Up close with the Giants – MEFTV interviews Baidu and LINE

Last month MEF hosted the inaugural MEF Global Forum Mobile First Markets in Bangalore, where  members and delegates came together to discuss the mobile opportunity across South East Asia, Middle East, Africa and of course India. One of the highlights was an engaging debate on the insider strategies of global giants operating in emerging markets. Here MEFTV speaks with two of the panellists, Chinese internet giant Baidu and communications platform LINE to hear their thoughts on the day’s discussions and gain insights into their strategies for providing services to diverse and challenging … [Read more...]

Spotlight On Mobile in Asia – Colin Miles

With less than three weeks to go until  MEF Global Forum co-located with the 10th annual Meffys Awards on 14th and 15th November in San Francisco, this week Colin Miles, MEF Asia Chair and VP of Corporate relations at InternetQ Plc, shares his thoughts on the state of the Asian mobile markets and a describes a quiet revolution - the ‘alternate’ mobile consumer movement - going seemingly unnoticed in the West. The (Instant) Message is now the Medium It is such a tumultuous time in Mobile that any blog trying to pinpoint a patterned perspective is likely to be blown apart within a few … [Read more...]