The Technology community of South Africahttp://www.bizcommunity.com//196/185.htmlSouth Africa Technology news15Technology news - South Africahttp://biz-file.com/res/img/logo.gifBizcommunity.comhttp://www.bizcommunity.com/en-usMon, 22 May 2017 21:06:53 +0200Nine global trends in food and beveragehttp://www.bizcommunity.com/Article/196/168/162148.html<p><img src="http://c.biz-file.com/c/1705/393191-120x120.jpg?2" alt="Nine global trends in food and beverage" width="120" height="120" align="left" />Globally, food and beverage (F&B) are playing an increasingly important role in the reason people visit shopping centres, sometimes superseding consumers' attraction to retailers themselves.<br> <a href="http://www.bizcommunity.com/Article/196/168/162148.html">Read more...</a> | <a href="http://www.bizcommunity.com/SendToFriend.aspx?l=196&c=168&ct=1&ci=162148">Send to a friend</a></p><div style="clear:left"></div>http://www.bizcommunity.com/Article/196/168/162148.htmlMon, 22 May 2017 09:27:00 +0200Bizcommunity Technology South AfricaPriceCheck Tech and E-Commerce Awards open for nominations in Junehttp://www.bizcommunity.com/Article/196/394/162083.html<p><img src="http://c.biz-file.com/c/1705/392980-120x120.jpg?2" alt="PriceCheck Tech & E-Commerce Awards 2016 award winners" width="120" height="120" align="left" /><br><span >PriceCheck Tech & E-Commerce Awards 2016 award winners&lt;/span>Nominations for entries into this year's PriceCheck Tech and E-Commerce Awards will open on 1 June and close on 15 June 2017. Voting will run from 3-28 July.<br> <a href="http://www.bizcommunity.com/Article/196/394/162083.html">Read more...</a> | <a href="http://www.bizcommunity.com/SendToFriend.aspx?l=196&c=394&ct=1&ci=162083">Send to a friend</a></p><div style="clear:left"></div>http://www.bizcommunity.com/Article/196/394/162083.htmlFri, 19 May 2017 12:50:00 +0200Bizcommunity Technology South AfricaContactless payments forecast to exceed $1tn by 2019http://www.bizcommunity.com/Article/196/163/161840.html<p><img src="http://c.biz-file.com/c/1705/392279-120x120.jpg?2" alt="Contactless payments forecast to exceed $1tn by 2019" width="120" height="120" align="left" /><br><span >©Tyler Olson via [[www.123RF.com 123RF]]&lt;/span>According to new data from fintech analysts Juniper Research, the global value of contactless transactions made via payment cards, mobile and wearables, will reach $1.3 trillion by 2019, more than doubling from an estimated $590 billion in 2017.<br> <a href="http://www.bizcommunity.com/Article/196/163/161840.html">Read more...</a> | <a href="http://www.bizcommunity.com/SendToFriend.aspx?l=196&c=163&ct=1&ci=161840">Send to a friend</a></p><div style="clear:left"></div>http://www.bizcommunity.com/Article/196/163/161840.htmlTue, 16 May 2017 09:35:00 +0200Bizcommunity Technology South AfricaE-commerce platform for local artisans launches in Western Cape, KZNhttp://www.bizcommunity.com/Article/196/394/161808.html<p><img src="http://c.biz-file.com/c/1705/392189-120x120.jpg?1" alt="E-commerce platform for local artisans launches in Western Cape, KZN" width="120" height="120" align="left" />A new app ecosystem, <a href="http://www.getadvance.net" target="_blank">Advance</a>, allows people to order their favourite artisanal and handcrafted goods from local producers online or using the app, and then collect them in-store or at a local market or pick-up point.<br> <a href="http://www.bizcommunity.com/Article/196/394/161808.html">Read more...</a> | <a href="http://www.bizcommunity.com/SendToFriend.aspx?l=196&c=394&ct=1&ci=161808">Send to a friend</a></p><div style="clear:left"></div>http://www.bizcommunity.com/Article/196/394/161808.htmlMon, 15 May 2017 12:00:00 +0200Bizcommunity Technology South AfricaTetra Pak introduces new digital serviceshttp://www.bizcommunity.com/Article/196/185/161612.html<p><img src="http://c.biz-file.com/c/1705/391610-120x120.jpg?2" alt="Tetra Pak introduces new digital services" width="120" height="120" align="left" /><br><span >©06photo via [[www.123RF.com 123RF]]&lt;/span>Global processing and packaging firm Tetra Pak has pioneered a new generation of digital technologies to boost efficiency for customers. These focus on improving the ability to predict machine errors, accelerating response times and giving the customer faster, direct access to the group's global expertise.<br> <a href="http://www.bizcommunity.com/Article/196/185/161612.html">Read more...</a> | <a href="http://www.bizcommunity.com/SendToFriend.aspx?l=196&c=185&ct=1&ci=161612">Send to a friend</a></p><div style="clear:left"></div>http://www.bizcommunity.com/Article/196/185/161612.htmlWed, 10 May 2017 14:22:00 +0200Bizcommunity Technology South AfricaKerridge Commercial Systems acquires IQ Retailhttp://www.bizcommunity.com/Article/196/185/161551.html<p><img src="http://c.biz-file.com/c/1705/391406-120x120.jpg?2" alt="Kerridge Commercial Systems acquires IQ Retail" width="120" height="120" align="left" /><br><span >©Lilyana Vynogradova via [[www.123RF.com 123RF]]&lt;/span>Kerridge Commercial Systems (KCS), a global provider of software solutions to the retail, wholesale, merchant and distribution market, has reached an agreement to acquire Stellenbosch-based IQ Retail.<br> <a href="http://www.bizcommunity.com/Article/196/185/161551.html">Read more...</a> | <a href="http://www.bizcommunity.com/SendToFriend.aspx?l=196&c=185&ct=1&ci=161551">Send to a friend</a></p><div style="clear:left"></div>http://www.bizcommunity.com/Article/196/185/161551.htmlWed, 10 May 2017 08:30:00 +0200Bizcommunity Technology South Africa'Smart' denim promises touchscreen tech clotheshttp://www.bizcommunity.com/Article/196/185/161374.html<p><img src="http://c.biz-file.com/c/1705/390913-120x120.jpg?1" alt="'Smart' denim promises touchscreen tech clothes" width="120" height="120" align="left" />PARIS, France - A young man in a white t-shirt pulls on a dark blue denim trucker jacket, tucks his smartphone in an inside pocket and puts in-ear headphones in his right ear. He mounts a fixed-gear bike with flat, slightly curved wide handlebars. Riding through the streets of San Francisco, he occasionally taps or swipes his right hand over the left cuff of his jacket, as the directions he's listening to continually pop up on the screen of this advertisement.<br> <a href="http://www.bizcommunity.com/Article/196/185/161374.html">Read more...</a> | <a href="http://www.bizcommunity.com/SendToFriend.aspx?l=196&c=185&ct=1&ci=161374">Send to a friend</a></p><div style="clear:left"></div>http://www.bizcommunity.com/Article/196/185/161374.htmlFri, 05 May 2017 14:15:00 +0200Bizcommunity Technology South AfricaNew smoke-free alternative to cigarettes launches in SAhttp://www.bizcommunity.com/Article/196/185/161348.html<p><img src="http://c.biz-file.com/c/1705/390844-120x120.jpg?2" alt="New smoke-free alternative to cigarettes launches in SA" width="120" height="120" align="left" />Philip Morris International (PMI), makers of Marlboro and Chesterfield, has launched IQOS, a tobacco heating system designed to heat rather than burn tobacco in South Africa.<br> <a href="http://www.bizcommunity.com/Article/196/185/161348.html">Read more...</a> | <a href="http://www.bizcommunity.com/SendToFriend.aspx?l=196&c=185&ct=1&ci=161348">Send to a friend</a></p><div style="clear:left"></div>http://www.bizcommunity.com/Article/196/185/161348.htmlFri, 05 May 2017 10:47:00 +0200Bizcommunity Technology South AfricaTurning the whole world into an interactive billboard with ARhttp://www.bizcommunity.com/Article/196/16/161275.html<p><img src="http://c.biz-file.com/c/1705/390651-120x120.jpg?3" alt="(c) s4svisuals -" width="120" height="120" align="left" /><br><span >(c) s4svisuals - [[www.123rf.com 123RF.com]]&lt;/span>Augmented reality campaigns are taking off internationally with progressive brands using the technology to turn every available surface into a virtual billboard. As cellphone manufacturers plough money into AR capability, local brands should be looking to do the same.<br> <a href="http://www.bizcommunity.com/Article/196/16/161275.html">Read more...</a> | <a href="http://www.bizcommunity.com/SendToFriend.aspx?l=196&c=16&ct=1&ci=161275">Send to a friend</a></p><div style="clear:left"></div>http://www.bizcommunity.com/Article/196/16/161275.htmlThu, 04 May 2017 11:00:00 +0200Bizcommunity Technology South AfricaNeed for native speakers to create multilingual chatbotshttp://www.bizcommunity.com/Article/196/743/161213.html<p><img src="http://c.biz-file.com/c/1705/390578-120x120.jpg?2" alt="Need for native speakers to create multilingual chatbots" width="120" height="120" align="left" />South Africa's eleven official languages offer businesses a unique landscape to engage customers and raise their experiences.<br> <a href="http://www.bizcommunity.com/Article/196/743/161213.html">Read more...</a> | <a href="http://www.bizcommunity.com/SendToFriend.aspx?l=196&c=743&ct=1&ci=161213">Send to a friend</a></p><div style="clear:left"></div>http://www.bizcommunity.com/Article/196/743/161213.htmlThu, 04 May 2017 09:20:00 +0200Bizcommunity Technology South Africa