Standing room only for MEF privacy workshop at AppsWorld Europe

Steve ‘Woz’ Wozniak wasn’t the only draw at last month’s AppsWorld expo in London. More than 60 developers crammed into the Tech World workshop to hear about AppPrivacy – MEF’s free privacy policy generator. MEF Chair Andrew Bud hosted a panel including Martin Fanning, a partner at international law firm Dentons, James Pimentel-Pinto, a founding director of leading UK developer AgencyMobile, and MEF’s Senior Advisor for Policy & Initiatives, Simon Bates, who here summarises the session, which you can watch in full in the video below. MEF has long championed the importance of building … [Read more...]

Today’s Tech Hubs Are All About Location, Location, Location

Mashable writer Monty Munford takes us on a evolutionary journey of the today's tech clusters, arguing it's all about location. Ahead of MEF Global Forum 2013 on 14th and 15th November he cites Meffys' 10th anniversary being celebrated in San Francisco as part of the 'cluster-effect'. This article first appeared on Mashable on 31st October Long before Silicon Valley became the archetypal tech company cluster, 100 years ago and 344 miles south, the city of Los Angeles owned the space. The emergent film industry of Southern California was the original tech hub, in many ways. A … [Read more...]

Nokia partners with London based tech incubator for launch of augmented reality job-seekers app

This week MEF member Nokia launched a new app, JobLens, in the UK for its Lumia Windows phones and announced a collaborative partnership with London based tech start-up incubator, Entrepreneur First. The JobLens app allows jobseekers to peruse job vacancies according to standard criteria; company, keyword, salary and so forth, but adds some innovative features into the mix, such as local demographic information based on the job location, integration with social networks and HERE maps, and can even use the phone's camera to "see" nearby job opportunities in an augmented reality heads-up … [Read more...]

MEF Announces Star line-up for 2012 CEO Summit

MEF has announced the VIP speaker line-up for its 3rd annual MEF CEO Summit, a key event lining up next to the 2012 Global AGM & Board Elections and the Meffys gala awards ceremony this September as part of two days of industry insights, networking and celebration. Date: 2.30pm, September 11, 2012 Location: London, City Hall  On September 11 City Hall will welcome leading visionaries from across the mobile landscape and beyond to share their unique industry insights around the summit's central theme Navigating Complexity in Times of Change. The MEF CEO Summit is a free to attend … [Read more...]