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Uber plans tighter screening for drivers

2014-12-18 10:50

Tech firm Uber, which has had a driver accused of rape in New Delhi, said it was exploring adding new methods to verify drivers' credentials to make its service safer.

Amazon workers strike in Germany

2014-12-15 14:40

Workers at Amazon warehouses in Germany have started a fresh three-day strike to press their demands for better pay and conditions.

Amazon job posts hint at global ambitions

2014-12-12 08:02

Amazon.com is considering expanding its same-day delivery programme globally, recent job listings show.

EBay may slash thousands of jobs

2014-12-11 09:05

US online retail giant eBay may slash thousands of jobs early in 2015 as it prepares to separate from PayPal to become an independent company, a report says.

Amazon warns US over drone policy limbo

2014-12-09 07:50

Amazon, keen to blaze a trail with delivery by drone, is threatening to take much of its research for the plan outside the US amid frustrations with regulators.

Uber driver accused of rape, was arrested for assault

2014-12-08 10:15

An Uber taxi driver will appear in an Indian court, accused of raping a young female passenger, as the popular US online ride-hailing service comes under fire.

Uber doubles in value to $40bn

2014-12-05 08:05

Ride-sharing start-up Uber is now valued at $40bn, twice what it was worth six months ago, after raising a fresh $1.2bn in funding.

Foschini joins SA’s e-tailer march

2014-11-27 12:58

The Foschini Group (TFG) is chasing down online sales as its follows in the footsteps of Mr Price and Woolworths by switching on e-commerce capabilities for its stores.

Celebrating SA success on the global stage – Naspers and Glencore

2014-11-25 16:14

Alec Hogg looks at the global success of Koos Bekker and Ivan Glasenberg, two South African born and bred entrepreneurs whose businesses are in the news today.

Companies slow to develop mobile apps

2014-11-24 12:27

Slow deployment of mobile applications present a real risk to companies as they ignore the move toward mobile at their peril, new research shows.

Spotify boosts staff as competition heats up

2014-11-19 11:31

Spotify, the world's largest online music streaming service, plans to boost its staff numbers by a third, its co-founder and chief executive has said.

Online threat to UnionPay

2014-11-13 11:50

Chinese bank card operator UnionPay face a big threat from online payment providers such as Alipay.

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Charlie Stewart, CEO of Rodgerwilco, joins us in studio to speak about e-commerce in South Africa. He gives budding e-entrepreneurs advice on creating a successful business in the South African e-commerce space. Watch.

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Alibaba open to working with Apple on payments

2014-10-28 11:49

Alibaba Group Holdings executive chair Jack Ma has said he's open to working with Apple on mobile payments.

Rare Rivonia trial artefacts up for sale online

2014-10-23 12:30

Rare artefacts from the Rivonia trial have been put up for sale on a classifieds website.

eBay profit down, sales up

2014-10-17 10:03

EBay has posted a net income of $673m in the third quarter, a 2% decrease compared to $689m a year ago

SA print news gives digital a bloody nose

2014-10-14 14:29

The local newspaper market has showed growth of more than 6%, buoyed by big stories like Nelson Mandela's death and Oscar Pistorius's murder trial.

M4JAM offers cash for tech recycling

2014-10-08 14:03

Micro-jobbing platform Money for Jam (M4JAM) has launched a tech recycling programme on its social network platform.

EU watchdog investigates Amazon over 'tax haven'

2014-10-07 14:39

Amazon's tax arrangements with Luxembourg are being investigated by European regulators.

10 critical factors drive mobile wallets in SA

2014-09-09 13:36

Many South Africans, while open to the idea of financial transactions on the internet, are resistant to using a smartphone as a mobile wallet.

And the top online shopping site in SA is...

2014-09-05 07:31

Online shopping in South Africa is on the rise and vendors are in a race to provide the best service experience for people who shop online.

Bitcoin promoter to plead guilty in Silk Road case

2014-09-01 09:45

Entrepreneur Charlie Shrem has reached a plea deal to resolve US charges that he engaged in a scheme to sell over $1m of Bitcoin to Silk Road users.

Next iPhone to be a digital wallet, says report

2014-09-01 07:29

Apple has struck agreements with credit card companies to make the next iPhone capable of making payments at retail outlets, news reports have said.

Google taking on Amazon with drone fleet

2014-08-29 07:28

Google's secretive research laboratory is trying to build a fleet of drones designed to bypass earthbound traffic so packages can be delivered to people more quickly.

Have a banking tablet, says FNB

2014-08-26 12:50

First National Bank has announced that it will offer customers a digital banking platform at a lower cost.

 

Uber brings Christmas shopping relief to SA

2014-12-18 08:20

With Christmas around the corner and malls being packed with shoppers, an online partnership between Uber and kalahari hopes to bring back the "ho ho ho" into the festive season.

Orange SA store 'won't sell junk'

2014-12-12 08:55

Orange has committed to sell products that are fully supported by manufacture warranty and offer customer support as its physical store prepares to begin trading.

SA e-commerce ‘grows up’

2014-12-11 14:46

The number of merchants using South African e-commerce payment gateway PayGate has doubled this year, indicating an uptick in online shopping in the country.

US prosecutors sue Uber

2014-12-10 13:59

California prosecutors have sued Uber over the ride-booking company's background checks of drivers and other allegations.

Amazon hit by pre-Christmas season strike

2014-12-08 14:48

Workers have gone on strike at a German site of Amazon, aiming to hit the US online retail giant in the busy pre-Christmas season amid a long-running pay dispute.

Here's what SA is buying online for Christmas

2014-12-05 11:35

As the world races toward the shopping season, an online retailer has revealed the top gifts for 2014.

Cyber Monday extends long shopping weekend

2014-12-01 10:38

Millions of Americans are planning on snapping up Cyber Monday deals after a long Thanksgiving shopping weekend saw fewer shoppers and lower spending than last year.

Celebrating SA success on the global stage

2014-11-25 19:38

Alec Hogg looks at the global success of Koos Bekker and Ivan Glasenberg, two South African born and bred entrepreneurs.

Tencent drives profit increase at Naspers

2014-11-25 12:09

Naspers has reported a 22% increase in first-half earnings, helped by a strong contribution from Hong Kong-based internet business Tencent.

Toy maker Mattel pulls Barbie computer book off Amazon

2014-11-20 08:55

Mattel has raced to pull an offensive Barbie book off Amazon after a social media storm over the content that appears to dismiss young women.

Mr Price online sales grow 195.3% in SA

2014-11-17 16:57

Online sales for clothing retailer Mr Price Group have increased by 195.3% to R44.7m in South Africa for the half year period ending 27 September.

Amazon stuns rivals with back chat speaker

2014-11-07 08:25

Internet retail titan Amazon has introduced a home virtual assistant always at the ready to answer questions, fetch news, play music or help with to-do lists.

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Charlie Stewart, CEO of Rodgerwilco, joins us in studio to speak about e-commerce in South Africa. He says, in 2014, South Africans will spend R6bn online. Watch to find out why this number is less impressive than it seems...

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Apple CEO furious as retailers block Pay

2014-10-28 07:48

Apple CEO Tim Cook fired back at CVS and Rite Aid after the drugstore chains blocked the iPhone maker's mobile payments service.

Outcry over double charges on Apple Pay

2014-10-23 07:42

A glitch in Apple's new mobile payment system, Apple Pay, has caused some Bank of America customers to get charged twice for a single transaction.

Facebook takes on Google over advertising

2014-10-15 12:02

For years, Google has been the undisputed leader in online advertising, but Facebook is gaining quickly in the fast-evolving market.

Times Media woos SA with digital deal

2014-10-08 12:36

Times Media is hoping to woo South Africans to its digital platform and is sweetening the deal with international news subscriptions.

Retailers not warming up to Apple Pay

2014-09-11 09:09

Apple's launch of its own tap-to-pay system using near-field communication in its new iPhones and smart watches may not be a game changer after all.

Bitcoin promoter pleads guilty, wants to stay in business

2014-09-05 18:30

A man who helped to promote bitcoin wants to remain in the business despite pleading guilty to indirectly helping Silk Road users.

Top SA e-commerce websites battle for title

2014-09-03 15:46

The top e-commerce websites in SA have been announced and they show that South Africans are increasingly turning to online platforms to buy goods and services.

Paying with your cell can be secure, check how

2014-09-01 08:35

South Africans can rest assured that companies that follow industry standard protocols for mobile payments will secure personal financial data, says a corporate insider.

Japan publishers slam Amazon rules

2014-08-29 10:42

Japanese publishers have lashed out at Amazon's new rules, after US and European authors accused the online retailer of using strong-arm negotiating tactics.

Facebook to host Cape Town hackathon

2014-08-28 14:50

Facebook will host its first ever hackathon in Africa with a Cape Town event, the global social network announced.

Cheaper smartphones boost SA e-commerce

2014-08-20 11:32

The cost of data and smartphones have contributed decisively to the growth of mobile e-commerce in South Africa, says an industry insider.

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