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Sony Xperia E = 4G LTE
Sony Xperia E = 4G LTE

Riding on the success of the Xperia E4 unveiling earlier this month, Sony Mobile Communications brings customers the exciting Xperia E4g smartphone, offering the same ease-of-use and powerful battery performance, with fast 4G LTE connectivity.

27 Feb 2015 16:04

High quality mounted cameras protect the fleet from fleecing
High quality mounted cameras protect the fleet from fleecing

Inadequate forward facing camera solutions that fail to capture correct data of an accident or driving incident can place fleet operators at risk of severe financial losses. This is according to Intelligent Telematics operations director Craig Lovell.

27 Feb 2015 15:40

It is time to scale-up or close up
It is time to scale-up or close up

The Ministry of Finance should be commended for allocating R3.5 billion in support of small business, however, the funds should also benefit 'scale-up' businesses to unlock their high-growth potential which could boost the South African economy. This is according to Heather Lowe, Head of Enterprise Development at FNB Business.

27 Feb 2015 15:33

[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 124: A packed show about an event, a women's academy and research
[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 124: A packed show about an event, a women's academy and research

On Thursday, 26 February 2015, Biz Takeouts Marketing and Media Radio show host Warren Harding (@bizWazza) has packed the hour long show with four guests. We were joined via Skype by Koo Govender, VWV Group Chief Executive Officer, following the launch and graduation of 25 students from the Phakama Women's Academy.

27 Feb 2015 12:57

E-commerce - a way to share the market while protecting market share
E-commerce - a way to share the market while protecting market share

African consumers are increasingly searching online platforms with commercial intent, which include querying prices of goods, and researching where one can purchase products or services. According to research by Google South Africa, there was an increase of 49% in query volumes in Nigeria, 37% in South Africa and 33% in Kenya, during 2014.

27 Feb 2015 11:12

Massmart 52-week HEPS down 10.2%
Massmart 52-week HEPS down 10.2%

Walmart-owned Massmart Holdings (MSM) has suffered a 10.2% drop in headline earnings per share (HEPS) to 509.7c in the year to December‚ missing market estimates.

26 Feb 2015 14:01

Spur Corporation H1 diluted HEPS down 28.2%
Spur Corporation H1 diluted HEPS down 28.2%

Spur Corporation (SUR) has reported a 28.2% decline in headline earnings per share (HEPS) to 61.15c in the six months to December from the year-earlier period.

26 Feb 2015 13:36

Publicis Groupe Epic Communications
Publicis Groupe Epic Communications

PARIS, FRANCE / JOHANNESBURG-CAPE TOWN, SA: Publicis Groupe has announced today the acquisition of the South Africa-based company Epic Communications, one of SA's leading independent integrated strategic communications agencies...

26 Feb 2015 13:15

Retail industry's mojo is mobile devices
Retail industry's mojo is mobile devices

Traditional retailers are in an intense battle against the world of online shopping in a desperate fight to save the high street. Right at the forefront of the battle is the mobile phone, and retail marketers and brand owners are just beginning to realise the key role it can play in reversing the trend of reduced store footfall and redressing the odds back in their favour. A key element in this fight back is harnessing the power of location-based marketing.

26 Feb 2015 12:59

Go get your McMuffin on, this National Breakfast Day
Go get your McMuffin on, this National Breakfast Day

Paying tribute to the most important meal of the day, McDonald's will be celebrating National Breakfast Day (#McDBreakfastDay) for the third consecutive year on 9 March 2015. Some 217 McDonald's restaurants across the country will each give away a free Egg McMuffin to the first 1000 people during specific breakfast hours, on a first-come-first-served basis.

26 Feb 2015 12:11

Service versus sales: a new era of customer demands
Service versus sales: a new era of customer demands

The advances in technology, economic pressures and shifting cultural norms have resulted in consumers looking for cheaper goods and more convenient ways of accessing them. New models of personal ownership are gaining attention in many industries based on the idea that people are increasingly interested in consuming and paying for temporary or limited access to goods and services, rather than purchasing them outright.

25 Feb 2015 07:59

[Design Indaba 2015] What to expect at this year's Expo
[Design Indaba 2015] What to expect at this year's Expo

The annual Design Indaba Expo is South Africa's showcase of high-end African design, exhibiting the wares of all the design sectors under one roof.

23 Feb 2015 10:09