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Google Chrome update can drop data consumption by 70 percent

Google has unveiled an update to Android's Chrome Data Saver feature. Rolling out first in India and Indonesia, it can potentially save users 70 percent of their data.

By December 1, 2015


Indonesia to get Internet by balloon in 2016, courtesy of Google (Tomorrow Daily 268 show notes)

Google's Project Loon has previously tested their "Internet by balloon" experiment in locations like New Zealand and Chile, and now, it will take its services to Indonesia, where 2 out of 3 citizens don't have a regular online connection.

By November 2, 2015


Google's Internet balloons lift off in Indonesia next year (Tomorrow Daily 268)

Jeff discusses how MIT's new living bio-skin works in athletic clothing, where Google plans to deploy its Project Loon balloons in 2016 and why 3D-printed hair could mean better toys someday.

November 2, 2015


Alphabet's Wi-Fi beaming balloons prepare to lift off in Indonesia

Google's parent company wants to connect remote regions to the Internet. Next stop: Southeast Asia.

By October 28, 2015


Xiaomi slows expansion to focus on India and Indonesia

The Chinese smartphone maker is scaling back its launch ambitions to focus "a ton of effort in India and Indonesia," where growth is robust.

By November 26, 2014


Vimeo banned in Indonesia for allegedly hustling porn

The country’s anti-pornography law forbids any sort of nudity, something the government claims it found in roughly 15,000 videos on the streaming site.

By May 13, 2014


BlackBerry Z3 preorders open in Indonesia, set for May launch

The handset ships with a 5-inch display and comes with Blackberry 10.2.1.

By April 28, 2014


Sonos Play:5 reaches Asia but costs $200 more than it does in the US

The second generation of the Sonos wireless speaker is already pricey in the US, and it will cost even more when it debuts in Asia on November 25.

By November 18, 2015


Asia-based ride-booking service GrabTaxi to offer carpooling services

The Uber-equivalent of the region plans to offer carpooling services in Singapore and five other countries that will allow customers to save cash on their commute.

By November 11, 2015


Opera Max data-saving app to come bundled on Samsung, Xiaomi phones

The Web browser's data-management app will be integrated on new phones from 14 Android smartphone makers, letting users shave up to 60 percent off their data usage.

By November 8, 2015