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Alibaba unit invests $200m in South Korea's Kakao Pay

Alibaba's payment affiliate Ant Financial will invest $200 million in a unit of South Korean messaging giant Kakao, the companies said on Tuesday...

9 hours ago

The Style Group innovates with modern social media commerce

Nigerian contemporary lifestyle retail group, The Style Group is offering fashion, accessories and design services via modern social media commerce. In the booming social media and e-commerce market of Nigeria, its model is a hit and is reaching thousands of Nigerians eager to shop online.

17 Feb 2017

Google adds voice-activated shopping, taking on Amazon

WASHINGTON – Google announced on Thursday it was launching voice-activated shopping from its artificial intelligence-powered Home speaker, in a direct challenge to Amazon's Alexa devices...

17 Feb 2017

Adding AI to retail boosts personalised offerings

The retail space is changing drastically through the evolution of technology, such as artificial intelligence (AI), which can offer retailers better control over stock flows and better customer service...

By Bradley Elliott 16 Feb 2017

Are marketer-agency relationships losing that loving feeling?

February is the month of love, with Valentine's Day providing countless marketing communications opportunities to express those ‘loving feelings' – an appropriate time to reflect on the state of marketer–agency relationships...

By John Little 14 Feb 2017

Struggling retailers seek silver bullet in Amazon era

Want a coffee while you shop? A glass of wine? Those are just few of the gimmicks being rolled out by retailers as they fight to boost store traffic...

10 Feb 2017

Reduce customer queues with mPOS

Businesses can ease month-end queues simply by adding a mobile point-of-sale device to their traditional POS solution...

By Bronwyn Watt 10 Feb 2017

Google, H&M wants your phone to design your next dress

While our favourite garments aren't as unique as we believe them to be, how we combine these pieces defines our individual style...

By Andy Walker 8 Feb 2017

Starbucks teams up with DSG on Starbucks Rewards

South African franchisor and Starbucks licensee, Taste Holdings, collaborated with Digital Solutions Group (DSG) to realise its digital ecosystem through its Starbucks Rewards loyalty programme in South Africa...

7 Feb 2017

Cape Town is SA's e-commerce hub - EPIC report

According to the City of Cape Town's Economic Performance Indicators (EPIC) Report for the third quarter of 2016, to benefit fully from the shift toward online retail in Africa...

7 Feb 2017

eCommerce MoneyAfrica Confex opens in Cape Town in February

The third eCommerce MoneyAfrica Confex opens on 22-23 February 2017 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre...

6 Feb 2017

#BizTrends2017: Emerging trends in merchant payments

I recently met with Catharina Eklof and Victor de Koc from Mastercard to discuss some of the emerging trends in merchant payments...

By Jessica Tennant 27 Jan 2017

Digital proof of performance or is it worth it?

We all know the value of digital signage within retail stores, but how do you justify its cost to your boss? More importantly, can you justify not having it?...

Issued by Global Access 26 Jan 2017

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