Huawei opened their first retail experience store in South Africa today during the unveiling of the store located in the Mall of Africa, Midrand. The opening of the store adds to the two service stores which Huawei has in Melrose Arch, Johannesburg and Canal Walk, Cape Town. The store aims...
Facebook-owned photo and video app, Instagram has announced that it now has 1 million monthly active advertisers. With over 150 million active users daily the app has vast opportunities for businesses to share information with people. The number of marketers on  has risen together with the number of "business...
Mastercard, in support of Ghana’s Vision 2020 goals, has committed its support to helping the country to develop a cashless economy, in furtherance of its push to be an economic powerhouse in Africa. This was highlighted during a recent discussion between Mastercard and Ghana’s new Vice President, Alhaji Dr Mahamudu...
The global oil and gas industry is undergoing a period of unprecedented change and disruption. Falling crude oil prices have put immense strain on the entire oil value chain, while the increasing availability and affordability of renewable energy sources means oil & gas is no longer the de facto...
The payments space is one of the most vibrant areas of financial services at the moment, with consumers craving faster, simpler ways to make payments – especially for those regular, low-value transactions that punctuate our daily comings-and-goings. Banks, FinTechs, payments firms, credit card issuers and others are jostling for positioning...
In a business environment that is now largely driven by innovative IT and software, there is massive demand for skilled and highly trained IT professionals. Sadly, as has been well documented, there is an increasingly dire shortage of these individuals in the local sphere. This lack in supply seems to...
Amazon has announced an integration of Alexa, a artificial intelligence voice assistant to it's main shopping app on iPhone. The assistant controls smart home, plays music or Kindle books, answers questions, checks the news and weather, and take advantage of Alexa’s extensions, known as Skills. Users will need to...
Innotribe has released a new report examining the way innovation teams from the financial services sector are harnessing innovation within their organisations. Based on interviews with 11 innovation leaders, the Innotribe report, “Dynamism in Diversity: The essentials for successful Innovation Teams in the Financial Industry,” details current innovation frameworks...
With rapid smartphone penetration in South Africa boosting research and development, it is no surprise that local fintech players are turning their attention towards mobile payment innovation. Mobile payments could be very lucrative in the local market, as elsewhere, but this potential remains largely untapped. We believe that banks...
PayToo® Wallet, a mobile banking solution, announced on the 9th of March the exclusive release of PayToo® Assistant, a new digital application that uses facial verification and biometrics to verify customers' identity, facilitating the PayToo® sign up process for the customer. In what is an industry first, this new solution...
Local Durban-based tech company, Spazapp, has launched an innovative “money-saving” app for spaza store owners. Geared at uplifting last mile traders and disadvantage communities, the app works to connect users directly to bulk buying opportunities and business support. Spazapp is a free android app that gives traders the ability to...
Over the past decade, brands have seen digital and mobile technologies transform the way customers engage with them. Today, new technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI), chatbots and Virtual Reality (VR) are further blurring the boundaries between “human” and digital interaction, and brands are once-again playing catch-up. From Jaguar Land Rover...
According to a report by the BBC, US tech giants, Apple, have today been found guilty of price-fixing by Russia’s Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS). The company has reportedly been arranging for retailers to co-ordinate their prices of the Iphone 5 and Iphone 6 models. According to the Financial Times, it...
Google has announced today that the 1 million milestone in its Digital Skills programme has been reached. The company had on 16 April last year committed to training 1 million Africans on digital skills within a year. Google reached its target early, and has set itself to train even...
A long time ago, in what in many ways does seem like a different galaxy, you could poke your head into a competitor's shop down the road and see how your prices stacked up. That day is long behind us. For a while, it even looked that the idea...
Johnson & Johnson has today named the winners of the first Africa Innovation Challenge at the Global Entrepreneurship Congress. The initiative, which received nearly 500 submissions from innovators and entrepreneurs across the continent, sought the best ideas for new, sustainable health solutions that will benefit African communities. The Johnson &...
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