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#BizTrends2017: What does 2017 hold for supply chains?

Supply chain trends will continue to be driven by the need to support business in meeting customer expectations while continuing to better manage and control costs...

By Mungo Park 12 Jan 2017

Hoverboards make comeback at Vegas electronics show

Hoverboards are aiming for a comeback after a series of debacles and recalls for the quirky wheeled personal transport devices...

10 Jan 2017

Digital Signage Expo offers seminar programme

The Digital Signage Expo (DSE), the international trade show and educational conference dedicated to digital displays, interactive technology and digital communications networks, will take place 28-31 March 2017 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas...

6 Jan 2017

Smartphone with Google 3D Tango from Taiwan's Asus

Taiwan-based electronics group Asus announced on Wednesday it was launching a new smartphone which uses Google Tango 3D technology and allows users to experience augmented and virtual reality...

6 Jan 2017

Global launch by Huawei of new mid-range smartphone

Chinese electronics giant Huawei announced on Tuesday a global launch of its mid-range Honor 6x smartphone which includes dual-lens camera technology and is aimed at young consumers...

4 Jan 2017

Lenovo launches 'home assistant' with Amazon Alexa

Chinese tech giant Lenovo announced on Tuesday it was launching a smart home assistant powered by Amazon's Alexa, becoming the latest firm to enter the market for voice-activated devices...

4 Jan 2017

Tech spending to slip in world of political uncertainty

Global spending on consumer technology is expected to slip this year due to factors including a strong US dollar and political uncertainty prompted by Brexit and President-elect Donald Trump...

4 Jan 2017

Tech show looks beyond 'smart', to new 'realities'

The mega-extravaganza of the tech world in Las Vegas is showcasing an array of new devices that get smarts from computer chips, sensors and artificial intelligence, but go further by opening doors to augmented or virtual realities...

4 Jan 2017

Surging Bitcoin breaks through $1,000 barrier

The value of Bitcoin surged above $1,000 on Monday as the digital unit continues a dizzying rise that made it the best-performing currency of 2016...

3 Jan 2017

Toshiba shares fall 20% after it flags one-off loss

Toshiba shares dived more than 20 percent on Wednesday in their second straight double-digit plunge, as the company said it may book a one-time loss of several billion dollars over its US nuclear business...

29 Dec 2016

Tencent and partners to acquire 10% stake in Dutch group HERE Global

Tencent, the Chinese social networking company in which Naspers owns 34%, is investing with partners to take a 10% stake in Netherlands-based HERE Global BV to get a foothold in the future market for self-driving vehicles...

By Charlotte Mathews 28 Dec 2016

Meizu smartphones now available in SA

Chinese smartphone manufacturer, Meizu Technology, has officially entered the South African market...

23 Dec 2016

WeChat unlocks offline-to-online transactions in SA

JD Group, the home of stores such as Incredible Connection and Russels, has been able to create a virtual store with relatively less overhead costs compared to a traditional retail store, through the launch of offline-to-online (O2O) commerce in South Africa...

22 Dec 2016

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