Posts tagged “E-commerce”

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Premium Lock Triangle business, economic teams ramp up Amazon HQ2 project bid

Research Triangle Regional Partnership A united front to put together a response to Amazon's request for proposals to land its HQ2 project and some 50,000 jobs is being put together by local business and economic development teams. A group met on Tuesday. Here's a look at what's happening.

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Premium Lock Filings: New western NC fund looks to raise $30M; chocolate firm lands $500K (+ video)

A venture capital firm and a chocolate retailer in western North Carolina have raised capital, according to securities filings. Plus: More details about the new fund.

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Premium Lock Fundings: TransEnterix, RumbleOn, Scientific Environmental Design, Creisoft

SEC logo  In the latest fundraising news based on SEC filings, TransEnterix, RumbleOn, Scientific Environmental Design and Creisoft are seeking capital.

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Premium Lock Salesforce, WPP take opposite trajectories as brand digitization ramps

Going digital  Salesforce captures opportunities across advertising, marketing and commerce, and a crash course with WPP may be imminent, says Technology Business Research Analyst Seth Ulinski.

September 15

Premium Lock Wall Street bets Amazon will doom department stores, retailers (+ video: Amazon's latest expansion)

It's obviously a terrible time to be a brick-and-mortar retailer. But Wall Street is betting that things will get even worse for department stores and retailers. And Amazon, which is looking for a second headquarters, just keeps expanding.

September 14

Startup profile: MobiCompete, aiming for more engagement through mobile platforms

Raleigh startup MobiCompete is turning smartphones into game controllers, part of its strategy to create more effective mobile marketing platforms.

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September 13

Premium Lock Study: Nearly 50% broadband users fear smart-device hacking, data abuse

The Internet of Things and a growing array of Internet-connected devices present an clear and present danger to users' data, say nearly half of broadband customers in a new study.

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Updated September 13

Startup profile: uViiVa, aiming to transform aesthetic injectable market (+ video)

uViiVa, a Morrisville startup, aims to transform the aesthetic injectable industry, such as Botox injections and fillers. The CEO will lay out the company's case at CED Tech Venture.

Updated September 13

Startup profile: Yetta Foundation, building a blockchain B2B protocol

Charlotte fintech startup Yetta Foundation is building what it says is a blockchain protocol that can serve as a basis for philanthropy, economic development and trade.

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September 12

Startup profile: Sideline Fantasy Sports, creating fantasy sports betting

Sideline Fantasy Sports, a startup in Chapel Hill, is striving to create a new venue for fantasy sports: Betting.

Updated September 8

Research Triangle Foundation: RTP is 'perfect solution' for Amazon HQ2 project

Leaders at the research Triangle Foundation wasted no time when news broke before dawn that Amazon was shopping for a second headquarters worth $5 billion and 50,000 jobs. They are already working on a proposal and lining up partners.

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Updated September 8

Amazon's HQ2 shopping list is tailor-made for RTP

A review of Amazon's "key preferences and decision drivers" for a new, second headquarters worth $5 billion or more and coming with 50,000 jobs matches very well with Research Triangle Park as a destination. Here's why.

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September 7

Premium Lock So who are the other top contenders for Amazon HQ2?

Speculation is rampant over what metro areas hold the most allure for a second Amazon headquarters and the project's $5 billion investment along with 50,000 jobs. Here are some leaders, based on media and other reports.

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Updated September 7

Amazon plans $5B investment, 50,000 jobs in search for 2nd HQ

Seattle-based Amazon is launching a search for a second headquarters site, promising to invest more than $5 billion and create as many as 50,000 "high-paying jobs." Amazon wants proposals by Oct. 19.

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September 7

NCSU economist: Triangle 'will be at top' of Amazon HQ2 project

Mike Walden After reading Amazon's shopping list for a new second headquarters worth some $5 billion and creating 50,000 jobs, NCSU economist Dr. Michael Walden declares: "I think the Triangle region will be at the top of their list." Here's why.

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