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Wirecard boon App Makes Online Debut

boon by Wirecard – the fastest growing mobile payment solution in Europe – enables all Apple Pay users to utilize their boon digital credit card for online purchases. boon is the industry’s first fully digitalized mobile payment solution that works completely independently of other banks and network operators. The app is currently available via Android in Germany, Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands, Ireland and Spain, while it is also available on Apple Pay in England, France, Switzerland, Italy, Spain and Ireland. 

‘Big 4’ Accounting Giant PwC Accepts its First Bitcoin Payment

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC), one of the world’s largest accounting firms, has accepted its first ever bitcoin payment for its advisory services.

SA’s Naspers Profits Boosted by Tencent, eCommerce

Africa’s Biggest Tech Firm Naspers closed its 2017 year with a bang on Wednesday, notching $1.5 billion (R20.5 billion) in core headline earnings, reflecting a 65% rise in the six months to end-September 2017, reflecting a 65% rise from the same period in 2016.

Revenues in the Naspers’ internet division, which now accounts for 77% of group revenues, were up 42% to $6.9bn.

The company said trading profits climbed 47%, boosted by Tencent and declining losses in several ecommerce units.

How Does A Mobile Wallet Vary In Different Countries?

Simple and secure ways to complete transactions directly through a mobile device has become increasingly popular over the last three years globally for all users through a number of different technologies, from Mobile Wallets, to the launch of platforms like Apple Pay and Android Pay for Smartphone users.

Blockchain Technology May Transform the Lives of African Farmers

A new venture plans to use blockchain to transform the lives of millions of African farmers.

Mineral investor African Potash Ltd is partnering with Global Markets Exchange Group International’s (GMEX) FinComEco to develop blockchain-based platforms for Sub-Saharan Africa’s agricultural commodity markets, according to a statement on Tuesday.

The "supply-to-demand system" will connect smaller farmers and traders with brokers and buyers to help them boost productivity and obtain better prices, London-based African Potash said.

51 Percent of Shoppers Combine their Offline and Online Experiences

A VWO ecommerce report has revealed that more than 51% of shoppers combine their offline and online experiences.

Black Friday Breaks Mobile Shopping Records

Black Friday online shopping hit an all-time high this year, growing 24 percent year-over-year, according to data from Salesforce’s retail intelligence unit.
Fortune reported news that 42 percent of Black Friday orders were placed on a smartphone, while 49 percent were placed on a desktop or laptop computer, marking the first year that computers generated less than half of all online orders.
“When it comes to holiday shopping, shoppers now overwhelmingly choose digital,” said Salesforce.