ARTICLES RELATING TO E-COMMERCE

Amazon launches 1 hour delivery service in London

2015-07-02 12:33

Amazon.com 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 Amazon.com'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.

EU probes Amazon e-book business

2015-06-12 07:30

The European Commission has opened a formal antitrust investigation into Amazon's e-book business.

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The closure of e-commerce outfit kalahari.com and its folding into takealot.com appeared to sound the end of the ‘Karl Ahari’ TV ad character in SA.

The closure of e-commerce outfit kalahari.com and its folding into takealot.com appeared to sound the end of the ‘Karl Ahari’ TV ad character in SA.

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Apple to expand Apple Pay in UK

2015-06-11 07:41

Apple plans to introduce its mobile payments service to the UK, supported by major banks and high-street retailers.

Alibaba fights fakes by fostering local brands

2015-05-25 09:57

Alibaba Group Holding has been quietly piloting a scheme to try to curb fakes at the source.

 

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.

British mobile banking boom continues

2015-06-16 11:26

Britons are expected to bank on smartphones and mobile devices more than all other channels combined within five years after a fourfold increase in weekly mobile activity.

Twitter targets on-phone apps with new tool

2015-06-12 06:59

Twitter has launched a tool that takes into account what apps are on a smartphone or tablet when targeting pitches for other mini-programs people might want.

Standard Bank building Apple Watch app

2015-06-11 10:43

Apple has not yet officially released its Watch in South Africa, but already Standard Bank has announced that it is building a banking app to run on the device.

Porn viewing surges online in SA

2015-06-03 09:03

South Africans love sport, sunshine and boerewors - but web traffic also shows that locals love their online racy content too.

SA companies 'slow' to understand mobile experience

2015-05-22 10:59

South African companies have been slow to realise that they are obliged to optimise their communications for a mobile generation, says an industry insider.

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