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Posts tagged “E-commerce”

15 minutes ago

More female game developers; seized bitcoins to be auctioned; Beijing tracks elderly; SpaceX success

In today's Bulldog wrapup of science and technology news: More women are learning video game design; seized bitcoins to be auctioned; China is tracking its elderly; and another success for SpaceX.

May 27

Premium Lock Is your cloud contract fair? + Advice on what to be wary about

The world is embracing cloud computing, from consumers to the largest enterprises choosing to store data in centers provided by the large (Amazon, for example) to small. But are these providers giving you a fair deal? You might want to check after the British Competition and Markets Authority issued a report bashing companies for possibly breaching consumer law. A UK analyst labels what providers are doing "malpractice."

Don't overlook perils in cloud computing Don't overlook perils in cloud computing

May 27

Inside Alibaba: Its Washington woes + 5 things you should know about it

Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba won -- and ultimately lost-- a friend in Washington using legal methods long deployed by corporate America: money and influence. A month after it became the first e-commerce company to join the IACC, Alibaba got kicked out. Here's the backstory + a mini profile with facts you need to know about the company.

Inside Alibaba Inside Alibaba

May 27

Premium Lock Inside Salesforce: Reinventing itself to serve the consumer generation

Analysis: Salesforce puts an emphasis on intelligence to fuel its next wave of growth, says Technology Business Research Analyst Kelsey Mason.

May 27

Implant to fight addiction; Alibaba's woes; Google beats Oracle in Android suit; Microsoft-Facebook undersea cable

In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: The FDA approves a drug-oozing stent to fight addiction; Alibaba won - and lost - a big friend in Washington; Google prevails over Oracle in big Android suit; and Microsoft teams with Facebook for an undersea cable project.

Addiction-Implant Addiction-Implant

May 26

Tech links: Peter Thiel-Gawker war; Snapchat raises $1.8B; AT&T bids for Yahoo; Red Hat boosts Ansible; IBM breakout coming?

High tech In today's wrapup of technology headlines impacting on the Triangle: The backstory of billionaire Peter Thiel's war against Gawker; Snapchat raises $1.8 billion; AT&T may be battling Verizon for Yahoo; Red Hat gives a boost to Ansible, the Durham startup it acquired; and TheStreet says IBM is posed for a "breakout."

May 24

More room to tweet; more ads at Google maps; Facebook news changes; apps TV future, says Apple

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Twitter revises tweet multimedia limits; more ads are coming to Google Maps; Facebook makes changes in news after meeting with conservatives; and Apple's Tim Cook says apps are the future of TV.

May 24

Premium Lock New digital news competitor for RTP: Crain's

Crain's Crain's, the business publishing conglomerate, is expanding its digital footprint to the Triangle. The daily newsletter means more competition for tech, life science and other business news across RTP.

May 20

Tech links: 'Watson' at Moogest; free Cisco IoT training; AT&T connects cars; Red Hat bitcoin; Epic grants; China drug prices

High tech In today's tech Links roundup of news affecting Triangle companies: IBM's Watson at Moogfest; Cisco plans free IoT training online; AT&T links cars and data; Red Hat offers more details on its bitoin initiative; Epic Games awards $75,000 in grants; and China slashes prices for GSK, AstraZeneca drugs.

May 19

Bayer-Monsanto talks; Facebook meets conservatives; 117M hit in LinkedIn hack; Apple's India move

Bulldog Bulletin In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and science news: Bayer and Monsanto are talking a deal; Facebook execs meet with conservatives to discuss alleged bias; LinkedIn confirms just how big a 2012 hack was; and Apple plans to open a development office in India.

May 18

Google going VR; GMO food safe; Alibaba CEO skips speech; Twitter dropping limit?

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and science news: Google is expected to unveil virtual reality and artificial intelligence advances; a report declares genetically altered food as safe; Alibaba's CEO cancels speech to counterfeit group meeting; and has the time come for Twitter to drop its 140 character limit?

Updated May 17

Tech calendar: Big Top jobs fair, Moogfest, ag tech, State of the Triangle, capital in Wilmington

Social networking There's much more going on this week other than Moogfest, which is set for Durham over the weekend. Here's a look at other events, including the Big Top Reverse Job Fair, an agtech showcase, a startup event in Wilmington, and the State of the Triangle.

May 12

Nextdoor.com racial profiling; streaming suicide probe; SpaceX capsule returns; Google bans payday ads

Bulldog Bulletin In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and science news: Nextdoor.com says it is tackling racial profiling; France is probing the streaming of a teen's suicide; a SpaceX capsule returns from space station; and Google bans payday lending ads.

Updated May 11

Premium Lock Google Demo Day loser? Hardly, says Mira CEO; $$$ coming

Marine Corps/war-on-terror vet Jonathan Frangakis knows what real pressure is. Life or death based on his decisions as an officer. So while prepping for and presenting at Google Demo Day was pressure filled, the CEO of startup Mira prepped well for the "pitch battlefield." He didn't win - or did he? There's much money still coming his way.

The Mira pitch The Mira pitch

May 11

Amazon video play; Disney shutting game unit; 1,284 new planets; judge denies passwords to police

Bulldog In today's Bullldog wrapup of technology and science news: Amazon takes on YouTube; Disney cuts 300 jobs and shuts down gaming unit; NASA says the Milky Way is more crowded with planet discoveries; and a UK judge denies police access to a hacker's passwords.

May 10

Iowa regulates Uber, Lyft; Sprint woes hurt Softbank; Nokia's loss; streaming surges at Warner

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Iowa law cracks down on Uber, Lyft; Sprint's challenges weigh on Softbank; Nokia reports a loss; and Warner reports a surge in streaming vs. downloads.

Updated May 9

Triangle tech calendar: Brad Feld, Chris Sacca, Innovatours among highlights

Social networking Visits from tech entrepreneurs/investors Brad Feld and Chris Sacca as well as the third annual Innovatours event from Innovate Raleigh are among the many upcoming highlights on the Triangle region tech calendar.

May 6

Premium Lock Lenovo spells out details of $500M investment fund, 'incubator group'

Lenovo is disclosing details about its newly established $500 million investment fund. The global tech company also is launching a new incubation group that will help fund various Lenovo subsidiaries such as its SHAREit service and "smart" technology efforts.

Lenovo Lenovo

Updated May 6

SpaceX success; Tesla stock tumbles; Hall of Fame video games; bitcoin claim backtrack

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: A successful SpaceX launch; Tesla shares drop after pledge to boost production; Space Invaders, Grand Theft Auto III make video game Hall of Fame; and the man who claimed to have invented bitcoin backtracks.

Updated May 5

NCTA conference features cognitive technologies + startup pitches

State of Technology NCTA's annual State of Technology Conference is Friday in Durham. A key point of emphasis this year is cognitive technologies. Plus, six startups will be pitching for potential investors.

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