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Posts tagged “E-commerce”

11:20 a.m. yesterday

AvidXchange to add 603 tech jobs in Charlotte

Information Technology    AvidXchange, a fast-growing provider of automated payment processes, plans to more than double the size of its work force, the company says. Gov. Pat McCrory announced the news and a state tax incentive worth more than $7.5 million if all the jobs promised are created.

6:39 a.m. yesterday

Will Apple's digital wallet kill the card swipe?

Apple Pay, the company's new digital payment system announced last week that lets people pay for retail store purchases using their phones rather than cash or credit cards, will work both with iPhones and Apple's new Watch and is backed by a host of big retailers and major banks.

Apple Mobile Payments Apple Mobile Payments

September 10

Review: Apple Watch, new phones look to be another winner

Anick Jesdanun, technology writer for The Associated Press, is impressed by the variety of Apple's new products and mobile payment service announced Tuesday.

September 10

Premium Lock Apple hits home runs with new iPhone, smartwatch, mobile payments

Analysis: New iPhones and the Apple Watch highlight Apple's ability to use design and innovation to establish leadership, writes Ezra Gottheil of Technology Business Research.

Apple's bigger-than-ever iPhones Apple's bigger-than-ever iPhones

September 9

Amazon posts job openings for first N.C. distribution center

Amazon.com    Amazon is apparently planning to open a distribution center in Concord, N.C., based on job openings posted on its corporate website. The company has yet to confirm a decision, but media reports says a deal is near.

Updated September 9

Amazon slashes prices on Fire smartphone to as low as 99 cents

Amazon's new smartphone Amazon slashed the price of its Fire smartphone Monday, a day before Apple is expected to unveil its latest version of the iPhone. The online retailer said the Fire with 32 gigabytes of memory will now cost 99 cents when customers sign a two-year contract with AT&T. That's down from $199.

Updated September 9

Tweet and buy: Twitter tests shopping service

Twitter      After clicking the "Buy" button, users are asked to enter their address and credit card information. The order is then sent to the merchant for delivery. The company said in a blog post that users' personal information will be encrypted and saved on Twitter so that they can buy things again without re-entering their information.

September 5

Premium Lock Marketing tech firm Netsertive raises $10M, gears for growth

Netsertive, a member of the Inc. 5000 for the second consecutive year, is leveraging its growth into new funding with $7 million in a credit facility from Square 1 Bank and $3 million from investors.

How Netsertive works How Netsertive works

September 5

Two Bitcoin operators plead guilty in Silk Road case

Bitcoin exec pleads guilty  The top executive of a New York City-based Bitcoin company and a Florida Bitcoin exchanger pleaded guilty Thursday to federal charges, admitting that they enabled the digital currency to be funneled to the black market website Silk Road.

Updated September 5

FTC: Google to repay $19M in charges for kids' app purchases

FTC The government says Google has agreed to pay full refunds totaling at least $19 million to consumers who were charged for purchases that children made via apps without parental consent from the Google Play app store.

Updated September 4

RTI study: Facebook's data center delivers huge impact to NC

Facebook's massive data center in western N.C. hasn't delivered thousands of jobs on site, but it has provided a substantial boost to the state's economy of $680 million. Some 4,700 jobs were created. So says RTI International in a new report.

Facebook's Building 1 in Western NC Facebook's Building 1 in Western NC

September 3

Ask ChannelAdvisor's Scot Wingo: Evaluating your big idea

ExitEvent In part two of a post written for ExitEvent, ChannelAdvisor CEO Scot Wingo talks about how to turn ideas into companies.

September 2

Premium Lock Will over-reaching regulations stifle Bitcoin development?

North Carolina is taking a thus-far moderate and unique approach to regulating virtual currencies in the state. Some in the Bitcoin industry fear that over-reaching regulations could stifle Bitcoin innovation and economic development opportunities.

Bitcoins    Bitcoins

Updated August 28

Premium Lock ChannelAdvisor commits to new 136,000 square foot HQ in Morrisville

ChannelAdvisor's new logo ChannelAdvisor keeps expanding its global footprint to provide ecommerce services. Now it's expanding at home, signing a contract for a new headquarters in Morrisville to the tune of $3.2M a year.

August 27

How did your business deal with TWC Internet outage?

Fiber optic network            How did your business deal with the hours-long, nationwide Time Warner Cable Internet outage early Wednesday? We want to know.

August 26

With streaming deal, Amazon aims to be ESPN of video games

Amazon.com    Amazon is hoping to become the ESPN of video games. The ecommerce giant is buying streaming platform Twitch Interactive for $970 million in cash as it seeks to take part in video gaming's growth as an online spectator sport.

August 21

Two Toasters celebrates Inc. 5000 by paying it forward: A fundraiser for Girls Who Code

There's no "ice bucket challenge" at the headquarters of mobile apps startup Two Toasters, but the team is cooking. Its rapid revenue growth earned the Durham startup a spot in the Inc. 5000, and the celebration is a fundraiser for Girls Who Code.

Girls Who Code Girls Who Code

August 21

Building a startup in the Ukraine? Yes, Durham entrepreneurs say

Groundwork Labs graduates William and Galyna Tate prepare to return to the U.S. and launch their startup after six months in the war-torn nation. Galyna is a native of the Ukraine and still has family there. They discuss their startup and the challenges they have faced in a Q&A.

William and Galyna Tate William and Galyna Tate

August 20

Premium Lock Inside Inc. 5000: Two Toasters' mobile apps deliver 579% growth

Founded in 2008, Durham-based Two Toasters has turned an app development niche into a booming business. The bootstrapped startup ranks No. 787 on the latest Inc. 5000 list with revenue surging 579 percent over the past three years. In an exclusive Insider interview, CEO Rachit Shukla explains why Two Toasters is so hot.

An app built by Two Toasters An app built by Two Toasters

August 19

Premium Lock Exclusive: In-depth survey helps ChannelAdvisor plot next ecommerce moves

ChannelAdvisor went public just a year ago, but the Morrisville-based provider of international ecommerce services has not let up on new product development. Looking for ways to expand its market, the company hired an outside research firm to conduct an in-depth survey among hundreds of firms utilizing ecommerce. What did ChannelAdvisor find out, and how are the results shaping future plans? WRAL TechWire has the details for Insider subscribers.

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