SA, Nigeria lead Africa online retail

2016-02-04 18:04

While mobile money has taken off significantly in Africa and continues to grow, a new trend - digital currency - is also gaining popularity.

10 held for Bitcoin money laundering

2016-01-21 10:39

Dutch police have arrested 10 people in the Netherlands as part of an international probe into money-laundering through sales of the shadowy virtual currency Bitcoin, prosecutors have said.

Apps rescue last-minute holiday shoppers

2015-12-24 15:00

This year there are more apps and services than ever before to help last-minute shoppers.

Mobile payments set to make their mark on business

2015-12-21 14:23

Mobile payments are gaining acceptance and will impact on traditional businesses, says a research organisation.

Jump in SA shift to online shopping

2015-12-18 12:00

South Africans are increasingly adopting online shopping as the Christmas rush puts pressure on retailers to generate a healthy bottom line in a tough environment.

Microsoft launches SA online store

2015-12-08 16:04

Software giant Microsoft has launched its official online store in South Africa as the festive season gathers pace.

Internet giants to testify over tax breaks

2015-11-15 10:52

Amazon, Google and Facebook will testify at the European Parliament on the issue of tax breaks for big businesses.

JPMorgan Chase is building a rival to Apple Pay

2015-10-27 09:09

JPMorgan Chase said on Monday it will soon launch its own competitor to Apple Pay that will allow consumers to pay retailers using their smartphones in stores.

New startup uses receipts as a marketing channel

2015-10-16 16:10

In 2010, at the age of 25, Adii Pienaar made his first million through WooThemes, the multi-million dollar business he helped create. Now he’s doing it again with Receiptful.

Ex-FNB boss invests in wine startup

2015-10-02 11:57

Former First National Bank CEO Michael Jordaan has announced an investment in a wine startup.


Business to business e-commerce to take off

2016-01-29 08:51

Initial global data suggests that while business to business (B2B) e-commerce may not attract headlines, it is a fast growing sector in the online trade space.

Emerging markets and the fourth industrial revolution

2016-01-20 10:27

Businesses, governments and indeed countries also need to reappraise how they go about doing things as the fourth industrial revolution dawns.

Alibaba battles shadow of fakes

2015-12-22 09:31

Cleaning up its image is crucial to Alibaba’s goal of winning the trust of merchants and shoppers outside China.

Fin24 users go online to escape crowded malls

2015-12-21 10:10

Fin24 users say throngs of people at shopping malls are a turnoff as South Africans are warming up to online shopping, despite some challenges.

SA's online festive spending patterns revealed

2015-12-09 09:11

As the festive season rolls around, South Africans are migrating to spending cash online with partners the main beneficiaries, a survey has revealed.

Record Cyber Monday spending tops $3bn

2015-12-03 06:59

Shoppers spent more than $3bn online this 'Cyber Monday', making it the biggest online shopping day ever.

Warning over Gumtree laptop ‘scammer’

2015-11-06 11:35

Selling a laptop on online classifieds website Gumtree has left a Fin24 user out of pocket after he was allegedly swindled.

Growth in SA mobile banking use - FNB

2015-10-22 14:02

An increasing number of South Africans are migrating their banking to mobile applications, says a financial institution.

Springbok jerseys jump in Gumtree popularity

2015-10-14 11:32

As the Springboks inch ever closer to World Cup glory, fans are already notching up paydays for rugby jerseys.

5 top mistakes that startups make

2015-10-01 14:46

While some startups have embraced a lean strategy to effectively expand, many make rudimentary errors that could sabotage their efforts, says an industry insider.

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