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Pick n Pay Lead South Africa’s most Popular Loyalty Programmes 2021 – Report

Pick n Pay Lead South Africa’s most Popular Loyalty Programmes 2021 – Report

Pick n Pay Smart Shopper has finally regained its position as the most used loyalty programme in South Africa, nudging the Clicks ClubCard programme into second place after three consecutive years in the top spot. Pick n Pay saw the greatest gains in retail loyalty programme usage versus pre-pandemic stats, showing 80% of South Africans using Pick n...

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Grammarly SDK Beta to Allow Developers to Embed Automated Text Editing in any Web application

Grammarly SDK Beta to Allow Developers to Embed Automated Text Editing in any Web application

Grammarly, auto editing tool ease its restrictions to allow developers to start embedding Text Editor SDK (software development kit).  The move will enables programmers to embed Grammarly text editing functionality into any web application. Head of product and platform at Grammarly, Rob Brazier said that the beta release of this SDK gives developers access to...

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BP Ventures Invests $12 Million in Ryd, an in-car Payments Service to Accelerate Expansion

BP Ventures Invests $12 Million in Ryd, an in-car Payments Service to Accelerate Expansion

BP Ventures an investment firm of the petroleum and oil company has announced $12 million investment in German in car digital payment service provider Ryd. according to the company statement the investments funds will help Ryd to expand its service into international markets.   Ryd’s service allows users to lump together online payments for services...

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Instagram to introduce new feature called ‘Favourites’

Instagram to introduce new feature called ‘Favourites’

Instagram is currently working on a new feature called ‘Favourites’. The new feature will allow users to select certain accounts whose posts they would like to see higher in their feed The Facebook owned company said the new feature seeks to give users more control over the news feed algorithm . According to tech insiders...

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SurveyMonkey Zoom App: Enhance meeting and webinar experiences

SurveyMonkey Zoom App: Enhance meeting and webinar experiences

Learn how you can engage your attendees and get the insights you need to make remote meetings and webinars a success. Virtual meetings and events aren’t going anywhere for a while. Zoom’s explosive growth is testament to how an entire world of corporate workers, teachers, healthcare professionals and others have been able to embrace a...

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Microsoft bought Education Platform TakeLessons, an Online and in-Person tutoring platform

Microsoft bought Education Platform TakeLessons, an Online and in-Person tutoring platform

Microsoft is positioning itself right on top when it comes to (edtech) education technology and online collaboration thanks to Covid-19 pandemic.   The software giant has bought TakeLessons, an online education platform for students to connect with individual tutors in academic subjects, professional training, and other vocational persuades like music lessons, hobbies and language learning. ...

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Spotify Responds After the Platform Playlist Curators Raises Complains for Bad Practice

Spotify Responds After the Platform Playlist Curators Raises Complains for Bad Practice

Spotify has responded after the streaming service playlist curators raised complains that the streaming music company is not addressing the ongoing issue of playlist abuse.  The company spokesperson said, “As a matter of practice, we will continue to disable accounts that we suspect are abusing our reporting tool. We are also actively working to enhance...

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National Energy Regulator Appoints Nomalanga Petronella Sithole as New CEO

National Energy Regulator Appoints Nomalanga Petronella Sithole as New CEO

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) has appointed Nomalanga Petronella Sithole as Nersa’s new chief executive officer and full-time regulator member for five years, effective from 25 August 2021. Sithole was handpicked by energy minister Gwede Mantashe. The new CEO has 24 years of experience in energy regulation and legal experience. She was...

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Accenture to Buy South African Creative Agency King James Group

Accenture to Buy South African Creative Agency King James Group

International consultancy agency Accenture to acquire the award winning South African creative and digital marketing agency King James Group. This is the first acquisition in Africa since the company started operating in South Africa decades ago.  The award-winning King James Group, which was founded in 1998, specialises in brand strategy, creativity and digital marketing services....