According to a survey by cloud-based social WiFi company Purple WiFi, 82% of 3,349 global WiFi venues believe they are legally compliant, but were actually in breach of legislation. More than 2,000 venues also confirmed that they were running completely open networks or handing, indicating the venue has no way of tracking internet access back to the user. This leaves the network open to criminal or terrorist use and such venues would be culpable. Continue reading
Ten days ago I was lucky enough to be invited to the 10th annual Meffys awards in San Francisco. This was the first time they’ve taken place in California and probably, the seventh time I’ve attended them in a decade.
A lot, of course, has changed in ten years and the most notable change has been how mobile is now an industry that finally encompasses the greatest one of all; Africa.
The 10th anniversary Awards received entries from more than 25 countries across all five continents from both established mobile companies and innovative start-ups as well as representatives from new sectors including the internet, banks and agencies. Continue reading
I read Klein’s book when I was at a business conference and really could have done with a novel, but even under those circumstances, I thought this book was a marvellous summation of today’s over-digitised times.
Klein knows his shit, knows his companies and understands that personal networks are the new currency. While I don’t believe that Klout ratings ever consistently help with upgrades and the like, there is enough knowledge here to make this a book to ‘bookmark’.
Probably not best read at a conference or late at night, but perfect for that commuting buffer between work and home.
In the West we usually assume that social networks revolve around U.S culture, but that is far from the case. Global social network data tells us a much more interesting story, and this post delves into the key figures from BI Intelligence’s global social media census 2013. Continue reading