The Indonesian tech news snapshot for August 2023 touched on items including renewables-focused partnership between Indonesia and Australia, QR code payments between Indonesia and its neighbors, growing concerns around TikTok’s impacts on Indonesia’s small online businesses, and more.
- Australian gov’t sets $50M to back Indonesia’s clean-tech and renewables startups, building on $200M Australia-Indonesia Climate and Infrastructure Partnership
- Indonesia: A look at concerns around TikTok ‘Project S’, aiming to compete with Shein and Amazon but with TikTok selling only its own products
- Download: ‘Digital Trust Insights 2023 – The Southeast Asia Perspective’ from pwc, a survey of 122 business, tech & cybersec execs across Indonesia, Malaysia & Singapore
‘Social Media and the Fight For Political Influence in Southeast Asia – The use of digital communications platforms has transformed the region’s politics – both for good and for ill.’
- Indonesia: An intro to Rebricks, making construction bricks from single-use plastics
- Indonesia: Central bank adds QRIS Tuntas to nat’l payments system, enabling cash transfers, withdrawals and deposits, including users without bank accounts who rely on e-wallets
- Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia & Singapore advance with implementation of bilateral transactions via QR codes, with payments settled in local currencies
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