Posts tagged “E-commerce”
Procrastinators, rejoice. This year there are more apps and services than ever before to help last-minute shoppers. Apps like Curbside deliver orders directly to the trunk of your car, more retailers are offering incentives to buy online and pick up in store, and Amazon Prime Now and other same-day delivery services have vastly expanded this year.
Sales data is clear: The holiday shopping season is gradually being taken over by online shoppers. And when you go inside those numbers, more and more of those Internet buyers are going mobile. So how do entrepreneurs, those wanting to grow their business and those already making big plays really cash in? WTW Insiders get advice from a successful ecommerce pioneer - Scot Wingo of ChannelAdvisor.
Analysis: Grooming talent and developing IP ahead of market demand positions Accenture to win share as clients rotate budgets seeking business outcomes, reports Technology Business Research analyst Bozhidar Hristov. But threats loom, such as IBM.
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GSK arthritis drug advances; Washington sues tech support firm; streaming music fees go up; FDA OKs cheaper diabetes drug
In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: A new arthritis drug from GSK moves toward regulatory approval; the state of Washington is suing tech support firm iYogi, alleging it scams customers; streaming music fees are going up; and the FDA approves a cheaper diabetes drug.
Red Hat cloud adds Microsoft; Wal-Mart mobile pay; Samsung autonomous drive; Diller's new digital publishing; EU vs. Qualcomm
In today's technology roundup: Red Hat adds Microsoft support in cloud; Wal-Mart unveils mobile pay; Samsung moves into autonomous technology; Barry Diller's IAC launches new digital publishing effort; and the EU is taking on Qualcomm.
The hunt for Bitcoin's secretive founder has taken a turn. The technology magazine Wired and the website Gizmodo both published investigative pieces this week that sorted through a trove of leaked (and possibly hacked) emails and documents that pointed to Craig Stephen Wright, a 44-year-old Australian bitcoin entrepreneur living in a posh suburb of Sydney. News media are fascinated with the search. So why does this matter? Plus, here's a primer on how the cryptocurrency works.
IBM is training its Watson supercomputer to fight cancer, to learn foreign languages, and so much more. Now comes a new tool suite: IBM Commerce Insights which is designed to help online merchants learn more about customers - and drive sales. Just in time for Christmas.
Why are investors lining up to put money into Netsertive, the RTP-based market intelligence platform startup? In an interview with TechCrunch, Netsertive's CEO and two investors explain why.
In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: Nokia shareholders OK acquisition of Alcatel; Durham startup Spoonflower expands its board; Yahoo shares surge on report of possible sale; and a second person has died in a drug trial potential treatment for a rare genetic disorder linked to obesity.
Two significant developments could very well boost Uber's fast-growing presence across the Triangle and North Carolina. New state legislation took effect Oct. 1 to tighten regulation on ride-sharing. And as of Dec. 1, Uber has a deal in place for pickups at RDU International Airport. Now, Uber looks for more drivers - and business.
Analysis: With an interim CEO with a finance background, it is no surprise the Citrix operational transformation plan focuses on cutting costs, holding revenue constant, and boosting margin performance from efficiency measures. Citrix has a big operation in Raleigh (ShareFile), and it is possible the firm will shut down a startup accelerator program located there. So what's going on? Technology Business Research analyst Andrew Smith takes a look.
Market researchers comScore and Adobe both predicted record sales of some $3 billion on "Cyber Monday," and a New York-based firm that tracks ecommerce says online buying did smash the old mark. Adobe says sales hit $2.98 billion. Interestingly, social media was NOT a major factor. But mobile ordering was.
A friend of The Skinny could be seen sitting at the computer in suburban Wilmington on and off all day on Thanksgiving. But he wasn't streaming football. He was perusing for bargains - and finding them ahead of Black Friday mayhem. He was hardly alone as ecommerce services provider founder ChannelAdvisor's Scot Wingo reports. Turkey Day is now a huge shopping day.
BLDG-25, which has been an operating unit within staffing services firm Vaco, is now a stand-alone company, having been spun off as of Tuesday. Helping lead the effort is Triangle veteran entrepreneur and angel investor Jeff LeRose. WTW Insiders get the exclusive story.
Avalara, a venture-backed Seattle FinTech company with unique company culture targets Durham for huge expansion. As its business grows - with a big boost from Cyber Monday sales, Avalara is adding employees in the Bull City.
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.
"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."
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.