Posts tagged “E-commerce”

June 16

Smaller stores and virtual reality: Is this the future of Ikea?

IKEA "We understand that the world is changing and customer expectations are changing and we want to continue being relevant," says Michael Valdsgaard, the head of digital transformation at Ikea. "We're trying to do as many things as possible to see what works ... it's like, the more the merrier."

Updated June 16

NC launches site to check up on online pharmacies

North Carolina Secretary of State Elaine Marshall has launched a website so consumers can check the legitimacy of an online pharmacy before getting a prescription filled.

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June 13

Zift Solutions moves HQ to Cary - with plenty of space to grow

Zift logo Zift Solutions, an emerging entrepreneurial company delivering channel marketing automation solutions, now calls Cary home with new headquarters space at Weston Corporate Park.

Updated June 12

Premium Lock Bitcoin mystery solved? Australian claims to be inventor + Graphical view

An Australian man long rumored to be associated with the digital currency Bitcoin has publicly identified himself as its creator, a claim that would end one of the biggest mysteries in the tech world. Plus, a graphical view of Bitcoin's history.

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Updated June 12

Premium Lock Inside Amazon's cloud: It's sunny even as competition intensifies

AWS Analysis: Amazon Web Services' 1Q16 results suggest another strong year of performance lies ahead, with a continued focus on database products and global expansion, says Technology Business Research analyst Molly Gallaher Boddy.

Updated June 12

Premium Lock Yahoo to cut 1,700 jobs + A graphical view of the struggling tech giant

Marissa Mayer Yahoo is laying off about 1,700 employees and shedding some of its excess baggage in a shake-up likely to determine whether CEO Marissa Mayer can save her own job. Plus: an interactive graphical view at Yahoo's shrinking headcount and other financial data.

June 12

GE CEO Immelt stepping down, Flannery to take over role

Jeff Immelt General Electric says Jeff Immelt is stepping down as CEO and John Flannery, president and CEO of the conglomerate's health care unit, will take over the post in August.

June 7

Laura Baverman: Demand for mobile audience data helps Reveal Mobile lure another $700K

Laura Baverman The Raleigh mobile ad tech startup brings total venture capital tally to $3.3 million as traction builds for its mobile audience data.

June 6

Apple's HomePod speaker pumps up the volume on tech rivals (+ video)

Apple is hoping a new smart home speaker will strike a chord with music lovers -- the latest test of the iPhone maker's ability to redefine markets originally staked out by its rivals. Plus: Watch a video recap of the best news from the annual Apple developers conference.

June 5

Q&A: Internet extremism and how to combat it

Social Media In the wake of Britain's third major attack in three months, Prime Minister Theresa May called on governments to form international agreements to prevent the spread of extremism online. Here's a look at extremism on the web, what's being done to stop it and what could come next.

June 5

Premium Lock Wireless beacon startup Reveal Mobile raising $1M

Reveal Raleigh-based Reveal Mobile, which is developing technology to exploit benefits of wireless beacon technology, is raising additional funding.

June 2

Premium Lock If Accenture has it right, consulting's future state starts now

Accenture Analysis: Accenture envisions future clients asking for technology‐laden, inherently connected, and artificial intelligence‐ enabled advice, assistance and solutions. If Accenture succeeds, it will pull the rest of the consulting market along behind it.

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