Indonesian Students to Build and Sell Phones, from Scratch

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Indonesian mobile phone brand, IMO, is beginning to give more attention to educational institutes as a form of branding strategy. IMO’s producer, PT Konten Indomedia Pratama is partnering with Gunadarma University and Bina […] Related posts: How Adults Are Using Mobile Phones [INFOGRAPHIC] These days, it is ubiquitous to notice people on public… What Start-up would you Build with $5 …

Telkomsel Now Indonesia’s Biggest Holder of IPv4 Addresses

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The Asia Pacific Network Information Center (APNIC) gave 4 million IP addresses to Indonesian telco Telkomsel. Telkomsel now manages 5.5 million IP version 4 (IPv4) addresses for its public internet service. APNIC is […] Related posts: The Biggest Marketing Challenges [SURVEY] Shouting out to all marketers and advertisers. What are your… China is the Biggest PC Battleground for the Next …

CyberAgent Ventures Invests $1 Million in Taiwan’s iPeen

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Japanese investment firm, CyberAgent Ventures has recently invested $1 million in Taiwan’s iPeen for 20 percent stake, valuing iPeen at $5 million. iPeen is one of the largest user generated restaurant review websites […] Related posts: Japan’s DOCOMO Invests $175 Million In Tata Teleservices of India NTT DOCOMO, Japan’s mobile operator giant, has announced today that… East Ventures Jakarta Ventures …

Demand Media Posts First Earnings Report as Public Company

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Demand Media posted its fourth quarter financial results today – the company’s first earnings report since going public last month. Demand posted revenue of $73.6 million, an increase of 33% compared to $55.5 million in the same quarter the previous year.  Income from operations was $2.8 million compared to a net loss from operations of ($3.2) million in Q409. Net …

Eminem Chrysler Ad Wins YouTube Blitz

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YouTube announced that the winner of its Ad Blitz contest is Chrysler, for its Super Bowl commercial, which featured Eminem driving around Detroit. The contest was based on viewer votes.  "It’s been about two weeks since the Super Bowl aired, but our ears are still ringing from the noise of advertisers jockeying for position in Ad Blitz, YouTube’s contest to …

Acquisition Rumors Again Connect Google, Next New Networks

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Rumors have indicated that Google could acquire a company called Next New Networks since at least December, and as of now, neither company has anything to announce.  A new round of reports has surfaced, however, indicating that the purchase might soon occur. The acquisition would make sense in a number of ways.  First, whether or not you’ve heard of Next …

10 Successful Indian Brands in Twitter

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There are about 5 million Twitter users in India. This figure is nothing compared to Facebook’s 20 million and Orkut’s 18 million. Despite Twitter’s relatively low user count, brands in India are starting to embrace the micro-blogging platform. Why? The reason is simple: Twitter is growing so quickly that it is poised to be the Next […] No related posts.

Loyalty A Better Measure of Mobile App Success?

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Real-time app analytics provider Localytics is offering up some interesting information on loyalty as it relates to phone and tablet apps.  While customers seem willing to give new apps a try (perhaps due to the number of US smartphone users growing from 42.7 million in November 2009 to 61.5 million in November 2010), Localytics data reveals… [[ This is a …

Farm Bureau Hints Facebook Paid $8.5M For FB.com

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Farmers and ranchers with ties to the American Farm Bureau Federation may want to call the nonprofit and see if it happens to be doing anything special.  Farm Bureau should have more than a few dollars to spare, since it turns out the sale of FB.com to Facebook probably netted it around $8.5 million. As you might remember, the transaction …

The Awesome Size of the Internet [INFOGRAPHIC]

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The Internet is full of information. According to the infographic created by TheRoxor, the Internet has over 1.9 billion users and 5 million terabytes worth of data. A huge chunk of data, comes from social-networking sites, wikis, news sites and blogs. This data is increasing exponentially as Internet users can create content even when they […] Related posts: 15 Mind-blowing …

Google Buzz Privacy Suit Settlement Announced

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The launch of Google Buzz did not go well, as you may remember.  Automatic opt-ins and privacy scares created quite a stir.  But Google’s putting the matter behind it, as the search giant has settled a class action suit by agreeing to create a privacy-centric fund. Google is supposed to contribute $8.5 million to the fund, and according to an …

Notetaking Tool Evernote Reaches 3 Million User Mark

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Demand for Evernote’s notetaking tool is growing at an ever increasing rate. The startup has just surpassed three million users, which means the company has attracted over one million new users in four months and that growth is rapidly accelerating. Evernote is now registering 8,000 new users per day — no doubt with the help of its fantastic iPad app. …