36 per cent of the 1,746 adults asked knew where North Korea was. 36 per cent. So what were the locations these adults guessed? Well, they pointed to Australia, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, India, Thailand, Japan, China, Vietnam, the South China Sea... I mean, pretty much everywh
SOURCE:TORI.NGA mysterious sea creature has washed up on the beach of Indonesia, grabbing the interest of locals as the massive carcass was discovered on Tuesday evening on Hulung Brach, in the west of Indonesia's Serum Island. Locals and the strange creature An unidentified sea creature has washed ashore in Indonesia’s Maluku province. The colossal carcass was found on Hulung Beach on the westside of Serum Island on Tuesday night by a local man. In the darkness, Asrul Tuanakota, 37, initially mistook the huge fleshy blob for a stranded boat, according to the Jakarta Globe. Fishermen in the island’s Iha village are convinced the remains are those of a giant squid while others who have viewed the footage say the stinking mass could also be a decomposing humpback whale.
SOURCE:mashable.comNow this is what they call colourful. Kampung Pelangi, which literally translates to Rainbow Village, has to be one of the most colourful villages in the world, let alone in Indonesia.The village, which is home to 232 houses, is splashed in a series of bright colours and decorated with murals. Kampung Pelangi was recently given a government-funded makeover in a bid to make it more tourist-friendly — and it looks like it's working.The government decided that the town, formerly called Kampung Wonosari, needed a $22,000 makeover in order to raise it from its previous slum slatus. The village isn't the first in Indonesia to have gone technicolour. Pelangi's project was inspired by other smaller scale villages in Indonesia like Kampung Kali Code in Yogyakarta, an
SOURCE:techcrunch.comFresh from raising $90 million from investors in March, iFlix, a Netflix-like service for emerging markets, has announced its first slate of original content. The Malaysia-headquartered business claims five million registered users across 10 countries — it recently branched out into Africa and the Middle East — for its service which costs around $3 per month. Beyond cheaper pricing, iFlix has differentiated itself by hosting local content as well as Western programming, but today it announced that it has commissioned its first original drama series, Magic Hour, and a comedy series that will be localized in three countries. Magic Hour is an eight-part series follow-up to the 2015 indonesia hit film of the same name, and it will feature the same two lead actors w
SOURCE:mashable.comAfter skipping the iPhone 6S, Apple finally gets to sell iPhones again in the largest smartphone market in Southeast Asia. This is because the San Francisco technology giant has committed to a $44 million R&D centre in Indonesia, thus fulfilling a requirement for 4G smartphones to use 30 percent local components. The 30 percent can be made up of hardware and software.Sales of the Apple iPhone 7 and 7 Plus began on Mar. 31, after it pledged to build a research and development center 25km (16 mi.) from Jakarta, in the city of Tangerang. Apple could not release the last model, the iPhone 6S in Indonesia; the iPhone 7 first hit global markets in September 2016.An app developer demonstrates an iPhone app showing halal restaurants and products in JapanApple's investme...
SOURCE:techcrunch.comGrab, Uber’s biggest rival in Southeast Asia, has completed its first major acquisition after it bought up Indonesian startup Kudo to boost its nascent mobile payments platform. Neither party is giving a figure for the size of the deal, which was first rumored in February. Initial reports at the time suggested Grab would pay over $100 million for Kudo, but two sources close to the company told TechCrunch that price is significantly lower than that but it nonetheless represents a good exit for the company and its investors. Grab’s only previous acquisition was little-known Chinese ride-sharing startup Youche back in 2013. That deal was done to form Grab’s Beijing office, which is one of it global engineering bases. This time around, Grab is paying bigger money f
SOURCE:https://www.macrumors.com/2017/03/17/iphone-7-launching-in-indonesia/ Indonesian carrier Smartfren has announced it will begin accepting iPhone 7 pre-orders on Friday, March 24. Pricing has not been disclosed, but customers can sign up on Smartfren's website to receive more information. In-store sales at select authorized resellers will begin on Friday, March 31. While the iPhone 7 has been available in many other countries since September, the Indonesian government recently enacted a policy that requires 4G-capable smartphones to have at least 30 percent "local content," which can be hardware, software, or in this case, a commitment to invest in the country. Apple satisfied the requirements of that policy when it committed around $44 million towards research and development in In...
SOURCE:http://feeds.mashable.com/~r/Amazing.reveal/~3/UYDxHAmvd-E/ Who knew memes could cause this much damage? One tiger statue in front of an indonesia military base has been destroyed after it became the butt of jokes online.The tiger sat in front of the Siliwangi Military Command in the province of Cisewu. I mean, just look at it.It's not hard to see why, tbhImage: @acengnasir/twitterIt wasn't long before the term #MacanCisewu, or Cisewu tiger, started trending. Of course, people had to mention Harambe.On Monday, military officials decided they had enough, and demolished the statue with chisels.The Commander of the military base told the BBC that the statue had been made a "long time ago" in Cisewu. "Every unit has their own decision on how the statue was made, but somet
SOURCE:http://feeds.mashable.com/~r/Amazing.reveal/~3/8quKdV4h24k/ Thousands of Indonesian women are launching a new breed of mom-and-pop shop — one that's entirely contained within a phone or tablet. A startup called Slingshot lets anyone apply to launch a three-dimensional virtual storefront with the country's biggest retailer, Alfamart. Through micro-franchise agreements, owners can stock their shelves and display racks with any assortment of items from Alfamart's inventory, which includes household wares, clothing and groceries. Sales are made in-person only, and the wares are shipped upon purchase from the shopping chain's warehouses. The set-up is supposed to add a social touch to the online shopping experience and provide a more comfortable setting for people who still prefer