Posts tagged “E-commerce”

Updated August 10, 2016

Premium Lock Uber now offering 'scheduled rides' in Triangle

Instead of yelling "Taxi! Taxi!" or sending a text for a ride on demand, Uber is now offering customers a pre-scheduled booking service in the Triangle.

August 9, 2016

Premium Lock Spoonflower gearing up for launch of Roostery for home decor

In a blog post, Spoonflower's own "skunkworks" team talks about the Durham startup's venture into do-it-yourself design home decor through the Roostery.

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Updated August 9, 2016

Premium Lock Wal-Mart buying online newcomer Jet.com + Graphical view: Wal-Mart vs. Amazon

​Wal-Mart has agreed to buy fast-growing online retail newcomer Jet.com, which had launched with a splash a year ago when it announced its intention to challenge online leader Amazon. Plus: Take a graphical view of the financial battle between Wal-Mart and Amazon. And: Meet Jet.com's CEO.

Updated August 9, 2016

Premium Lock Cyborg stingray (video); no 'God particle;' Hulu drops free feed; Iran bans Pokemon Go

In today's Bulldog wrapup of science and technology news: Scientists have created a part-animal, part-machine stingray; scientists didn't find "God particle;" Hulu drops its free video feed; and Iran has banned Pokemon Go.

Updated August 8, 2016

Premium Lock VC research firm: WedPics a top wedding industry disruptor

Venture capital research firm CB Insights lists Raleigh startup WedPics among entrepreneurial, venture-backed firms that are disrupting the wedding industry. It's just another sign of growth for the photography-focused firm.

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Updated August 8, 2016

Premium Lock Cleantech events among Triangle calendar highlights

Social networking Two Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster events are among the highlights on the regional tech calendar.

Updated August 8, 2016

Premium Lock Report: Artificial intelligence drives 'fintech;' NC startups cash in

Dollar sign       Financial technology, better known as fintech, startups account for 10 percent of the some 90 companies chosen to present at the upcoming Council for Entrepreneurial Development's annual venture conference. Why so many? A new report cites the plunging costs and advances of artificial intelligence as key drivers.

August 5, 2016

Premium Lock Inside Google: Growing mobile advertising drives record revenue, profits

Google Analysis: What's driving the continuing growth at Internet giant Google? Technology Business Research analyst Jack Narcotta offers his insight after reviewing Google's latest financial report.

August 5, 2016

Premium Lock Amazon jet fleet; Facebook vs. 'clickbait;' Apple 'bug bounties;' private moon flight; Dish w/o ESPN

In today's Bull dog wrapup of technology and science news: Amazon unveils its Prime delivery fleet of jet aircraft; Facebook tries again to tackle "clickbait;" Apple offers "bug bounties" to people reporting bugs; a private company wins OK for moon flight; and Dish offers a non-ESPN option.

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Updated August 4, 2016

Premium Lock Hacking smart lighting, stealing PINs, point of sale hacks: News from Black Hat 2016

Black Hat Thousands of hackers and other cybersecurity professionals converged on Las Vegas this week for the annual Black Hat conference. Among the interesting topics: Can smart bulbs and smart lighting systems be hacked?

July 29, 2016

Premium Lock FilterEasy nabs $4.2M in equity round

Raleigh-based FilterEasy, a startup founded by two North Carolina State University students has raised an equity round of more than $4.2 million, according to a regulatory filing. The company sells an online A/C filter subscription service that helps users replace filters on time.

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Updated July 29, 2016

Premium Lock SciQuest goes private - again - as acquisition closes

SciQuest Accel-KKR, a tech focused private equity firm, has completed its acquisition of Morrisville-based SciQuest Inc. for about $509 million. SciQuest's stock has ceased trading on Nasdaq.

July 21, 2016

Premium Lock Amazon inks lease for large Durham warehouse

Amazon.com Amazon.com has signed a lease for a large warehouse space on TW Alexander Drive in Durham.

July 19, 2016

Premium Lock Despite big layoffs and cost cuts, Yahoo is in 'downward spiral'

New Yahoo! logo Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer says Yahoo has kept a promise to slash its work force but losses keep mounting. Yahoo is "stuck in a downward spiral," says The Associated Press. Plus: A graphical view of its stock.

July 14, 2016

Premium Lock Microsoft cloud court fight; diverse emojis; Nintendo NES returns; EU-Google battle

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Microsoft wins a court fight over access to cloud data; more divers emojis are on their way; the classic Nintendo NES returns; and the EU steps up its fight with Google.

July 14, 2016

Premium Lock Why a former VC decided to join fast-growing Relias Learning

Alex Osadzinski is a Sun Microsystems vet, a serial entrepreneur and Silicon Valley venture capitalist who moved to Cary in 2011 to invest in some companies and then "slowly fade away." Now he's a top exec at Relias Learning, which announced a huge expansion and 450 new jobs earlier this week. Why did he join the company? ExitEvent has the story. Plus: Read his bio.

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Updated July 14, 2016

Premium Lock Google-LinkedIn land deal; Amazon Prime Day hit; China hacks FDIC?; leukemea drug suit

Bulldog Bulletin In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Google, LinkedIn make a big land swap in Silicon Valley; Amazon's second Prime Day a bit hit; did China hack FDIC computers?; and Juno Therapeutics is sued over a leukemia drug trial.

July 8, 2016

Premium Lock Triangle headlines: Paul Gilster, Brooks Bell, Chris Heivly, HQRaleigh

Triangle headlines Paul Gilster takes us to space about that new triple star system; Brooks Bell blogger discusses the risks of ecommerce personalization; Chris Heivly touts the next Jobs Under the Big Top event; and HQRaleigh confirms its expansion to Charleston, S.C.

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