Posts tagged “E-commerce”
What's the next big thing in wireless communications after 4G? 5G, of course. But right now there's a lot of myth mixed with reality. In the second of a two-part analysis, Michael Sullivan-Trainor of Technology Business Research goes inside the next communication wave. Sullivan-Trainor is the executive analyst in the telecom practice at TBR.
Person-to-person mobile payment services like PayPal-owned Venmo are catching on as a way to bypass searching for an ATM or splitting a bill on multiple cards when the dinner check comes. And they're particularly popular among millennials, a generation that seems to have their own way of doing everything.
AT&T extends DirecTV deal date; IBM chip plant sale OK'd; France detains Uber managers; Foursquare's 'mayorships;' a Novartis buy
In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: AT&T extends its deal deadline for DirecTV; IBM receives final OK to sell chip plant; two Uber managers detained for questioning in France; Foursquare's "mayorships" are back; and Novartis buys a U.S. pharma firm.
Airbnb raising $1.5B as rival gets $40M; SapceX rocket explodes; Office goes Android; Facebook, Instagram updates
In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Airbnb is raising $1.5 billion; a rival to Airbnb is raising $40 million; SpaceX rocket explodes; Microsoft takes Office to Android; and updates from Facebook as well as Instagram.
Monsanto eyes Bayer AG; Google's free music; Facebook value tops Wal-Mart; Netflix stock split; Amazon royalties
In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: Monsanto could look to buy Bayer AG if Syngenta bid fails; Google offers free music; Facebook is now worth more than Wal-Mart; Nextflix plans a big stock split; and Amazon changes royalties for authors.
MetLife played host to dignitaries and the media at its new campus in Cary, unveiling two buildings covering 427,000 square feet where some 1,000 people have already been hired. The campus, which covers 26.5 acres, overlooks Lake Crabtree.
When cars fly; iTunes vs. music industry; ChannelAdvisor's new deal; Uber wins in NYC; who will lead Twitter?
In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: A Polish company unveils a car-sized jet; it's Apple vs. music industry in royalty battle; ChannelAdvisor expands Amazon support; Uber scores a victory in New York City; and who will be the next CEO at Twitter?
GSK sells 2 vaccines to Pfizer; Google 'revenge porn' crackdown; Tesla for the sky; Polish airline hack; eBay, Craigslist settle
In today's Bulldog wrapup of tech and life science news: GSK is selling two meningitis vaccines to Pfizer; Google cracks down on "revenge porn;' a Tesla for the skies?; Polish airline is hacked; and eBay settles a dispute with Craigslist.
30-minute delivery by drone?; Chimerix raises $175M; new BIO name; chips squeeze biz; Facebook's new app
In today's Bulldog wrapup of tech and life science news: Amazon foresees delivery by drones in 30 minutes; Chimerix raises $175 million in stock sale; a new name for BIO organization; new chips squeeze small businesses; and Facebook unveils new photo app.
Wilmington startup Next Glass, which matches drinkers with win based on personal tasting profiles and a data base of characteristics from tested wines, is partnering with two major retailers to offer specific choices based on store locations and online inventory.
Lenovo parent raising $2B; all fed workers' data exposed; France targets Google links; Citrix shareholder demands cuts; EU probes Amazon
In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Lenovo's parent is raising some $2 billion in an IPO; a union says all federal workers' data was exposed in big hack; France tells Google to remove links in "right to be forgotten" order; a big Citrix shareholder wants more cuts; and Amazon faces an EU probe over ebooks.
Federal regulators are going after people who raise money online through crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter and GoFundMe but don't follow through on their promises. Plus, the FTC is offering advice on how to avoid such scams in the future.
$200M NetSuite-Bronto deal closes; analyst expects 'strong' Red Hat earnings; Monsanto after Syngenta investors; China frees GSK investigator; HP paying $100M in Autonomy deal
In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: NetSuite closes on its acquisition of Durham-based Bronto Software; RBC expects "strong" earnings from Red Hat; Monsanto targets Syngenta shareholders; China frees a GSK investigator; and HP to pay $100 million in Autonomy class-action suit.
When Apple launches its Apple Music streaming service at the end of June, it will affect things big and small in the music industry. Here's a look at some of the major aspects of Apple Music.
Apple's iTunes helped change the way music-lovers bought their favorite songs, replacing plastic discs with digital downloads. Now the maker of iPods and iPhones wants to carve out a leading role in a revolution well underway, with a new, paid streaming-music service set to launch this summer.
Venture firm Pappas sues 'John Doe;' RT Foundation COO retiring; taco bikes in Raleigh; Microsoft's mobile app move; Softbank's $1B investment
In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Durham venture capital firm A.M. Pappas files suit against unknown critic; the COO of the research Triangle Foundation is retiring; taco bikes are coming to Raleigh via entrepreneur Justin Miller; Microsoft makes a big mobile apps play; and Softbank invests $1 billion in an ecommerce firm.
Opponents of proposed legislation to govern bitcoin currency in North Carolina have wasted little time in asking members of the General Assembly to oppose the law, which is being sought by the state's banking commissioner.
Apple-IBM apps for Watch go enterprise IT; Uber loses in France; FAA apps target delays; PayPal going mobile; PowerSecure solar at Cree
In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Apple and IBM unveil enterprise apps for the Watch; Uber loses legal case in France; PayPal is going mobile; the FAA hopes apps will fight flight delays; and PowerSecure teams with Cree for a solar project in Durham.
HP sells China server unit; Peak 10 grows in Triangle; Time Warner Cable back in play?; Spotify expands; PayPal's $25M fine
In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: HP is selling its server business in China; Peak 10 expands in the Triangle; will Altice buy Time Warner Cable?; Spotify adds more services; and PayPal pays $25 million settlement.
Analysis: As consumers' focus on and dollars move to digital devices, marketers and agencies follow. In the past marketers and agencies dictated the terms of engagement with consumers through traditional media formats, such as print, TV and radio. Today's digital consumer dictates terms of engagement with brands. As a result, marketers and agencies are turning to data-driven marketing technology (martech) and advertising technology (ad tech) platforms to create personalized, engaging user experiences. Technology Business Research examines what these changes mean.