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Internet disrupting in-store shopping
Internet disrupting in-store shopping

Customers still prefer to shop in bricks-and-mortar stores in SA, but this pattern of consumption is being disrupted and reconfigured by the internet...

By Colleen Goko 17 Jun 2016

BT and Gallerie Commerciali Italia to create new digital customer experiences for Italian shoppers
BT and Gallerie Commerciali Italia to create new digital customer experiences for Italian shoppers

BT has announced that it is working with Gallerie Commerciali Italia to create new digital customer experiences for shoppers in Italy...

15 Jun 2016

The new kid on the block: Sales Mobility
The new kid on the block: Sales Mobility

Most sales managers dream of a more effective and efficient sales team. Luckily, every now and then a new tool surfaces that has the ability to nudge that team further in the right direction...

By Daniel Bruwer, Issued by Field Office 14 Jun 2016

#FreshTech: HP's reimagined DeskJet 3720
#FreshTech: HP's reimagined DeskJet 3720

HP Inc. has unveiled its next generation DeskJet 3720 All-in-One printer, which is half the size of other ink-jet printers in its class and targeted at the always-connected consumer...

13 Jun 2016

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wiGroup named winner of the FNB Innovation Awards

A mobile payment platform, wiGroup, was recognised as the overall winner of the 2016 FNB Business Innovation Awards, for using innovation to drive business growth...

10 Jun 2016

Personal safety to drive wearables market beyond health and fitness
Personal safety to drive wearables market beyond health and fitness

According to the latest Ericsson ConsumerLab report, "Wearable technology and the internet of Things", it has been revealed that six in 10 smartphone users state that wearables have uses beyond health and wellness...

10 Jun 2016

PriceCheck launches tech and e-commerce awards event
PriceCheck launches tech and e-commerce awards event

South African comparison website PriceCheck has announced the launch of the PriceCheck Tech & E-Commerce Awards...

7 Jun 2016

Walmart to partner with Uber, Lyft on delivery
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

#FreshTech: Huawei P9 Smartphone launches in SA
#FreshTech: Huawei P9 Smartphone launches in SA

Huawei Technologies has unveiled its latest device, the Huawei P9 Smartphone. According to the company the Huawei P9 is the world's first co-engineered Leica dual-camera smartphone...

6 Jun 2016

Tim Bishop, Director at Deloitte Digital.
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Grocery retailing: The digital onslaught

Grocery and other retailers in South Africa are still dramatically underestimating the impact that the onslaught of digital is having on the industry...

3 Jun 2016

#YouthMonth: iFixing the quick-throwaway culture
#YouthMonth: iFixing the quick-throwaway culture

Do SA consumers have an always-upgrading, quick-throwaway culture when it comes to electronic devices? Or is it just that there hasn't been enough reliable service providers around to repair one's precious gadgets?...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 3 Jun 2016

First Asus robot unveiled at Computex
First Asus robot unveiled at Computex

At Computex 2016 in Taipei yesterday, Asus unveiled a knee-high robot named Zenbo, designed to help around the house and offer companionship...

31 May 2016

Blow for Apple as India sticks to retail rules: report
Blow for Apple as India sticks to retail rules: report

Apple faces a roadblock in its quest to open stores in India after the finance minister decided it must comply with tough local sourcing rules, a report said Wednesday, days after a visit by chief executive Tim Cook.

27 May 2016

China's Lenovo posts USD128m net loss last year
China's Lenovo posts USD128m net loss last year

Chinese technology giant Lenovo said Thursday it posted a net loss last year, as its smartphones struggle to keep apace with Apple and Android rivals and as the market for personal computers fizzles...

27 May 2016

Building smarter, better malls
Building smarter, better malls

Since The Mall of Africa, South Africa's biggest single-phase shopping mall development, opened its doors on 28 April, it has dominated social media chat lately, as much for its promise as its problems...

By Lee Naik 25 May 2016

#FreshTech: SanDisk launches second-generation iXpand Flash Drive
#FreshTech: SanDisk launches second-generation iXpand Flash Drive

SanDisk Corporation has launched the next-generation iXpand Flash Drive, a mobile storage device designed to help users quickly and easily free up space on their iPhone and iPad with up to 128GB of additional capacity...

25 May 2016

Grohe launches CoolTouch technologies
Grohe launches CoolTouch technologies

Grohe has put an end to the irritation of scalding hot bath or shower taps by introducing Grohe CoolTouch technologies, which house the entire thermostat to ensure the surface remains at the desired temperature...

25 May 2016

Google piecing together a modular phone
Google piecing together a modular phone

Google showed off a modular Android-powered smartphone it said is on track to hit the market next year. Word that Project Ara was moving ahead, and not shelved as some had speculated...

24 May 2016

Uber to launch payment experiment in SA this week
Uber to launch payment experiment in SA this week

Uber, the smartphone app that connects riders to drivers, is to launch a cash payment experiment in South Africa on Thursday, 26 May, 2016...

23 May 2016

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#InTouch2016: Digital opportunity in the automotive arena

Michael Frans, head of business operations: automotive at T-Systems South Africa...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 23 May 2016

Google virtual home assistant to challenge Amazon Echo
Google virtual home assistant to challenge Amazon Echo

Google on Wednesday unveiled a virtual home assistant device that brings together the Internet titan's strengths to challenge Amazon Echo...

19 May 2016

Fitbit paces wearables market, Xiaomi second: survey
Fitbit paces wearables market, Xiaomi second: survey

The market for connected wearable devices jumped in early 2016, led by fitness tracker maker Fitbit, while Chinese group Xiaomi raced past Apple to second place, a survey showed on Monday...

18 May 2016

#FreshTech: New ASUS VivoBook Flip convertibles
#FreshTech: New ASUS VivoBook Flip convertibles

ASUS has announced VivoBook Flip TP301 and TP501, 13.3- and 15.6-inch convertible laptops that allow users to flip between laptop, tablet, tent, and stand modes to suit the task at hand. The VivoBook Flip Series is powered...

13 May 2016

Tech world eyes digital life beyond the smartphone
Tech world eyes digital life beyond the smartphone

The smartphone revolutionised how people live and work, but the technology world is now struggling to see what comes next. As smartphone sales have peaked in most major markets...

9 May 2016

#FreshTech: New Samsung Galaxy A-series
#FreshTech: New Samsung Galaxy A-series

Samsung Electronics South Africa has launched the new Galaxy A-series 2016 range. The new Galaxy A3, A5 and A7 is an aesthetic fusion of metal and glass design, and is targeted at the youth...

6 May 2016

Mall of Africa
Mall of Africa future-ready with Wi-Fi network

Open-access Wi-Fi Network, VAST Networks together with Ruckus Wireless successfully deployed the continent's largest mall Wi-Fi installation, providing consumers and retailers with...

28 Apr 2016

#CommerceMonth: Wooting up e-commerce with Rory Magee
#CommerceMonth: Wooting up e-commerce with Rory Magee

An online PC store that started out in a bedroom in 2007 now has a factory and expansion plans in its midst. This is the story of Wootware; and considering its steady growth...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 25 Apr 2016

Mario Toscano
#CommerceMonth: Why uAfrica's eCommerce Awards have been put on hold

The eCommerce Awards have been put on hold for 2016 in order to focus on 'building e-commerce tools to make e-commerce in South Africa even better'...

By Jessica Taylor 25 Apr 2016

Winemaker, Pieter Walser, put his instincts to the test
Bottling brainwaves

Buried deep in our brains is a complex infrastructure of nerves known as the limbic system that keeps us alive on the most primal level...

20 Apr 2016

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