Posts tagged “E-commerce”

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Premium Lock Survey says: native ads confuse consumers

Many consumers are still confused by native ads in news publications, according to new survey. Native ads match the form of the platform offering them, making them look more like editorial content. Can this be fixed?

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Updated 3:42 p.m. Thursday

Banking on change: Fintech startups target financial services

ecommerce          Silicon Valley is pressuring banks to change their ways or risk becoming the latest industry overtaken by technology. Hundreds of startups are offering easier and cheaper ways to save, borrow, spend and invest. They are doing it by shifting the battleground to smartphone apps and websites, which function as digital offices that are accessible around the clock with minimal staffing, and by lowering fees.

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Amazon: Triangle home shoppers buying high-tech - and water

Amazon says its Prime delivery service in the Triangle continues to grow as Christmas nears. And the Echo Dot - Amazon's own smart home device - is among the hottest selling items along with tech device cables. Also hot: Bottled water!

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Updated 3:24 p.m. Wednesday

Premium Lock Top 10 2017 tech predictions: eSports, bank disruption, virtual reality and more

Information technology Watch out for a "watershed" year in eSports, more disruption in banking and "mass expansion" of virtual reality content in 2017, says Juniper Research in making its top 10 tech predictions. Our Insiders get the details.

Updated 9:32 a.m. Monday

December's tech events calendar a busy one + A look to 2017

Social networking The year 2016 will draw to a busy close for Triangle tech firms with a host of events on the calendar. Here's the latest update plus a look at early 2017 and what groups meet where. and when.

November 30

HQ Raleigh to expand in Raleigh, adding new downtown presence

HQ's logo  HQ Raleigh is expanding its presence in downtown Raleigh by adding 15,000 square feet of space in the Capital Club building. HQ Raleigh says it is leasing four floors in order to be able to offer more space to startups and emerging companies.

Updated November 30

Mobile devices help Cyber Monday sales hit record $3.45B

Cyber Monday Cyber Monday was one for the record books with consumers going online to spend a record $3.45 billion. And a big enabler of all that spending was people using smartphones as well as other mobile devices, says global ecommerce services provider ChannelAdvisor.

November 29

Premium Lock ChannelAdvisor: Free shipping 'a necessity for retailers to remain competittve'

ecommerce          Consumers demanding free, fast shipping - and retailers are answering the demands, according to data compiled by global ecommerce services provider ChannelAdvisor.

November 29

Premium Lock Filings: AvidXchange raises $14.5M; Premier acquires 2 firms for $325M

Avidxchange "Cyber Monday" was a busy one for two Charlotte firms - AvidXchange and Premier - but not for shopping. Instead, AvidXchange raised more cash and Premier acquired two firms for $325 million.

November 28

Report: Mobile shopping sets Thanksgiving record

E-Commerce Global ecommerce solutions provider ChannelAdvisor says shoppers using mobile devices for the first time accounted for more than half of Thanksgiving day shopping transactions.The National Retail Federation also notes the m-commerce surge.

Updated November 25

Premium Lock Are SoLoMo apps the next big tech disruptor?

Are SolLoMo apps the next big disruptor? Could be. When it comes to those increasingly popular applications for social, location and mobile, many smartphone owners are using these apps for such things as Uber and food delivery. And they are a threat to traditional services, says research firm Parks Associates.

Breaking down mobile app usage by generation Breaking down mobile app usage by generation

Updated November 25

Premium Lock ChannelAdvisor embraces Alexa: 'A disruptor of life as we know it'

ChannelAdvisor, a provider of ecommerce related services for customers large and small around the world, has been a disruptor of online shopping since its launch more than a decade ago. Now, the Triangle firm is embracing a disruptor itself: Amazon's Alexa. Can your business learn from the ChannelAdvisor experiment?

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Updated November 25

Premium Lock LendingTree expands credit card reach with $130M acquisition

LendingTree Charlotte-based LendingTree is expanding its presence in the credit card business with the $130 million acquisition of CompareCards.

November 22

4K TVs top NC Black Friday bargain hunters' list

One of high-tech's flashiest advances - 4K ultra high-definition TVs - is the biggest "wish" for North Carolina shoppers heading into the holiday shopping season, says ecommerce website Decluttr.

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November 22

Why fingers make handy, if not foolproof, digital keys

‚ÄčIt sounds like a great idea: Forget passwords, and instead lock your phone or computer with your fingerprint. It's a convenient form of security -- though it's also perhaps not as safe as you'd think.

Fingerprinting Your Phone Fingerprinting Your Phone

November 21

Premium Lock Reveal Mobile lands beacon tech deal with mParticle, a mobile commerce data leader

Reveal Raleigh startup Reveal Mobile's wireless beacon technology for location-based audience data is being incorporated into the data platform offered by mParticle, a leader in mobile commerce and multi-screen marketing and data management.

November 21

Premium Lock Inside ad tech, martech: Identifying biggest trends, issues

Convergence of advertising and marketing platforms, ad tech extending value chains for vendors operating in adjacent industries, and ad tech's impact on digital advertising is not well understood by enterprises all are having a big impact on ad tech and martech. Why? Here's an analysis.

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