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Memeburn is an award-winning site based in South Africa that tracks emerging technologies primarily in emerging markets, which include the BRICs* countries. Innovation, mobile technology, the start-up scene, and general tech culture and online business are all subjects Memeburn covers. SiliconFilter occasionally syndicates content from Memeburn.

Foursquare checked into our lives in 2009 and has rapidly grown its user base to 15-million, tripling in just over a year. And now the US-based service reports that just over half of its users reside overseas, largely in emerging market countries. The social network is a piece of innovation that has won the hearts and minds of the fickle...

A “mortified” Google has issued an apology to Kenyan mobile listings site Mocality over customers and data that was allegedly pilfered from the startup’s database. Mocality CEO Stefan Magdalinski in a blog post on Friday accused Google of “telling untruths” and a “human-powered, systematic, months-long, fraudulent… attempt to undermine our business”. The story hit the internet like wildfire on Friday afternoon, with major international sites and techblogs...

The Arab Spring, the Slavic Spring and the Iranian Twitter revolution all proved how deeply engrained the use of social media is in emerging market countries. But did you know that their rate of engagement with the likes of Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube is growing a whole lot faster than that of developed markets? This post first appeared on Memeburn...