SA escrow service to boost online trading safety

2015-07-28 09:02

Online transacting on classifieds sites for South Africans is set to be safer with the local launch of a dedicated escrow service.

BitX welcomes cryptocurrency scrutiny

2015-07-22 13:19

Cryptocurrency platform BitX says it welcomes regulatory scrutiny as the firm eyes expansion after a capital injection.

Naspers throws weight behind BitX

2015-07-21 10:02

Naspers has initiated a $4m funding support of cryptocurrency platform BitX to gain a foothold into the growing e-commerce market.

Nedbank takes the fight to cyber scammers

2015-07-17 14:38

Nedbank's new big data security tool will help the bank's clients avoid being victims of fraud.

Gumtree ups safety of online car classifieds

2015-07-13 13:13

Online classifieds are expected to be safer following the launch of a peer to peer trading platform on Gumtree.

Bob van Dijk assures Media24 safe with Naspers

2015-07-01 11:12

The Naspers CEO has dispelled any fears the business, started 100 years ago with Die Burger, would end its relationship with Media24.

Two Uber bosses arrested in France

2015-06-30 07:55

The two leaders of Uber in France were taken into custody as part of a probe into their ride-booking app.

US regulator freezes assets over suspicious trades

2015-06-26 08:37

The US securities regulator has obtained a court order to freeze the assets of a Chinese online gaming CEO over what it described as "suspicious" trading activity.

Drug sales rule the Dark Web

2015-06-23 14:30

Drugs are the most traded commodities in the Dark Web, researchers say.

Facebook, Youtube in video 'arms race'

2015-06-22 19:34

Facebook is gaining ground on Google's YouTube as an outlet for big companies to market their products via online videos.


Sars serves notice to crooks with new cargo scanner

2015-07-23 08:44

The South African Revenue Service (Sars) has served notice to organisations that flout the law with a message that the "game is over".

NY mayor wants to put the brakes on Uber

2015-07-21 13:30

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has said he wants to put brakes on Uber's growth "as quickly as possible".

SA online marketers 'stuck in the past'

2015-07-21 07:35

Many marketing executives are ignorant or intimidated about how online advertising provides detailed data of an audience - so, they stick with outmoded methods, says an industry insider.

Walmart, Amazon ready face-off over sales

2015-07-14 09:43

Walmart Stores has announced plans for a massive sale timed to compete with a big Amazon promotion.

Amazon launches 1 hour delivery service in London

2015-07-02 12:33 launched its one-hour delivery service, Prime Now, for select areas of London on Tuesday and said it would expand the programme.

Top SA e-commerce fails - and fixes

2015-06-30 11:57

E-commerce presents a lucrative opportunity for SA companies, but few are able to ensure a smooth customer experience.

eBay-PayPal breakup set for July

2015-06-29 10:29

US online giant eBay said its board has approved the planned spinoff of its PayPal online payments unit, which will trade as an independent company.

Orange finally opens Cape Town store

2015-06-25 07:00

After months of delays, the physical Orange Store has opened in Cape Town.

Amazon to pay authors based on pages read

2015-06-23 07:52

It could soon pay more to write lengthier books, if you are an author self-publishing on's Kindle e-book platform.

Apple Pay, Google Wallet at mercy of SA banks

2015-06-18 14:25

Banks in South Africa will determine whether mobile payment systems such Apple Pay are adopted in the country or not, says an expert.

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