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Indonesian startups face same drawbacks and advantages

From huge online ventures to small rural projects, Indonesia provides a fertile breeding ground for startups

Go-Jek customer checking route details on the Go-Jek application on the driver's phone (Photo by Simon Roughneen)

TANJUNG GUSTO, Indonesia -- The fast pace of development in Indonesia's cities has spawned many a technology-based startup in the last few years, from ride-hailing apps to online shopping giants to touchscreen food delivery services. These are the early fruits of a tech economy the government hopes will be worth $130 billion by 2020.

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