Weekly Round Up #43: Paris attacks, AfricaCom, YouTube Offline, Is Cape Town the best startup hub?

Welcome to Weekly Roundup, our podcast discussing the latest tech trends, innovation and news from the last few days.

This week on BurnCast, Stuart Thomas talks to Gearburn Editor, Andy Walker and Staff Reporter, Jacques Coetzee.

The team discusses the Paris attacks and the backlash Facebook faced for deploying its Safety Check tool there but not elsewhere. The team wonders about the ethics of brands exploiting the various conversations about Paris that dominated social networks to sell any Paris related item.

Also up for discussion this week is the 18th annual AfricaCom 2015 conference, YouTube introducing its offline capabilities to the South African market and whether Cape Town is the biggest startup hub in Africa.

Unfortunately this week, we do not have a “Tweet of the Week” because Twitter was down at the time of recording.

Read more:

4 ways big tech companies helped out during the Paris attacks

Following criticism, Facebook is going to enable Safety Check during more human disasters

Paris attacks: the many faces of social media’s response to terror

Why Cape Town has emerged as the biggest startup hub on the African continent

YouTube finally launches offline video feature in South Africa

Facebook’s Internet.org, Praekelt Foundation team up to launch Free Basics incubator

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

How will new technology transform Africa? [AfricaCom]

Multiple users report mass Twitter outage [update]

Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash review: smash spread thin

New documentary shows off Twitter co-creator’s anarchist side



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