Bitcoin catches on in tech-savvy Romania

2014-07-28 14:11

The interest in bitcoin in Romania stands out in a region where national currencies are widely seen as poor substitutes for the euro.

FNB bins Internet Explorer 8 for online banking

2014-07-23 13:33

In what will no doubt come as a shot at Microsoft's Internet Explorer 8 browser, First National Bank has announced that it would no longer be supporting IE8.

Online shopping safer, fraud still a worry

2014-07-16 20:46

Almost every South African card user has performed a secure e-commerce transaction with their card in the last few months, but there is still concern over fraud.

Amazon Luxembourg taxes under scrutiny

2014-07-04 10:32

European officials have asked Luxembourg to hand over documents relating to US online retailer Amazon's tax affairs in the country.

Alibaba frets over turning mobile into money

2014-07-02 07:24

Alibaba Group Holding may have dominated online retail on personal computers, but is some way from replicating that leadership in shopping by smartphone and other mobile devices.

Gumtree launches SA car price checking tool

2014-06-30 13:30

Online classifieds provider Gumtree has built a car pricing tool that helps buyers and sellers to figure out whether they getting a deal - or being ripped off.

Bitcoin faces miner takeover threat

2014-06-17 09:51

The Bitcoin digital currency system is in danger of losing its credibility as an independent payment system because of the growing power of a group that runs some of the computers behind it.

NFC payment security 'a game changer'

2014-06-12 14:41

Contact-less, cashless, mobile payment seems like an ideal way to transact, but given the fact that hackers target financial information, security for the platform is critical.

Payment tech to replace cash

2014-06-10 13:05

New technologies could eliminate cash for payments, and mobile phones could become a multiplatform digital wallet for the real world.

SA e-commerce gets API boost

2014-06-09 13:35

Electronic shopping in South Africa may receive a boost with the expansion of the application interfaces for the technology.

Twitter platform targeted at SA firms

2014-05-14 11:30

South African businesses can now use Twitter as an ad platform to boost their brand awareness. Watch the VIDEO.

'Don't be scared of online classifieds'

2014-05-12 13:00

Many South Africans prefer not to trade online because of fears that criminals may take advantage of them, but there are fewer scams than the headlines would suggest, says an online classifieds platform.

Bitcoin may be used in political campaigns

2014-05-09 16:14

The US federal election committee says that the virtual currency, bitcoin, could be used for donations to political action committees under certain conditions.

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

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

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.


Amazon losses grow, shares tumble

2014-07-25 07:23 has posted a much larger-than-expected loss in the second quarter as its rapid pace of investment in businesses such as digital content and consumer electronics offset a jump in revenue.

Visa launches new service to pay online

2014-07-17 11:36

Visa has launched a new online checkout service that eliminates typing in card numbers.

New Groupon SA boss eyes e-commerce, mobile

2014-07-11 10:06

Newly-appointed Groupon South Africa CEO Emilian Popa says he is keen to tap into the huge growth potential for e-commerce in South Africa.

Amazon vows to fight FTC over kids in-app purchases

2014-07-03 12:05

Amazon is prepared to go to court against the Federal Trade Commission to defend itself against charges that it has not done enough to prevent children from making unauthorised in-app purchases.

Optimal Payments consolidates with two buyouts

2014-07-01 11:32

Online money transfer company Optimal Payments said it would buy two US-based online payments firms for $225m to expand its operations in North America.

Capitec launches banking app

2014-06-18 10:00

Capitec has joined the family of banks which have launched a mobile application, but has taken a different route from the norm.

Cashless payments... coming soon

2014-06-17 08:31

A cashless payment system may be closer than one would think as one of the main stumbling blocks is being rolled away.

Alibaba closes mega China merger deal

2014-06-11 09:12

Tencent rival Alibaba Group Holding will buy all the remaining shares of mobile browser firm UCWeb, in the biggest merger in Chinese internet history.

E-tailers growth ensnared in India

2014-06-10 09:38

Online retailers jostling for a chunk of India's $13bn e-commerce trade are desperate to avoid inefficient railways and roads.

Want to earn R1m? Gumtree shows you how

2014-05-15 08:30

How long would you need to work to earn R1m? That's the question that online classifieds vendor Gumtree seeks to answer with an interactive infographic.

Twitter puts out welcome mat for SA small businesses

2014-05-14 09:43

Twitter has launched an advertising platform targeted at South African small businesses so they can take advantage of the globally popular social network.

China e-commerce basks in Alibaba IPO glow

2014-05-12 09:35

Alibaba Group's plans for a giant initial public offering in New York highlight vast potential for e-commerce in China.

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.

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