MeerKAT

Why Most Sales Coaching Fails

Have you ever tried to eat a live scorpion?<p>If so, you’re a more adventuresome eater than I am. But if we’re going to eat a live scorpion, I would get some training from a meerkat before I took my first bite.<p>Adult meerkats teach their young pups how to dismantle a live venomous scorpion and then eat …

Entrepreneurship

Meerkat Music: QuantumSequencer Driving Noise AU App

Reader Meerkat Music did a demo of the new QuantumSequencer sequencing ROLI's Noise app.Video Description:Quantum Driving Noise AU App, Meerkat …

How animals vote to make group decisions

Today we opt for ballot boxes but humans have used numerous ways of voting to have their say throughout history. However we’re not the only ones …

Bees

Cheetah Mistakes Meerkat Attack For Grooming Sessions, Starts Purring Loudly

Kinji loves the meerkats, and often goes down to visit them. The feeling, however, is certainly not mutual. Not that Kinji cares! While the meerkats …

Cats

Instagram Adds New Guest Option to Live

Instagram will now let you go live with a friend as part of the latest upgrade for live-streaming on the platform.

Watch: How to Bunnyhop a MTB - A Tutorial

In mountain biking, the act of hopping one’s bike is called a bunnyhop. The particular technique shown here is known is an American bunnyhop, but to …

Mountain Biking

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 …

RVs

Special Delivery PSVR Game Launches on June 6

Special Delivery Is an Arcade-Inspired Newspaper Delivery Game Coming to PSVR on June 6<p>May 19, 2017Written by Jason Dunning<p>From Meerkat Gaming, …

PlayStation

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 …

Galaxies

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

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 …

Property (UK)

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 The 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 …

Startups

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

Content Marketing All-Stars Q&A: Mike Niemczyk of Groupon

Want to learn from a brand that’s not afraid to experiment with digital media? Then look no further than Groupon.<p>The deals giant was one of the first …

Digital Marketing

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 …

GoPro

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

A major component of the recently unveiled Postcode Meerkat wide area surveillance system is the Reutech RSR 904 ground surveillance radar unit.<p>The …

Surveillance

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 …

Technology

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

Is there a chance for new social media applications to become just as popular with young people as giants like Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter …

Social Media

Mind-Blowing Images of a Little Girl Raised by Animals - QuizGriz

There are a lot of phrases buzzing around <b>Tippi Hedren, the famous French girl who grew up in Africa</b> (not the actress from <i>Birds</i>, people). Phrases like …

Wildlife

Livestreaming is destined to fail.

Last year livestreaming was my life. I streamed pretty much everything. I even got a job at a live streaming company. But as time went on, this …

Livestreaming

Weekly Roundup: Snapchat’s IPO agenda, Google’s new hardware and RIP Meerkat

This week, Google revealed new hardware, Facebook outlined its plans for the company’s future in VR and we paid our respects to Meerkat. Sick and tired of searching for this post? I don’t blame you. You can receive it in your inbox on Saturdays if that’s more your style.<p><b>1.</b> Google held its annual …

Google WiFi

Escape from the tech hype machine: Meerkat's founders look beyond livestreaming

Several months ago, an app called Houseparty quietly appeared in the Apple and Android stores under the name of developer "Alexander …

Business