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Sappi and Edinburgh Napier University innovation promises wonder material breakthrough - Sappi
Sappi and Edinburgh Napier University innovation promises wonder material breakthrough

Scientists from Edinburgh Napier University and Sappi have developed a low-cost way to turn wood into a wonder material that could be used to build greener cars, thicken foods and even treat wounds...

Issued by Sappi 15 Dec 2014 15:35

Doogee DG900 hands-on review - Doogee South Africa
Doogee DG900 hands-on review

In this era of technology, there is an ever-increasing number of tech-lovers who desire smartphones with larger displays, tablets and "phablets". Doogee's DG900 Turbo2 is set to surprise with superb features...

Issued by Doogee South Africa 15 Dec 2014 11:29

New technology shift for BMi Research - BMi Research
New technology shift for BMi Research

BMi Research has switched to Android-powered mobile devices for data capture in a move that will improve the quality and scope of its services to clients...

Issued by BMi Research 10 Dec 2014 11:08

The shift from electronic-commerce to "everywhere-commerce"
The shift from electronic-commerce to "everywhere-commerce"

If we think back 10 to 15 years ago, we could not have imagined shopping online or the increasing importance of online retail in today's society...

By Neil Watson 2 Dec 2014 15:11

Solving the omni-channel retail dilemma - PriceCheck
Solving the omni-channel retail dilemma

Maintaining multiple touchpoints from responsive sites to native apps is labour intensive and expensive and often reserved for the larger retailers with matching budgets. As a result, smaller retailers and shoppers alike are losing out...

Issued by PriceCheck 26 Nov 2014 11:43

Lynette Hundermark
How retail can rule 2015

There are just over 37 million adults in South Africa today and, if you want to reach them, there's no better way than to use mobile technology...

By Lynette Hundermark 26 Nov 2014 11:36

Three areas of User Experience Design you need to get right
Three areas of User Experience Design you need to get right

User Experience Design (UXD) is defined as the process of enhancing customer satisfaction and loyalty by improving the usability, ease of use and pleasure provided in the interaction between the customer and the product...

By Matthew Arnold 21 Nov 2014 15:45

USSD, a knockout for mobile in Africa =O - Mobitainment
USSD, a knockout for mobile in Africa =O

USSD, a South African-born marketing technology, has proved to be a "knockout" for marketers in Africa, especially for Boxer Superstores, SA's well-known grocery store servicing low to mid income shoppers, which created the Boxer Super Shopper Show...

Issued by Mobitainment 20 Nov 2014 11:03

[Mobile360] Beware mobile carriers, the media's watching you...
[Mobile360] Beware mobile carriers, the media's watching you...

Headlines about mobile malware dominate the media. If you were to believe all of them, you'd never turn on your phone. But whose responsibility it is really to educate digital and mobile citizens of fraud risks?

By Leigh Andrews 13 Nov 2014 08:00

[Mobile360] Geeks versus princess engineers
[Mobile360] Geeks versus princess engineers

"It was always this awkward looking guy who was tech savvy, solved a big problem and got the girl in the end ... I consider myself a geek. A geek can look like this too. A geek can wear pink dresses and can wear sparkles and be just as geeky as anybody else." - Margaret Burgraff...

By Jessica Taylor 12 Nov 2014 08:38

[MRMW] The how, why and what of best using mobile for marketing in Africa
[MRMW] The how, why and what of best using mobile for marketing in Africa

You can't ignore mobile as a fantastic way to reach consumers, but don't stress about the latest smartphone technology. Candice Goodman says Interactive Voice Response and Please Call Me's are 'good enough'...

By Leigh Andrews 11 Nov 2014 08:00

[MRMW] Insights into the average South African mobile phone user
[MRMW] Insights into the average South African mobile phone user

Mobile is definitely the way forward for market research, but you need an accurate profile of the respondents, and don't dare ignore consumers' fears of online and mobile security...

By Leigh Andrews 10 Nov 2014 08:00

International tips and trends in 2015 for e-commerce
International tips and trends in 2015 for e-commerce

The CEOs of three leading Nordic e-commerce companies have offered their insight in to what they believe will be strong moving trends in 2015...

7 Nov 2014 13:13

LG, Google strike patent-sharing deal
LG, Google strike patent-sharing deal

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA: LG Electronics said on Wednesday, 5 November 2014, it had signed a long-term cross-licence deal with Google as the South Korean firm tries to expand its smartphone business.

5 Nov 2014 15:20

Geolocation technology maximises target marketing potential
Geolocation technology maximises target marketing potential

With consumers devoting more attention to their mobile devices, it is critical for retailers to start adapting to these behaviours and extend their interactions with customers to these channels.

4 Nov 2014 10:25

ShoppingFeeder revolutionises e-commerce with the click of a button
ShoppingFeeder revolutionises e-commerce with the click of a button

ShoppingFeeder has stepped in to help consumers access unbiased product information and compare apples with apples when it comes to online merchants...

By Leigh Andrews 4 Nov 2014 08:01

Biometrics have a bright future in mobile banking
Biometrics have a bright future in mobile banking

There has been a rising trend in fingerprint biometric technology in the latest wave of smartphones.

23 Oct 2014 14:20

The rivalry of the mobile handset industry in SA
The rivalry of the mobile handset industry in SA

The mobile handset industry in South Africa received an overall satisfaction score from its customers of 73.3 out of 100. This was revealed by the South African Customer Satisfaction Index...

21 Oct 2014 12:37

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

Creating memorable experiences in-store through digital
Creating memorable experiences in-store through digital

Just as in good concerts, retail stores, restaurants, banks, hotels and the like can create memorable experiences by exciting the senses of their audience: their customers.

By Craig Perry 9 Oct 2014 12:57

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

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