From Alexa-powered smart glasses to a serious AirPods competitor: These are the 8 craziest and coolest new gadgets Amazon unveiled in an hours-long event on Wednesday

2019-09-26 14:43

On Wednesday, Amazon announced a mess of new stuff — from an Alexa-powered smart oven to a set of wireless headphones aimed directly at AirPods users.

A new study from Princeton reveals how shopping websites use 'dark patterns' to trick you into buying things you didn't actually want

2019-06-26 10:25

Researchers crawled more than 10,000 e-commerce sites and found more than 1,200 use "dark pattern" techniques to manipulate customers.

Facebook is working on a secret plan - code-named 'Project Libra' - to build a cryptocurrency network

2019-05-04 12:49

The social network reportedly plans to launch a digital coin that users can spend on and off its platform.

Price comparisons bring transparency to online shopping

2019-03-25 12:41

PriceCheck lists product prices at various retailers to help online shoppers make better-informed purchasing decisions.

Etsy wants to clean up e-commerce’s act with carbon offsets

2019-02-27 14:57

That bespoke necklace or twee craft you buy on Etsy’s marketplace now comes with a pledge that some of the fuel burned to get it to your door is being offset by green investments.

Amazon has revealed a new autonomous-delivery robot named 'Scout', and it is already trundling down streets

2019-01-25 09:24

Amazon has begun testing delivery via a wheeled autonomous robot in Washington state in the US.

Naspers posts 29% increase in revenue in half-year results

2018-11-30 15:23

The multinational media group released its half-year interim results on Friday afternoon.

Richemont announces JV with Alibaba to sell luxury brands in China

2018-10-26 09:56

Richemont chairperson Johann Rupert says Chinese customers at home and abroad are an 'increasingly important customer base for Richemont and for the broader luxury industry'.

Tencent steps up share buyback in first repurchases since 2014

2018-09-11 14:26

Tencent has bought back shares for a second day after its first repurchase in four years spurred speculation the battered internet behemoth may do more to support the stock.

Naspers won't publish report on ANN7 probe, AGM hears

2018-08-24 14:09

The report following an investigation into alleged payments by Multichoice to ANN7 will not be published, Naspers shareholders heard.


Naspers leads $125m in funding for Indian e-commerce platform Meesho

2019-08-12 11:06

Meesho describes itself as a "social commerce online marketplace" that lets independent build small businesses by "connecting them with suppliers to curate a catalog of goods and services to sell" over social media.

Amazon is trying to make working in its warehouses like playing a video game

2019-05-22 08:04

A new option in five Amazon warehouses lets employees battle against each other for glory and prizes.

Jumia surges on US debut as Africa's Amazon goes public

2019-04-14 06:00

Jumia Technologies AG shares soared by 75% on their first day of trading in New York, as investors rushed to buy into the company’s plans to extend online shopping services across Africa.

Steve Jobs made a bunch of predictions in the 80s and 90s about the future of technology — it turns out he nailed it

2019-03-17 21:01

Although his later work at Apple influenced the way things turned out, he still offered a slew of predictions that are shockingly accurate today.

Is fashion too fast for SA?

2019-02-14 13:56

Our favourite fashion brands across retail and media are closing shop. We explore why.

Beware of these iPhone fitness apps that steal your money

2018-12-06 07:55

Multiple apps posing as fitness-tracking tools were caught misusing Apple's Touch ID feature to steal money from iOS users.

SA’s best business opportunities right now include pet products and security, according to one top tech investor

2018-10-30 07:11

The investment partner behind brands like UCook and CarZar believes Afro-centric products and virtual home assistants are among the hot opportunities right now.

Amazon investigates report employees leaked data for bribes

2018-09-17 05:45 is conducting an investigation into employees that are said to offer sellers on its e-commerce program with an advantage by providing confidential internal data and other services in exchange for a fee.

AI fundamentally important to Naspers strategy - CEO

2018-08-25 06:15

E-commerce is outpacing Naspers’s traditional media businesses and the group is focusing on innovation in the areas of artificial intelligence and machine learning, said CEO Bob van Dijk.

#WednesdayWishlist: 8 droolworthy online shopping tabs currently open in our browsers

2018-08-22 13:36

Payday is around the corner and we're so keen to satisfy these shopping cravings.

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