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Covering tech and the digital economy in Southeast Asia for @TheKenWeb. Sign up below for occasional gift links to our stories. Interested in everything.

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The mural at Blora underpass is beautiful 😍 https://t.co/BkRP6xJvRz @ffitms @helmyyahya What changes though?
12/6
2019
@HayatIndriyatno Maybe he was caught sending subliminal messages via TV screens to brainwash the country, now that… https://t.co/ksg7Aw0Mr8huh, the chief of the Indonesian National TV station TVRI Helmy Yahya got suspended from his job. Reasons still unc… https://t.co/Oolhln48iE @fahmitsu 😘Go listen to @ronanfarrowʼs podcast about his reporting on the Harvey Weinstein case. It's a peek under the hood of… https://t.co/BeWj9bKrjxI love the Forbes Richest Indonesians list. Indonesia's tobacco tycoons, and owners of BCA bank "The Hartonos" unch… https://t.co/kvggkS0pnDnice story from @cindie_ss on @KrASIAofficial on how a banana fritter seller achieved massive scale via Grab and… https://t.co/5ZEF9rXYxb"Based on our observations, we noticed a trend where, on average, two-thirds of all people seeking jobs through j… https://t.co/TipjoJeqTLPrecious cargo: Harley parts, Brompton bike smuggled on Garuda Indonesia flight from France #jakpost https://t.co/MBdzTuRwCv
Retweeted by NadineThe government has issued a regulation mandating everyone, including SMEs, to have a business license before they c… https://t.co/hUsLB332c1
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12/5
2019
When you're a small business owner it's easy to get caught in a web of debt from financial instruments offered to y… https://t.co/TylYO8SkHa
12/4
2019
Oh no, someone uber-for-xd glamping https://t.co/BbdkUUYYXkI don't know about Avengers, but being on one team with @kakayy @jumbalea and @jonrussell sure feels good! https://t.co/VjNAWwIt2TThe dramatic moments of the final connecting pieces of the #LRTJabodebek bridge coming together across the Rasuna S… https://t.co/hSMQwJogQd
12/3
2019
@jodibaskoro Yes-when Alipay goes overseas, it's mostly to target Chinese tourists, making it easier for them to pa… https://t.co/UpC4HCK7rK @imerincook 😅 Sorry I'm late to it. This is now my very first paid newletter next to just a small handfull of caref… https://t.co/Grulx4Ixuh @barijoe 😶Got a follower whose whole purpose on Twitter seems to be following Nadines 🤔 https://t.co/MyJ8nPjZjz
12/2
2019
Once you get through the awkward intro, this @ggvcapital interview with Tokopedia is quite fun. I enjoyed the part… https://t.co/0F11C99pbwFacebook issues first correction notice at Singapore's request https://t.co/vyeiRGW0Ab https://t.co/nvfeSW8RDN
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11/30
2019
@suryast_ @imerincook 👀OK how about a show called Succession: The Diadys about no one in particularWho is going to write the screenplay for "Succession: The Riadys"? Because I would definitely watch that showJokowi kaget is already a meme isn't it https://t.co/Tpz5jKqAwZ
11/29
2019
@Cvllr @jack a three-month stay sounds more like an extended business trip than "moving" tbhA remarkable piece on The Ken today. https://t.co/TLmNS80EjkThis is from yesterday but really good read with lessons for Southeast Asia https://t.co/VY4D7B7Uo6A sizeable series A for invisible braces company Zenyum. https://t.co/88cOkr4bN2
11/28
2019
🚨 JOB ALERT 🚨 Hiring a subscriber engagement manager. - Own 15,000+ loyal, vibrant, subscribers of India’s larges… https://t.co/R0lE3MunNr
Retweeted by NadineGrab is now doing motorcycles in Malaysia, where until now it has only offered 4-wheeled rides. This trial pre-empt… https://t.co/oGtf3yYyGN
11/27
2019
@lurino 😜 @lurino where did you find this delicious dosa
11/26
2019
@terenceleejx Thanks Terence 💛 @jojiphilip @TheKenWeb thanks 🙏 @DeepshikhaMonga @TheKenWeb thanks 💛This week’s newsletter is out and includes: 💰 Alibaba raised over $12B in Hong Kong IPO 🇨🇳 Y Combinator abruptly c… https://t.co/zKMnOrj0D6
Retweeted by NadinePrice wars, growth over profits, cut throat competition: this time I'm NOT talking about ride-hailing in Southeast… https://t.co/RtcrUtmD59
11/25
2019
@yazurd What's Sub B? Otherwise I agree :)
11/24
2019
@CoconutsJakarta Off-putting. 100% off-putting.
11/22
2019
@Odh4Tale @liberalstud Yep, setuju. @danmlynn Sure, but that's a whole different problem @NyimasLaula 💰💰💰💰💰💰💰As part of the sweeping reforms Jokowi promised to attract investment he's considering removing the environmental p… https://t.co/BamyhSFj0M
11/21
2019
In the photo you can see the baby wrapped in a Gojek jacket 😭 in the article there's a video that gives you a sense… https://t.co/km4MFwSZRHIt was the child of one of these drivers and it died after illness. Apparently the hospital was withholding the rel… https://t.co/dGjb6HIFOVToday in strange stories from Indonesia gives you a sense of the intense "brotherhood" culture among Gojek motorcyc… https://t.co/Nq8b2sOiWp @r0h1n @TheKenWeb @kakayy @jonrussell @Singh10Seema @sumanthr https://t.co/SG5dG2ViC9Awesome story by @kakayy and @jonrussell about how VCs in Southeast Asia have scaled alongside the startups they ba… https://t.co/Bcrfv3Iulr
11/20
2019
@apathoni Happy to consult you next time if you need a German speaker 😂My dear neighbors started an Indian food delivery service in Jakarta! Check out Accha on Gofood if you enjoy a good… https://t.co/SgnklJDL7I
11/19
2019
@findingwonwoo Enggak sepenuhnya. But the way he put it sound arrogant and is easily misunderstood imo @tariknapas @travelfish Sure regulating access sounds good, but does it need to be done by pricing normal people ou… https://t.co/yUN49yIXWc
11/16
2019
This week's free read story from @TheKenWeb is about India's ambition to get into lithium-ion battery manufacturing… https://t.co/g2U2C1zJma @cb100k3 😂 Yes, nobody needs 'begpackers'. But I think especially targeting the luxury segment is also the wrong st… https://t.co/CBuFrPGmjf @animarief @rebeccahenschke I wasn't even thinking of backpacker, but what about local tourists from other parts of… https://t.co/HH0ltzNedJ @daraja_amron Hmm. Kesan saya sih dia rada menghina org di wilayah NTT dengan ucapan seperti itu. Tapi mungkin dia bercanda @karunspeak @tculpan Did someone say Durian Pizza? https://t.co/ORblh9E23j @travelfish @sheanyyas ya 😠 @sheanyyas @travelfish oh price already dropped to $500. It'll probably end up at something like $50 for WNA and it'll be business as usual. @travelfish Not sure, but it seems like it was Jokowi's idea to solve Komodo's over-tourism problem by making acces… https://t.co/s1xNY71Cyq @kramput 🥴Wow this guy (Governor of East Nusa Tenggara, which encompasses the Sumba and Flores islands) isn't mincing words.… https://t.co/9HlGffnEFgGrab's e-scooters caused a first fatal accident earlier this week. Sadly it's no surprise. This city is not made fo… https://t.co/3lwHkiU8DF
11/15
2019
Oh, a Tesla is putting a Gigafactory near Berlin. https://t.co/SgAcEXLlTRSome startling findings by @DisinfoEU about the worldwide network of disinformation campaigns helped to serve India… https://t.co/8cmeIubzk8
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11/14
2019
@apathoni I'd rather not 😲
11/12
2019
Still chuckling about the "fake villages" that exist only to channel government village funds... On the other hand… https://t.co/UugqEWpvF2WhatsApp Business (the WA version for small business owners) rolled out its catalog feature in Indonesia. It's beco… https://t.co/l9w0vKADJfSpain's Storybeat (an app that lets you add music to a video) is pretty insignificant everywhere else in the world… https://t.co/lOFdX3yobECongrats @36Kr @KrASIAofficial, now a Nasdaq-listed company! 👏listhttp://ir.36kr.com/
11/11
2019
Another very Indonesian story. Several 'fictitious villages' were found raking in central government village devel… https://t.co/eBmtmZE8c8Last year I reported on the river clean up effort in West Java, where waste from agriculture and the textile indust… https://t.co/NyHSr48v1J
11/8
2019
From @github report: Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia top fastest growing contributors list ❤️… https://t.co/pETWkUSW5sICYMI: @r0h1n's thread sums up yesterday's story on Gojek post Nadiem Makarim nicely. https://t.co/bwpZ3BGQUF
11/7
2019
@IqbalROfficial @TheKenWeb A friend (@sudhirsyal to be precise) introduced me. It was maybe two years ago. I loved… https://t.co/OOMhvQdEZ2 @imerincook all credit goes to @jonrussell who seems to have mastered punny titles.And... in which we bring up one hot question that's being tossed around these days whenever techies meet for a beer… https://t.co/rmeNnfezhBFirst story for @TheKenWeb – in which we take you down memory lane to the very early days of Gojek's inception, div… https://t.co/gkU61Mh1wy
11/6
2019
@amirk Apparently not. Germany seems to be still at the stage where they think professional e-sports is something outlandish24-year old e-sports pro gets paid. How is this a headline? https://t.co/QvzwTwMgWc @r0h1n @TheKenWeb @jonrussell @zeemzee Wrong Seema! I meant @Singh10Seema of course. Sorry other Seema. Gah I'm terrible at Twitter. @r0h1n @TheKenWeb @jonrussell To be fair, it's a draft. Waiting for @zeemzee to tear it apart 👀 @adheet_ya @TheKenWeb @jonrussell Right? I will watch and learn
11/5
2019
Idk how people maintain active Twitter accounts& write longer stuff at the same time? It's either or for me. Anywa… https://t.co/5HqvbNPHgl
11/4
2019
@r0h1n hahaha, oh hell yea! @mintingmani Haaaa, a little bit, I agree. There's still Gilfoyle thoughSilicon Valley is in its final season but Mike Judge already has two new series lined up, both sound fantastic. One… https://t.co/xt9LIGgFkh
11/3
2019
The decline postcard of George Bernard Shaw, who died on this day in 1950. https://t.co/qAFKEiRO1u https://t.co/Fv5l6bBTUX
Retweeted by NadineOne of the key scenes in Snowden's book is about a kid in Indonesia who is accidentally caught up in the "surveilla… https://t.co/dbcxrjdA54
11/2
2019
@nfreischlad @kakayy @TheKenWeb @jonrussell We're also hiring for a bunch of other roles. https://t.co/jn02CyjMwS
Retweeted by NadineEqually thrilled! I feel like I've found a new family 😊👨‍👩‍👧‍👧 https://t.co/3VmdO46Jzj
11/1
2019
@barijoe true. It's so weird and conceptual. Had to consult a plot summary otherwise I would have got completely lost in the weeds. @firagayatri 😅 indeedAnyone read The Dark Forest? It's the second part of the Three Body Problem trilogy. Here's a fan-made video based… https://t.co/BwNzDdsEro @firagayatri Even worse when it comes to "you“. I often use the awkward workaround of addressing them by their nam… https://t.co/uPbJTNnrkfLots of ground covered in this Ming Maa interview. But did anyone else facepalm when he went on about how the deliv… https://t.co/4RQNsdmFIV
10/30
2019
@TheBatikAir Hi, Batik Air JKT ke Singapura berangkat dari Soekarno-Hatta terminal berapa? Kok susah cari infonya. Trsm 🙏
10/29
2019
@GoPlayIndonesia ah, bisa jadi itu masalahnya. Saya cek dulu trms. @GoPlayIndonesia hi kenapa yak aku ga bisa download Goplay. "not available in your country" di Playstore padahal sy berada di Indonesia.
10/28
2019
@michaerla Aw man... Sorry about that. I think it did get better later on :/
10/26
2019

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