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Jakarta Post

Yahoo confident Koprol will catch rivals

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, August 11 2010   /  11:36 am

Supported by an exploding number of mobile Internet users in the country, Yahoo Indonesia is upbeat its newly acquired local mobile social networking service, Koprol, will become a national favorite.

Yahoo Indonesia manager Pontus Sonnerstedt said he was optimistic that Koprol, which was acquired recently from software developer PT SkyEight, would be able to compete against existing social networking services.

According to an earlier report, the number of Indonesian Facebook users reached 14 million as of 2009, placing Indonesia as the country with the fourth highest number of users after the United States, UK and Turkey.

Social networking site Twitter has also recorded a growing number of users in Indonesia. The number of Twitter users in Indonesia reached 1.4 million as of November 2009, according to tempointeraktif.com.

“Social networking is showing a ver...