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Episode 86: The power of brands in the mass communication landscape

Date: 22 Apr 2014
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Episode 84: Agency focus - Source

Date: 2 Apr 2014
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Episode 82: An African Path to Success & Effective Measure

Date: 24 Feb 2014 | Time: 39:00min
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The evolving business model for m-governance

A look at the evolving business model for (mobile governance) m-governance projects and the use of mobile technology as a catalyst for inclusive development.

By Vijay Sai Pratap 27 Mar 2014 14:00

SKA to redefine Africa's image

Science and Technology Minister Derek Hanekom says the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) will transform perceptions of Africa as the continent is not usually seen as a location for cutting edge science and technology.

27 Mar 2014 11:48

Philips to establish research and innovation hub in Kenya

Philips has announced the establishment of its Africa Innovation Hub in Nairobi, which is to work both on the creation of new inventions, as well as bringing them to the market.

26 Mar 2014 08:00

Online retail future still good despite closures

Despite the recent closure by Naspers of SA Camera, Style36, 5 Rooms and Kinderelo, I believe that the country is constantly developing and online retail is growing at a rapid rate. Naspers has confirmed this by stating its intentions to restructure and focus on its general online store, Kalahari.com.

By Cuan Chelin 20 Mar 2014 11:07

Using animation to make sense of big data

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

Managing online retail risks

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

Double the smarts from Sony

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 receives Frost & Sullivan award for M2M best practice in retail and finance

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

M2M industry set to grow 23% annually

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 adds gesture technology in branch

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

New cyber-shot cameras from Sony

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

World of opportunity within wearable technology

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

Flux Trends looks at the 'State We're In'

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

[2014 trends] 12 broad (but cherry-picked) trends

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

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