KENYA

Ticket sales for first US direct flight low, says KQ

Ticket bookings for inaugural non-stop flight to New York have been low since opening in January, according to Kenya Airways (KQ), but it remains optimistic sales will pick up from August...

By Constant Munda 29 Jun 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Will Amazon do to the grocery industry what it did to e-commerce?

Amazon has been busy lately. After entering the grocery delivery market with Amazon Fresh< and

By Ralf W. Seifert and Richard Markoff 14 Jun 2018

GLOBAL

New scooter sharing startup starts rolling in DC

Washington DC, US - Sanjay Dastoor, the former CEO of electric skateboard manufacturer Boosted Boards, is branching out into two-wheeled modes of urban transport...

By Nick Lavars 21 May 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

With its purchase of Whole Foods, is Amazon's goal to revolutionise food distribution?

On 20 March 2018, Amazon became the second most valuable company in the world, with a market capitalisation exceeding $768 billion...

By Isabelle Chaboud 24 Apr 2018

UNITED STATES

Roambee enables digitisation for enterprise supply chain, logistics

IoT smart logistics and asset monitoring company, Roambee, has introduced mobile monitoring technology that combines BLE/Wi-Fi/GSM hotspots and beacons to provide granular visibility for package-level delivery and asset management...

25 Oct 2017

UNITED STATES

Lyft gets $1bn from Google parent to rev up challenge to Uber

US ridesharing giant Lyft has received a $1bn investment led by the venture arm of Google parent Alphabet, to help ramp up its challenge to market leader Uber...

23 Oct 2017

UNITED STATES

Walmart adds NY delivery company to e-commerce empire

Walmart Stores announced Tuesday that it acquired New York delivery company Parcel as it girds to compete with Amazon and other supermarkets for home delivery of groceries...

4 Oct 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

British Airways starts African and Indian Ocean Islands expansion

As part of its African network expansion, British Airways will be starting its services to the Seychelles, offering more flights to Mauritius, with more seats on other routes...

20 Sep 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Boeing, Malaysia Airlines sign MoU

Boeing and Malaysia Airlines have signed a memorandum of understanding for 16 aeroplanes...

14 Sep 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Uber to go public, launches Movement tool

NEWSWATCH: Things have no doubt been abuzz at Uber with new CEO Dara Khosrowshahi wanting to take the company public in the next 18 to 36 months. In addition, the company has officially launched its Movement tool...

By Ilse van den Berg 1 Sep 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Los Angeles to have fully electric bus fleet by 2030

LOS ANGELES, US: Known for its bouts of heavy smog , the city of Los Angeles has announced plans to have a fleet of fully electric, zero-emissions buses by 2030...

31 Jul 2017

AFRICA

Expanded engagement for Caterpillar: Boosting sales and alleviating poverty

A strong signal of growing business engagement with Africa by large US corporations was the announcement last September by Caterpillar CEO Doug Oberhelman of plans to invest over $1b in Africa over the next five years...

14 Jul 2017

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

Electronic devices ban on flights from Abu Dhabi to US lifted

The electronic devices ban on flights between Abu Dhabi and the United States has been lifted following the successful validation of security measures at the US Preclearance facility at Abu Dhabi airport...

5 Jul 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Boeing strengthens partnership with Saudi Arabia

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia: New defense and commercial agreements will reportedly strengthen Boeing's partnership with Saudi Arabia...

25 May 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Amazon to build its own $1.5bn air freight hub

Online retail colossus Amazon recently said it will strengthen its distribution muscle and create US jobs by building its first air freight hub...

2 Feb 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Costco to pay $11.75m over medical prescriptions

LOS ANGELES - Warehouse retail giant Costco has agreed to pay $11.75 million to settle allegations that some of its pharmacies improperly filled prescriptions for controlled substances, federal officials announced Thursday...

20 Jan 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

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

SOUTH AFRICA

Uber puts brakes on self-driving cars in California

Uber on Wednesday said it put the brakes on self-driving cars in California because state officials yanked registration for vehicles...

23 Dec 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Uber defies California, keeps self-driving cars rolling

Uber said on Friday it planned to keep its self-driving cars on the streets of San Francisco, defying a state order to halt the test programme...

19 Dec 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Amazon completes its first drone delivery, in England

WASHINGTON - Amazon said on Wednesday it completed its first delivery by drone, in what the global online giant hopes will be a trend in automated shipments by air...

15 Dec 2016

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