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Wimpy adds Zappar app for kids' AR experience
Wimpy adds Zappar app for kids' AR experience

Zappar, an augmented reality (AR) app, represented locally by IMDM, has joined forces with Wimpy to bring animation to Wimpy Kids' placemats in stores nationwide.

21 Oct 2014 12:03

SmartCaptcha puts point-of-sale ROI tracking in the picture
SmartCaptcha puts point-of-sale ROI tracking in the picture

Ready for a point-of-sale tracking revolution? SmartCaptcha is here to help brands better manage their point-of-purchase display executions and spend into the retail trade... in real-time.

By Leigh Andrews 21 Oct 2014 11:18

Caution needed with online purchasing as Christmas approaches
Caution needed with online purchasing as Christmas approaches

As with other types of crime, incidences of banking card fraud tend to increase over the festive season. While there is ongoing coverage in the media of the various scams taking place...

By Richard Keymer 13 Oct 2014 13:27

Adapting retail in a digital environment
Adapting retail in a digital environment

When the Internet of Things (IoT) meets the consumer space, retailers will need to rethink the traditional retail store, because connected consumers will grow to expect similar experiences while shopping.

By Yaron Assabi 10 Oct 2014 12:27

Baby boomers embrace online technology
Baby boomers embrace online technology

In International Older Person's Week, kalahari.com researched the usage of baby boomers and online technology and discovered they are hip, savvy and know how to use the internet, social media and online shopping.

6 Oct 2014 11:11

Solar electricity makes good financial sense
Solar electricity makes good financial sense

A recent report by the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate found that renewable energy (RE) sources have emerged with stunning and unexpected speed as large-scale, and increasingly economically viable, alternatives to fossil fuels.

29 Sep 2014 11:07

Coffee and AR change the face of retail marketing - Digital Narrative
Coffee and AR change the face of retail marketing

Vida e caffé has incorporated augmented reality in its marketing mix to up the ante around the competition launched this month by means of an interactive coffee sleeve, augmented by Digital Narrative, a Layar Certified Partner...

Issued by Digital Narrative 15 Sep 2014 12:27

New retail app developed by local startup Beaconeye
New retail app developed by local startup Beaconeye

A new retail app, Piing, developed by local start up Beaconeye uses iBeacon technology to engage customers directly through their mobile devices, while in-store or nearby, using Bluetooth Smart tech...

12 Sep 2014 10:14

Entries open for Top Technology 100 Business awards
Entries open for Top Technology 100 Business awards

Entries have opened for the 2014 Technology Top 100 Business Awards programme, a business initiative launched by the South African Engineering Association...

10 Sep 2014 10:37

MTN, Skrill join forces to launch 'Pay by Skrill' service
MTN, Skrill join forces to launch 'Pay by Skrill' service

MTN Mobile Money users in Ivory Coast and Rwanda will be first to enjoy benefits of the new partnership between MTN and Skrill when the 'Pay by Skrill' service launches this month...

10 Sep 2014 09:32

Dawie Botes
Mobile banking ... what's next?

During this last decade or so with mobile banking, we've seen a major shift in focus with regards to how banking customers interact with their banks...

By Dawie Botes 10 Sep 2014 05:52

Johan Walters
Augment your marketing mix

We all know that traditional marketing has evolved significantly. Having worked in the digital marketing industry for over a decade, I've seen new media continue to develop considerably and introduce AR marketing...

By Johan Walters, Issued by Digital Narrative 3 Sep 2014 10:11

Cycling app gets Food Lover's Market customers moving
Cycling app gets Food Lover's Market customers moving

Food Lover's Market has introduced the innovative running and bicycling app, Strava to get its employees and consumers active through #lovethebike. In the first seven days, entrants have already ridden for 819.22 hours, over 17,361.31 kilometres and burnt 523,915.62 calories.

1 Sep 2014 09:50

Evolution of point-of-sale systems
Evolution of point-of-sale systems

The evolution of the point-of-sale system (POS) from clumsy cash registers to self-serve checkout lines has led to its adoption by the world. Most people pass through a POS at some stage in the day, without thinking about the systems behind the POS.

29 Aug 2014 12:38

Discussing the future of Africa at the GIL Conference 2014
Discussing the future of Africa at the GIL Conference 2014

Last week saw the convergence of leaders in various industries at the Table Bay Hotel in Cape Town for the Growth, Innovation and Leadership Conference hosted by Frost & Sullivan.

By Cari Van Wyk 21 Aug 2014 10:06

Sony Xperia M2 Aqua out in time for summer
Sony Xperia M2 Aqua out in time for summer

The new waterproof smartphone, Sony Xperia M2 Aqua, will be out in the fourth quarter of 2014 in South Africa, just in time for December holidays. It allows users to snap photos in and out of the water with an 8MP camera and the company's suite of Xperia camera apps.

20 Aug 2014 10:33

Retailer spend on technology for efficiency and customer satisfaction is up - XON Retail Solutions
Retailer spend on technology for efficiency and customer satisfaction is up

XON Retail Solutions has enjoyed phenomenal success in the past financial year by gaining a 25% revenue growth over the previous year, which demonstrates robust commitment from retailers to improve...

Issued by XON Retail Solutions 18 Aug 2014 14:30

Google Glass Explorer now available online
Google Glass Explorer now available online

The Google Glass Explorer Edition is now available online in South Africa from Takealot.com at R26,999 on the website. [video]

15 Aug 2014 14:20

Shopping Centre Congress sets its sights on gamification
Shopping Centre Congress sets its sights on gamification

This year's Shopping Centre Congress reveals the latest tactics to gear up malls, retailers and most businesses, to reach goals, engage customers and have fun while doing it, using gamification.

8 Aug 2014 12:42

Webtickets goes cashless with NFC payment system
Webtickets goes cashless with NFC payment system

Integrated online ticketing service, Webtickets recently introduced NFC's 'Tap-n-Go' technology as an effective event management solution.

1 Aug 2014 12:49

It's Africa's Time celebrates inclusive partnerships across Africa
It's Africa's Time celebrates inclusive partnerships across Africa

Although it is estimated that irrigation alone could increase output by up to 50%, one of the biggest challenges facing the Kenyan agriculture industry is outdated technology...

31 Jul 2014 10:45

Sentech workers strike for 13th cheque
Sentech workers strike for 13th cheque

State-owned broadcasting signal distributor Sentech said yesterday its employees have embarked on a strike over wages.

30 Jul 2014 11:49

Rise of biometrics in retail to combat fraud
Rise of biometrics in retail to combat fraud

Biometric technology is increasingly becoming a part of life, but it still remains confined to specific applications where the need for identity authentication is paramount.

By Marius Coetzee 30 Jul 2014 11:46

Dermalogica employs Moving Tactics for new concept store roll-out - Moving Tactics
Dermalogica employs Moving Tactics for new concept store roll-out

Dermalogica opened its second concept store at the renowned V&A Waterfront in Cape Town in May, and most recently launched its third concept store at Rosebank Mall in Johannesburg...

Issued by Moving Tactics 24 Jul 2014 11:37

Better selfies with Sony
Better selfies with Sony

Sony Mobile has introduced the Xperia C3, claimed to be the world's best selfie smartphone, fully optimised for selfies, featuring a new 'PROselfie cam' and selfie apps.

14 Jul 2014 11:26

RiCharge launches public cell phone charging station for tablet, smartphone
RiCharge launches public cell phone charging station for tablet, smartphone

RiCharge has announced its newest product, the Super Station, set to become the ultimate tablet and smartphone charging solution in Africa. It charged up to 12 devices simultaneously with each... (video)

10 Jul 2014 10:24

New mobile card payment solution launches in South Africa
New mobile card payment solution launches in South Africa

The Edge, a new secure chip and PIN card reader that plugs into a smartphone, coupled with the iKhokha mobile app, transforms the phone into a secure mobile Point of...

10 Jul 2014 08:49

Pinnacle launches high tech division
Pinnacle launches high tech division

Pinnacle Africa has launched The Division, its new high-tech hub focussed on high performance computing and electronics, with a team of technology experts selecting the best...

9 Jul 2014 12:12

New app links malls, stores, brands across SA
New app links malls, stores, brands across SA

Onyx Ventures, together with Shiro in South Africa, has collaborated with some of the leading property groups and mall owners to introduce a new app, 'crème' that could change the way shoppers connect and engage in a value-sharing relationship with their favourite malls, stores and brands.

30 Jun 2014 10:47

Augmented reality in logistics - new DHL report
Augmented reality in logistics - new DHL report

DHL's latest trend report identifies 11 potential augmented reality (AR) use cases in logistics, citing that wearables and AR enable higher efficiency as well as speed, resulting in an improved supply chain.

27 Jun 2014 09:20

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