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Google profit up 41%, but short of forecasts

2015-01-30 11:55

Google has reported that its profit in the recently ended quarter jumped, but the leap fell short of market expectations.

Amazon takes on Microsoft with email offer

2015-01-30 07:21

Amazon has announced plans to offer a cloud-based email and calendar service to directly compete with Microsoft Outlook.

Uber targets 'revolutionising' SA transport

2015-01-29 08:33

Ride hailing service Uber is intent on changing the way South Africans think about transport, but the company says it is also fighting a 'dated regulatory' framework.

Festive season 'burns' SA online retailers

2015-01-21 13:19

South African retailers let their greed get the better of them and lost money over the festive season to criminal gangs, according to a local digital payments company.

Naspers looking to sell Polish business - sources

2015-01-14 22:00

South African e-commerce and media firm Naspers is looking to sell its Polish operations, including Eastern Europe's largest web auction service Allegro.

Spotify rockets to 15 million paying users

2015-01-14 09:04

Spotify says it has 15 million paying subscribers, boosting claims that its revolutionary and controversial model can work.

‘We’re sad to see Kalahari brand go’

2015-01-09 10:45

Readers of Fin24 have reacted to takealot CEO Kim Reid’s comments about the Kalahari e-commerce brand being discontinued in future.

Almost conned out of thousands and gadgets

2015-01-08 14:40

A Fin24 user shares her huge wake-up call on the online selling/buying platform, and found the only way not to get conned is to take cash only.

Green light for Kalahari-takealot merger

2015-01-05 15:33

The competition commission has approved a merger deal between local e-tailers Kalahari.com and takealot.com on certain conditions.

Glitch hits FNB website

2014-12-23 14:47

First National Bank has experienced minor website problems as its internet banking portal partially went down.

Uber plans tighter screening for drivers

2014-12-18 10:50

Tech firm Uber, which has had a driver accused of rape in New Delhi, said it was exploring adding new methods to verify drivers' credentials to make its service safer.

Amazon workers strike in Germany

2014-12-15 14:40

Workers at Amazon warehouses in Germany have started a fresh three-day strike to press their demands for better pay and conditions.

Amazon job posts hint at global ambitions

2014-12-12 08:02

Amazon.com is considering expanding its same-day delivery programme globally, recent job listings show.

EBay may slash thousands of jobs

2014-12-11 09:05

US online retail giant eBay may slash thousands of jobs early in 2015 as it prepares to separate from PayPal to become an independent company, a report says.

Amazon warns US over drone policy limbo

2014-12-09 07:50

Amazon, keen to blaze a trail with delivery by drone, is threatening to take much of its research for the plan outside the US amid frustrations with regulators.

Uber driver accused of rape, was arrested for assault

2014-12-08 10:15

An Uber taxi driver will appear in an Indian court, accused of raping a young female passenger, as the popular US online ride-hailing service comes under fire.

Uber doubles in value to $40bn

2014-12-05 08:05

Ride-sharing start-up Uber is now valued at $40bn, twice what it was worth six months ago, after raising a fresh $1.2bn in funding.

Foschini joins SA’s e-tailer march

2014-11-27 12:58

The Foschini Group (TFG) is chasing down online sales as its follows in the footsteps of Mr Price and Woolworths by switching on e-commerce capabilities for its stores.

Celebrating SA success on the global stage – Naspers and Glencore

2014-11-25 16:14

Alec Hogg looks at the global success of Koos Bekker and Ivan Glasenberg, two South African born and bred entrepreneurs whose businesses are in the news today.

Companies slow to develop mobile apps

2014-11-24 12:27

Slow deployment of mobile applications present a real risk to companies as they ignore the move toward mobile at their peril, new research shows.

Spotify boosts staff as competition heats up

2014-11-19 11:31

Spotify, the world's largest online music streaming service, plans to boost its staff numbers by a third, its co-founder and chief executive has said.

Online threat to UnionPay

2014-11-13 11:50

Chinese bank card operator UnionPay face a big threat from online payment providers such as Alipay.

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Charlie Stewart, CEO of Rodgerwilco, joins us in studio to speak about e-commerce in South Africa. He gives budding e-entrepreneurs advice on creating a successful business in the South African e-commerce space. Watch.

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Alibaba open to working with Apple on payments

2014-10-28 11:49

Alibaba Group Holdings executive chair Jack Ma has said he's open to working with Apple on mobile payments.

Rare Rivonia trial artefacts up for sale online

2014-10-23 12:30

Rare artefacts from the Rivonia trial have been put up for sale on a classifieds website.

 

Credit card habits reveal your identity

2015-01-30 09:53

Just four bits of information gleaned from a shopper's credit card can be used to identify almost anyone.

Protest against Uber rocks Cape Town

2015-01-29 12:07

Metered taxi drivers have expressed their outrage at internet ride hailing company Uber's operations in Cape Town.

Uber limits price hikes in snowstorm

2015-01-28 13:36

Uber has told New York City customers that it will charge no more than 2.8 times the usual fare for trips during a snowstorm.

Ex-Mt Gox CEO investigated as Silk Road mastermind

2015-01-19 07:18

A US agent has testified that the former chief of the Mt Gox bitcoin exchange, Mark Karpeles, might have been the mastermind behind Silk Road.

Alibaba buys stake in digital marketing firm

2015-01-14 16:45

E-commerce giant Alibaba will take a majority stake in AdChina, which calls itself China's leading digital marketing platform, to develop online and mobile marketing.

India online property bubble blooms

2015-01-12 12:16

Driven by expectations that years of property market slowdown may come to an end soon, investment in online property portals has jumped five-fold to $193m in 2014.

China taxi driver law hurts Uber

2015-01-09 07:55

Chinese regulators have banned drivers of private cars from offering services through ride-hailing apps, adding a new legal hurdle to Uber's global expansion.

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E-commerce brand Kalahari.com will eventually be discontinued as the business will be folded into takealot.com after a merger deal was given the go-ahead this week.

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How to fight back if you've been scammed online

2014-12-24 10:40

Criminals are intent on scamming people during the holiday season and they will happily use online classifieds to do so. But you can get your own back.

Taiwan hits Uber with millions in fines

2014-12-23 12:40

Taiwan has slapped a string of fines on app-based taxi service Uber for operating illegally.

Uber brings Christmas shopping relief to SA

2014-12-18 08:20

With Christmas around the corner and malls being packed with shoppers, an online partnership between Uber and kalahari hopes to bring back the "ho ho ho" into the festive season.

Orange SA store 'won't sell junk'

2014-12-12 08:55

Orange has committed to sell products that are fully supported by manufacture warranty and offer customer support as its physical store prepares to begin trading.

SA e-commerce ‘grows up’

2014-12-11 14:46

The number of merchants using South African e-commerce payment gateway PayGate has doubled this year, indicating an uptick in online shopping in the country.

US prosecutors sue Uber

2014-12-10 13:59

California prosecutors have sued Uber over the ride-booking company's background checks of drivers and other allegations.

Amazon hit by pre-Christmas season strike

2014-12-08 14:48

Workers have gone on strike at a German site of Amazon, aiming to hit the US online retail giant in the busy pre-Christmas season amid a long-running pay dispute.

Here's what SA is buying online for Christmas

2014-12-05 11:35

As the world races toward the shopping season, an online retailer has revealed the top gifts for 2014.

Cyber Monday extends long shopping weekend

2014-12-01 10:38

Millions of Americans are planning on snapping up Cyber Monday deals after a long Thanksgiving shopping weekend saw fewer shoppers and lower spending than last year.

Celebrating SA success on the global stage

2014-11-25 19:38

Alec Hogg looks at the global success of Koos Bekker and Ivan Glasenberg, two South African born and bred entrepreneurs.

Tencent drives profit increase at Naspers

2014-11-25 12:09

Naspers has reported a 22% increase in first-half earnings, helped by a strong contribution from Hong Kong-based internet business Tencent.

Toy maker Mattel pulls Barbie computer book off Amazon

2014-11-20 08:55

Mattel has raced to pull an offensive Barbie book off Amazon after a social media storm over the content that appears to dismiss young women.

Mr Price online sales grow 195.3% in SA

2014-11-17 16:57

Online sales for clothing retailer Mr Price Group have increased by 195.3% to R44.7m in South Africa for the half year period ending 27 September.

Amazon stuns rivals with back chat speaker

2014-11-07 08:25

Internet retail titan Amazon has introduced a home virtual assistant always at the ready to answer questions, fetch news, play music or help with to-do lists.

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Charlie Stewart, CEO of Rodgerwilco, joins us in studio to speak about e-commerce in South Africa. He says, in 2014, South Africans will spend R6bn online. Watch to find out why this number is less impressive than it seems...

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Apple CEO furious as retailers block Pay

2014-10-28 07:48

Apple CEO Tim Cook fired back at CVS and Rite Aid after the drugstore chains blocked the iPhone maker's mobile payments service.

Outcry over double charges on Apple Pay

2014-10-23 07:42

A glitch in Apple's new mobile payment system, Apple Pay, has caused some Bank of America customers to get charged twice for a single transaction.

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