BuzzFeed’s story based on exclusive Secure-D findings reports on suspicious background activity of popular Android video downloading app with 500 million downloads.
Upstream in the news, and media interviews with our executive team.
The study analysed 82,501 apps, pre-installed on 1,742 Android smartphones by 214 vendors; its conclusion is that users are unaware of the huge security threats that come from pre-installed applications.
The BBC World Service picks up on the research findings from Upstream’s security platform, Secure-D, that reveals Alcatel smartphones are sold with pre-installed malware, also available on Google Play, that harvests users’ personal data and attempts to fraudulently subscribe them to paid digital services.
Following the exclusive revelations, The Times of London also covers Secure-D’s findings on Alcatel smartphones with pre-installed malware, also available on Google Play, harvesting users’ personal data and attempting to fraudulently subscribe them to paid digital services.
Bizcommunity features Dimitris Maniatis’ keynote speech on Secure-D at AfricaCom 2018 around mobile ad fraud and the triple threat for mobile consumers.
Upstream CEO, Guy Krief, invited on the BBC World Service’s “Focus on Africa” show, to share insights and findings around how millions of consumers across 5 markets in Africa fall victim to fraudulent activity from specific mobile devices, which come with pre-installed malware.
Dimitris Maniatis, Head of Secure-D, delivers speech at the only event dedicated to Direct Carrier Billing, outlining how mobile operators can protect themselves and their subscribers from online ad fraud and mobile malware, thereby safeguarding carrier billing in the digital era.
Leading Brazilian newspaper O Globo reports on Upstream’s Secure-D findings and how smartphones being sold to consumers in Brazil come with pre-installed malware, which collects their personal information, depletes their mobile data allowance and triggers fraudulent subscription charges to their pre-paid credit, without their knowledge or consent.
The Wall Street Journal builds upon exclusive findings from Upstream’s Secure-D platform to uncover how cheap Android smartphones sold in emerging markets around the globe come with pre-installed malware, that harvest users’ personal information and attempt to sign them up for paid digital services, without their knowledge or consent.
Building upon Upstream’s story, Marco Veremis shares insights into entrepreneurship, the opportunities of globalisation, and how to build outward-looking global tech companies.
Watch the exclusive interview given by Guy Krief, Upstream’s CEO, sharing insights into Upstream’s track record of success and the company’s pivotal role in the present mobile internet revolution in emerging markets.
Guy Krief shares with CNBC’s “Marketing. Media. Money” show how enabling mobile commerce for the next 3 billion consumers in emerging markets requires a very different approach to that in developed markets.
Upstream showcased in European Investment Bank’s blog space for how the company is shaping the digital services m-commerce landscape in Africa.
Balancing Act Africa, a leading provider of online content, interviews Guy Krief, Upstream’s CEO, around the mobile solutions and digital content relevant for consumers in emerging markets.
Upstream’s recent organisational restructuring with new CEO, CTO and Chairman of the Board has been covered by Mobile Marketing in their weekly Movers & Shakers column, among other global giants, like Deloitte and Isobar. The column features the hottest hires and movements in the industry.
Apple’s iOS and iPhone are celebrating 10 years since their first release and the tech world is considering what the future holds for the tech giant.
Upstream’s 2017 Emerging Markets Digital Services report, conducted by Ovum, suggests there is a new opportunity over the next decade in emerging markets for Apple and other tech giants. Findings from Upstream’s report have been featured in a Total Telecom article offering insight as to how the next 10 years may look for Apple’s flagship device.
Upstream has been included in a special series by the Application Resource Centre (ARC), highlighting technology trends in payments, e-commerce and big data. Kostas Kastanis, Head of Strategy at Upstream, is featured, explaining Upstream’s pivotal role in the digital ecosystem and how it offers a mobile commerce enablement platform for digital services, essentially sitting at the crux of three groups: mobile network operators, content/service providers and consumers.
TechTarget, a leading provider of online content for technology buyers and decision makers, highlights Upstream’s collaboration with Applause for meeting the breadth of local testing coverage required across geographies, technologies, and real-world business scenarios. The article by Valerie Silverthorne, Senior Technology Editor, features insights from Massimo del Vecchio, Upstream’s CTO, around the importance of local testing in the QA process for safeguarding the customer experience when delivering digital services in emerging markets, whilst simultaneously improving the time to market.
Upstream CEO & Co-founder, Marco Veremis, discusses the challenges that video titans, such as Amazon and Netflix, encounter when trying to make the most of the opportunity available in emerging markets. While Amazon seems to have grasped the need to adjust content to reflect local preferences, the brand’s universal price scheme and limited billing options highlight some of the common challenges western content-led brands face, when taking steps to expand into emerging markets.
Upstream has been named a finalist and Ruban d’Honneur recipient, in the 2016/17 European Business Awards sponsored by RSM. The distinction recognises Upstream’s strong growth and operating excellence, in line with the core values of the European Business Awards: success, innovation and ethics. The competition’s elite panel of independent judges, which includes leading business figures, academics, entrepreneurs, thought leaders and political leaders, has selected Upstream as one of Europe’s 110 most dynamic and exciting businesses and, more specifically, as one of 10 finalists, across Europe, in “The ELITE for Growth Strategy of the Year” category. This year, the European Business Awards engaged with over 33,000 organisations, from 34 countries.
Upstream shares its expertise in Latin America with IDG Connect, providing insightful commentary into the types of digital services local consumers are looking for.
Upstream CEO & Co-founder, Marco Veremis, participated in Deloitte’s exclusive event, for selected technology driven scale-up companies, “Scaling up Greece and beyond”, and shared his views about the international expansion for scale-ups.
Upstream was proud to attend the National Champions Awards Ceremony, held at the British Ambassador’s Residence, in Athens. Our Chief Operating Officer, Andreas Petropoulos, received the “National Champion” Certificate, in recognition of Upstream being selected as a National Champion and being shortlisted in the European Business Awards, sponsored by RSM, to compete in the “ELITE Award for Growth Strategy of the Year” category. The European Business Awards reward and recognise business success, innovation and business ethics.
Upstream receives EUR 25 million in growth financing from the European Investment Bank (EIB), with the support of the EU budget guarantee under the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI). The EIB’s financing will provide Upstream with long-term and stable capital to support its R&D activities and implement its growth strategy, further boosting the company’s expanding global operations.