Posts tagged “E-commerce”

Updated December 1, 2015

Premium Lock Report: Cyber Monday sales break record as mobile orders surge

Cyber Monday   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.

Updated December 1, 2015

Premium Lock Thanksgiving surges as buying day with mobile devices leading the way

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.

ChannelAdvisor tracks Thanksgiving, Black Friday sales ChannelAdvisor tracks Thanksgiving, Black Friday sales

Updated December 1, 2015

Premium Lock Exclusive: Startup focusing on 'Gamification' spins off from Vaco

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.

BLDG-25 touts "Gamification" BLDG-25 touts "Gamification"

December 1, 2015

Premium Lock Cyber Monday means big tax business for Avalara's rapidly growing Durham outpost

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.

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Updated November 27, 2015

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

November 27, 2015

Premium Lock 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."

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Updated November 26, 2015

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.

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Updated November 19, 2015

Premium Lock 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, 2015

Premium Lock 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, 2015

Premium Lock 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, 2015

Premium Lock 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, 2015

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, 2015

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, 2015

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, 2015

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, 2015

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, 2015

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.

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September 9, 2015

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.

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Updated September 9, 2015

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, 2015

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.

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