ARTICLES RELATING TO E-COMMERCE

Take look inside Alibaba's high-tech 'hotel of the future,' which is run almost entirely by robots

2019-11-09 20:01

Alibaba Group opened a high-tech "hotel of the future" in China, run almost entirely by robots. Here's what it's like.

Game is hiring extra staff and security – and a team of ‘high-transaction-volume IT specialists’ – for Black Friday 2019

2019-11-04 17:32

Game says most stores will be open from midnight on Black Friday, which falls on 29 November in 2019.

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.

 

Early Black Friday search trends suggest load shedding could drive big spending in South Africa this year

2019-11-08 12:40

The usual Black Friday suspects, including dishwashers and fridges, feature on 2019 shopping lists – but electricity and water backup systems are proving popular too.

Here’s how to beat the Black Friday online queues on 29 November – and you can start now

2019-11-07 13:33

Several retail experts gave us some straight advice on how you can prepare for Black Friday 2019 in South Africa, starting immediately.

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'.

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