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Democratising AR, bringing content to life with Zappar
Democratising AR, bringing content to life with Zappar

"Part of our mission in business has always been to democratise AR and truly make it a mass-market proposition."

By Cari Coetzee 2 days ago

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Airlines urged to embrace e-commerce

African airlines have been urged to embrace e-commerce and digital technologies to become more profitable...

By Peterson Tumwebaze 17 Nov 2017

New leadership take helm at Samsung Electronics
New leadership take helm at Samsung Electronics

Announcing new leadership at Samsung Electronics, presidents Kinam Kim, Hyunsuk (HS) Kim, and Dongjin (DJ) Koh will succeed vice chairman Oh-Hyun Kwon, presidents Boo-Keun Yoon and Jong-Kyun Shin, respectively, as heads of the Device Solutions, Consumer Electronics, and Integrated Mobile Divisions...

16 Nov 2017

Digital coupon redemptions predicted to reach $91bn by 2022
Digital coupon redemptions predicted to reach $91bn by 2022

According to a new study from Juniper Research, the value of digital coupon redemptions will surge to $91 billion by 2022, up from $47 billion in 2017...

15 Nov 2017

Woolworths forges ahead with digital strategy
Woolworths forges ahead with digital strategy

Woolworths is investing confidently in its digital strategy, as global retail trends reveal steady growth in online shopping and tech-savvy instore customer experiences...

15 Nov 2017

Mastercard-Spazapp collaboration brings cashless payments to informal retailers
Mastercard-Spazapp collaboration brings cashless payments to informal retailers

Mastercard is collaborating with Durban-based tech company Spazapp, to bring secure and convenient mobile payments to thousands of informal traders...

15 Nov 2017

Hisense acquires Toshiba television business
Hisense acquires Toshiba television business

Hisense Electric, the publicly listed subsidiary of Hisense Group, has agreed to purchase 95% of the shares of Toshiba Visual Solutions Corporation for 12.9 billion Japanese Yen...

14 Nov 2017

Meat without animals to hit shelves in 2021
Meat without animals to hit shelves in 2021

A growing number of startups are trying to produce meat products without using animals, with a view to addressing concerns about animal welfare and the carbon footprint of meat...

10 Nov 2017

Jason Peisl, PnP's information systems executive. Photo: YouTube
#AfricaCom: How Bitcoin made PnP sexy and other stories

One of the unplanned, but positive, spin offs from Pick n Pay's (PnP) Bitcoin experiment is that it has made retail sexier in attracting talent...

By Nicci Botha 9 Nov 2017

Google Shopping showing exponential growth for early adopters
Google Shopping showing exponential growth for early adopters

Google Shopping is making its mark, with some retailers showing a return on investment percentages measured in the thousands...

By Adriaan Strydom 6 Nov 2017

Buy a card machine and accept payments on the go!
Buy a card machine and accept payments on the go!

Small business owners that move around to sell their goods and services have been able to increase revenue thanks to Sureswipe's Move payment solution...

Issued by Sureswipe 6 Nov 2017

Airport retail gets virtual at OR Tambo
Airport retail gets virtual at OR Tambo

A millimetre-accurate map now allows OR Tambo International Airport visitors to navigate around retailers in the domestic and international terminals...

3 Nov 2017

Tips for shopping online safely this festive season
Tips for shopping online safely this festive season

Online retail is a huge business today, with an increasing number of consumers across the world turning to the internet to buy products and services...

3 Nov 2017

Market-disrupting Dyson Supersonic hair dryer now in SA
Market-disrupting Dyson Supersonic hair dryer now in SA

Home appliance company, Dyson, has made waves in the hair care market with the launch of its Supersonic hair dryer, which has just arrived in South Africa.

1 Nov 2017

Netshield introduces online store
Netshield introduces online store

Technology hardware, software, and services supplier, Netshield, is expanding its customer and reseller support with the introduction of an online store in South Africa...

31 Oct 2017

Amazon stretches delivery arm inside houses
Amazon stretches delivery arm inside houses

SAN FRANCISCO, US: Amazon stretched its delivery arm inside homes on Wednesday with a smart lock and camera combination that also signalled a move into home security...

27 Oct 2017

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Digitisation, smart agriculture shaping the future of the African chemicals market

The use of smart agriculture will promote the appropriate use of agricultural chemicals and drive additional chemical sales as Africa boosts it's below average use of these inputs...

27 Oct 2017

Harnessing the power of exponential technology in business
Harnessing the power of exponential technology in business

Humanity needs to 'unlearn' the traditional ways of doing things in order to remain relevant. This is according to Willem Van Der Post, who is a qualified chartered accountant, exponential technology expert...

26 Oct 2017

Mastercard, Yoco to bring cashless payments to another 15,000 SMEs
Mastercard, Yoco to bring cashless payments to another 15,000 SMEs

Local fintech company Yoco and Mastercard have announced a collaboration that will see the rolling out of 15,000 mobile Point of Sale devices to small and medium-sized businesses...

26 Oct 2017

Roambee enables digitisation for enterprise supply chain, logistics
Roambee enables digitisation for enterprise supply chain, logistics

IoT smart logistics and asset monitoring company, Roambee, has introduced mobile monitoring technology that combines BLE/Wi-Fi/GSM hotspots and beacons to provide granular visibility for package-level delivery and asset management...

25 Oct 2017

Can technology help fashion clean up its act?
Can technology help fashion clean up its act?

Chemical waste, mass production and consumerism are all byproducts of an industrialised global economy...

By Suzanne Mancini 25 Oct 2017

The world of payments is changing fast
The world of payments is changing fast

The services offered by traditional banks are too restrictive for what smaller retailers require and many of them are looking for alternative solutions...

By Paul Kent 20 Oct 2017

Top 50 EMEA cloud innovators announced
Top 50 EMEA cloud innovators announced

The Top 50 EMEA Cloud Climbers Report, which recognises the top fifty EMEA businesses innovating in the cloud, is the first study of its kind explicitly dedicated to cloud computing's transformational business impact...

20 Oct 2017

#EntrepreneurMonth: Go out there and do something that you love
#EntrepreneurMonth: Go out there and do something that you love

A startup born in a dorm room in 2007 is now a successful business with 36 stores around the country. To date, weFix has expertly repaired smartphones as well as tablets, laptops, and DJI drones for over 700,000 customers...

By Ilse van den Berg 20 Oct 2017

African tourism trends in the age of developing smart cities
African tourism trends in the age of developing smart cities

Using data to understand travellers' spending behaviours, their habits as well as their preferences, has the power to increase the number of customers and the spend...

By Elias Aad 19 Oct 2017

SA's digital coupon uptake - SnapnSave reports R40m in sales for brand partners
SA's digital coupon uptake - SnapnSave reports R40m in sales for brand partners

South African cashback coupon app, SnapnSave, has reported over R40m in retail sales, 50 million impressions and 7 million engagements for its brand partners...

17 Oct 2017

Shyft crowned MTN Business App of the Year
Shyft crowned MTN Business App of the Year

At the 2017 MTN Business App of the Year Awards, which took place on Thursday, 12 October 2017, Shyft was named the overall winner...

13 Oct 2017

Nigeria's VoomNow starts exporting local produce
Nigeria's VoomNow starts exporting local produce

Nigerian assisted shopping startup VoomNow has started exporting local produce to the United States (US), making local food stuffs such as catfish, egusi and noodles available...

By Tom Jackson 13 Oct 2017

Growing need for greater, tech-enabled supply chain visibility
Growing need for greater, tech-enabled supply chain visibility

The need for importers to view their supply chain processes as real assets rather than just a means to an end is now more important than ever...

12 Oct 2017

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