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PayPal co-founder raises $100m for new payments startup

WASHINGTON - Affirm, a startup led by PayPal co-founder Max Levchin, said on Thursday it secured $100m in financing to expand its consumer lending business that aims to disrupt the credit card industry...

17 Oct 2016

Amazon and VMware form alliance in the cloud

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Cloud computing rivals VMware and Amazon Web Services on Thursday, 13 October 2016, announced an alliance that will let them play off each other's strengths...

14 Oct 2016

Amazon launches full on-demand music streaming service in US

NEW YORK - Online giant Amazon launched an expanded on-demand music streaming service in the US on Wednesday, taking on the likes of Spotify and Apple Music with a cut-price offer for users of its Echo speakers...

13 Oct 2016

Edcon launches money transfer service

Edcon, in partnership with the South African Bank of Athens and Blue Label Telecoms, has launched its first ever money transfer service, MoovaMoney...

13 Oct 2016

Food delivery apps spice up Indian train journeys

MATHURA - Passengers on India's vast railway network have long complained of the terrible meals on offer to sustain them on long journeys, but a slew of new services bringing fast food to their seats is changing the way they dine...

13 Oct 2016

iKhokha wins 2016 MasterCard Innovation Award

South African mobile commerce provider, iKhokha has won the Innovation Award at the MasterCard Innovation Forum which took place in Budapest, Hungry...

By Matthew Alexander 11 Oct 2016

Digital wallets to rule mobile commerce

Mahindra Comviva, in collaboration with Aite Group, has released a whitepaper tracing the growth and uptake of digital wallet services across the mobile and e-commerce sector...

10 Oct 2016

Facebook's Oculus pushes virtual reality with new gear

Facebook on Thursday worked to ramp up enthusiasm for its virtual reality line, unveiling new gear including a lower-end wireless headset prototype...

7 Oct 2016

The benefits of private Wi-Fi solutions for retail

Marius Visser, executive: Business Solutions at Metacom explains how business decision makers can benefit from Wi-Fi solutions and suggests things to think about when implementing one...

7 Oct 2016

SA Rooibos IP innovation attracts international attention

The extensive trademarks and patents protecting two South African botanical treasures...

6 Oct 2016

Google takes on rivals with Pixel phone, new hardware

Google took on rivals Apple, Samsung and Amazon in a new push into hardware on Tuesday, launching premium-priced Pixel smartphones...

5 Oct 2016

Aisha Pandor sweeps up two titles at the PriceCheck Tech & E-Commerce Awards

Aisha Pandor, co-founder and CEO of SweepSouth, swept up two titles at the 2016 PriceCheck Tech & E-Commerce Awards, where she was named both Best Female Tech/E-Commerce Entrepreneur and Best Black Tech/E-Commerce Entrepreneur...

By Jessica Tennant 5 Oct 2016

Facebook launches buy-and-sell 'Marketplace'

Facebook on Monday launched a new online "Marketplace" allowing members of the huge social network to buy and sell with each other...

4 Oct 2016

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