Women are SA’s most active online shoppers

2015-03-27 11:23

The majority of visitors to prominent shopping websites in South Africa are women, according to research from an online measurements company.

Facebook bets on Messenger app for e-commerce

2015-03-26 09:04

Facebook is turning its Messenger application into a platform for e-commerce, video and more in a bid to shake up online communication.

US, China, EU co-operate on cyber security rules

2015-03-20 12:25

The Obama administration is working to break down barriers to trade in technology and banking in China.

Facebook to face US lawsuit over kids' purchases

2015-03-12 14:04

A US judge has said Facebook must face a lawsuit seeking to force the social media company to provide refunds when children spend their parents' money.

SA online classifieds shift focus to mobile

2015-03-10 12:20

Mobile phones will play an increasingly significant role in online classifieds in SA, says a major player.

Amazon sets up shop in China on Alibaba platform

2015-03-06 14:46

Amazon has set up shop on the business-to-consumer platform of Alibaba as it seeks a greater presence in the massive Chinese market.

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.


PayPal to pay $7.7m over sanctions violations

2015-03-26 11:18

PayPal has agreed to pay $7.7m in a settlement with US regulators, who say the payments company allowed violations of US sanctions against countries including Iran.

China to score Alibaba jackpot

2015-03-23 12:36

China could make billions of dollars from taxing gains made by employees of e-commerce giant Alibaba Group who are free to sell their shares for the first time.

Facebook rolling out payments to friends feature

2015-03-18 11:18

Facebook has announced it is launching a system to send money to friends for US customers using its Messenger mobile app.

Clickbait to follow you in evolution

2015-03-12 13:06

Clickbait will continue evolve as advertisers increasingly target desperate methods to lure internet users, says an industry expert.

China must fight firms selling fakes - regulator

2015-03-09 10:08

China must establish a system to record and restrict e-commerce firms that break rules on counterfeit goods, the chief of the country's commercial regulator has said.

Junkmail drops print in Cape Town, Durban

2015-03-04 12:16

In what will no doubt be seen as a sign of the times in SA's publication landscape, Junk Mail Publishing will cease to print the Cape Ads and the Durban edition.

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.

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