A Cape Town-based fintech business, Electrum, is providing retailers and banks with the technology platform that they need to connect their systems to Value Added Services (VAS) providers and sell VAS, which earns retailers hundreds of millions of rands.
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SEOUL: Alibaba's payment affiliate Ant Financial will invest $200 million in a unit of South Korean messaging giant Kakao, the companies said on Tuesday, the Chinese firm's latest step to expand its global reach.
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Online retailers have led the charge when it comes to the early adoption of technology to enable better customer experience. However, despite a growing appetite for virtual reality (VR), its use in retail has largely been a novelty. But this is set to change.
Daryn Mason 3 days ago
Nigerian contemporary lifestyle retail group, The Style Group is offering fashion, accessories and design services via modern social media commerce. In the booming social media and e-commerce market of Nigeria, its model is a hit and is reaching thousands of Nigerians eager to shop online.
17 Feb 2017
WASHINGTON – Google announced on Thursday it was launching voice-activated shopping from its artificial intelligence-powered Home speaker, in a direct challenge to Amazon's Alexa devices.
17 Feb 2017
The retail space is changing drastically through the evolution of technology, such as artificial intelligence (AI), which can offer retailers better control over stock flows and better customer service. This technology, and in particular machine learning, can step in to help retailers cater to the needs of their customers in smarter ways.
Bradley Elliott 16 Feb 2017