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Opinion 

Startup Weekend Is a Fun Way to Validate Your Startup Ideas

Editorial Notes: Yohan Totting is one of coaches at the Startup Weekend Bali 2014. He shared his experience in participating in the event in Hubud Bali.

A week ago, November 14-16, 2014 to be exact, I had the chance to participate in the Startup Weekend Bali 2014, a global startup event which was held all at once in a number of cities all around the world. The event invited designers, developers, and entrepreneur enthusiasts to join, express their ideas, form teams, and collaborate to validate their startup ideas in just three days. Through this piece of writing, I want to present my view on this event and why I enjoyed it very much.

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Analysis 

Are [Digital] Music Services Scalable?

This article by Daniel Ek is quite a treatise. I’m not sure if any of the numbers, especially those that have a currency symbol next to it, are true, yet it does revisit many arguments and myths surrounding music services and the music industry in general.

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Analysis 

Uber Jakarta Implements Surge Pricing

Last night as I was about to head home I launched the Uber app as usual and noticed this pop up on my screen. While Uber has yet to make any announcement of surge pricing being implemented in Jakarta, the company did mention during the launch in July that it was coming, though Uber representatives declined to give a specific date or period.

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Opinion 

Not About Uber: Regulations Should Grow With Us, Not Against Us

Regulations, i.e. made by the government to apply in a certain country, are meant to regulate the way things are for the benefit of the many (and in most cases, the country as well). We are in a time where technology is increasingly often challenging rules and creating regulatory problems, since when problems have not existed before, how can they be regulated (or prevented)?

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Analysis 

Indonesian Consumers are More Confident to Shop Online

Online shopping is no longer uncommon among Indonesians. Not only for residents of Jakarta or the rest of Java or even Sumatera,  but also in places like Balikpapan, Sulawesi, Lombok, even West Papua. Obstacles remain in various forms and issues such as fraud still cloud the practice but the number of online shops launched in Indonesia shows that the trust between consumers and sellers on the potential of e-commerce in Indonesia keep rising.

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News 

Running an Indonesian PT: Basic Licenses and Hiring

We are currently running a series on the basics of establishing a company in Indonesia. The articles are written by Bakhtiar Yusuf, Managing Partner at Loys & Co. The first part of the series which discussed about the creation of a legal entity for a company was published last week. This week the topic is on acquiring business licenses and hiring employees.

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