The announcement of Samsung Pay, in direct competition with Apple Pay, is a signal that payments with mobile devices are growing up.
Samsung, LG and HTC unveiled their high-end smartphones at the world's biggest mobile fair, in the hopes of challenging Apple.
Amazon says it will take its chances in the smartphone market despite the poor ratings of its Fire phone, but can it survive among the other big boys?
At the annual IFA consumer technology expo in Berlin, most of the big guns rolled out new weaponry, writes Arthur Goldstuck.
The iPad might be the benchmark for tablet design and efficiency but Samsung and Sony have released tablets that redefine the idea of a "benchmark".
Stocks in emerging markets have rallied, with India seeing the biggest gains on expectation that the main opposition party will win the elections.
Samsung has launched its Galaxy Fit. Liron Segev, who's not too fond of wearable devices, has been impressed with its performance.
As smartphone screens go ever-larger, some expect a backlash and a return to poky displays. But there is a powerful force behind the trend.
The main focus at the Mobile World Congress was on big names like Samsung, Sony and Nokia but smaller and lesser known brands also made a splash.
This week, Pravin Gordhan does a balancing act, an Oscar Pistorius TV channel is launched and Uganda criminalises gay sex.
Samsung's "Unpacked" event in Barcelona has delivered not only the new Galaxy S5 and Gear products, but also the promise of a new device ecosystem.
Sony Mobile has unveiled a large-screen 6" smartphone, the Xperia T2 Ultra, targeted at emerging markets, including Africa.
Samsung Electronics expects to supply half of the smartphones sold in Africa this year and hopes to double sales on the continent in 2014.
Rumours are swirling that both Apple and Samsung are working on a new gadget: the smartwatch. But does the world really need - or want - these gizmos?
The once high-tech tool of world leaders and the financial elite has lost its cutting-edge reputation, aspirational appeal and its customers.
On Weekend 101 this week, Mandla and Makaziwe Mandela battle in court, Egyptians overthrow their president; and where the hell is Edward Snowden?
An initiative to give boys a chance to be coached at Chelsea has shown how sponsorship can go beyond return on investment, writes Arthur Goldstuck.
Samsung has tested super-fast fifth-generation (5G) wireless technology that will eventually allow users to download an entire movie in one second.
The recently launched Samsung Galaxy S4 will be released in April and for once "around the world" means South Africa, writes Arthur Goldstuck.