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  • Memeburn is looking for two new interns: apply here

    Do you follow the ebbs and flows of technology, social trends and internet culture? Do you boast the unique ability to craft letters into words, and words into factual works of art? Are you currently on the hunt for a job at a media institution in Cape Town? If you answered yes to all three questions, you might just be the intern Memeburn is looking for. Memeburn is seeking two talented and driven full time paid writing interns who are especially interested in social media, technology at large and other facets of the internet culture. You'll also work for us between...

  • Weekly Round Up Podcast #85: US Elections, Samsung Gear Fit 2 & more

    Welcome to Weekly Round Up, our podcast discussing the latest tech trends, innovation, and news from the last few days. This week, Hadlee Simons plays host to Andy Walker and Matthew Alexander. In this edition of the Weekly Round Up, the team talks the newly-reviewed Samsung Gear Fit 2, and WWE 2K17. In light of the US Elections, we also talk the social impact of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton on Twitter, Facebook and Netflix. The US Elections caused massive traffic spikes for Facebook and Twitter, but overall bandwidth usage drops in North America With the Supermoon due on Monday, we also mentioned...

  • Weekly Round Up Podcast #84: State Capture, Titanfall 2 & more

    Welcome to Weekly Round Up, our podcast discussing the latest tech trends, innovation, and news from the last few days. This week, Hadlee Simons plays host to Andy Walker and Matthew Alexander. In this edition of the Weekly Round Up, we take a look at Matthew's latest favourite game, Titanfall 2. From flying through space and shooting things in mid-air with huge robots, it's probably one of Electronic Arts' more interesting games of the year. The State Capture report is probably South Africa's biggest online news story of the year Also on the agenda, we chat Richard Branson's recent trip to Cape Town,...

  • Weekly Round Up Podcast #83: starring Xiaomi, Microsoft, Apple and Facebook

    Welcome to Weekly Round Up, our podcast discussing the latest tech trends, innovation, and news from the last few days. This week, Hadlee Simons plays host to Andy Walker and a brief appearance from Matthew Alexander. We discuss Microsoft's recent Surface announcements and reveals, the new edge-to-edge screened Xiaomi Mi MIX, and Apple's MacBook Pro launch. We also touch on how the world's biggest brands use Facebook. What are we watching, reading, playing: Andy is playing Battlefield 1 and is not watching anything at the moment. Hadlee is still playing Pumped: BMX on his smartphone. Tweet of the Week: A clever tweets about...

  • Weekly Round Up Podcast #82: Motorola SA, Spritzed & more

    Welcome to Weekly Round Up, our podcast discussing the latest tech trends, innovation, and news from the last few days. This week, Hadlee Simons plays host to the full team: Graham van der Made, Matthew Alexander and Andy Walker. The team chats Red Dead Redemption 2, the South African launch of the Moto Z, a brand new startup dubbed Spritzed, Telkom's decision to waiver data charges for academic content and finally, the Nintendo Switch. What are we watching, reading, playing: Graham is watching Luke Cage, while Hadlee is playing games in planes and watching The X-Files. Andy is playing Battlefield 1, Plants vs...

  • Here’s how to make GIFs on your smartphone

    There are quite a few mobile manufacturers offering the ability to make GIFs, but app stores are filled with capable tools for the job as well. And why not? The moving picture format are supported by practically every social media platform and messaging app, from WhatsApp to Twitter, to Facebook and Telegram. One of the more capable apps for making GIFs is GIF Maker -- GIF Editor for Android, allowing you to make GIFs from a locally stored clip or an online video (such as from YouTube). Making GIFs on your smartphone is pretty simple, especially with this handy guide If your friend happens to...

  • Weekly Round Up Podcast #81: Samsung’s woes, SA’s media landscape & Netflix’s growth

    Welcome to Weekly Round Up, our podcast discussing the latest tech trends, innovation, and news from the last few days. This week, Hadlee Simons and Graham van der Made are the co-conspirators in the studio. Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 woes continue, while Netflix, Bioshock and SA's media landscape also get a mention We discuss the ongoing and seemingly never-ending Samsung Note 7 disaster. We also talk about Hadlee's four step gameplan for Netflix's growth in emerging markets. Sticking with media, we touch on South Africa's media landscape, and how it will likely evolve into a completely different beast by 2020. And finally,...

  • Weekly Round Up Podcast #80: Google Pixel, PlayStation VR, Mxit & more

    Welcome to Weekly Round Up, our podcast discussing the latest tech trends, innovation, and news from the last few days covered on the Burn Media network's four sites. This week, Hadlee Simons plays host to Graham van der Made, Andy Walker and Matthew Alexander. In a week that saw a slew of hardware announcements, reviews and news, we discuss Microsoft's first Xbox One and Windows 10 exclusive game ReCore. While Graham might have some choice comments towards ReCore, he's also currently playing Gears of War 4. We talk a little bit about that as well. PlayStation VR's first reviews are finally filtering...

  • Allo: Google’s latest app demystified [Video]

    It was earlier this year that Google revealed Duo and Allo. at its I/O developer conference. Duo is meant to be a video chat service and Allo a messaging platform with artificial assistance capabilities. Duo launched to very little fanfare and the app has, since launch, attracted a fair share of attention. The reviews have been mixed, with some applauding Google's efforts and others questioning its purpose and how it separates itself from rival apps. Hadlee Simons, who was an early adopter of Allo, downloading it before it even launched in South Africa, takes a look at the app. Having been using it...

  • Weekly Round Up Podcast #79: Blackberry, Motorola, Ventureburn’s Pitching Den & Twitter

    Welcome to Weekly Round Up, our podcast discussing the latest tech trends, innovation, and news from the last few days. This week, Hadlee Simons plays host to Graham van der Made and Matthew Alexander. We discuss the death of Blackberry's smartphone division and the news that Lenovo's Moto-branded devices are finally coming to South Africa next month. On the Ventureburn front, we talk about the Ventureburn Pitching Den at this past weekend's Innovation Summit. For Memeburn lovers, we talk Disney's thoughts about buying Twitter and, finally, the FIA World Rallycross Championships is coming to South Africa in 2017 for Motorburn fans. What...

  • Weekly Round Up Podcast #78: the Daily Maverick, OnePlus 3 & more

    Welcome to Weekly Round Up, our podcast discussing the latest tech trends, innovation, and news from the last few days. This week, Hadlee Simons plays host to Graham van der Made and Andy Walker. The team discusses the Daily Maverick's R12m funding round, the announcement that Takealot will bring the OnePlus 3 to South Africa, and two games released this week: ReCore and Dragon Quest VII. This week's podcast is all about Daily Maverick, OnePlus and two games Graham absolutely loves What are we watching, reading, playing: Andy is ten-hours deep into The Tomorrow Children, Graham is watching game reviews on YouTube, and...

  • SNAPnSAVE hits 150 000 downloads, R1m in cash returns

    South African loyalty shopping app SNAPnSAVE today announced that it has reached a new cash-back milestone of R1-million given to shoppers subscribed to its service. Users get cash back on items by scanning their till slip from selected retailers and uploading it with the SNAPnSAVE app. Shoppers then accrue a percentage of the till slips' value in return via a wiCode, which can be redeemed at 13 partner retailers. SNAPnSAVE: this new SA app lets you earn cash by scanning your till slip This is interesting. It's a new South African app called SNAPnSAVE and it allows you to earn cash by scanning your...

  • Weekly Round Up Podcast #77: Facebook celebrates, Ventureburn awards & PS4 Pro launches

    Welcome to Weekly Round Up, our podcast discussing the latest tech trends, innovation, and news from the last few days. This week, Hadlee Simons plays host to Matthew Alexander, Graham van de Made and Andy Walker. We're all about Apple, Facebook and entrepreneurship this week, with some Sony dolloped on the side We tackle some interesting topics this week, including Facebook News Feed's latest milestone and the launch and imminent South African arrival of the LG V20. We also touch on Ventureburn's latest Digital All Stars article, celebrating entrepreneurship in South Africa, and finally, we spend the latter chunk of the show...

  • Top 31 entrepreneurs under 40 making waves in South Africa [Digital All Stars]

    Digital All Stars is a series of articles which aims to celebrate the best of South African digital. The articles, which will appear on Memeburn and Ventureburn, recognise and celebrate South Africa’s best digital entrepreneurs, business people, advertisers, and media professionals among others. The All Stars listed in the articles are compiled using a combination of our editorial team’s own knowledge, that of experts in the fields covered by each article, as well as public vote. In this article, we feature some of the best SA entrepreneurs under 40 who are doing big things*, whether they’re gaining traction, have several companies...

  • Weekly Round Up Podcast #76: IFA 2016, Zuckerberg in Africa & BMW’s electric cars

    Welcome to Weekly Round Up, our podcast discussing the latest tech trends, innovation, and news from the last few days. This week, Hadlee Simons plays host to Matthew Alexander and Andy Walker. We tackle mostly Gearburn this week, well, because of IFA 2016's bountiful launches. This week's podcast is all about smartphones, Mark Z and signals from outer space This includes the Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch (which is also heading to South Africa), the iPhone-like HTC One A9s, the new Lenovo-made Moto Z Play and its huge camera attachment, and finally Acer's manic Predator 21 X gaming laptop. We also talk famous people this...