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PropTech start-up Howsy surpasses 900% of crowdfund goal

Howsy Online property management platform start-up Howsy has raised more than £2m in its most recent crowdfund as the round draws to a close. The London firm provides property management for UK landlords, offering the ability to find tenants through to repairs...

Digital Marketplaces in Kenya to Start Paying 1.5% Digital Service Tax Beginning in 2021

Effective from January 1, 2020, all digital marketplaces operating will now be required to pay a 1.5% digital service tax after the Finance Act 2020 amendment of the Income Tax Act of Kenya. The new 1.5% ‘Digital Service Tax’ imposed on the gross transaction...

Federal government’s digital procurement site hits $2b milestone

More than $2.3 billion in digital and ICT services contracts have been awarded through the Digital Transformation Agency’s online procurement platform. The DTA has reported the figures just six months after the platform hit the $1b milestone, and at a time when...

Art collectors can shop San Antonio galleries through this new website

Like every other business that's had to pivot during the coronavirus pandemic, artists, gallerists, and those who support them have had to innovate, too. Out of that creativity, the team behind the Dallas Art Fair has launched a new digital...

Facebook & the boom of the internet economy in Cambodia

The Facebook page of Cambodian prime minister Hun Sen, whose country is undergoing a digital shift. Source: TANG CHHIN SOTHY / AFPCambodia’s digital economy has more than doubled in the last five yearsFacebook is by far the most popular platform and biggest...

Apple responds to Xbox Project xCloud absence, citing iOS policy

While Microsoft recently outlined plans to bring its Xbox Project xCloud game-streaming tech to mobile devices, its arrival on iOS has entered a stalemate. Cloud gaming soon hits its Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription, scheduled to launch for Android devices...

Spotlight, Eagle News launching SpotOnDigital service

SPOTLIGHT ON BUSINESS: Spotlight, Eagle News launching SpotOnDigital service Aug 06, 2020 Spotlight News Business, Spotlight On Business By DAVID TYLER[email protected] BETHLEHEM — Spotlight News and its sister company, Eagle News in the Syracuse area, are...

Conektr raises $800,000 in pre-Series A

Source: WAYA Conektr, a Dubai-based digital lower trade, groceries, and HORECA marketplace platform has raised $800,000 in a dual-tranche Pre-Series A round. The funding came from Auris Investments, an investment vehicle co-sponsored by Faber Capital’s holding...

Digital service tax to take effect in 2021

- The digital service tax was introduced after President Uhuru Kenyatta assented to the Finance Act 2020- The tax is payable by a person who derives or accrues income from services through a digital market place - The move will see the likes of Netflix, HBO,...

Quantity or quality? Value creation in two-sided platforms: Technology Analysis & Strategic Management: Vol 0, No 0

Two-sided platforms emerged as a more common business model, mainly due to the spread of digital technologies. Economic literature suggests a ‘quantity’-driven strategy to enhance the cross-side network externalities at the basis of the system. Nevertheless,...

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Sales on govt digital marketplace skyrocket during COVID-19 to $2.2B

Sales on govt digital marketplace skyrocket during COVID-19 to $2.2B

The federal government’s digital marketplace has awarded more than $2.2 billion in contracts in four years, with the value of deals doubling since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.At the beginning of February this year, the Digital Transformation Agency...

Online commerce booms amid shifting consumer behaviour

Online commerce booms amid shifting consumer behaviour

A new report by Publicis Sapient has revealed that the online commerce wave already sweeping through Australia has been solidified by the Covid-19 crisis, as consumers look to sustain their online activity. The global digital transformation consultancy surveyed...

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Testifies Before House Antitrust Committee

On Wednesday, July 29, Amazon CEO and Founder Jeff Bezos, along with the CEOs of Apple, Facebook, and Google, testified before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law as part of the subcommittee’s ongoing investigation...

PS4 Digital Sales Skyrocket During Pandemic Period

PS4 Digital Sales Skyrocket During Pandemic Period

Record-breaking numbers were a common theme amongst Sony’s quarterly financial statement for the period between March 31 and June 30, 2020. Perhaps the most significant of these is the 91 million games that were sold on PlayStation in this quarter, 74% of which...

Instagram launches TikTok clone week after antitrust hearing

Instagram launches TikTok clone week after antitrust hearing

Facebook's Instagram launched a direct competitor to short-form video app TikTok in 50 countries Wednesday amid antitrust scrutiny.Reels, which is available within Instagram on iOS and Android, lets users edit together 15-second clips with music.Instagram will...

NEP puts the spotlight on vocational courses

NEP puts the spotlight on vocational courses

The National Education Policy (NEP) is a comprehensive reappraisal and revamping of education that is adapted to the changing needs of today. It has the potential to forge a transformative vision that is bound to impact the grassroots micro-narratives that...

Digital Marketplace reaches $2b milestone 

Digital Marketplace reaches $2b milestone 

5 August 2020 The Digital Marketplace plays an important role in digital sourcing transformation. It removes barriers to make it easier for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) doing business with government. We’ve recently achieved the $2 billion milestone,...

Google Play Music will begin shutting down in September

Google Play Music will begin shutting down in September

If you have been a long time user of Google Play Music, you’re likely aware that the service is coming to an end, being replaced by YouTube Music instead. Said shutdown is happening at the end of this year, but Google has confirmed that the final stage of the...

Betcha Prioritizes Social Gaming in New Fantasy Sports App

Betcha Prioritizes Social Gaming in New Fantasy Sports App

As sports continue their tumultuous return during the pandemic, a new daily fantasy sports platform is betting that a less-transactional experience—predicated by elements of social gaming—will appeal more broadly to casual fans. After closing a $2 million seed...

Top 20 Post-Covid Automotive Trends

Top 20 Post-Covid Automotive Trends

Top 20 automotive trends for 2020 and beyond getty I usually begin the year with a roundup of the top automotive trends for the upcoming year. Not this year though. If anything, the Covid crisis has completely overturned every prediction and projection made at...

Start Selling Digital Products Online

Start Selling Digital Products Online

Digital goods are the products or services that cannot be held or touched but, everyone is consuming them. Since the digital world has come into existence, people have developed multiple ways to convert physical products into digital. Hardcover books became...

Monopolies Suck, Even In The Digital Marketplace 08/04/2020

Will antitrust litigation move forward in the digital marketplace?“Aggressively,” suggested Sally Hubbard, who I have collaborated with on monopolistic media measurement practices and who served as an Assistant Attorney General in the Antitrust Bureau of New...

Ross Andrew Paquette, CEO of Maropost, on Data-Driven Marketing

Businesses strive to be able to compete at their best so that they can take full advantage of the digital space. A struggle that has also brought about the development of newer approaches, more intelligent systems, and even smarter strategies. From the moment...

Motek – News & Stories

The Motek international trade fair for automation in production and assembly, and the Bondexpo, international trade fair for bonding technology, have been officially launched on their new digital trade fair platforms, namely Motek-Virtual and Bondexpo-Virtual....

4 Internet Stocks Making New, All-Time Highs

The e-commerce industry has seen a strong rise in orders across almost all consumer segments as customers continue to shop from home. As a result, stocks with a strong e-commerce footprint, have shown tremendous price momentum, with many stocks hitting all-time...

Fiverr International : Top 10 Freelancer Sites with New Features

These micro job marketplaces are offering any regular individuals with an opportunity to work from anywhere with buyers around the globe. Freelancers are doing micro jobs that are small, easy tasks that can be completed in a short amount of time, and allows...

Apple pulls out almost 30,000 apps from its App Store in China

Apple recently pulled close to 30,000 apps from its Apple Store in China. This is one of the largest purges the company has done recently.The recent purge of the Apple App Store in China is in compliance with the regulations of the Chinese government....

What to Know Ahead of Q2 Release

The market expects ANGI Homeservices (ANGI) to deliver a year-over-year decline in earnings on higher revenues when it reports results for the quarter ended June 2020. This widely-known consensus outlook is important in assessing the company's earnings picture,...

Top 10 Freelancer Sites with New Features – Press Release

These micro job marketplaces are offering any regular individuals with an opportunity to work from anywhere with buyers around the globe. Freelancers are doing micro jobs that are small, easy tasks that can be completed in a short amount of time, and allows...

VeChain, Tron, Litecoin Price Analysis: 03 August

The collective digital asset market suffered a major blowout at the top after Bitcoin and Ethereum noted massive sell-offs. The development had a ripple effect on the rest of the altcoin market too, with Litecoin, Tron, and VeChain registering bearish...

Boyd Gaming capitalizing on Stardust name with new app

A massive $4 billion resort is scheduled to open next year at the site of the old Stardust property on the Strip, but that doesn’t mean the famed casino will be forgotten. Las Vegas-based Boyd Gaming Corp. is helping to make sure of it. The company recently...

COVIDSafe app has ‘failed’ Victoria: Watts

The federal government’s much-hyped COVIDSafe contact tracing app has “failed” Victoria and changes are needed urgently to ensure it works effectively in other states, according to the Opposition. While supporting the concept of digital contact tracing through...

Amazon’s virus stumbles a boon for Walmart, Target | Business

SEATTLE — For Amazon, five straight months of sustained mania triggered by the pandemic has shaken the retail giant and created an abrupt opening for rivals.Amazon is still the big gorilla online, and sales have surged amid the pandemic. But Amazon’s shipping...

Telkom Enters Financial Services Fray in Ongoing Drive to Diversify

telkom mobile South Africa’s telco Telkom waded into the country’s red hot financial area with a new financial services entity to compete against the likes of mobile phone rivals MTN, Vodacom and FinTech players.Telkom Financial Services will offer solutions to...

Apple purges nearly 30,000 apps from Chinese App Store

Apple has removed a large number of games and apps from the App Store in China, a research firm has determined, with almost 30,000 apps taken down in the middle of a crackdown on games that don't have the required government licensing to allow for in-app...

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