Memeburn (pronounced “meem”, not “meh-meh” or “mee mee”) is a website that focuses on everything digital in the emerging markets sphere, from current events in the world of social media, mobile and general technology, to in-depth interviews with the likes of WordPress creator and CEO Matt Mullenweg, Huffington Post founder Arianna Huffington, Foursquare founder Dennis Crowley, Evernote CEO Phil Libin, the co-creator of Google Now and entrepreneur Richard Branson as well Naspers CEO Koos Bekker, Wired founder Chris Anderson and StumbleUpon CEO Mark Bartels. It is particularly interested in the BRICs*, as well as digital innovation, viral online marketing campaigns and general tech trends.

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Consumer

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10 simple Windows 10 keyboard shortcuts worth remembering

The update brings some convenient keyboard shortcuts too, but which ones are worth remembering? We list some of the more useful combinations
Jul 09, 2016

10 of the most interesting uses of commercial drones to date

See how drones will be involved in our everyday lives
Oct 15, 2015

How should you deal with bad reviews online?

Hint: don’t ignore them and don’t get defensive
Jul 09, 2015

Industry

How the IoT will change everything (and why it hasn’t yet)

When everything communicates with everything else, the possibilities become limitless. The first of those innovations have already arrived, but the best are yet to come.
Dec 05, 2015

Getting the next billion online: why emerging markets need a lighter Internet

If we’re really serious about getting everyone online, then it can’t just be about infrastructure and cheap devices.
Oct 09, 2015

Meet Phambili, a new app that helps commuters calculate taxi change

This app hopes to make it easier for commuters sitting at the front of a taxi to calculate the change for other passengers.
Sep 12, 2015

How GIFs are affecting mobile messaging

The GIF is becoming an increasingly popular mode of communication. Here are some ways the technology has impacted mobile messaging.
Sep 09, 2015
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Internet

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Lists

Photo credit: Kārlis Dambrāns / Flickr

10 simple Windows 10 keyboard shortcuts worth remembering

The update brings some convenient keyboard shortcuts too, but which ones are worth remembering? We list some of the more useful combinations
Jul 09, 2016
Hisense Infinity KO. Photo credit: Gearburn

5 stellar budget camera phones for Instagram lovers

Here are several low-cost phones that don’t compromise on the camera
May 15, 2016
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6 YouTube gaming channels you really should be watching

There are a lot of YouTube shows about gaming, but these are the ones you should pay attention to
Nov 28, 2015

10 of the most interesting uses of commercial drones to date

See how drones will be involved in our everyday lives
Oct 15, 2015

Marketing

BREAKING: incuBeta merges with DQ&A in massive R1.5bn deal

The South African-based digital marketing group announced the merger with the Netherlands-based DQ&A in a deal worth more than R1.5-billion.
Nov 07, 2015

What is click fraud and how can you prevent it?

Approximately 36 percent of clicks on online ads are fraudulent. How can you avoid being a victim?
Jul 11, 2015

How should you deal with bad reviews online?

Hint: don’t ignore them and don’t get defensive
Jul 09, 2015

3 ways men and women respond differently to marketing, according to science

Expect to win over your consumer's heart with these unexpected findings
Jun 26, 2015

Media

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These data scientists think they can predict who’ll win at the Oscars

And the guesses are...
Feb 17, 2016
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Popcorn Time is back, promises to stay up

The launch of Popcorn Time Online, a version of the service, promises to stay up a lot longer than its predecessors
Feb 06, 2016
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A robot can’t write a news article, can they?

How robots and data journalism are the next big thing in the newsroom
Jul 05, 2015

Mobile

Hisense Infinity KO. Photo credit: Gearburn

5 stellar budget camera phones for Instagram lovers

Here are several low-cost phones that don’t compromise on the camera
May 15, 2016
Screenshot from OkCupid. Photo credit: OkCupid

The honeymoon is over: dating apps now a hotbed of crime

The risks are obvious, but what can people do to protect themselves?
Feb 14, 2016

10 of Africa’s most innovative apps of 2015 you should know about

Pan-African competition AppsAfrica has concluded earlier this week, announcing the continent’s ten most innovative mobile applications of 2015.
Nov 21, 2015
Appwiz

Are we really about to enter the post-app era?

As virtual assistants continue to evolve and become smarter, will the single-function apps we’re familiar with today gradually disappear into the background?
Oct 01, 2015
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News

HANOVER, GERMANY - MARCH 14: A visitor tries out a Lumia 650 smartphone at the Microsoft stand at the 2016 CeBIT digital technology trade fair on the fair's opening day on March 14, 2016 in Hanover, Germany. The 2016 CeBIT will run from March 14-18. Photo credit: Sean Gallup / Getty Images / Getty Images Israel

Microsoft cuts 1,850 jobs in mobile unit, takes $950 million hit

Does this mean Windows Phone is dead?
May 25, 2016

Google gets to grips with ABCs, rebrands parent company Alphabet

Google has announced a radical restructuring which will place the search giant and all its subsidiaries under a new parent company, Alphabet.
Aug 11, 2015

14 beautiful tweeted tributes to Nintendo President Satoru Iwata

In the wake of Nintendo President Satoru Iwata's passing, gamers from around the world took to Twitter to remember him. Memeburn has rounded up some of the most [Read More...]
Jul 13, 2015

5 ways technology impacted the Nigerian elections

In Nigeria's recent election, those in favor and those against the deployment of technology anticipated the outcome of the election and how far technology would, or [Read More...]
Apr 07, 2015

Security

Kaspersky test confirms humans couldn’t be bothered to protect themselves online

The latest research from Kaspersky has found that almost a third of Internet users do nothing to protect themselves when making online payments.
Oct 06, 2015

Mobile malware grows nearly three-fold in Q2 2015

With an unprecedented rise in mobile security breaches, users are having to rethink the way they use their smartphones.
Aug 03, 2015

What is click fraud and how can you prevent it?

Approximately 36 percent of clicks on online ads are fraudulent. How can you avoid being a victim?
Jul 11, 2015

The answer lies within you: PayPal’s Leblanc talks about the future of online security

One of the more acceptable suggestions he has made is “vein recognition.” Then he slightly starts to lean more in the sci-fi direction
May 08, 2015

Social Media

South Africa startup: social media showed #Brexit was inevitable

Social media mentions evidenced the inevitability of Brexit, says CEO JP Kloppers
Jun 26, 2016
Screenshot from OkCupid. Photo credit: OkCupid

The honeymoon is over: dating apps now a hotbed of crime

The risks are obvious, but what can people do to protect themselves?
Feb 14, 2016

10 things you need to know about getting more likes and followers on social media

While there may not be a secret recipe for social media that generates buzz, here are a few tips that will help you get started.
Sep 08, 2015

Here’s what you need to know about creating a keyword strategy for your social media campaign

It's important not to underestimate the importance of keyword research when running a social media campaign. Here's how to get started.
Sep 01, 2015
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Advertising

What is click fraud and how can you prevent it?

Approximately 36 percent of clicks on online ads are fraudulent. How can you avoid being a victim?
Jul 11, 2015

3 ways men and women respond differently to marketing, according to science

Expect to win over your consumer's heart with these unexpected findings
Jun 26, 2015

Big Data

South Africa startup: social media showed #Brexit was inevitable

Social media mentions evidenced the inevitability of Brexit, says CEO JP Kloppers
Jun 26, 2016
Photo credit; Shutterstock, Tatiana Shepeleva

A robot can’t write a news article, can they?

How robots and data journalism are the next big thing in the newsroom
Jul 05, 2015

Innovation

‘Old people are just slower’: how ageism has taken over the tech industry

Rampant ageism has become the norm in digital and computing companies across the globe, and South Africa is no exception.
Dec 12, 2015

Space

Time lapse of Jupiter from NASA's Juno probe. Photo credit: NASA / YouTube

NASA’s Juno probe is now orbiting Jupiter, sends time lapse too

Juno has even managed to capture a cool time lapse of Jovian moons orbiting Jupiter on its approach - until now
Jul 05, 2016