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The Kite, the Team, and the Podium

I was driving my children (ages 9 & 10) home from school and having a little father-to-sons chat about how the day was going for them (and vice versa), when they started grilling me with questions…  “When is the iOS version coming out, Dad?” “Dad…Is the Spanish version being used much? How

MWC 2015 is over, here’s our wrap-up

After many months of planning and hours of plane rides , the YO! launch at the Mobile World Congress is over. Now that we have returned to our daily lives , it is impossible not to look back and reflect on the extraordinary results we had. So great was the acceptance

YO! v.1.0 Launched – Users Empowered to Share and Connect without the Internet

New technology launches at Mobile World Congress 2015 to bring connectivity to the nearly 5 billion people who are unconnected  BARCELONA, SPAIN & VANCOUVER, CANADA – MARCH 1, 2015 - Left of the Dot Media Inc., at Mobile World Congress 2015, is pleased to announce the worldwide release of their new

It is hard to sleep while you are trying to change the world

I think it is 4:00 AM, or at least I think it is. I am in the midst of that weird space-time loop created by time zones and modern air travel. I do know that I am somewhere between Dhaka, Bangladesh and Doha, Qatar (on the way to Mobile World

YO! Shines at Digital World 2015

A few days ago our team in Bangladesh took on the world in showcasing YO! at the Digital World 2015 expo at the Bangabandhu International Convention Center (BICC) in Dhaka. The event has been organized by the ICT state ministry and BASIS (Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services) as

YO! Mobile App Released in Bangladesh

New technology makes it possible to share and connect without the internet  DHAKA, BANGLADESH & VANCOUVER, CANADA – FEBRUARY 9TH, 2015 - Left of the Dot Media Inc., at Digital World 2015, is pleased to announce the release of their new mobile app YO!, now available in open beta for all

The Joy of Making Things

Smartphones and tablets are amazing pieces of technology for obvious reasons; but even the most powerful publicly marketed device can’t run screen-recording software in the background while doing app usability research.  Even if it could, seeing the app user’s fingers and reactions while he or she interacts with it is

MWC 2015: Let the Journey Begin

For 361 days of the year, Barcelona is known to the world as the home of one of the world’s most incredible football teams, their unique cultural heritage, “Modernisme” (the Catalan art nouveau), and a strong desire for independence.  However, from the 2nd day of March, this beautiful Spanish city

Hello World! – YO! Now Available in Public Beta

Late last evening, with very little fanfare other than a few subtle fist bumps, we moved out of private beta into the world at large. Hello World. This release is classified as “Public Beta” which means while we know there are still some issues, we know we cannot advance to the next

So, What’s New With You?

I ran into a friend that I hadn't seen since last March the other day. He asked, "So, what's new with you?" I didn't really know where to start... let's see... there is this thing that we've been working on... A lot can happen quickly when you think about it. That is kind

Hiring, Hiring, and More Hiring

Wow! What a crazy month and a half here at YO.com.  It is now the beginning of December and we have just completed our onboarding with 5 new employees.  This month alone, we have increased our team in Maple Ridge by 50%.  We are now a team of 15 in

Successful Testing of Hyperlocal Connectivity in Seattle

When is a 3-hour airport stopover a good thing? No, it turns out the answer is not “NEVER!” as one would expect. Any other guesses? How about when you are testing a hyperlocal app that needs a large-scale public WiFi deployment for testing? I have spent a lot of time in

A Team of Teams

One of the things that I love most about YO.com and Left of the Dot is that we have a fantastic team of committed Lefties, and I know that every single one will always be there for any other Lefty. When John and I first started the company we were

Building on a Blank Slate , or Why it has taken 4 years to lay the foundation.

We are in the midst of signing an intent-to-lease document for new office space in Maple Ridge, BC (we will share photos as soon as we finalize). We are also trying to secure new office space in Bangladesh. Both buildings are needed to provide room to breathe for the growing

YO! and Yo.com Nominated for ‘Best New Concept’

We’ve been nominated for a Small Business BC Award for Best New Concept. Nominees must be able to demonstrate that they have a “phenomenal and viable idea that’s going to make an impact.” Yep. That sounds like YO!   We would appreciate your votes to help us win this thing. Vote early,

Here is why corporate growth feels like jumping off a cliff

I recently changed my personal ringtone to the first 30 seconds of AWOLNATION’s “Sail” made popular by the video above showing professional skydiver and BASE jumper Jeb Corliss doing what he does best – and what the majority of us think is bat[suit] crazy. I have never plunged off a cliff before,

YO! Selected as the Best New Technology Demo at TC3!

After months of hard work and an exciting whirlwind visit to Silicon Valley, we are incredibly proud to announce that YO! was a big hit at the TC3 Summit and has officially been named "The Best New Technology Demo" at the conference!Here is what WebWire had to say about YO!'s presence at the TC3

Redefining What Being Connected Means

Good to be back home after what was a phenomenal last week at Silicon Valley. We went out to the TC3 Innovation Summit excited, a bit nervous, and not really sure what to expect. Fortunately, the response to YO! that we received from telcos and VCs alike was overwhelmingly positive.

How we introduced YO! to Silicon Valley and lived to tell the story

So… there is no turning back now. I am writing this entry on a flight home from San Francisco to Vancouver, and I am doing so with mixed emotion. Normally, when people use that phrase it references that strange hybrid  feeling where joy and sadness comingle, but not this time. This

85% of the 5 billion people without Internet simply can’t afford data plans

The stats are staggering: 85% of the 5 billion people without Internet simply can’t afford data plans, or so reported TechCrunch today in their coverage of Facebook’s announcement of an Internet.org Android app for that promises free data access to a limited set of services in Zambia (as well as local heath,

Patent Filed

Yes! Our first patent application is now filed

In the YO! office we are big fans of Elon Musk and we love what he is doing with the patents that Tesla holds. In our current position we need to protect our inventions so that we can grow and change the world in our own way, hence our decision