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.

Philips uses lights to beam coupons to shoppers

2015-05-22 07:55

Philips has struck its first deal to sell lights with built-in technology that can track shoppers as they move through a grocery store.

WordPress snaps up SA e-commerce business

2015-05-21 10:42

US based Automattic, which is behind blogging and website tool WordPress, has acquired SA-founded WooCommerce for an undisclosed amount

FNB fixes website, mobile app outage

2015-05-18 11:49

First National Bank has recovered from a system outage that hit both its website and mobile banking application.

Standard Bank edges toward fingerprint banking

2015-05-18 09:00

The bank is taking baby steps towards biometrics as it updates its application with fingerprint technology.

You won't believe who's to blame for clickbait

2015-05-13 08:20

The desire of the internet-connected generation to receive information in bite-sized chunks opens the door to clickbait, says an industry expert.

Google declares war on dodgy web ads

2015-05-11 10:40

Google has declared war on unscrupulous advertising on the web as complaints rise about deceptive ads harming the internet browsing experience.

SA e-commerce market still in baby shoes

2015-05-07 07:55

Online shopping in South Africa was birthed in 1996, but e-commerce is only forecast to reach 1% of total local retail sales in 2016.

Kalahari website shuts down

2015-04-30 20:35

E-commerce website Kalahari has been taken offline as takealot says the merger between the two companies’ websites is now officially complete.

Africa leads the way in mobile banking

2015-04-28 09:01

Services allowing consumers to perform banking and payment operations on their mobile phones are surging in sub-Saharan Africa.


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.

Cheaper smartphones expand SA e-commerce

2015-05-21 11:45

Marketing bosses have yet to accept that it's not only wealthy people who now have smartphones, says an insider.

Beware fake online job ads - Gumtree

2015-05-19 12:21

With a number of cyber criminals posting fake job ads online, it is important that internet users protect themselves from fraud and harassment says the company.

FNB website hit by downtime

2015-05-18 09:50

The bank's website has been experiencing problems and FNB is telling customers to rather use ATMs in the meantime.

Monetising receipts — not in the way you think

2015-05-13 12:47

South African technology entrepreneurs are introducing the world to smarter ways of monetising an untapped up-selling medium for businesses — receipts.

Motorola a hit on SA's Orange online store

2015-05-12 14:07

The phone brand has rocketed to the top of the online store's rankings in South Africa.

Gumtree reveals how much your phone is worth

2015-05-08 10:58

Gumtree's new online tool is designed to help you determine how much your old cellphone is worth.

Why the Kalahari brand was discontinued

2015-05-05 10:49

E-commerce company takealot has shed more light on why a decision was taken to discontinue the Kalahari brand.

Amazon unveils new business marketplace

2015-04-29 07:45

Amazon has announced a new business marketplace, in a move aimed at bringing the online giant's expertise to wholesaling.

What Kalahari’s closure means for e-commerce

2015-04-20 14:47

Killing off the Kalahari brand signals that South Africa's e-commerce market may not have grown fast enough, say analysts.

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