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Uber sets 'Uber Elevate' launch for 2020

SAN FRANCISCO, US: Uber wants to launch a system of flying cars to move people around cities, with a goal of putting demonstration projects in place by 2020...

3 days ago

Gumtree turns over a new leaf

From today, 20 April, Gumtree South Africa sports its new logo, as part of an ongoing and comprehensive redesign...

20 Apr 2017

Tiger Wheel & Tyre breaks new ground with online shopping option

On 6 April, Tiger Wheel & Tyre went live with a brand new e-commerce website - an industry-first for a large South African retail wheel and tyre chain...

Issued by Tiger Wheel & Tyre 18 Apr 2017

Digital disrupter Sportal launches into SA sports industry

Freshly launched, Sportal is a game-changer that assists local sporting bodies to bring their properties into the digital age. One of South Africa's biggest sports brands, Orlando Pirates, is on board and using Sportal to turn on its e-commerce solutions and drive commercial value...

Issued by Sportal 12 Apr 2017

Naspers invests an additional R960m in Takealot

Takealot Online (Pty) Ltd today announced a R960m investment from Naspers, highlighting the media group's continued commitment to the online retailer and its confidence in the potential of South Africa's e-commerce sector...

11 Apr 2017

India's Flipkart raises US$1.4bn from Microsoft, eBay, Tencent

MUMBAI, India: India's top e-commerce company Flipkart announced on Monday it had raised $1.4 billion in a record funding round that shores up the online retail giant in its fight against Amazon...

11 Apr 2017

Why TFG partners with startups

Here, a Q&A with TFG CIO Brent Curry on the retailer's strategy for partnering with startups for mutual gain...

11 Apr 2017

Bezos sells US$1bn in Amazon stock yearly to pay for rocket firm

WASHINGTON - Billionaire entrepreneur Jeff Bezos said he is selling $1 billion in stock of his retail giant Amazon each year to finance his rocket company, Blue Origin, which aims to carry tourists to space by 2018...

10 Apr 2017

New online store offers local merchants ‘space' to increase sales

South African online retail store, Rabaki, aims to extend opportunities for growth to beyond the e-commerce industry, by including individual or small business...

7 Apr 2017

eBay founder pledges US$100m for global journalism

WASHINGTON - eBay founder Pierre Omidyar's philanthropic foundation pledged Wednesday to donate $100 million over three years to support "independent media and investigative journalism" worldwide, while tackling "misinformation and hate speech"...

6 Apr 2017

Ralph Lauren to close flagship Polo store in Manhattan

Ralph Lauren Corp. plans to shut its flagship Polo store on New York's Fifth Avenue and cut some staff as it shifts more resources to e-commerce...

5 Apr 2017

Local e-commerce industry can fast-track economic growth

The growing local e-commerce industry presents an exciting solution for fast-track growth in the SMME sector...

5 Apr 2017

Leveraging the rise of voice search

There is a large amount of current data and predictions on how voice search is on the rise. Now, 40% of US adults are searching by voice at least once a day...

By Tich Savanhu 4 Apr 2017

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International

Hammerson, 'a solid bet for future returns'

Hammerson, which is the largest property stock on the JSE, is considered by analysts as one of the most undervalued stocks with significant upside potential.

2 days ago

McDonald's reports higher earnings on strong US, China

NEW YORK, United States - McDonald's reported higher first-quarter earnings Tuesday on better performance in key regions, including the United States and China.

2 days ago

Puma ups forecast after sales leap in first quarter

FRANKFURT, Germany - German sportswear maker Puma said Tuesday it set a new quarterly record for sales between January and March, springing over the €1bn-barrier and upping its forecasts for the year.

3 days ago

Four key trends of African design in 2017/18

WGSN, a London trend forecasting company for fashion and creative industries, held a recent press event in Cape Town to unveil the four key trends that will be at the forefront of African design in 2017 and 2018.

25 Apr 2017

Alibaba backs decision to add video games to 'Asia Olympics'

BEIJING, China - Online retail giant Alibaba on Thursday batted down criticism over a decision to add e-sports to the lineup of the 2022 Asia Games in China, responding to scepticism about an event it will play a major role in promoting.

21 Apr 2017

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