Clickbait secrets revealed

2015-02-27 10:27

Experts reveal the trickery used by brand marketers to entice internet users into clicking on certain pages.

Google Wallet partners up to battle Apple Pay

2015-02-24 08:55

Google has said it was teaming up with the mobile phone payment firm Softcard to ramp up its efforts to counter Apple Pay.

African retail finds growing outlet online

2015-02-13 09:45

The growth of Africa's middle class has created demand for products that conventional retail struggles to satisfy, leading to the growth of online trade.

Alibaba makes serious smartphone play

2015-02-09 07:50

China's Alibaba has agreed to pay $590m for a minority stake in domestic smartphone maker Meizu.

SA start-up wins big chunk of UK funding

2015-02-02 12:41

A South African e-commerce start-up has received an investment boost from a UK firm as a vote of confidence in local innovation.

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.


SA small businesses flock to Facebook

2015-02-26 07:25

Facebook is making its presence felt in marketing circles as millions of small businesses sign up to advertise on the giant social network.

Visa to fight fraud with smartphone tracking

2015-02-16 09:21

Those days of calling your bank to let them know that, yes, you really are in Thailand, and yes, you really did use your credit card to buy $200 in sarongs, may be coming to an end.

Engen aims to spur online shopping deliveries

2015-02-11 11:13

In a move that could potentially reduce the hassle of online shopping delivery, a fuel company has partnered with a distribution firm to roll out a unique set of boxes.

Alibaba agrees to fight fakes

2015-02-02 13:52

The head of China's commerce regulator has met with Alibaba Group Holding chair Jack Ma to discuss combating fake products.

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.

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