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#EntrepreneurMonth: A premium African surf brand with global appeal
#EntrepreneurMonth: A premium African surf brand with global appeal

Little over a year ago, three friends with thriving creative careers embarked on a mission to combine their love of Africa with their passion for surfing...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 17 Oct 2017

UNITED STATES

Report reveals customer aftermarket is afterthought for manufacturers
Report reveals customer aftermarket is afterthought for manufacturers

A new report reveals discrepancies in how manufacturers and retailers view and approach post-purchase revenue, profit and relationship-building opportunities in the aftermarket service sector...

12 Oct 2017

GLOBAL

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Lego cuts jobs, overhauls business following drop in revenue

Iconic Danish toymaker Lego is set to shed 1,400 jobs after suffering its worst financial performance in over a decade...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 6 Sep 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

A selection of Sacatelle's branded bags.
#CSIMonth: The sustainability of bag advertising

Sacatelle founder, Ikey Bensimhon talks about the brand sustainability of bag advertising - they're walking billboards, when you think about it - and the success of branded bags in a world that's slowly moving away from disposable plastic...

By Leigh Andrews 11 Jul 2017

UNITED STATES

Samsung to invest $380m in new US plant
Samsung to invest $380m in new US plant

NEW YORK, US: Samsung plans to invest $380 million and hire nearly 1,000 workers for a new manufacturing plant for home appliances in South Carolina...

29 Jun 2017

GLOBAL

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Apple touts greater use of recycled metal in gadgets

Apple wants to "one day" end the need to mine materials from the earth to make its gadgets, the technology giant said in its annual environmental responsibility report out Thursday.

21 Apr 2017

UNITED STATES

Keurig agrees to $13.9bn buyout by private investors
Keurig agrees to $13.9bn buyout by private investors

NEW YORK - Keurig Green Mountain, maker of single-cup coffee pods and makers, said Monday it is being bought for $13.9 billion by a group of private investors led by JAB Holding Company...

8 Dec 2015

UNITED STATES

Wearables market surge led by Apple, Chinese makers
Wearables market surge led by Apple, Chinese makers

WASHINGTON - The global market for wearable tech surged in the third quarter, fueled by the Apple watch and gains from Chinese manufacturers, a market tracker said on Thursday...

4 Dec 2015

UNITED STATES

Amazon's Fire Stick streams Netflix, Hulu and others
Amazon's Fire Stick streams Netflix, Hulu and others

NEW YORK, USA: Amazon has unveiled a new media stick allowing users to stream content to television sets, challenging Google's Chromecast device released last year.

28 Oct 2014

UNITED STATES

Nokia name dropped from Lumia smartphones
Nokia name dropped from Lumia smartphones

WASHINGTON, USA: Microsoft said it is dropping the Nokia name from its Lumia smartphones following the purchase of the company earlier this year.

27 Oct 2014

UNITED STATES

Microsoft's earning are pie in the cloud
Microsoft's earning are pie in the cloud

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Microsoft reported quarterly profits ahead of most expectations, as revenues got a boost from its Xbox consoles and Internet "cloud" services for enterprises.

24 Oct 2014

UNITED STATES

Amazon's loss reaches $437m but outlook is confusing
Amazon's loss reaches $437m but outlook is confusing

NEW YORK, USA: Amazon says its loss in the last quarter rose to $437m after a series of product launches including new phones, tablets and television programs had failed to provide profits for the company.

24 Oct 2014

UNITED STATES

IBM sells chip unit but bleeds money
IBM sells chip unit but bleeds money

NEW YORK, USA: IBM reported a collapse of its third-quarter profits because of the $4.7bn cost of offloading its micro-chip business to GlobalFoundries.

21 Oct 2014

UNITED STATES

GTAT wants court to cancel Apple's sapphire contract
GTAT wants court to cancel Apple's sapphire contract

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: A supplier enlisted to make sapphire screens for Apple mobile devices has asked a bankruptcy court to free it from contracts that it branded "oppressive and burdensome."

14 Oct 2014

UNITED STATES

Hewlett-Packard to separate into two divisions
Hewlett-Packard to separate into two divisions

NEW YORK, USA: Hewlett-Packard said it would split into two separate, listed companies with its computer and printer businesses in one company and its corporate hardware and services operations in another.

7 Oct 2014

UNITED STATES

Adam Sandler to make four movies for Netflix
Adam Sandler to make four movies for Netflix

NEW YORK, USA: Netflix has signed comic actor Adam Sandler to produce four films exclusively for the streaming video group, expanding its foray into cinema.

3 Oct 2014

UNITED STATES

iPhone mess: software glitch and phones bend
iPhone mess: software glitch and phones bend

WASHINGTON, USA: Apple released and then abruptly pulled back an update for the iOS software used on the iPhone after users complained of bugs, including one that disabled cellular service.

26 Sep 2014

UNITED STATES

More than 10m iPhone 6 units sold last weekend
More than 10m iPhone 6 units sold last weekend

WASHINGTON, USA: Apple broke its sales record for an opening weekend delivering 10m iPhone 6 unites in the first three days and boasting it could have sold more if it had them.

23 Sep 2014

UNITED STATES

Samsung's 'phablet' Note 4 on sale from 17 October
Samsung's 'phablet' Note 4 on sale from 17 October

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Samsung announced that its eagerly-anticipated Note 4 "phablet" will be released on 17 October.

22 Sep 2014

UNITED STATES

Bezos in deal to build rocket engines
Bezos in deal to build rocket engines

WASHINGTON, USA: The aerospace company Blue Origin has struck a deal to build a US-made rocket engine that aims to eliminate reliance on Russian engines for American satellite launches.

19 Sep 2014

UNITED STATES

Apple's encryption tool locks out governments
Apple's encryption tool locks out governments

WASHINGTON, USA: Apple is rolling-out new privacy protection for iPhones and iPads, with a system that makes it impossible for the company to unlock a device even with a warrant.

19 Sep 2014

UNITED STATES

Android One smartphone to cost $105 in India
Android One smartphone to cost $105 in India

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Google has launched a $105 smartphone in India, taking aim at emerging markets as part of an initiative called Android One.

16 Sep 2014

UNITED STATES

Record demand for iPhone 6
Record demand for iPhone 6

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Apple said it had received record pre-orders for its new iPhone models, and that some customers will have to wait for the larger-screen versions of the smartphones.

16 Sep 2014

UNITED STATES

Details of Apple's iWatch and iPhone 6
Details of Apple's iWatch and iPhone 6

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Apple has moved to recapture its role as a technology trend-setter with its highly anticipated smartwatch and two large-screen versions of the iPhone.

11 Sep 2014

UNITED STATES

Apple launches iWatch and new iPhone 6 as predicted
Apple launches iWatch and new iPhone 6 as predicted

CUPERTINO, USA: All the frenzy over Apple's launch of its new product line-up ahead of the festive shopping season turned into a bit of a damp squib with Apple announcing, as expected, a new iWatch and a new iPhone 6

10 Sep 2014

UNITED STATES

Apple frenzy but silence is maintained
Apple frenzy but silence is maintained

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: It is a marketing strategy that few experts would recommend and even fewer companies can pull off.

9 Sep 2014

UNITED STATES

Motorola's new smartwatch and smartphones
Motorola's new smartwatch and smartphones

WASHINGTON - Motorola has started launched its new smartwatch, in a series of product launches which could be the last before the Google-owned electronics firm is taken over by China's Lenovo.

8 Sep 2014

UNITED STATES

Tablet sales slow as PC sales rise
Tablet sales slow as PC sales rise

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Tablets won't eclipse personal computers as fast as once thought, according to studies by market tracker International Data Corporation (IDC).

2 Sep 2014

UNITED STATES

iWatch expected to be launched at Apple next event
iWatch expected to be launched at Apple next event

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Apple will unveil an "iWatch" in September with the manufacturer of the iPhone finally embarking on its much-rumoured foray into wearable computing, technology news website Re/code says.

28 Aug 2014

UNITED STATES

Cheap smartphones boost Android platform
Cheap smartphones boost Android platform

WASHINGTON, USA: A rise in low-cost smartphone sales, notably in emerging markets, helped Google's Android platform extend its dominance in the mobile market in the second quarter according to a survey released this week.

15 Aug 2014

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