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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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Land grab begins in mobile payments

There’s a revolution under way, and this one’s not being agitated by the working class, although they certainly have their part to play. It is being waged by banks, cellphone providers and entrepreneurs hoping to capitalise on a mobile commercial market that is estimated will be worth more than US$800bn by 2016 and have more than 400m users

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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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Masie, Nyati join AdvTech board

Microsoft South Africa MD Mteto Nyati and former Google sub-Saharan Africa boss Stafford Masie have been appointed to the board of JSE-listed education and recruitment company AdvTech. Nyati, who previously worked at IBM South Africa, and Masie, who is spearheading