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New Surveillance Technology Stops Poachers in Their Tracks

RESOURCE: Hiding in the Dark - Saving Lives in Kruger National ParkTwo weeks after its introduction in January, the Kruger National Park's wide range …

Kruger National Park

Kruger Park Finds Early Success in new System to Detect and Intercept Rhino Poachers at Night

<b>By Lise-Marie Greeff-Villet</b><p><b>Kruger National Park, South Africa –</b> A group of three poachers move silently through the bushveld, hidden from the naked eye by the darkness of night. Armed with a rifle and carrying a grim collection of hacking and cutting tools, they have but one goal – to kill yet …

Kruger National Park

This Video Chatting App Is Basically FaceTime on Steroids

When video streaming app Meerkat was announced, the idea caught on quick, but it failed just as quickly. Houseparty quietly became the new Meerkat, quickly growing to over a million users, and it’s been climbing in popularity especially among the Gen Z crowd. The app itself is simple (remember …

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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 …

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When Meerkats Choose Who Has Sex, Heft Helps

To improve their chances of breeding, female African meerkats try to match their rivals in weight gain<p>This story appears in the February 2017 issue of <i>National Geographic</i> magazine.<p>Imagine a commune where up to 50 individuals cohabit but only two get to have sex. That’s essentially the cooperative …

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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

Are Meerkats the Sorority Sisters of the Animal Kingdom? The Internet Thinks So

Looking back on old photos can bring back some serious nostalgia, but it can also make you realize funny things you never noticed before. That's what happened when this sorority member pointed out how much her sisters looked like meerkats in their pictures.<p>Me and my sisters..ever notice how …

7 ad campaigns that took on a life of their own and went mad, from Compare the Meerkat to Kevin Bacon

Less is never more, apparently.<p>Adverts are a weird beast in the world of television. They're basically filler material in between the shows you <i>do</i> …

Baxter, Brussels Griffon, Truckee, CA • “He will dance on his hind legs like a meerkat for a good treat, or if he wants to be picked up and carried around.”

Baxter, Brussels Griffon, Truckee, CA • “He will dance on his hind legs like a meerkat for a good treat, or if he wants to be picked up and carried …

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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 …

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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, …

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Livestreaming and the reinvention of Vine: How social media changed in 2016

2016 was a year of change and growth for many social media platforms. Some expanded their services, others met their demise, and many of the big …

Social Media

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 …

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 …

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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.

Facebook

Here's how to use Houseparty, the live video app that teens are going crazy for

Anyone who spent a lot of time online in the early 2000s will remember whiling away the hours popping in and out of chatrooms and instant messaging their friends.<p>But in the years since AIM faded into obscurity, nothing has really replaced instant communication for teens. While Snapchat came close, …

Technology

With 1 Million Daily Users, Group Video App Houseparty Could Overtake Snapchat In Race To Attract Post-Millennials

Thanks to countless scenes in movies and television shows, the term “house party” often conjures up images of wild, loud teenagers partying hard at …

Social Media

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 | Fast Company | The Future Of Business

Tech Trends

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.

Facebook

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 …

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'Mean girl' meerkats can make twice as much testosterone as males: Testosterone-laden females pay a price for being macho

Testosterone-laden females pay a price for being macho<p>Testosterone. It’s often lauded as the hormone that makes males bigger, bolder, stronger. Now a …

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Mind-Blowing Images of a Little Girl Raised by Animals

Share Email Comments<p>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>, …

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 …

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 …

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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 Herzick."<p>According to his social media profiles, Herzick is a Bay Area venture capitalist with a cut-and-dry résumé and career endorsements from several industry …

Social Media

Houseparty arrives as Meerkat dies

What is Meerkat?<p>Meerkat<p>Launched in February 2015 by Life On Air Inc., Meerkat quickly became a sensation.<br>• The app allowed its users to broadcast live …

Meerkat live-streaming app 'dead'

<b>Live-streaming app Meerkat has been pulled from the app store, following stiff competition from Twitter's Periscope and Facebook's live-streaming services.</b><p>The app attracted much attention when it was launched at the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas, last year.<p>The firm behind it - Life on Air - has …

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