Go-Jek VP sanctioned over Facebook post on LGBT | Digital Asia
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Go-Jek VP of Corporate Communications Michael Say announced that the company has sanctioned its VP of Operations and Business Brata Santoso over a viral post he had written on LGBT, Tempo reported.
On his personal Facebook page, Santoso wrote a post that complimented Go-Jek’s acceptance of employees of all background, including LGBT employees. The post went viral, and triggered Indonesian netizens to launch an #UninstallGojek campaign. Several religious leaders had also called upon their followers to refrain from using the Go-Jek app.
“We have given sanction and a strict warning to the employee who posts [the issue], and he is obliged to partake in social activities as to be more thoughtful,” Say explained.
Santoso is being sanctioned for violating Go-Jek’s employee social media guideline, in which employees are not allowed to use company’s name for personal interest.
Chinese crypto wallet Cobo raises US$13M to enter US, Southeast Asia – TechCrunch
Beijing-based cryptocurrency wallet startup Cobo has raised a US$13 million Series A funding round led by DHVC and Wu Capital, Tech reported.
The company plans to use the funding to support its expansion to the US and Southeast Asia, particularly Vietnam and Indonesia.
It has also begun taking pre-order for Cobo Vault, a hardware crypto wallet, which the company claimed to be military grade.
The funding round pushed its total funding to US$20 million so far.
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StickEarn, Grab team up to launch in-car retail experience StickMart – Press Release
Indonesian adtech startup StickEarn announced a partnership with ride-hailing giant Grab to launch StickMart, an in-car retail experience.
The StickMart service includes a box of product samples, placed between driver and front passenger’s seats, and a StickTablet that enables passengers to watch advertisements and entertainment. The tablet will also enable passengers to purchase products and pay using digital payment services.
The StickMart platform is also claimed to be able to help drivers make up to IDR2 million (US$132) extra income each month.
Tokopedia may replace its digital payment service with OVO – Tech In Asia
Indonesian e-commerce giant Tokopedia has added new lines of code on their platform that indicate the platform to replace its e-payment feature TokoCash with Lippo Group-backed e-payment service OVO, according to Tech In Asia.
The code mentions that Tokopedia users need to activate their OVO account as the TokoCash feature will no longer be active. Users’ remaining TokoCash credits will then be transferred to the new OVO account.
There is no information yet on when the partnership will be formally launched.
A Tokopedia spokesperson has declined to comment.
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