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A Brand New YO!

Connecting the Next Billion People

As some of you who know me closely know —I have moved onto new things from Redtree. It was one of the most interesting projects I have ever worked on — and I love robotics, but we couldn’t raise the money we needed to continue. Maybe someday I’ll write in more detail about

Internet in Cuba: Advancing or Appeasing?

"Cuba has changed a lot. Raul is not Fidel!" said our taxi driver, Geovani, through teeth clenched around the cigar he held in his mouth. He turned down the volume of the radio from blaring to manageable as he continued: "He knows that the pressure builds up when people are

YO! App Connects Apple Users Without Internet Over WiFi

Award-winning app now enables users to share and connect across Apple and Android platforms without data or Internet   MAPLE RIDGE, BC, CANADA – Dec. 8, 2015 – YO!™, a global mobile communications app, is now available for free download in the Apple App Store. Described as a cross-platform AirDrop™, YO! allows

YO! on KTVU FOX News!

   Our 15 Seconds of Fame on KTVU FOX News!   During a quick visit to San Francisco last week for the 2015 Post-Seed Conference, I had the pleasure of joining the KTVU FOX News team for an interview on their 9.00 am show. I did not have much notice prior to the

Painting in Blue: Why we chose to develop YO! in Android first

For many years, debates have waged amongst mobile startup wannabes about whether to take an ‘Android-First” or ‘Start-with-Apple’ approach to mobile application development.   On one side of the argument (Android), you have the case for market size: that there are a lot more Android users in the world, articulated by worldwide

Exploring the ‘Why’ behind the ‘What’ and ‘How’ of YO!

When we moved into our new offices this past Spring, we asked each employee to name five women and five men "who personally inspire you." We had loose criteria, but one of them had to be, "When you thought of them, thinking of them made you want to be better.”   This

What to Pack when Travelling to Cuba (Hint: it is not what you think!)

There was a great article in The Verge this past week by Jonathan Katz (and incredible photos by Allison Shelly as well) called Havana’s Hotspots. In this feature, Katz described the state of connectivity (or lack thereof) for Cuba. "...Weaker souls had taken off when the rain began to fall, but

2015 BC Technology Innovation Award Winner

Left of the Dot Wins BC Tech Award for Community Engagement 2015 Technology Impact Awards (TIAs) celebrate BC’s best companies, people, and innovations MAPLE RIDGE, BC, CANADA – June 05, 2015 – Left of the Dot Media Inc. (LOTD) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the 2015 Technology Impact