Posts tagged “ChannelAdvisor”
North Carolina State Treasurer Janet Cowell made headline news recently when she was named to the board of directors for Triangle-based ChannelAdvisor. But according to Perry Newson, the executive director of the North Carolina Ethics Commission, most government workers are allowed to pursue other vocations in their off hours, including elected officials.
The editor of WRAL TechWire threw a stink bomb into the WRAL.com newsroom when he raised questions about how could State Treasurer Janet Cowell accept a board seat and $200,000 in compensation at a private company while still holding office. On Thursday, WRAL's Mark Binker reported how Cowell could do so - with the blessing of the state's Ethics Commission. Here's what the Commission said in a "confidential formal advisory opinion."
State Treasurer Janet Cowell, who is not running for reelection, is joining the board of directors at Triangle-based ChannelAdvisor. She will receive a $50,000 annual retainer and $150,000 in stock options from the e-commerce services provider.
ZVerse is one of several startups that drew enough interest from ChannelAdvisor co-founder and chairman Scot Wingo for him to write a check. On Wednesday, the 2D-to-3D conversion technology startup announced what he describes as a "huge win" - a reseller agreement with Konica Minolta. But Wingo says developing a VC "unicorn" isn't the vision. So what is?
Ecommerce services provider ChannelAdvisor's CEO David Spitz delivers a spirited pep talk to Wall Street analysts after the Triangle born-and-grown to IPO company grew revenues 21 percent in 2015. After a shift in focus to larger companies, a retooling of the firm's sales force and with an acquisition paying off, Spitz is very bullish entering 2016.
Veteran entrepreneur and now investor Scot Wingo talks with WRAL TechWire in an exclusive Q&A about trends, opportunities and obstacles he sees in the Triangle and across North Carolina. 2015 was a "strong year," he says, but more capital is needed to fund all the promising firms he sees growing and maturing toward possible success.
Twitter expanding tweets?; ChannelAdvisor lease; Networks-Dreamworks deal; Yahoo drops video hub; virus writer sentence
In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Twitter may be expanding tweet length; ChannelAdvisor to pay $1 million to break lease; Networks expands its deal with DreamWorks; Yahoo is dropping a video hub; and a virus writer gets his sentence.
ChannelAdvisor promotes exec; iPhones cost more in Germany; payphones as WiFi hotspots; OpenAI launches
In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: ChannelAdvisor promotes a veteran exec; Apple ups iPhone prices in Germany; payphones as WiFi hotspots in New York; and 3 billionaires launch OpenAI to focus on artificial intelligence.
Sales data is clear: The holiday shopping season is gradually being taken over by online shoppers. And when you go inside those numbers, more and more of those Internet buyers are going mobile. So how do entrepreneurs, those wanting to grow their business and those already making big plays really cash in? WTW Insiders get advice from a successful ecommerce pioneer - Scot Wingo of ChannelAdvisor.
Market researchers comScore and Adobe both predicted record sales of some $3 billion on "Cyber Monday," and a New York-based firm that tracks ecommerce says online buying did smash the old mark. Adobe says sales hit $2.98 billion. Interestingly, social media was NOT a major factor. But mobile ordering was.
A friend of The Skinny could be seen sitting at the computer in suburban Wilmington on and off all day on Thanksgiving. But he wasn't streaming football. He was perusing for bargains - and finding them ahead of Black Friday mayhem. He was hardly alone as ecommerce services provider founder ChannelAdvisor's Scot Wingo reports. Turkey Day is now a huge shopping day.
It's Black Friday, and the odds are higher than ever that you will be using your charge cards to make purchases on mobile devices. No prediction. Fact. So says Scot Wingo, founder and executive chair of Morrisville-based ecommerce firm ChannelAdvisor.
Windsor Circle gets 'Smaht'; Verizon discount phones; ChannelAdvisor eyes Canada; $100M press release hack ring; FDA warns Kardashian
In today's Bulldog wrapup of science and technology news: Durham's Windsor Circle is rolling out new products; current Verizon customers can still get discount phones; ChannelAdvisor looks to expand sales to Canada with Newegg; hackers allegedly stole press releases to make $100M; and the FDA warns Kim Kardashian about her social media endorsements.
ChannelAdvisor CEO David Spitz says the ecommerce service provider's new strategy of focusing on "larger customers" while upping prices for smaller firms that "tend to go out of business with more frequency" is paying off.
Ecommerce services provider ChannelAdvisor is getting a new chief financial officer: Red Hat's Mark Cook. It's the second big management change for ChannelAdvisor since May. Meanwhile, the CFO who helped take ChannelAdvisor public is retiring.
Scot Wingo, founder and chair of ChannelAdvisor and a serial entrepreneur, provides an insider's guide to the Triangle startup community at ExitEvent, including a look at funding opportunities from early to late stage, the universities, mentors and angels, and more.
When cars fly; iTunes vs. music industry; ChannelAdvisor's new deal; Uber wins in NYC; who will lead Twitter?
In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: A Polish company unveils a car-sized jet; it's Apple vs. music industry in royalty battle; ChannelAdvisor expands Amazon support; Uber scores a victory in New York City; and who will be the next CEO at Twitter?
Samsung's 'smart' push; Square 1 exec changes; ChannelAdvisor layoffs; honoring Sagan; liquid biopsies
In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: Samsung launches a new push into "smart" devices; executive changes at Square 1 Bank; ChannelAdvisor confirms layoffs; honoring Carl Sagan; and new liquid biopsies could transform cancer treatment.
Scot Wingo, the co-founder and CEO of ChannelAdvisor, has resigned that post and has been replaced by Chief Operating Officer David Spitz. The news was disclosed Monday evening after ChannelAdvisor reported a first-quarter loss of $9 million and its stock traded at about one fifth the value they did just a year ago.