There are a number of specialists who all contribute to analysing and interpreting big data. We'd like to add a less obvious specialisation into the mix, namely animation and gaming.
By Glenn Gillis 7 Mar 2014 06:54
Retailers moving into the online space for the first time face risks that do not exist in the bricks-and-mortar world and they need to ensure they are well protected.
By Brendon Williamson 4 Mar 2014 10:53
Sony Mobile Communications has introduced two new smartphones - Xperia M2, a 4G model and the Xperia Z2, a premium waterproof smartphone. Both will launch in South Africa in the second quarter of 2014.
27 Feb 2014 13:50
XLink Communications was recently awarded the 2014 South African Frost & Sullivan Technology Leadership Award Machine-to-Machine in Retail for its VersaLink platform - just one solution in a line of 3G routers offered by XLink for primary or backup communications in the point-of-sale (POS) electronic funds transfer (EFT) space.
Issued by Grapevine Communications 26 Feb 2014 12:40
Machine-to-machine (M2M) technology, which allows both wireless and wired systems (cellular, wireless and fixed devices) to communicate directly with other devices, is expected to grow as an industry from a current US$121 billion business internationally to $948 billion by 2020.
21 Feb 2014 13:21
FNB has launched interactive gesture technology in its Canal Walk cashless branch, dotFNB. This motion sensor technology recognises the movement of shoppers that pass by the storefront, prompts messaging and allows those who choose to interact with the screen to explore its banking products and services. Moreover, customers can apply for an account, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
20 Feb 2014 10:11
Sony has released several new cyber-shot cameras in its range. These user-friendly point-and-shoot digital cameras are equipped with extended optical zoom, which gives users shooting power to capture still and clear photos at a distance. These will all be available in South Africa from April 2014.
17 Feb 2014 10:50
As one of the first Google Glass Explorers, shopper marketing expert and futurist Liz Crawford has seen first-hand how wearable technology will prove to be the next great opportunity for savvy retailers and marketers.
3 Feb 2014 11:30
The 2014 Q1 trend synopsis from Flux Trends, 'The State We're In' will be run in Johannesburg and Cape Town in February 2014 to provide a comprehensive snapshot of trends that are changing the way we live, work and play. Its theme is, 'A Fork in the Road'.
31 Jan 2014 11:52
Our selection of trends is broad - but cherry-picked - to give you a sense of what the trends are, across a wide variety of industries.
By Dion Chang and Raleen Bagg 29 Jan 2014 09:26
Sony has released two new smartphones - Xperia T2 Ultra and Xperia E1 - for the South African market. The Xperia E1, a mid-tier model, is available by the end of the first quarter of 2014 and the Xperia T2 is available now.
17 Jan 2014 13:39
Given the pervasiveness of mobiles in South Africa, one would expect it to influence the retail sector greatly. However this is not the case says Jesse Green of Perk, a company that works with retailers to engage shoppers on their mobiles while in-store.
By Danette Breitenbach 16 Jan 2014 07:38
It wasn't too long ago that Shakira was singing to thousands at the FNB Stadium for the 2010 Soccer World Cup: "Waka waka (this time for Africa). Your time to shine. Don't wait in line. Y vamos por todo."
By Gisèle Wertheim Aymés 15 Jan 2014 07:09
The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2014, which ended on Friday 10 January 2014 in Las Vegas, was the largest in its history with 185,806sqm of exhibit space housing more than 3200 exhibitors. More than 150,000 industry professionals attended, including more than 35,000 from outside the US.
13 Jan 2014 10:47
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