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Physical stores are not dead, but boring retail is

Physical stores are not dead, but boring retail is

05/04/2019 - 16:18
Retail is not dead, and physical stores are not dead, but "boring retail" is dead, according to Linah Maigurira, Google's head of retail business in South Africa.  read more
Fossil sells smartwatch technology to Google in $40m deal

Fossil sells smartwatch technology to Google in $40m deal

21/01/2019 - 09:47
Fossil has sold its “smartwatch technology currently under development” to Google in a deal worth $40 million (£31 million). read more
Google tipped to open first permanent retail store

Google tipped to open first permanent retail store

20/08/2018 - 11:42
Google is understood to be planning to open its first permanent standalone retail store in the US to sell its growing range of products. read more
Google buys £414m stake in JD.com

Google buys £414m stake in JD.com

22/06/2018 - 11:19
China’s largest retailer JD.com has launched a $550 million (£414 million) partnership with Google which will see the former sell products through Google Shipping across the world. read more
UK fashion brands continue to attract overseas online shoppers

UK fashion brands continue to attract overseas online shoppers

08/05/2018 - 10:41
Online search activity for UK retailers, especially from consumers outside the EU, has maintained its growth trajectory into 2018 – reflecting an ongoing trend to shop online. read more
Google expands retail shopping program

Google expands retail shopping program

26/03/2018 - 13:34
Retailers and brands battling against Amazon now have a new business partner ally — Google. read more
Amazon overtakes Google and Apple to become world's most valuable brand

Amazon overtakes Google and Apple to become world's most valuable brand

09/02/2018 - 10:44
Amazon has leapfrogged Google and Apple to become the world’s most valuable brand after seeing its value increase by 42 percent last year. read more
Google My Business for retail

Google My Business for retail

05/02/2018 - 15:39
Google launches new mobile payments platform

Google launches new mobile payments platform

30/10/2017 - 13:39
Google has launched its new mobile payments platform — Pay With Google — designed to simplify the purchasing process on Android devices. read more
Wal-Mart, Google partner on voice-based shopping to catch Amazon

Wal-Mart, Google partner on voice-based shopping to catch Amazon

23/08/2017 - 10:47
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is teaming up with Google to let shoppers order by voice, the latest example of the world’s largest retailer finding a technology partner to catch e-commerce leader Amazon.com Inc. read more
Google braces for EU ruling that may slow shopping ad boom

Google braces for EU ruling that may slow shopping ad boom

28/06/2017 - 09:37
Google executives will wake up on Tuesday to the largest antitrust fine in European history. Even a whopping financial penalty would do little to faze a company whose parent has more than $90 billion in cash. read more
Google launches purchases on Google program

Google launches purchases on Google program

05/06/2017 - 15:23
Google has launched its Purchases on Google program, allowing merchants that sell on Google to have a call to action in the search engine results page. At the moment it’s a mobile-only feature of product listing ads (PLAs) that allows shoppers to buy on Google from participating merchants. read more
Google’s latest tool aims to help retailers find new customers

Google’s latest tool aims to help retailers find new customers

05/05/2017 - 15:59
Google recently rolled out similar audiences for search and Google Shopping, which enable merchants to find consumers similar to their existing customers. read more
Google getting more serious about brick-and-mortar retail

Google getting more serious about brick-and-mortar retail

29/11/2016 - 09:12
Google is expanding its brick-and-mortar presence.  read more
With Samsung licking its wounds, can Google finally ignite retail sales?

With Samsung licking its wounds, can Google finally ignite retail sales?

17/10/2016 - 14:55
Smartphones have become an essential part of day-to-day life in the developed world over the past half-decade. read more
Augmented and virtual reality are experiences, not screens

Augmented and virtual reality are experiences, not screens

10/10/2016 - 12:23
A couple of years ago, Mitch Joel took a transformative “trip” to the Amazon rainforest. He was at a Google Zeitgeist event, trying out a Google Cardboard virtual reality headset, and a voice in his ears guided him through his surroundings. That voice led him to notice an insect, and he later discovered that the leader of the class could tell how long it took him to find the bug, how long he paid attention to it and other behavioural data, all based on the way he had moved. And in that moment, he understood: virtual reality could take people where they’ve never been before, in a variety of ways. read more
Retailers break online retention rates record

Retailers break online retention rates record

26/08/2016 - 15:28
A new study by IMRG and Capgemini has revealed that online retailers are prioritising retaining customers over acquiring new ones.  read more
The most valuable brands in the world in 2015

The most valuable brands in the world in 2015

06/10/2015 - 08:31
Tech companies again dominate Interbrand’s list of most valuable brands in 2015, led by electronics giant, Apple, with a brand value of US$170 billion, up an astonishing 43%, from US$119 billion in 2014. read more
Google case spotlights decline of shopping sites

Google case spotlights decline of shopping sites

20/04/2015 - 10:21
The biggest antitrust battle in a decade centres on comparison-shopping websites like Nextag, BizRate and LeGuide, which have been crushed by the rise of new ways of finding goods and services online. Depending on whom you ask, their demise is due to either illegal, anticompetitive moves by Google or superior technology from Amazon.com or other e-commerce companies. read more
Google killing thousands of SA websites

Google killing thousands of SA websites

13/01/2015 - 10:16
Google’s free website builder for small business in South Africa, Woza Online, is pulling the plug on thousands of sites in March 2015. read more
The world’s most valuable brands in 2014

The world’s most valuable brands in 2014

13/10/2014 - 11:45
Tech companies dominate Interbrand’s list of most valuable brands in 2014, with electronics giant, Apple, leading overall with a brand value of US$119 billion. read more
Mobile isn’t coming – it’s already here

Mobile isn’t coming – it’s already here

08/09/2014 - 10:57
New data from Google shows that mobile is far bigger in South Africa than initially thought, having blasted past its growth projection a year sooner than expected. read more
Get paid more for fewer hours: Richard Branson

Get paid more for fewer hours: Richard Branson

15/07/2014 - 10:25
Business magnate Richard Branson believes that the advance of technology could help accelerate the marketplace to much smarter working practices. read more
Google unveils driverless vehicles

Google unveils driverless vehicles

29/05/2014 - 10:30
San Francisco - Google has designed its own self-driving vehicles, that transport passengers at the push of a button, as it aims to spread the new automotive technology, co- founder, Sergey Brin, said. read more
Motorola boss departs for Dropbox

Motorola boss departs for Dropbox

18/02/2014 - 11:06
The head of Google-owned maker Motorola, Dennis Woodside, has announced that he is leaving the smartphone maker to become chief operating officer at the online storage firm Dropbox.  read more
 Google now second most valuable US firm

Google now second most valuable US firm

11/02/2014 - 10:20
New York - Google has passed Exxon to become the second most valuable US company by market capitalisation.  read more
Surge in growth for online mobile ads

Surge in growth for online mobile ads

11/07/2013 - 10:36
Washington - Global spending on mobile internet ads surged 82.8% to $8.9bn in 2012, an industry survey showed this week.  read more
Google plans to build and operate networks throughout Africa

Google plans to build and operate networks throughout Africa

27/05/2013 - 09:20
Google Inc intends to finance, build and help operate wireless networks from sub-Saharan Africa to Southeast Asia, hoping to connect a billion or so people in emerging countries to the Internet, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. read more
HTC takes on Samsung

HTC takes on Samsung

20/02/2013 - 10:27
Taiwan’s HTC Corp has unveiled the new smartphone that it hopes will set it apart from the crowd of Google Android devices on the market and help it to make up ground lost to Samsung. read more
iPad Mini arrives

iPad Mini arrives

25/10/2012 - 08:46
Apple Inc took the wraps off an 8-inch tablet on Tuesday in its biggest product move since the debut of the iPad two years ago, launching a smaller version of the gadget into a market staked out by Amazon.com Inc and Google Inc. read more
Google undercuts Apple tablet with Android

Google undercuts Apple tablet with Android

02/07/2012 - 07:51
Google opened two new fronts in the computer hardware wars on Wednesday with the launch of a new 7-inch tablet and a living-room media device running its latest Android software that it hopes will challenge Apple, Amazon and Microsoft.  read more