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“Throughout the world, physical retailers are feeling the pinch of the rapidly-expanding e-commerce industry.” In my previous article I spoke about the impact of e-commerce on traditional ...

Does technology drive retail, or does retail drive technology?

Does technology drive retail, or does retail drive technology? In my opinion, it works both ways, depending on the situation. At times retail pushes technology innovation to meet the changing needs of...

Great Pioneers of Technology

Last year, the world of computing lost one of its great pioneers, Ted Dabney. He was the founder of Atari and the creator of Pong, one of the most iconic video games made. Like Ted Dabney, there are c...

US ‘retail apocalypse’ only just beginning

Mallageddon – The End Times for Malls?    The “retail apocalypse” in the US has claimed more victims in the first quarter of the year than last year combined. By end of last month, almost 6...

Incorrect Perceptions about Smart Cities

The recent announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa about developing a “smart city” in South Africa has created quite a stir and has triggered a lot of conversation. Unfortunately, it seems not many ...

Space racer or war hawk?

Space, the Final Frontier? India has made headlines for something other than the situation in Kashmir: the failure of its first planned moon landing. The ambitious Chandrayaan-2 project, which was sup...

Did you know . . .

On September 9, 1947, computer scientist Grace Hopper reported the world’s first computer bug. A bug is a flaw or glitch in a system. Thomas Edison reported “bugs” in his designs as early as the 1800s...

Death of the VCR

Did you know that half of today’s jobs will become obsolete in the next 15 years? According to Kai-fu Lee, one of China’s leading artificial intelligence experts, nearly 50% of all jobs today will be ...

Marvel proves it’s not yet the Endgame for cinemas

This is the fight of our lives . . . Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame movie has made history in more ways than most people realise. By its second weekend, only 11 days after its launch, it had surpassed the...

Elon Musk’s plan for internet in the sky

Is it a plane? Is it a UFO? No, it’s SpaceX! Elon Musk has done it again. Just when we think the South African-born entrepreneur has no more cards up his sleeve, he amazes the world once again w...