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A View from the Top: the Unexposed Evolution of Telecom in Silicon Valley

By | Featured Post, Guest blog
Much has been written of the magic of Silicon Valley. Derek Kerton, Principal Analyst at Telecom Council of Silicon Valley here adds a unique perspective to highlight the industry’s incredible history in the innovation capital of the world, and share some measures of its growth. It’s understood that the view from the highest point has the best strategic value – a 360° view offers constant visibility of surrounding activities, engagements, and threats....
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Meffys Winner Spotlight – NQ Mobile

By | Featured Post, Meffys, Video
With the Meffys 2014 open for entries, (just 10 days left to enter!) we are taking a look at some of last year's winners to find out what they've been up to since they celebrated their success in the international mobile content & commerce awards. This week, we catch up with NQ Mobile - winner of the Consumer Trust Award, which recognises the efforts of companies creating a more trusted environment and experience...
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Understanding the Malaysian Mobile Industry

By | Featured Post, Guest blog, MEF Asia
The Malaysian mobile industry has grown rapidly in recent years with the advent of mobile technology and high broadband penetration that sees several major corporations involved in mobile networks and services. With a population of 30 million, mobile penetration in Malaysia has long surpassed the 100% mark and the Malaysian mobile market is poised for greater growth, with much potential yet to be explored. Here Ms. Ng Wan Peng, COO of the Multimedia Development...
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Industry Views: The Blackphone – the phone for the privacy conscious consumer in a data driven world?

By | Featured Post, Industry Views
Last week the newest addition to the smartphone market, the Blackphone started shipping to security conscious consumers -  the initial stock was quickly sold out. The phone trades on its advanced security features, with a customised Android operating system and a suite of privacy-optimised software including encrypted VoIP; 'Silent Text', for secure messaging; and 'Silent Contacts', for an encrypted contact list that other apps can't access. Here we've asked for views from MEF members...
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Meffys Winner Spotlight – Tile

By | Featured Post, Meffys, Video
With the Meffys 2014 open for entries, we are taking a look at some of last year's winners to find out what they've been up to since they celebrated their success in the international mobile content & commerce awards. This week, we catch up with Life Tools App Award winner Tile, who wowed judges with their amazing location tracking technology, with Nick Evans, founder & CEO. What did Tile win a Meffy for? Tile...
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Dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s in Mobile Education

By | Analytics, Event, Featured Post, Meffys
Educational apps rank ninth among all app categories in terms of downloads. 17 per cent of mobile media users download them – a third of the number downloading games (54 per cent), for example.  Whilst their popularity might be described as niche, their impact is transformative. To acknowledge the benefit that mobile education is having on consumers, MEF has included a new mobile education category in this year's Meffy Awards -...
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Myanmar: the final frontier for the mobile internet

By | Analytics, Featured Post, Guest blog
MEF Member OnDevice Research has released a fascinating new report on the mobile habits of consumers in Myanmar (also known as Burma), thought to be the first survey of its kind in the country. It found, among many observations, that half of the mobile internet population came online during the past 12 months, and for 62 per cent of the respondents, mobile is the primary way to get online. Nine...
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Meffys Winner Spotlight – Fortumo

By | Featured Post, Meffys, Video
With the Meffys 2014 open for entries, we are taking a look at some of last year's winners to find out what winning a Meffy meant to them and what they’ve been up to since they celebrated their success in the international mobile content & commerce awards. This week, we check in with Innovation for Business Model Award winner Fortumo and Jacob Hauskens, VP of Sales & Business Development. What did Fortumo win a Meffy...
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