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Don't get scammed online: Easy tips

2014-04-09 14:00

As more people go online to conduct financial transactions, criminals are increasingly turning their attention to them.

Tech driving new SA banking strategy

2014-04-08 11:32

The line between financial institutions and retailers is becoming thin as banks go on the charm offensive with technology rewards as a way to appeal to customers.

Phishers target personal data, cash

2014-04-03 14:33

Cyber crooks are pushing up their efforts to target financial information, a report on their activity suggests.

US says Bitcoin is taxable as property

2014-03-26 11:02

The US tax authority has ruled that Bitcoin will be taxed as property, like stocks or real estate, rather than as a basic currency.

Washington Post expands digital access

2014-03-19 13:41

The Washington Post has said it would offer free digital access to its news offerings to subscribers of six newspapers in other parts of the US.

Naspers plunges after Tencent hammering

2014-03-14 12:03

Naspers, which owns over a third of China's internet giant Tencent, has taken a beating on the JSE after a sell-off in Tencent shares.

Bitcoin 'creator': It's not me

2014-03-07 09:46

A man named as being the enigmatic creator of Bitcoin on Thursday denied having a role in the virtual currency, telling reporters he was not involved.

Tencent deal of $400m on the cards

2014-02-17 17:01

Tencent, one of China's biggest internet companies, is set to announce a deal to purchase a stake in a restaurant ratings and group buying website.

Bitcoin plunges after withdrawal halt

2014-02-11 10:16

The price of the digital currency bitcoin has slid to its lowest level in nearly two months after bitcoin digital marketplace Mt Gox halted withdrawals indefinitely.

Kindle tests Brazil's retail jungle

2014-02-07 22:00

Amazon has started selling its Kindle online in Brazil, expanding from ebooks into retail for the first time in Latin America's biggest market.

Citizens police pricing with smartphone app

2014-02-07 08:37

A free smartphone application has encouraged more than 70 000 Argentines to become citizen-cops as they shop.

SA eyes VAT on e-books, apps, games

2014-01-31 11:00

The South African government intends taxing digital products and services that have so far evaded VAT.

Argentina puts more curbs on internet shopping

2014-01-22 12:00

Argentina's government is restricting online purchases in its latest effort to curb capital flight.

Young people 'embracing' online shopping

2014-01-21 11:30

A global survey of consumers has found that the younger generation is particularly making use of online channels to conduct shopping, though they are most concerned about security.

Top India Bitcoin operator halts trade

2013-12-27 17:47

India's biggest Bitcoin trading platform has suspended operations after the central bank warned against the risks of using virtual money.

Mandela brand 'polluted' by online marketing

2013-12-12 10:41

As the country mourns the death of Nelson Mandela, many traders - online and offline - have jumped on the name to sell everything from blankets to electronics.

Security fear limits online banking - survey

2013-12-03 14:31

Despite the widespread use of online banking applications, a security company says that the risk posed by malware puts more users off using the service.

Technology can 'boost' Christmas shopping

2013-11-28 14:10

Retailers should exploit a range of technologies to boost sales and engage customers, an industry insider has asserted.

Trends in SA's online shopping scene

2013-11-27 17:37

Online shopping in South Africa is on the increase and Fin24 asked Krishna Motukuri, CEO of spree, to set the scene.

Standard Bank app lands on Windows Phone

2013-11-11 09:15

Standard Bank has made its application available for the Windows Phone operating system, the company announced.

Online marketing a key strategy - industry experts

2013-10-14 14:00

Online marketing is a growing trend in South Africa, despite low numbers compared to traditional mediums, industry players agree.

Google releases digital wallet app for iPhone

2013-09-20 08:42

Google is bringing its digital wallet to the iPhone in its latest attempt to upstage Apple on its own popular device.

FNB eBucks deal to expand rewards programme

2013-09-12 08:00

The First National Bank and Shoprite Holdings reward programme partnership is intended to expand loyalty programmes to a wider audience, the bank said.

Buzzers tweet for money in Indonesia

2013-08-23 07:35

In Indonesia's capital Jakarta, a buzzer is not an alarm, but someone with a Twitter account and more than 2 000 followers who is paid to tweet.

Banks, e-commerce players set for battle

2013-08-06 07:58

A major storm looks set to rock the online scene as some of the country’s largest e-commerce players square up against its biggest banking powers over fraud.

 

SA online loan provider bypasses banks

2014-04-08 14:35

A new start-up aims to help out borrows with a digital platform that directly links them to investors.

SA 'aware' of online classified scams

2014-04-08 09:30

South Africans are generally aware that they have to practice safety when dealing with online classifieds buyers and sellers, a provider has said.

Samsung 'most popular' on Gumtree in SA

2014-04-02 11:01

Samsung devices are growing in popularity as the ideal smartphone platform if results from an online classifieds site are anything to go by.

Google, Facebook drive mobile advertising

2014-03-20 11:00

The market for mobile device advertising doubled in 2013 to $17.9bn and is on pace for strong gains this year, led by Facebook and Google, a market tracker has said.

FNB considering fingerprint ATMs

2014-03-19 08:29

Fingerprint recognition technology may make an appearance at your nearest FNB ATM soon, the bank hinted.

Bitcoin exchange faced mountain of hacker attacks

2014-03-10 07:25

Bitcoin exchange MtGox has faced massive hacker offensives, coming under some 150 000 DDoS attacks per second for several days ahead of its spectacular failure.

Apple files appeal in e-book antitrust case

2014-02-26 18:23

Apple has filed an appeal against a judge's finding that it violated antitrust laws by manipulating electronic book prices, stating this "is a radical departure" from modern antitrust laws.

Women fall prey to web love scams

2014-02-14 20:35

Soaring numbers of Singaporeans - mostly women - are falling victim to "internet love scams" police said in a Valentine's Day warning.

Fingerprints could fight social grant fraud in SA

2014-02-10 09:31

Biometric technology could reduce the corruption in the payment of social grants in South Africa because it is more secure than PIN (Personal Identification Number) cards.

Fingerprint ATMs: Will thieves cut off your fingers?

2014-02-07 13:00
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The possible advent of biometric ATMs has people worried that criminals will cut off fingers in an effort to steal cash.

Say goodbye to PIN card ATMs

2014-02-06 14:00
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ATM PIN cards have been with us since the dawn of electronic banking in South Africa, but a new technology may soon replace it with a more secure, yet easy method of authenticating banking customers.

Apple 'mulling move' into mobile payments

2014-01-25 22:53

Apple is considering launching a mobile-payments service for its iPhone and iPad, which would compete with major players such as PayPal, The Wall Street Journal has reported.

Las Vegas casinos accepting Bitcoin currency

2014-01-22 11:29

Las Vegas is getting one more novelty. Patrons will be able to use the online currency Bitcoin to pay for rooms, food and drinks at two downtown casinos.

Beware link bait, warns online marketer

2014-01-21 08:02

Some online marketers have turned their attention to social networks in order to entice users to click on fraudulent links to generate artificial "buzz".

Amazon to compensate customers for late gifts

2013-12-27 08:03

Amazon says it will give $20 gift cards and pay shipping costs for customers affected by problems at UPS and FedEx that delayed some Christmas package deliveries.

SA Christmas gifting habits revealed

2013-12-09 11:45

An online survey has found that South Africans are going to spend this holiday season, despite a tough economy.

Amazon unveils mini-drone delivery plan

2013-12-02 08:11

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has revealed that his company is looking to the future with plans to use "octocopter" mini-drones to fly small packages to consumers in just 30 minutes.

Mobile cheque deposit reaches Canada

2013-11-28 09:45

Canadians can now deposit checks using their mobile phones, after one of the country's biggest banks announced it was launching the feature that is already popular in other countries.

Digital technology could 'revolutionise' shopping

2013-11-22 09:40

Retailers can exploit a growing shift to online customers who are more discerning to boost the bottom line, an industry marketer has said.

Online marketing - not spam, warns agency

2013-10-21 13:05

Online marketing offers companies the opportunity to mine for user information, but brands should take note not to spam users, a digital agency has warned.

Mobile app stores to hit over 100 billion downloads

2013-09-20 12:08

Mobile application store fronts are expected to reach in excess of 102 billion downloads before the end of the year, an industry group has announced.

E-commerce growth will 'catch up' to traditional buying

2013-09-13 08:41

While e-commerce is growing fast in South Africa, it will take some time for the platform to overtake traditional sales, an industry expert has said.

Companies have ID 'responsibility'

2013-08-26 12:00

Companies are required to take care of personal information by ensuring that it is stored in a secure environment, a security expert has said.

Cloud-based patnership to boost business

2013-08-21 14:30

Kognito has announced a partnership expansion with EnterpriseWorx to make advanced analytics available to African companies.

US tells Apple to cut e-book ties

2013-08-02 18:52

The US Department of Justice says that tech giant Apple must cut its ties with five e-book publishers after it was found guilty of price-fixing.

 
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