Twitter has close to 20 million active users in Indonesia

Now that both Facebook and Apple have offices in Indonesia, there’s only one more tech giant the country’s netizens are waiting for – Twitter. Peter Greenberger, director of political advertising for Twitter (NYSE:TWTR), is in Indonesia to meet with political leaders. The trip comes ahead of the vote for a new president next month.

Alibaba will soon be a mobile telco, close to launching Ali Telecom in coming weeks

Before Alibaba’s long-awaited IPO hits Wall Street later this summer, the ecommerce giant will have its finger in one new pie – it’s going to be a mobile telco operator in China. Alibaba has rolled out a promotional page today detailing its mobile pricing plans, which cover 3G, SMS, and voice calls. The service will be called Ali Telecom in English, and ‘Ali Tongxin’ in Chinese.

Nikkei Asian Review and Startup Asia Tokyo 2014

Today, we are happy to share that we are one step closer to our mission. Team Tech in Asia is excited to have Nikkei Asian Review on board as our Official Media Partner at Startup Asia Tokyo 2014. Nikkei is a familiar media brand within the world of business and finance and we believe that working with a major media outlet like Nikkei will raise the profile of the fast growing, entrepreneur-led tech ecosystem in Japan and the rest of Asia.

Singapore’s financial institutions spending more on cybersecurity: Survey

SINGAPORE: Banks and financial services companies in Singapore are increasing their spending on cyber-security to keep IT systems safe from attacks, with 60 per cent indicating they will up such expenditure this year compared to 2013, according to recruitment firm Robert Half. Singapore’s average of 60 per cent of financial institutions indicating increased IT security spending in 2014 was the highest percentage of the six markets surveyed, well above the global average of 50 per cent, it added.

Taiwan server players to benefit from growing demand from China

As China and the US dispute over the stealing of confidential information through the Internet, China has launched counter attacks to reject server products from IBM, Oracle and Cisco and the situation is expected to benefit Taiwan server-related players, according to sources from server players.

Supermicro talks up Computex server lineup

Supermicro Computer, a global leader in high-performance, high-efficiency server, storage technology and green computing, has continued to expand its server and storage rack solutions amid increased demand for highly scalable, energy efficient and environmentally friendly solutions for data center, cloud and enterprise IT environments.

Google, Apple trashed in Chinese state press

Chinese state media has lashed out at Google, Apple and other U.S. technology companies, calling on the Beijing Government “to punish severely the pawns” of the U.S. government for monitoring China and stealing secrets. U.S. companies such as Yahoo, Cisco Systems, Microsoft and Facebook threaten the cyber-security of China and its Internet users, said the People’s Daily on its microblog, in comments echoed on the front page of the English-language China Daily.,google-apple-trashed-in-chinese-state-press.aspx

CloudFX Launches CloudConsult Automated Cloud Consulting Services

(The Hosting News) –  CloudFX, an Asia-based Cloud IT Transformation leader serving global markets, today announced the launch of their innovative SaaS-based CloudConsult product suite of automated decision support frameworks for IT Transformation. CloudConsult consists of 14 easy-to-use self-service cloud-consulting tools built to help enterprises, service providers and vendors make IT decisions that lead to positive change and measurable financial benefits.

SoftLayer’s Jonathan Wisler: IBM partnership “phenomenal”

SoftLayer has announced the opening of a Hong Kong data centre, with Jonathan Wisler, EMEA managing director at SoftLayer, saying the company’s partnership with IBM continues to accelerate. The infrastructure as a service provider opened up in Hong Kong on Monday, with further plans to expand in London later this year – as did last week – as well as expansion in Europe, South America, Latin America and Asia.

Asia to Dominate Satellite Backhaul Market With 27% of Global Revenue

WILMINGTON, DE and LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM — (Marketwired) — 06/04/14 — NSR’s newly released Wireless Backhaul, Trunking and Video Offload via Satellite, 8th Edition finds the Asian region dominating the wireless backhaul, trunking and video offload market on an annualized basis, leading to over 27% of cumulative global revenues from 2013-2023. The large user base, the topographic challenges and key markets that include Australia, China, India and Indonesia are key elements favoring satellite usage compared to other regions.