The world’s best mobile companies… according to MEF

meffys_san_franciscoTen 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

Children are only three clicks away from inappropriate or adult content on YouTube

Safer-Internet-Day-600x400Today is Safer Internet Day and some disturbing research results from Kaspersky Lab highlights how crucial that YouTube gets its ‘suggested videos’ act together.

Examining YouTube’s ‘suggested’ videos that sit visibly alongside children’s TV programmes such as Peppa Pig, Rastamouse and Dora the Explorer, researchers found that on average users are just three clicks away from content suited to an adult audience. Continue reading