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Posts tagged “E-commerce”

Updated 3:06 p.m. Tuesday

Thanksgiving travel woes? There's an app for that

Apple's bigger-than-ever iPhones    Traveling by plane, train or automobile can be a headache. Mixing in Thanksgiving can make it a throbbing migraine. Technology provides some pain relief in the form of apps to let you know which roads are clogged, what gate your flight leaves from and whether trains are running on time.

Updated November 18

Analyst forecasts $89B in online sales over holidays

ecommerce       Forrester Research expects U.S. consumers to spend $89 billion online in November and December. That's up 13 percent, or about $10 billion, from a year ago.

Updated November 18

Premium Lock Raleigh digital marketing agency hiring up to 30 after acquisition

Raleigh-based digital marketing agency Click Optimize Creative Group is looking to hire as many as 30 people following its acquisition by Healthgrades. COCG and its core management team will remain in Raleigh as the company expands under new ownership.

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November 18

Uber regulation coming in NC?; IBM's $1.25B outsourcing deal; GSK Ebola vaccine update; FTC says TRUSTe deceived consumers; SAP to pay Oracle $359M

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of tech and life science news: A N.C. General Assembly committee is to discuss possible Uber regulations; IBM lands a $1.25 billion outsourcing deal with Lufthansa; GSK's Ebola vaccine is safe in early tests; the FTC settles complaint with TRUSTe; and SAP will pay Oracle $359 million to settle a long legal battle.

Updated November 14

Mandalay Digital acquires Durham-based Appia for $100M

Appia, a provider of mobile user acquisition services with an international customer base, is being sold to California-based Mandalay Digital for $100 million in a stock deal. It's the second "exit" for Appia founder Jud Bowman.

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November 14

Premium Lock Jud Bowman: Why I sold Appia for $100 million

Durham startup Appia, founded by Jud Bowman six years ago, is becoming part of Mandalay Digital in a stock deal worth some $100 million. Why sell? Bowman knew Mandalay as a business partner and in a conference call he told analysts: "[T]he revenue metrics from our partnership with Mandalay Digital are better than anything we've seen to-date. It's so great that we wanted to be a part of it." Read why Bowman made the deal in his own words.

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November 13

#WTWTrends for Thursday: Woz, #ISUM14, Internet, bridge collapse Trending in the Triangle

Trending in the Triangle Trending in the Triangle: Get the pulse of technology in the Triangle with the best in local technology, venture, biotech, and life science news on Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014 as curated by @WRALTechWire.

Updated November 11

ChannelAdvisor's Wingo invests in app-powered mobile car wash

Scot Wingo, co-founder and CEO of global ecommerce services provider ChannelAdvisor and an angel investor' is making a play in the mobile app space. He's backing Spiffy, a Triangle-based mobile car wash venture powered by a mobile app. ExitEvent's Laura Baverman has the details.

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Updated November 11

TransEnterix exec leaves; Red Hat adds former GE exec to board; IBM sees big mobile shopping record; AT&T-Verizon on VoLTE; Google's $1B NASA deal

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of science and technology news: The COO at TransEnterix has resigned; Red Hat adds a woman to its board; IBM sees big mobile shopping season; AT&T and Verizon talk next-generation wireless voice service; and Google signs a $1 billion lease with NASA.

November 10

'Dark web' for drugs challenges law enforcement

drugs The dark web poses new and formidable challenges for law enforcement agencies around the world that have been dealing for decades with more conventional international drug trafficking. The reach and anonymity of these 21st century Internet operations is difficult to penetrate. Silk Road and copycats on the TOR network are not readily visible through popular Internet search sites. The buyers and sellers don't exchange cash, dealing instead in often untraceable digital currencies, usually Bitcoin. So there are no banking records for investigators to subpoena.

November 10

Premium Lock The Startup Factory's big news: After just 2 1/2 years, an 'exit'

Startups  Big news for The Startup Factory comes in the form of its first 'exit:" Arcametrics, which focuses on predictive modeling, is now part of Adroit Digital. "We are pretty psyched that two and a half years (after launch) we have our first exit," say TSF's co-founders.

November 7

Premium Lock ChannelAdvisor acquires UK firm with 'Where to Buy' technology

Global ecommerce services provider ChannelAdvisor is expanding its product suite through an acquisition. The Morrisville-based company says it is buying E-Tale Holdings, a U.K.-based firm offering "Where to Buy" technology. Meanwhile, its latest earnings report lifts shares.

Scot Wingo speaks out Scot Wingo speaks out

November 7

Siri, meet Alexa: Amazon unveils voice-recognition service

Amazon is introducing a voice-recognition service called Amazon Echo that comes with a speaker-like wireless device just in time for the holiday shopping season.

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Updated November 6

Premium Lock Exclusive: Why StepLeader chose to hire a top SAS executive

Veteran entrepreneur Brian Handly came to Capitol Broadcasting's News Over Wireless venture in 2012 with the mission to reshape and grow it. But much continues to change at the mobile data startup beyond its different name (StepLeader). On Wednesday, StepLeader disclosed the hiring of a high-profile SAS executive as its chief technology officer whose specialty is big data analytics. What's the hiring mean and why make this hire? We have the exclusive story for WRAL TechWire Insiders.

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November 5

Startup Zift Solutions buys rival, raises additional financing

Zift Zift Solutions, a venture capital-backed startup, has acquired a channel marketing rival and also has raised additional financing.

Updated November 5

10 Startups to Watch: Windsor Circle, inventor of 'retention automation'

ExitEvent's new logo A leading data science company for the ecommerce industry, NCTA Beacon Award winner Windsor Circle's success is all about innovation and its team, writes Ann Revell for ExitEvent.

November 4

Russia removes Apple statue; Micell finds stent partner; $89B in ecommerce for Christmas; new Salix drug; SciQuet's product update

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: Russia removes an Apple statue after Apple CEO comes 'out;' Micell finds partner for stents in Europe; $89 billion forecast for ecommerce sales; Salix launches new drug; and SciQuest updates its product suite.

October 31

Startup Photofy raises $1M, releases photo platform for brands

Raleigh-based startup Photofy has raised $1 million in new capital and also released a first-of-its-kind photo platform for brands. ExitEvent Editor Laura Baverman has the details.

Photofy touts its app Photofy touts its app

October 31

Retailers fighting back against Amazon for online sales

ecommerce       Amazon.com's low prices and seemingly endless array of goods have made it the biggest online retailer in the U.S., commanding about 20 percent of all e-commerce. The company is projected to have over $89 billion in revenue this year. Its massive success has driven other sites to offer similar perks and deals to woo customers and hold on to their piece of the retail pie. Some retailers now even offer to match Amazon's prices to try to win your business.

October 30

Red Hat's new 'cloud' startup plan; Microsoft launches 'Health,' fitness band; Google 'tax;' bioMerieux 1-hour Ebola test; ChannelAdvisor adds home improvement

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of tech and life science news: Red Hat aims to help startups go "cloud;" Microsoft is getting into fitness; Spain passes Google tax; a bioMerieux subsidiary offers 1-hour Ebola test; and ChannelAdvisor adds home improvement to its ecommerce suite.

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