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Smollan buys Argility Technology Group from Capital Eye Investments

South Africa's Argility Technology Group has been snapped up by the Smollan Group, a global intelligent commerce solutions business that works to deliver growth for retailers and brand owners...

12 Jan 2022

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AI shop assistants: Get ready for a world where you can't tell humans and chatbots apart

There are already more than a billion people interacting with businesses via either text or voice-based conversational tools. Conversational commerce is expected to grow to nearly $300bn by 2025 - half of it from chatbots...

By Shweta Singh 7 Jan 2022

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Smart TV voice assistant transactions to hit nearly $500m in 2023

Spend through voice assistant-enabled smart TVs will reach nearly $500m in 2023, up sharply from the $126m expected in 2021, according to a report from Juniper Research...

14 Oct 2021

Network International concludes acquisition of Africa's DPO Group
Network International concludes acquisition of Africa's DPO Group

Network International has acquired 100% of Africa's largest payment service provider, DPO Group, which will continue to operate under the same brand in existing territories...

4 Oct 2021

Moove launches in Cape Town, eyeing pan-African growth
Moove launches in Cape Town, eyeing pan-African growth

The rollout in Cape Town follows Moove's recent $23m Series A funding and builds on existing operations in Johannesburg, Lagos and Accra, with a goal of democratising vehicle ownership across Africa...

27 Sep 2021

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Walmart opens up its retail tech to other businesses

Walmart will begin offering several of its own technologies and capabilities to other businesses and brands seeking to better serve customers...

2 Aug 2021

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Smart POS terminals in service to grow by 156% by 2026

Smart point-of-sale terminals globally in service, where analytics and loyalty can be integrated directly to the terminal, will increase from 13,7 million in 2021 to 35 million units in 2026...

8 Jul 2021

Afrikrea launches SaaS platform to simplify global selling for African merchants
Afrikrea launches SaaS platform to simplify global selling for African merchants

Afrikrea has partnered with DHL and Visa to launch Anka, a platform that provides African micro retailers and small businesses with e-commerce, payments and global shipping services...

30 Apr 2021

Praekelt joins Frontify in the new age of branding
Praekelt joins Frontify in the new age of branding

Swiss-based SaaS company Frontify has partnered with Praekelt Consulting to bring their all-in-one brand management software to the South African market...

Issued by Praekelt 3 Mar 2021

Algorithms are designing better buildings
Algorithms are designing better buildings

When giant blobs began appearing on city skylines around the world in the late 1980s and 1990s, it marked not an alien invasion...

By Silvio Carta 19 Jun 2020

#StartupStory: Christopher, the future of AI in Africa
#StartupStory: Christopher, the future of AI in Africa

'The Commodore' shares insights into Christopher Africa, the platform that offers brands the opportunity to tap into consumer micro-moments and conversations on social media using AI...

Evan-Lee CourieBy Evan-Lee Courie 20 May 2020

2020 MEST Africa Challenge expands target, extends deadline
2020 MEST Africa Challenge expands target, extends deadline

MEST is expanding the 2020 MEST Africa Challenge to target a larger number of tech startups in need of funding. This means the application deadline for the 2020 MEST Africa Challenge has been extended to 13 May 2020...

3 May 2020

#BlockchainAfrica: The impact of blockchain on the global economy
#BlockchainAfrica: The impact of blockchain on the global economy

In 2020, many of the world's most influential business executives and policymakers are aware of blockchain's potential to turn the global economy around...

By Ilija Acimovic 4 Mar 2020

#BizTrends2020: What does the African mobile consumer really want for the new decade?
#BizTrends2020: What does the African mobile consumer really want for the new decade?

The start of this new decade marks almost 10 years since the smartphone entered Africa...

Lynette HundermarkBy Lynette Hundermark 3 Feb 2020



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