MeerKAT

Can modern technology save rhinos from poachers?

Satellites, lie detectors, sniffer dogs, helicopters and seismic sensors: the new hi-tech weapons in Kruger National Park’s war on rhino poaching<p>We spot the two rhino carcases from our helicopter. They are lying 50 yards apart beside the Nsikazi River on the south-west border of South Africa’s …

Wildlife

11 things you didn't know about meerkats

They sleep in piles, have eating contests and love a good crowd.<p>Meerkats are known for being incredibly cooperative and ridiculously cute, but …

Lifestyle

The tiny Meerkat camper can be towed by almost any car

The trailer only costs $17,820<p>Camping season is upon us, but if the idea of sleeping on the ground makes you pause, perhaps you should invest in a lightweight camper trailer. Options abound in the trailer industry, from teardrops with huge windows for stargazing to this modular unit that can sleep …

Camping

MeerKAT beams fresh images, gets R693m

The MeerKAT radio telescope is the precursor of phase one of the SKA.<p>The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) SA yesterday presented the first Array Release …

Universe

These Galaxies and Stars Were Captured by South Africa's SKA

Photo: SKA Africa<p>MeerKAT in the Northern Cape provides a magnificent view of the hydrogen gas in M83, a famous galaxy discovered in Cape Town in 1752.<p>…

South Africa

Big data is starting to open R&D opportunities for African scientists

Data-intensive research is changing the way African researchers can work and the impact they can have. It is also opening up new career paths in the …

Big Data

Tony Blair advises voters to consider supporting the Lib Dems or Tories

Tony Blair has advised those going to the polls to consider voting for the Conservatives or Liberal Democrats in order to weaken the Prime Minister’s …

Brexit

Mortgage Gym looks for Meerkat magic with Comparethemarket hire

Mortgage Gym, a robo-adviser launching with high-street banks this summer, is hoping to capture some of the success of Comparethemarket's famous meerkat advertising campaign by hiring one of its founding directors.<p>Jeremy Moll, who was part of the team that created the Russian meerkat character …

Real Estate

Poachers in Kruger National Park - No More Hiding in the Dark

Poachers in Kruger National Park, South Africa – A group of three poachers move silently through the bushveld, hidden from the naked eye by the …

Wildlife

No more ‘hiding in the dark’ for poachers entering Kruger National Park

No more ‘hiding in the dark’ for poachers entering Kruger National Park<p>16 March 2017<p>Kruger National Park, South Africa – A group of three poachers …

Wildlife

Innovative Kruger Park surveillance technology stops poachers in their tracks

James de Villiers, News24<p>Pretoria – Two weeks after its introduction in January, the Kruger National Park's wide range surveillance technology, the …

News (South Africa)

A Brave Meerkat Tries to Scare an Animatronic Cobra Away From the Colony She Protects

In a slightly nerve-wracking clip from the PBS version of the BBC Series “Spy in the Wild“, a brave meerkat sentry climbed up a very tall tree to …

Wildlife

A brand guide to Houseparty, the teen app du jour

Things go full circle. In the mid-’90s, the internet was synonymous with chatrooms. And now teenagers are flocking to an app that feels a lot like …

Advertising Industry

Top 8 Proven Strategies to Become a Periscope Celebrity

Here's how I grew my influence on Periscope.<p>I hope you're getting your brand in front of as many eyeballs as possible this week. If you aren't, you need to commit to dominating Periscope. You are being used by social media and until you decide to dominate it and own the space, you will continue to …

Periscope

How Important is it to Have the Right Idea?

I was on a panel last week with some friends in the VC and angel ecosystem. One thing that gets repeated often (that I generally agree with) is that …

Entrepreneurship

Trump, the media and a cure for hysteria

Before Donald Trump establishes himself in the White House, here's hoping he does something huge for American journalism.<p>He's already been a huge boon to journalists, serving as a pinata for thwacks and clicks and fear and clicks and panic and clicks and outrage, shame, clicks and more clicks.<p>But …

Matt Lauer

5 questions about people in adverts answered

<b>1. Who is the 'Go Compare man'?</b><p>It was in 2009 that the great British public were first introduced to the pleasures of the operatic advertising jingle …

Television (UK)

8 things that disappeared in 2016

Each year new technologies, companies, and social and political forces displace and disrupt old technologies, companies, and ideas.<p>In the 1920s and 1930s the car displaced the horse, in 1996 DVDs replaced the VCR, in 2010 Netflix pushed Blockbuster into bankruptcy and slowly replaced the DVD too, …

Mobile

Watch a Bird Trick Meerkats Out of Their Food

Turns out drongo birds are the ultimate con artists of the animal kingdom.<p>Sometimes in nature, it’s not about who works the hardest, but who cons the …

Weird

2016’s Tech Obituaries: The Year We Lost Vine, Meerkat, and the Fiery Note 7

There comes a point in every technology product's life when it ascends to the pearly gates.<p>Some gadgets have staying power and enjoy long lives, like the VCR. Others, like the hover board, make a short but lasting impression on us before exiting in a blaze of glory.<p>We said goodbye to some real gems …

Technology

Tech we lost: RIP Vine, Meerkat and the headphone jack

This year gave us some of our favorite tech yet, but it wasn't good news for all.<p>As with every year, companies went out of business, apps shut down and tech toys disappeared from store shelves for good. From VCRs and Pebble to Vine and Vessel and Meerkat, 2016 gave us plenty of tech …

Technology

CompareTheMarket.com launches cute offensive with Disney’s Frozen in latest ad

CompareTheMarket.com has Disney-fied its meerkat protagonists in a new ad titled Oleg’s Magical Dream.<p>Released just in time for Christmas, the spot …

Walt Disney Company

Facebook Announces Group Video Chats for Messenger

Facebook has today announced group video chats in Messenger, the latest addition to the ever-expanding messaging app.<p>Messenger already has group …

Facebook

Reutech radar unit an integral component of Meerkat surveillance system

Written by defenceWeb, Wednesday, 14 December 2016<p>A major component of the recently unveiled Postcode Meerkat wide area surveillance system is the …

Kruger National Park

In memoriam: The brands that we lost in 2016

R.I.P Vine. So long, Meerkat. Rest in power, Sports Authority.<p>This was a rough year all the way around. Not the least of all for the brands and …

Advertising Industry

With Houseparty, The Meerkat Team Is Trying–Once Again–To Reinvent Live Video

This video group-chat app is about hanging out, not broadcasting. And with more than a million users, it’s off to a good start.<p>On February 29th, 2016–that’s Leap Day–the team members behind Meerkat secretly launched a new live-streaming app. Rather than pitch reporters or spend money on ads to …

Gen Z

How to Turn Facebook Throttle Into Good

Facebook is just one of many, many ways to reach your audience.<p>The average Facebook user has hundreds of friends and likes probably about 50 pages. That means there are a lot of updates in the newsfeed, which is apparently why Facebook throttles the number of people who see any given post. If you …

Pinterest

Poaching crackdown: Kruger launches new wide-area surveillance system

Cape Town - A wide area surveillance system, known as the Postcode Meerkat, was launched in Kruger National Park (KNP) on 7 December 2016.<p>South …

News (South Africa)

An Israeli app that could take over your kids’ lives

Meerkat’s video chat was a brief hit until it got clobbered by Facebook and Google. Now it’s is back with a new app.

Social Media

Instagram is testing Live videos

A Russian publication has spotted an experimental Instagram feature it obviously got its from parent corporation's repertoire: live videos. One of <i>T Journal's</i> readers sent in screenshots and a video of a curious icon lined up with Instagram Stories on top that's clearly marked "Live." It led to a …

Instagram