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Posts tagged “E-commerce”

Updated 8:01 a.m. Friday

Premium Lock E-commerce sales appear headed toward cyber bonanza

It's Black Friday, and the odds are higher than ever that you will be using your charge cards to make purchases on mobile devices. No prediction. Fact. So says Scot Wingo, founder and executive chair of Morrisville-based ecommerce firm ChannelAdvisor.

ChannelAdvisor dashboard tracks growing e-commerce sales ChannelAdvisor dashboard tracks growing e-commerce sales

7:02 a.m. Friday

Yahoo's CEO Mayer is running out of time to turn things around

"This is like an 'emperor has no clothes' situation," says Eric Jackson, a Yahoo shareholder and managing director of the New York hedge fund Ader Investment Management. "The company and the shareholders would be better served with her [Marissa Mayer] leaving."

Yahoo Follies? Yahoo Follies?

Updated 9:44 a.m. Thursday

Premium Lock 'Tis the season for cybersecurity: Tips and strategies for retailers during the holiday season

This year ecommerce holiday sales are expected to jump to record levels. While connectivity is opening doors for buyers and businesses and all this growth has it perks, it comes with consequences--the cyber hacking kind. How can retailers avoid problems? Here are some tips.

Avoiding holiday hackers Avoiding holiday hackers

Updated November 19

Citrix to spin off GoTo family of products

Citrix Systems Citrix Systems is set to spin off the GoTo family of products into its own private company in the second half of 2016.

Updated November 3

Amazon to kill off daily deal offering

Amazon Local Shutting Down News reports indicate that Amazon will discontinue Amazon Local, it's daily deal program, in mid-December.

Updated November 3

Amazon won't wait for Black Friday or Cyber Monday    Amazon officially kicked off the holiday shopping season by announcing more than 30,000 deals available to customers.

Updated November 3

Crowdfunding rules approved by SEC put JOBS Act in motion

The Security and Exchange Commission approved new rules for the JOBS Act, which will enable entrepreneurs to raise money through offering equity on crowdfunding platforms.

Updated October 16

Premium Lock NCTA names top 10 startups to watch

NCTA names ten top startups to watch The NC Tech Awards is North Carolina's statewide program recognizing and honoring the best innovators and innovations. NCTA has announced this year's Top 10 Startups to Watch.

Updated October 7

Premium Lock Netsertive lands $15M round for digital marketing tech

Netsertive Netsertive, a digital marketing intelligence company that enables brands and their local channel partners with turnkey, co-op compliant digital marketing capabilities, has raised $15 million in Series C growth financing. River Cities was joined by Netsertive's existing investors in the round.

October 7

Premium Lock Durham-based Spreedly nabs $500K for payment tech

Spreedly Durham's Spreedly has nabbed $500,000 in an equity investment, according to a regulatory filing. The company, which developed a technology to secure online payments, has raised a total of $3 million thus far.

Updated October 2

Premium Lock Hackers nab personal data of 15M T-Mobile customers

T-Mobile Hackers got away with the personal information of 15 million T-Mobile customers by breaching the company that processes its credit checks.

September 10

Premium Lock FDA stem cell oversight; Instagram video ads; Microsoft data appeal; Lockheed Martin layoffs; National Geographic media-Fox deal

Bulldog Bulletin In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: The FDA mulls private clinic stem cell oversight; Instagram's new 30-second video ads; judges are cool to Microsoft data appeal; Lockheed Martin plans layoffs; and National Geographic media goes to Fox.

September 9

Premium Lock Home service startup Pack Purchase rebrands as Canopy after raising $1.5M

Backed by Lowe's, New York's Great Oaks Venture, and Triangle backers IDEA Fund as well as Cofounder's Capital, Raleigh home services startup Pack Purchase is re-launching with a new name: Canopy.

Canopy's website pitches services it offers. Canopy's website pitches services it offers.

September 9

Premium Lock Zift Solutions closes on $14M in financing, lands Silicon Valley investor

Zift Solutions, a RTP-based startup focusing on channel marketing automation software, disclosed an acquisition last week and on Wednesday added more growth news: $14 million in new financing.

How Zift technology works How Zift technology works

Updated September 9

Premium Lock UNC wants NSF 'Big Data Hub;' virtual reality device is $15K; Yahoo's $23B snag; Mylan's $27B offer for Perrigo; Netflix expanding

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: UNC's RENCI computing and data center wants a NSF "Big Data Hub;" virtual reality filming device to sell for $15,000; Yahoo's $23 billion Alibaba deal faces big tax hurdle; Mylan bids for Perrigo; and Netflix plans Asia expansion.

Updated September 8

Premium Lock Channel marketing, B2B sales and the rise of RTP's Zift Solutions

The Triangle continues to produce e-commerce and email service, marketing and advertising related powerhouses, from ChannelAdvisor to Bronto, Windsor Circle to Netsertive and more. But a new player is growing rapidly in the business of enabling B2B sales through channel marketing: Zift Solutions. WTW talks with its CEO, industry veteran Ken Romley.

September 8

Premium Lock Disney movies to Amazon, xBox; Facebook Messenger No. 2 app; Amazon $50 tablet; Uber raises $1.2B; Samsung layoffs

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Disney offers wider access to its movies online; Facebook's Messenger is now the No. 2 app - behind Facebook; Amazon launching $50 tablet; Uber raises $1.2 billion in China; and Samsung is cutting jobs.

September 4

Premium Lock BlackBerry buying Good Tech; Toyota's $50M for car research at MIT, Stanford; Amazon adds more Dash buttons

Bulldog In the latest Bulldog wrapup of technology news: BlackBerry is paying $425 million for Good Tech; Toyota is investing $50 million in advanced car research at MIT and Stanford; and Amazon adds more Dash buttons.

September 4

Premium Lock RTP-based Zift Solutions acquires channel marketing automation competitor, is hiring

Zift logo Zift Solutions, a provider of channel marketing automation solutions, keeps growing through acquisitions. The RTP-based firm has acquired SharedVue, which had been part of The Channel Company. It's Zift's second buy of a competitor within the past year.

Updated September 4

Premium Lock Full speed ahead at Medfusion despite it's David-vs-Goliath fight with Allscripts

Medfusion is still wrestling with Allscripts in a lawsuit matching the Cary-based David against the Chicago-based health Goliath. But that dispute isn't keeping Medfusion from growing, says founder Steve Malik. The electronic medical records firm closed last week on $3 million in venture capital, is growing quickly, adding products, hiring more people, Malik tells WTW.

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