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SOUTH AFRICA

Amazon 'Prime' plane takes flight

WASHINGTON - Online giant Amazon unveiled its first branded airplane on Friday, part of what is expected to be a fleet of 'Prime Air' cargo planes...

5 Aug 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Google smartphone expected at 4 Oct. event

Google late Monday sent out invitations to an event on 4 October, hinting that the internet titan will show off a new smartphone...

21 Sep 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Wearable tech market cools, as consumers step back

Wearable tech, which was seeing sizzling sales growth a year ago, is cooling this year amid consumer hesitation over new devices...

16 Sep 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Fitbit leads wearables, Apple Watch sales slip: survey

WASHINGGTON - Fitbit extended its lead in the market for connected wearables in the second quarter amid a sharp drop in Apple Watch sales, a survey showed Tuesday...

8 Sep 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Wal-Mart shares jump as US stocks flat

NEW YORK - Wal-Mart Stores jumped on Thursday on better-than-expected second-quarter earnings, while the broader market was essentially flat in early trade...

23 Aug 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

US chicken imports fall foul of quotas

US chicken-in-bone exports to SA have so far neither met expectations nor come near the maximum level allowed for under the quota agreement thrashed out between the US and South African governments earlier this year...

By Linda Ensor 12 Aug 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Simons joins Calvin Klein as chief creative officer

NEW YORK - Former Christian Dior designer Raf Simons has been appointed Calvin Klein's new chief creative officer and will debut his first collections for the fall 2017 season, the US label announced on Tuesday...

4 Aug 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Amazon ramps up profit with cloud, new services

WASHINGTON - Online giant Amazon said on Thursday profit in the second quarter surged ninefold as cloud computing and other services helped produce a fifth consecutive profit...

1 Aug 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Big electronics makers to merge in $15bn deal

Electronic component maker Analog Devices announced a deal on Tuesday to buy rival Linear Technology for $15 billion...

28 Jul 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

McDonald's franchise spinoffs tamp down earnings

NEW YORK - McDonald's' "All-Day Breakfast" fueled firm sales gains in the second quarter despite weak growth across the fast food industry, the company reported Tuesday...

27 Jul 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Amazon to test delivery drones in Britain

Amazon announced plans to test delivery drone technology in Britain, as the US online commerce giant tries to advance the idea safely...

26 Jul 2016

UNITED STATES

BlackBerry kills off its classic smartphone

SAN FRANCISCO: BlackBerry on Tuesday said that it is killing off its Classic smartphone with a physical keyboard as part of an effort to modernize its lineup...

6 Jul 2016

UNITED STATES

Amazon launches upgraded Kindle e-reader

NEW YORK - Amazon on Wednesday unveiled an upgraded Kindle, aiming to boost its e-reader sales with a thinner, lighter device at a low price...

23 Jun 2016

UNITED STATES

US retail sales rise a tick more than expected in May

WASHINGTON - US consumers spent slightly more than expected in May after a strong surge in retail sales the prior month, official data showed Tuesday...

15 Jun 2016

UNITED STATES

Walmart to partner with Uber, Lyft on delivery

WASHINGTON - Walmart announced plans to team up with Uber and Lyft on a pilot grocery delivery program, in a fresh challenge by the US retail giant to Amazon...

6 Jun 2016

UNITED STATES

Luxury brands struggle to attract Internet generation

SAN FRANCISCO - Seducing hyper-connected "Millennials" poses an increasing challenge for luxury brands, which find their markets slowing as young, sceptical consumers force them to rethink strategies...

31 May 2016

UNITED STATES

Wal-Mart reports stronger US sales; shares jump

US retail giant Wal-Mart reported slightly higher quarterly sales on Thursday and said better-than-expected earnings reflected the benefits of heavy investment to boost worker salaries and improve the shopping experience.

20 May 2016

UNITED STATES

eBay uncorks online wine shop

SAN FRANCISCO - Online commerce colossus eBay on Thursday opened a virtual wine shop...

3 May 2016

UNITED STATES

Global age challenges post-oil economy & national exports

The post-oil economy is here to stay for a while. Why wouldn't governments and major trade associations of any exporting nation embrace national mandates to all out campaigns...

By Naseem Javed 21 Dec 2015

UNITED STATES

Amazon gives glimpse at new delivery drone design

SAN FRANCISCO - Amazon provided a glimpse into the future of online shopping in a video of a new delivery drone that racked up more than two million views by mid-Monday...

2 Dec 2015

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