Meffys 2013 – All the Nominees and Winners

Earlier this month MEFTV met the Meffys 2013 nominees and winners at the Gala Awards Dinner in San Francisco. Watch backstage interviews with all of the winners below or check out all of the finalists by award category. It's a fascinating round-up of the best in mobile content and commerce from around the world in 2013. All Categories   [youtube:] Innovation in Technology > Mobile Money > Games > Innovation in a Growth Market > Brand on … [Read more...]

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#MEFGF13 Round-up: Photos and highlights

The inaugural MEF Global Forum 2013 took place last week in San Francisco. Over 350 senior execs attended during the three day event which delivered a unique showcase and platform for  international mobile content & commerce. In the coming weeks we will share some of the sessions, interviews and opinion pieces from #MEFGF13, but for now here’s a quick snapshot of the highlights and a selection of photos from across the three days. MEF Global Forum has been 12 months in the making after the move to Silicon Valley was announced by MEF NA Chair Ron Czerny last December at MEF Americas in … [Read more...]

Meffys 2013 winners shine at MEFGF13

Day One of the first ever MEF Global Forum finished in style last night with the 10th Anniversary of the Meffys at a glitzy gala dinner at the InterContinental Hotel in San Francisco. The evening kicked off with Welcome Drinks sponsored by Kaspersky Lab and the ceremony was hosted by Emmy awarding winning and Googler, Daniel Sieberg. The night was a fantastic celebration of the best in mobile from  across the global mobile ecosytem, with over 25 countries from all five continents represented. Established mobile companies, startups and new vertical sectors were competing in 13 awards … [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...]

Special delegate hotel rates for MEF Global Forum end this week

If you're heading to San Francisco... for MEF Global Forum you should definitely consider booking your hotel this week to take advantage of the exclusive delegate rates at the InterContinental Hotel, reserved exclusively for MEFGF13 and Meffys attendees. With our special delegate rate, rooms at the hotel, where much of the week's proceedings are based, start from $269 per night - which is roughly a 20% saving on the usual rate for the same period, and a pretty attractive deal for a downtown locale. Another benefit of being on-site is that all delegates staying at the hotel can take advantage … [Read more...]

Finalists and host announced for 10th Annual Meffys Celebration

MEF today revealed the shortlist for the upcoming 10th annual Meffys awards, being held in Silicon Valley as part of the inaugural MEF Global Forum 2013 conference on the 14th and 15th November. After a grueling judging marathon (Meffys entrants are shortlisted by an international panel of over 40 journalists, academics, analysts and VCs) the thirteen categories were whittled down to 5 finalists each - no mean feat considering the quality and diversity of the entrants. This year saw submissions from established businesses, new businesses, agencies, start-ups, a host of new verticals, … [Read more...]