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How will you speed through the digital trough of disillusionment?
How will you speed through the digital trough of disillusionment?

Peter Sondergaard, Gartner executive VP for research, addressed CIOs and senior IT executives in his keynote at the annual Gartner Symposium/ITxpo in Cape Town...

By Ilse van den Berg 2 days ago

#NewCampaign: Liquorice makes its Mark on Avon emoji chatbot
#NewCampaign: Liquorice makes its Mark on Avon emoji chatbot

Since winning the Avon account in July, digital agency Liquorice has developed an innovative personalised video bot using Facebook Messenger to launch Avon's Mark Liquid Lip Matte product range...

By Jessica Tennant 20 Sep 2017

Pick n Pay trials bitcoin payments
Pick n Pay trials bitcoin payments

Bitcoin payments could soon be commonplace at Pick n Pay...

19 Sep 2017

Big data divide: what traditional retailers can learn from e-commerce
Big data divide: what traditional retailers can learn from e-commerce

The harsh reality is that local retailers are still very early on their journeys towards leveraging big data...

By Garth Meier 19 Sep 2017

China's sharing economy now embraces sex dolls
China's sharing economy now embraces sex dolls

China has shared bikes, umbrellas, and basketballs, but one company is taking the country's love affair with the "sharing economy" to an erotic extreme...

18 Sep 2017

#PricecheckAwards: Travelstart named E-commerce Service of the Year
#PricecheckAwards: Travelstart named E-commerce Service of the Year

Travelstart was the overall winner of the PriceCheck Tech & E-commerce Awards 2017, claiming the title of E-commerce Service of the Year...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 15 Sep 2017

Alipay and Zapper gives Chinese tourists in South Africa new payment option
Alipay and Zapper gives Chinese tourists in South Africa new payment option

Alipay, in partnership with Zapper, has made it possible for Chinese tourists in South Africa to pay at 10,000 Zapper-affiliated merchants across the country via their smartphones...

13 Sep 2017

Retailers need to prioritise mobile, omnichannel strategies for B2B growth
Retailers need to prioritise mobile, omnichannel strategies for B2B growth

Frost & Sullivan's research finds that prioritising mobile and omnichannel strategies will augment growth opportunities in B2B online retailing...

13 Sep 2017

Apple lays claim to smartphone future with new flagship iPhone X
Apple lays claim to smartphone future with new flagship iPhone X

Apple laid claim to the future of the smartphone on Tuesday, 12 September 2017, with a 10th anniversary iPhone X, touting the device as the next generation of mobile computing...

13 Sep 2017

Apple launch roundup: iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, and more
Apple launch roundup: iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, and more

Yesterday, 12 September 2017, saw Apple reveal the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X. In addition, it also revealed the Apple Watch Series 3 and the new 4K Apple TV... (video)

By Ilse van den Berg 13 Sep 2017

Automation, smart technology ushers in new era of manufacturing
Automation, smart technology ushers in new era of manufacturing

In today's on-demand retail landscape, manufacturers are undergoing massive changes to meet customers ever-increasing expectations...

8 Sep 2017

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Popimedia creates tool to leverage retail's big data stockpiles

In response to the massive amounts of underutilised data housed by retailers worldwide, Popimedia develops ad-tech solution to provide results-based marketing across the customer journey...

8 Sep 2017

Tech startups crucial to Pick n Pay's technology strategy
Tech startups crucial to Pick n Pay's technology strategy

South African retail giant, Pick n Pay, has in the last year worked closely with “at least” ten startups on various projects that have been delivered into the business, says the retailer's deputy CEO Richard van Rensburg...

By Stephen Timm 7 Sep 2017

PriceCheck Tech & E-Commerce Awards 2016 award winners.
2017 PriceCheck Tech & E-commerce Awards shortlist announced

The 2017 PriceCheck Tech & E-commerce Awards shortlist has been announced, following a record 44,500 votes cast...

6 Sep 2017

#InnovationMonth: Top innovations at IFA 2017
#InnovationMonth: Top innovations at IFA 2017

IFA 2017, with its 1,805 technology exhibitors, is in full swing until Thursday, 6 September 2017 at the Berlin Expo Center. This year's tech trade show introduced some pretty cool inventions and technologies to the public...

By Ilse van den Berg 4 Sep 2017

Ask and you shall receive in world of voice shopping
Ask and you shall receive in world of voice shopping

Ordering pizza from the sofa without lifting a finger has joined the list of modern-day conveniences thanks to a hot trend in voice-commanded smart speakers...

4 Sep 2017

TFG enables social customer reviews online
TFG enables social customer reviews online

TFG has enabled a modern way for shoppers to review products online by adding functionality to its 12 online stores...

31 Aug 2017

Whoppercoin: Burger King launches its own cryptocurrency
Whoppercoin: Burger King launches its own cryptocurrency

Ever wanted to eat fast food and invest in cryptocurrency at one place? No? What's wrong with you? Anyway, Burger King has announced the formation of a new cryptocurrency...

By Hadlee Simons 30 Aug 2017

Research indicates payment markets to pass $5tn by 2020
Research indicates payment markets to pass $5tn by 2020

Visa and MasterCard's distinct evolutionary strategies in digital payments will underpin the success of a market expected to increase from $3.8 trillion to $5 trillion...

30 Aug 2017

Harnessing big data in retail through analytics
Harnessing big data in retail through analytics

As retailers engage in omnichannel distribution, the amount of incoming data offers them an opportunity to understand consumer behaviour...

29 Aug 2017

Acer products now available online in SA
Acer products now available online in SA

Acer, a global brand in consumer technology hardware, software and services in IoT, has announced that it is introducing its first online store in South Africa, Shop Acer.

29 Aug 2017

Google and Walmart team up to take on Amazon
Google and Walmart team up to take on Amazon

Walmart, the world's biggest retailer, and Google, the internet's predominant search engine, are teaming up in an attempt to challenge Amazon...

24 Aug 2017

Users livid at Vodacom blip
Users livid at Vodacom blip

Bongani Mthombeni was trying to apply for a bursary to study, but couldn't because he ran out of airtime after his Vodacom data disappeared...

By KGAUGELO MASWENENG and KATHARINE CHILD 23 Aug 2017

Delivering a true omnichannel experience: what you need to know
Delivering a true omnichannel experience: what you need to know

With so many buzz words thrown around, omnichannel amongst them, it seems that retailers have completely lost sight on what a shopping experience is about...

By Lynette Hundermark 23 Aug 2017

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FedEx introduces new cold shipping solution for healthcare industry in SA

FedEx Express has introduced a new temperature-controlled solution, FedEx Cold Shipping, in South Africa. This cold-shipping packaging is easy to use, reliable, cost effective and environmentally friendly...

23 Aug 2017

#WomensMonth: SweepSouth's Aisha Pandor keeps on climbing
#WomensMonth: SweepSouth's Aisha Pandor keeps on climbing

SweepSouth's Aisha Pandor has been named one of the top 50 most inspiring women in tech...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 22 Aug 2017

Contactless to account for over 50% of POS transactions globally by 2022
Contactless to account for over 50% of POS transactions globally by 2022

More than half (53%) of global transactions at POS (Point of Sale) will be contactless within five years, compared to just 15% this year...

22 Aug 2017

#CEMAfrica2017: Empowered customer experiences lie in multi-focused design
#CEMAfrica2017: Empowered customer experiences lie in multi-focused design

Sven Schoof, head of customer experience at Spree, discusses how to empower customers to interact with your brand...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 21 Aug 2017

Youtap solutions aim to simplify mobile payments in Africa and Asia
Youtap solutions aim to simplify mobile payments in Africa and Asia

Youtap has launched a QR code solution and smartphone apps for mobile money services in Africa and Asia...

21 Aug 2017

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