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alone could increase output by up to 50%, one of the biggest challenges facing the Kenyan agriculture industry is outdated technology...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

Launch of MiP toy robot in South Africa
Launch of MiP toy robot in South Africa

Launched at CES 2014 in the US and released worldwide in May 2014, the world's first commercially available balancing robot, MiP has arrived in South Africa.

26 Jun 2014 14:40

SA invention turns smartphones into mobile card machines
SA invention turns smartphones into mobile card machines

Developed by South African innovator Stafford Masie, Absa's Payment Pebble is a cashless mobile payment device that plugs into the 3.5mm audio jack of compatible smartphones and tablets to enable secure card payments.

26 Jun 2014 11:46

Xpertek Contact partners with Turnstyle Solutions for social Wi-Fi services
Xpertek Contact partners with Turnstyle Solutions for social Wi-Fi services

Xpertek Contact, the customer experience management division of the Xpertek Group, has partnered with Canadian-based Turnstyle Solutions to launch Turnstyle's cloud-based solution and products in southern Africa.

Issued by Xpertek Contact 20 Jun 2014 12:39

SAPHILA 2014 unveils smart vending machines

SAPHILA 2014, the biennial conference for SAP users, opens today 9 June at Sun City and SAP Africa will be demonstrating a smart vending machine, reinventing the retail vending market.

9 Jun 2014 13:18

Gear4 releases Espresso speaker range
Gear4 releases Espresso speaker range

Gear4 has released its Espresso wireless portable speaker range, designed to look like coffee mugs. Small but powerful, they come in in green, yellow, pink, cyan, black and orange.

4 Jun 2014 10:34

Danette Breitenbach
Big Brother is watching

Cyber crime is one of the top 10 risks for any business in the world today but despite this, IT security is often viewed as just a cost to business.

By Danette Breitenbach 2 Jun 2014 06:19

Kalahari.com launches gobii smartphone
Kalahari.com launches gobii smartphone

Kalahari.com has announced the arrival of gobii IIP and IVP dual-sim card smartphones, launching at R999 with 200MB of free Cell C data per month for the first year, thus providing internet access to more South Africans.

22 May 2014 11:19

Improving online retail experience with management systems
Improving online retail experience with management systems

In reviewing both the online South African retailers' challenges and some of the areas where consumers are experiencing extreme frustration, there are some proposed solutions that can assist companies in rectifying how they engage with their online customers.

16 May 2014 12:09

Biometric fingerprint authentication circumvents hackers
Biometric fingerprint authentication circumvents hackers

The use of biometric fingerprint authentication technology, currently used in Apple's iPhone 5S and Samsung S5, could be extended beyond device security reasons to ecommerce purposes in the near future.

6 May 2014 11:13

Mobile education apps shine in growth markets
Mobile education apps shine in growth markets

New research from MEF, a global community for mobile content and commerce, indicates that South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya are major adopters of mobile education apps and these growth markets demonstrate the value of such apps.

25 Apr 2014 12:28

Vijay Sai Pratap
The evolving business model for m-governance

A look at the evolving business model for (mobile governance) m-governance projects and the use of mobile technology as a catalyst for inclusive development.

By Vijay Sai Pratap 27 Mar 2014 14:00

SKA to redefine Africa's image
SKA to redefine Africa's image

Science and Technology Minister Derek Hanekom says the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) will transform perceptions of Africa as the continent is not usually seen as a location for cutting edge science and technology.

27 Mar 2014 11:48

Philips to establish research and innovation hub in Kenya
Philips to establish research and innovation hub in Kenya

Philips has announced the establishment of its Africa Innovation Hub in Nairobi, which is to work both on the creation of new inventions, as well as bringing them to the market.

26 Mar 2014 08:00

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