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ThumbzUp set for US, Asia expansion

ThumbzUp, the local developer of mobile point-of-sale systems available in South Africa through Absa and in Australia through ANZ, is on the verge of signing significant new deals that will take it into

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Thumbzup’s new Pebble is a smartphone, too

Stafford Masie, the South African technology entrepreneur behind the Payment Pebble, introduced earlier this year by Absa, will on Monday takes the wraps off a radical new design of the mobile point-of-sale (M-POS) system. Instead of merchants

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Payment Pebble makes international debut

The South African-developed Payment Pebble, the brainchild of entrepreneur Stafford Masie, has been launched in Australia with the country’s third largest bank by market capitalisation, the…

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Payment Pebble opened to third-party devs

Thumbzup’s mobile point-of-sale device, the Payment Pebble, which is available in South Africa through banking group Absa, is being opened up to third-party developers. Thumbzup founder Stafford Masie has revealed plans to release third-party

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Pictures: Behind Absa’s new Payment Pebble

Four years in the making, technology entrepreneur Stafford Masie, through his company Thumbzup, has finally taken his mobile payments solution for smartphones commercial — through partner bank Absa. The mobile payment of sale system, called the Payment Pebble, allows merchants – typically small enterprises and

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R10bn flows through Absa app

Absa’s transactional banking application for smartphones has been downloaded more than 300 000 times, the bank’s head of digital channels and payments, Adrian Vermooten, said on Thursday. Speaking at a press conference in Johannesburg, Vermooten said the app, which is available

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Flashes of genius in SA’s tech sector

In recent weeks, I’ve been fortunate to meet a range of really smart South African entrepreneurs who are doing incredibly exciting stuff in the technology space, often with relatively few resources. Despite all the doom and gloom that is our politics, and despite the poor state of

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Durban payments start-up eyes world stage

Emerge Mobile, an ambitious start-up based in Umhlanga, north of Durban, has developed a smartphone-based mobile payments system similar to the US solution Square, and has secured certifications from international bodies. It now plans to launch

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Absa promises faster innovation

Three weeks ago, in mid-April, Absa became the last of South Africa’s big banks to launch a mobile transactional banking application for smartphones and tablets, beating at the finish line by First National Bank, Standard Bank, Nedbank and Investec. But Absa, South Africa’s

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