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Yahoo! must follow traditional media regulations in Singapore

Yahoo! must follow traditional media regulations in Singapore

28.05.13 – 7:45 pm Media
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From June 1, ten online news sites, including Yahoo! Singapore, will be required to follow the same regulatory framework as traditional media. Local authority asked them to apply an individual license, meaning that the existing class license under the Broadcasting Act no longer valid. Under the new licensing scheme, these online news sites are expected ...


The Jakarta Post’s travel properties

The Jakarta Post’s travel properties

08.05.13 – 5:28 pm Featured, Media
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Hello there - just wanted to update you on my existing gig :-) Just in case you missed it, I am running the Jakarta Post's digital operation since July last year and now we already have two products: news and travel properties. Besides the existing news site The Jakarta Post (http://thejakartapost.com), we just launched a travel site ...


Happy 42nd anniversary, Tempo!

Happy 42nd anniversary, Tempo!

06.03.13 – 1:17 pm Media
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Today, Tempo Media Group, is celebrating their 42nd anniversary. I joined Tempo as a junior editor for Tempo News Room (Tempo's internal 'news agency') in March 2002, assigned in Economy/Business Desk at that time. As part of the 'tour of duty' within the media group, I was assigned as as journalist and writer for Tempo magazine ...


Rappler: Journalism with wisdom of crowds

Rappler: Journalism with wisdom of crowds

16.01.13 – 10:57 am Featured, Media
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A veteran TV journalist Maria Ressa --former CNN’s bureau chief in Manila and Jakarta-- launched a social news site called Rappler in the Philippines, her home country, last year. Rappler, which comes from the root words “rap” (to talk) + “ripple” (to make waves) lies at the centre of three overlapping circles: professional journalism, technology and ...


Pinterest secret: Grassroots marketing!

Pinterest secret: Grassroots marketing!

22.10.12 – 12:16 pm Media, Travel
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Pinterest, that allows you to organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web, is now the third-largest source of referral traffic on the Internet. What's the secret behind Pinterest's success? According to CEO Ben Silbermann, it's all about marketing --mostly grassroots marketing. Not engineering or better algorithms. So Pinterest started to have meet-ups ...


Newsroom, instead of newspaper, will survive

Newsroom, instead of newspaper, will survive

23.08.12 – 11:47 am Media
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Today, the circulation of newspapers is constantly declining. Customers are looking to better and more convenient methods of receiving news, thanks to the availability of gadgets and devices. Although newspapers are rapidly declining, the good news is newsrooms are still going to survive  -- as long as they could adopt online and digital format and media. Why? ...


New journalism and the social Web

New journalism and the social Web

17.08.12 – 11:13 pm Media
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The social Web develops a modern newsroom in term of creating and distributing content.  Reporters and editors are no longer the only decision-makers of worthy news, since anyone (professional or not) can publish information and create their own headlines. A modern newsroom should be able to accommodate this. According to Lewis DVorkin, the new phenomenon also ...


My new role at The Jakarta Post

My new role at The Jakarta Post

04.07.12 – 6:01 pm Media
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Yes, I am just joining the Jakarta Post Digital, the online arm of the Jakarta Post daily newspaper. The Jakarta Post’s online arm has welcomed a new CEO and CTO this month. Former Yahoo country editor Budi Putra joins the newspaper as the CEO of The Jakarta Post Digital while fellow former Yahoo Jimmi Kembaren has ...


Facebook must avoid these 3 mistakes

Facebook must avoid these 3 mistakes

17.04.12 – 2:28 pm Media
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Ex-COO of MySpace Amit Kapur shared the lessons he learned from MySpace for Facebook. He joined MySpace -- was the social network before Facebook, just like Yahoo was the search engine before Google-- when it was just a startup, stayed until after it was acquired by News Corp for $580 million in 2005. The following are his ...


CNN buying Mashable? A timeline of blog acquisitions

CNN buying Mashable? A timeline of blog acquisitions

12.03.12 – 2:13 pm Media
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Reuters reporting CNN will pay $200 million for Mashable, a social media weblog with 50+ million monthly pageviews. The Reuters' source says an announcement is expected for Tuesday. The CNN deal was make sense. First,  Mashable's content already appears on CNN's digital properties from sometimes ago. Second, Mashable's founder Pete Cashmore is one of regular resource ...


Pageview kills tech blogging

Pageview kills tech blogging

14.02.12 – 6:57 am Media
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It's an honest retrospection from a tech writer M.G. Siegler (aka Paris Lemon). He said that most of today's technology articles (either written by bloggers or traditional journalists) are "bullshit", blaming pageviews and paychecks behind this. He wrote: We have bloggers who sometimes are deeply embedded in the technology community and have quite a bit of insight ...


Trying out WordPress for Android

Trying out WordPress for Android

04.02.12 – 1:22 pm Media
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Trying out WordPress for Android's in-app camera. I think it would help bloggers to post pictures from their mobile devices quickly. Good way to break the news. Good job, WordPress! Thanks a bunch for this.



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