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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

Johan Walters
Augment your marketing mix

We all know that traditional marketing has evolved significantly. Having worked in the digital marketing industry for over a decade, I've seen new media continue to develop considerably and introduce AR marketing...

By Johan Walters, Issued by Digital Narrative 3 Sep 2014 10:11

Cycling app gets Food Lover's Market customers moving
Cycling app gets Food Lover's Market customers moving

Food Lover's Market has introduced the innovative running and bicycling app, Strava to get its employees and consumers active through #lovethebike. In the first seven days, entrants have already ridden for 819.22 hours, over 17,361.31 kilometres and burnt 523,915.62 calories.

1 Sep 2014 09:50

Evolution of point-of-sale systems
Evolution of point-of-sale systems

The evolution of the point-of-sale system (POS) from clumsy cash registers to self-serve checkout lines has led to its adoption by the world. Most people pass through a POS at some stage in the day, without thinking about the systems behind the POS.

29 Aug 2014 12:38

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

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