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Posts tagged “E-commerce”

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Crowdfunding bill 'down to the 2 yard line;' bitcoin bill advances

Crowdfunding  North Carolina's General Assembly is on the verge of sending a crowdfunding bill to Gov. Pat McCrory. Plus: a bill addressing virtual currency is moving forward.

Updated June 22

Premium Lock Samsung gears up for TV ad market, acquires AdGear

Samsung "listening TV" Analysis: As margins compress and revenue growth of smart TVs slows, ad tech represents a high-growth, potentially lucrative endeavor for the device manufacturer and expands its operating system (OS) in Samsung smart TVs. Given Samsung's annual revenue of over $170 billion, TBR believes the $50 million spent to acquire AdGear represents a small but timely strategic move.

Updated June 22

Instacart launches 1-hour food delivery service in Triangle

Instacart delivers Instacart joins Amazon in targeting triangle residents for fast, customized delivery of products - but the Silicon Valley startup is focused on satisfying your hunger for fresh foods and other staples. And Instacart is working with several high-profile partners.

June 20

Premium Lock Report: Ad $ on wearable, mobile devices to surge despite blockers

Internet Advertising More advertising is coming for wearable and mobile devices as well as online sites despite the growing popularity of ad blocking software, according to a new report from Juniper Research.

Updated June 9

App Store ads; Yahoo patent sale; save reindeer app; smart car insurance discounts; Singapore net security

In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Apple will start showing ads in the App Store; Yahoo plans to sell 3,000 patents; app may save reindeer; a look at discounts for smart car technology; and Singapore moves to improve Internet security by cutting government works off from the net.

Finland Reindeer App Finland Reindeer App

Updated June 8

Premium Lock Rise of the beacons study: Explosive growth ahead for in-store coupon apps

If you are wondering about what "beacons" are and why Raleigh startup Reveal Mobile continues to be successful in attracting investors, a whitepaper from Juniper Research offers insight into what's developing as the next loyalty shopping rage.

Beacons, beacons everywhere at SXSW Beacons, beacons everywhere at SXSW

Updated June 8

Tech briefs: Zaloni expands; Practichem hires new exec; Brooks Bell on personalization; PatientPay's win

Tech briefs Get the latest news from big data startup Zaloni, Practichem's new president, Brooks Bell's CEO, and the latest customer win for PatientPay.

June 6

Tech calendar highlight: Internet of Things and wearables

Social networking The NCRIoT group is putting on an event Tuesday evening focusing on the latest trends and opportunities in wearable technology.

June 3

$100M MacArthur prize; Wal-Mart's Uber-Lyft test; Samsung vs. Fitbit; Oracle whistleblower

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: The MacArthur Foundation offers $100 million for big problem solving; Wal-Mart to test Uber and Lyft for grocery delivery; Samsung takes on Fitbit; and an ex-Oracle employee accuses the tech giant of accounting chicanery.

Updated June 1

Premium Lock Why sell SciQuest? Going private - again - appeals to CEO

Stephen Wiehe, who took SciQuest private and pivoted the firm then took it public, is now taking it private again. Why? WRAL TechWire talks with Wiehe, one of the Triangle's longest-serving CEOs, about the deal.

Stephen Wiehe claps after SciQuest's return to Nasdaq Stephen Wiehe claps after SciQuest's return to Nasdaq

May 31

Premium Lock Report: Number of smartphone users blocking ads soars 90%

A new report finds that more than 400 million people are now blocking ads on their mobile phones. That's a 90 percent surge in one year. Adblocking is now a rapidly growing threat to firms that rely on mobile advertising dollars.

Adblocking surges Adblocking surges

May 31

Tech calendar highlights: Launching the Nest, 3rd Innovatours

Social networking The official launch of The Nest - a new co-working space in Raleigh - and the third annual Innovatours are among highlights on the tech calendar. Plus, don't forget Brad Feld in Charlotte.

May 31

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

Premium Lock 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

Premium Lock 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

Premium Lock 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

Premium Lock 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.

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