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Retailers brace as Amazon launches in Australia

US internet giant Amazon launched in Australia on Tuesday in time for Christmas, with retailers scrambling to cut costs and boost their online offerings...

6 Dec 2017

African expansion "massive focus" for SA's Quicket in 2018

South African online ticketing startup Quicket has a "massive focus" on expanding to other African countries next year as it looks to create a truly pan-African solution for events...

By Tom Jackson 4 Dec 2017

Why websites buckled under consumer pressure

Dion Wired, Takealot.com, Incredible Connection, Virgin Active and Toys R Us were just some of the websites that were hit with outages on Black Friday...

By David Nel 27 Nov 2017

MakeMeMobile expands its operations, creates new division

Mobile enterprise solutions provider MakeMeMobile is expanding its operations, moving premises to house its growing team and to accommodate its larger mobility helpdesk and national repair centre...

24 Nov 2017

Good to know (perhaps) that food is being 'nuclearised'

"Using nuclear sciences to feed the world" have led to some major success stories. FAO provides seven examples of how nuclear technology is improving food and agriculture...

By Baher Kamal 23 Nov 2017

Democratising AR, bringing content to life with Zappar

"Part of our mission in business has always been to democratise AR and truly make it a mass-market proposition."

By Cari Coetzee 20 Nov 2017

Airlines urged to embrace e-commerce

African airlines have been urged to embrace e-commerce and digital technologies to become more profitable...

By Peterson Tumwebaze 17 Nov 2017

3D printed sports shoes are more about your wallet than your feet

The race is on to bring 3D printed footwear to market. Adidas, Nike and Under Armour are some of the big names that have been working on delivering bespoke shoes to their customers...

By ManMohan S Sodhi 17 Nov 2017

New leadership take helm at Samsung Electronics

Announcing new leadership at Samsung Electronics, presidents Kinam Kim, Hyunsuk (HS) Kim, and Dongjin (DJ) Koh will succeed vice chairman Oh-Hyun Kwon, presidents Boo-Keun Yoon and Jong-Kyun Shin, respectively, as heads of the Device Solutions, Consumer Electronics, and Integrated Mobile Divisions...

16 Nov 2017

Digital coupon redemptions predicted to reach $91bn by 2022

According to a new study from Juniper Research, the value of digital coupon redemptions will surge to $91 billion by 2022, up from $47 billion in 2017...

15 Nov 2017

Woolworths forges ahead with digital strategy

Woolworths is investing confidently in its digital strategy, as global retail trends reveal steady growth in online shopping and tech-savvy instore customer experiences...

15 Nov 2017

Mastercard-Spazapp collaboration brings cashless payments to informal retailers

Mastercard is collaborating with Durban-based tech company Spazapp, to bring secure and convenient mobile payments to thousands of informal traders...

15 Nov 2017

Hisense acquires Toshiba television business

Hisense Electric, the publicly listed subsidiary of Hisense Group, has agreed to purchase 95% of the shares of Toshiba Visual Solutions Corporation for 12.9 billion Japanese Yen...

14 Nov 2017

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International

Steinhoff shares dive on suspected fraud

Steinhoff International's share price continued to plummet in heavy trade on Wednesday as fears mounted of long drawnout investigations by regulatory authorities in Europe, the US and locally in SA.

7 Dec 2017

Amazon claims record-breaking Australia launch

SYDNEY - Amazon's Australia launch was the company's biggest-ever opening day for orders, the US giant said on Wednesday, but some shoppers were underwhelmed by the range of goods and prices on offer.

7 Dec 2017

Markus Jooste quits as Steinhoff CEO

Steinhoff International CEO Marcus Jooste resigned on Tuesday night, ahead of the furniture retailer's results scheduled for release on Wednesday.

By Robert Laing 6 Dec 2017

New research suggests organisations should embrace new messaging culture

Organisations that fail to adapt to the new messaging culture risk falling behind and losing customers, that's according to new international research from BT and Cisco.

6 Dec 2017

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