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The Style Group innovates with modern social media commerce
The Style Group innovates with modern social media commerce

Nigerian contemporary lifestyle retail group, The Style Group is offering fashion, accessories and design services via modern social media commerce. In the booming social media and e-commerce market of Nigeria, its model is a hit and is reaching thousands of Nigerians eager to shop online.

3 days ago

Like Amazon's Alexa, Google's digital assistant will allow buyers to add payment information to their accounts to enable voice-activated shopping ()
Google adds voice-activated shopping, taking on Amazon

WASHINGTON – Google announced on Thursday it was launching voice-activated shopping from its artificial intelligence-powered Home speaker, in a direct challenge to Amazon's Alexa devices...

3 days ago

Adding AI to retail boosts personalised offerings
Adding AI to retail boosts personalised offerings

The retail space is changing drastically through the evolution of technology, such as artificial intelligence (AI), which can offer retailers better control over stock flows and better customer service...

By Bradley Elliott 16 Feb 2017

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Are marketer-agency relationships losing that loving feeling?

February is the month of love, with Valentine's Day providing countless marketing communications opportunities to express those ‘loving feelings' – an appropriate time to reflect on the state of marketer–agency relationships...

By John Little 14 Feb 2017

Struggling retailers seek silver bullet in Amazon era
Struggling retailers seek silver bullet in Amazon era

Want a coffee while you shop? A glass of wine? Those are just few of the gimmicks being rolled out by retailers as they fight to boost store traffic...

10 Feb 2017

Reduce customer queues with mPOS
Reduce customer queues with mPOS

Businesses can ease month-end queues simply by adding a mobile point-of-sale device to their traditional POS solution...

By Bronwyn Watt 10 Feb 2017

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Google, H&M wants your phone to design your next dress

While our favourite garments aren't as unique as we believe them to be, how we combine these pieces defines our individual style...

By Andy Walker 8 Feb 2017

Starbucks teams up with DSG on Starbucks Rewards
Starbucks teams up with DSG on Starbucks Rewards

South African franchisor and Starbucks licensee, Taste Holdings, collaborated with Digital Solutions Group (DSG) to realise its digital ecosystem through its Starbucks Rewards loyalty programme in South Africa...

7 Feb 2017

Cape Town is SA's e-commerce hub - EPIC report
Cape Town is SA's e-commerce hub - EPIC report

According to the City of Cape Town's Economic Performance Indicators (EPIC) Report for the third quarter of 2016, to benefit fully from the shift toward online retail in Africa...

7 Feb 2017

eCommerce MoneyAfrica Confex opens in Cape Town in February
eCommerce MoneyAfrica Confex opens in Cape Town in February

The third eCommerce MoneyAfrica Confex opens on 22-23 February 2017 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre...

6 Feb 2017

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#BizTrends2017: Emerging trends in merchant payments

I recently met with Catharina Eklof and Victor de Koc from Mastercard to discuss some of the emerging trends in merchant payments...

By Jessica Tennant 27 Jan 2017

Digital proof of performance or is it worth it?
Digital proof of performance or is it worth it?

We all know the value of digital signage within retail stores, but how do you justify its cost to your boss? More importantly, can you justify not having it?...

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Online shopping blasting holes in traditional retailer profits

Faster, cheaper and more convenient online alternatives stalk traditional retail sector...

By Colleen Goko 25 Jan 2017

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New Whizzky app grows organically, is at a tipping point

A new app, the Whizzky Whisky Scanner, enables information to be delivered on-the-spot to whisky lovers, whether they are shopping for whisky or chatting to friends about a bottle and wanting to prove a fact...

25 Jan 2017

Chinese smartphones: Looking for good value
Chinese smartphones: Looking for good value

Thriving Chinese smartphone manufacturers have developed aggressive strategies to expand into the rest of the world, and SA is high on their priority list...

23 Jan 2017

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PriceCheck launches Marketplace, direct payments

Price comparison site, PriceCheck has launched 'Marketplace', which simplifies the route to purchase. "Consumers will stay on-platform and purchase directly on PriceCheck using our unique one-click checkout," says founder Kevin Tucker...

20 Jan 2017

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TFG introduces geolocation delivery option

TFG has introduced an online delivery option called Deliver 2 Me, which uses geolocation services to avoid the need for specific street delivery addresses...

19 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Four signs the economy of the future is built on mobile
#BizTrends2017: Four signs the economy of the future is built on mobile

Despite much hype and 'this is the year of mobile' predictions, the local market still hasn't quite reached its potential in terms of using mobile as a transacting tool...

By Peter Miller 17 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: What does 2017 hold for supply chains?
#BizTrends2017: What does 2017 hold for supply chains?

Supply chain trends will continue to be driven by the need to support business in meeting customer expectations while continuing to better manage and control costs...

By Mungo Park 12 Jan 2017

Hoverboards make comeback at Vegas electronics show
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

Digital Signage Expo offers seminar programme
Digital Signage Expo offers seminar programme

The Digital Signage Expo (DSE), the international trade show and educational conference dedicated to digital displays, interactive technology and digital communications networks, will take place 28-31 March 2017 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas...

6 Jan 2017

Smartphone with Google 3D Tango from Taiwan's Asus
Smartphone with Google 3D Tango from Taiwan's Asus

Taiwan-based electronics group Asus announced on Wednesday it was launching a new smartphone which uses Google Tango 3D technology and allows users to experience augmented and virtual reality...

6 Jan 2017

Global launch by Huawei of new mid-range smartphone
Global launch by Huawei of new mid-range smartphone

Chinese electronics giant Huawei announced on Tuesday a global launch of its mid-range Honor 6x smartphone which includes dual-lens camera technology and is aimed at young consumers...

4 Jan 2017

Lenovo launches 'home assistant' with Amazon Alexa
Lenovo launches 'home assistant' with Amazon Alexa

Chinese tech giant Lenovo announced on Tuesday it was launching a smart home assistant powered by Amazon's Alexa, becoming the latest firm to enter the market for voice-activated devices...

4 Jan 2017

Tech spending to slip in world of political uncertainty
Tech spending to slip in world of political uncertainty

Global spending on consumer technology is expected to slip this year due to factors including a strong US dollar and political uncertainty prompted by Brexit and President-elect Donald Trump...

4 Jan 2017

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Tech show looks beyond 'smart', to new 'realities'

The mega-extravaganza of the tech world in Las Vegas is showcasing an array of new devices that get smarts from computer chips, sensors and artificial intelligence, but go further by opening doors to augmented or virtual realities...

4 Jan 2017

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Surging Bitcoin breaks through $1,000 barrier

The value of Bitcoin surged above $1,000 on Monday as the digital unit continues a dizzying rise that made it the best-performing currency of 2016...

3 Jan 2017

Toshiba shares fall 20% after it flags one-off loss
Toshiba shares fall 20% after it flags one-off loss

Toshiba shares dived more than 20 percent on Wednesday in their second straight double-digit plunge, as the company said it may book a one-time loss of several billion dollars over its US nuclear business...

29 Dec 2016

Tencent and partners to acquire 10% stake in Dutch group HERE Global
Tencent and partners to acquire 10% stake in Dutch group HERE Global

Tencent, the Chinese social networking company in which Naspers owns 34%, is investing with partners to take a 10% stake in Netherlands-based HERE Global BV to get a foothold in the future market for self-driving vehicles...

By Charlotte Mathews 28 Dec 2016

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