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Posts tagged “E-commerce”

February 6, 2014

Premium Lock New customers, stronger sales boost SciQuest's 4Q results

SciQuest The Cary company, whose software automates spending and purchasing functions for companies, narrowed its net loss to $1.2 million compared to a $2.4 million net loss in the prior year period. The company said the results were expected and were related to costs associated with acquisitions and stock-based compensation.

Updated February 6, 2014

Premium Lock British Airways flies with Red Hat's cloud

Red Hat      The airline said it is now using Red Hat Enterprise Visualization to create its own cloud so its developers can build their own virtual machines and build and control environments as they wish.

Updated January 29, 2014

Premium Lock TiVo acquires Digitalsmiths for $135M; firm to stay in Durham

TiVo is acquiring Durham startup Digitalsmiths, which is focused on search, personal recommendations and browsing technology that provides video users from pay TV to mobile devices with catered choices. The founders are remaining with the company, and they expect almost all of their employees to join TiVo. The firm also will remain based in Durham.

Digitalsmith founders Ben Weinberg, left, and Matthew Berry Digitalsmith founders Ben Weinberg, left, and Matthew Berry

Updated January 28, 2014

Premium Lock Welcoming new startups, Launch Chapel Hill flexes its still-young muscles

Going inside Launch Chapel Hill: The year-old new business accelerator welcomes another group of companies as some "graduates" move on. So what's the story behind the young venture that is backed by UNC-Chapel Hill? Entrepreneurs and program manager Dina Mills provide insight in this exclusive story for WRALTechWire Insiders.

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Updated January 21, 2014

Premium Lock With royalty sales topping $1M, Royalty Exchange starts 2014 listing 3 Doors Down

Royalty Exchange The Royalty Exchange, a two-year-old Raleigh-based startup that auctions rights to song royalties through online auctions, is getting 2014 off to a rocking start with 3 Doors Down.

January 20, 2014

Premium Lock sees new market in Bitcoins

Bitcoin   Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne says other major retailers will lose market share if they don't follow suit and accept Bitcoins, digital money that is loaded onto a virtual wallet.

January 20, 2014

Premium Lock Amazon to collect NC sales tax beginning Feb. 1    The amount of tax charged will depend on factors such as the identity of the seller, the type of item purchased and the destination of the shipment, according to the retailer. The company has not said why they changed course on charging sales tax to North Carolina customers.

Updated January 17, 2014

Premium Lock 2013 IPOs suggest exit opportunities in 2014, VCs say

State of VC - A special report: 2013 was a big year for IPOs, and venture capitalists are expecting the trend to continue. in 2014. What's driving IPO surge? What are the "hot" areas? Will biotech have another strong year? WRALTechWire Insiders. can access the details.

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January 15, 2014

Premium Lock Apple to refund $32.5M paid for mobile apps by kids

Apple        Apple will refund at least $32.5 million to consumers to settle a federal case involving purchases that kids made without their parents' permission while playing on mobile apps, the government announced Wednesday.

Updated January 15, 2014

Premium Lock RTI names new CIO; ChannelAdvisor appoints HR exec; Lenovo shares soar; Chelsea drug gets recommendation; IBM wins Citrix award

Bulldog In our Bulldog blog's tech and life science news update: RTI and ChannelAdvisor appoint new executives; Lenovo shares soar; Chelsea Therapeutics' drug gets a recommendation from an FDA advisory panel; and IBM wins an enterprise award from Citrix.

Updated January 14, 2014

Premium Lock Led by 'master inventor' Ed Suffern, NC IBMers contribute more than 700 patents to record IBM total

Ed Suffern, an acknowledged "IBM Master Inventor" who is based in the Triangle, is one of the Big Blue innovators featured in the tech giant's announcement today that it set another record for patents in 2013. Of 6,809 patents, more than 700 included participation by IBMers in the Tar Heel state. Update: We've added more background about Suffern with information from IBM. He's a 1973 N.C. State graduate.

January 14, 2014

Premium Lock Square worth $5B?; SAS lands big deal; PayPal's new service; Merck stock jumps; BlackBerry's new sales chief

Bulldog In our Bulldog blog's tech and life science news update: Square offers shares at $135 each; SAS signs Europe's leading drugstore chain; PayPal testing new service; Merck shares jump on drug news; BlackBerry names new sales chief and lands $250M in investment.

January 13, 2014

Premium Lock Groupon buys ideeli for $43M

Groupon Once known for daily-deal emails, Groupon has been trying to morph into a more comprehensive destination for Internet bargain hunters. It is trying to train its millions of customers to regularly check for deals on their smartphones and tablets whenever they are about to buy something, rather than waiting for an offer to be emailed to them each day.

January 9, 2014

Premium Lock Facebook shares hit record; Pappas promotion; ChannelAdvisor execs on road; Google ferries workers; Samsung's new 'eye' phone

Bulldog In our Bulldog blog's regional tech and life science news update: Facebook shares are at a record high; Pappas Ventures names a new partner; ChannelAdvisor execs hit the road to talk business; Google to ferry workers to the Valley; Samsung's new phone may include eye recognition.

January 8, 2014

Premium Lock John Chambers: 'Internet of Everything' is $19 trillion opportunity

In a keynote presentation Tuesday at the International Consumer Electronics Show, Cisco CEO John Chambers drew a picture of a world in which objects in homes, at airports, at hotels and elsewhere that are connected to the Internet know peoples' preferences. That could lead to consumers buying more goods. "This is not about technology at all," Chambers says. "It's about how it changes peoples' lives forever."

John Chambers at CES John Chambers at CES

Updated January 7, 2014

Premium Lock ChannelAdvisor names Cree executive as its general counsel

Diana Allen Diana Semel Allen is joining ecommerce services provider ChannelAdvisor as its general counsel and vice president. Allen most recently worked for nearby Cree. She replaces Scott Alridge, who left ChannelAdvisor as of Dec. 31.

January 3, 2014

Premium Lock CEOs: Here's how to market a business on 'only' $1M per year

Three Ships Media Guest opinion: Great marketing is tough under any circumstance. However, rapid change as customers shift to a digitally influenced decision-making process is increasing pressure on senior marketers. Zach Clayton of Raleigh-based Three Ships Media has some ideas about how to adjust and compete.

December 27, 2013

Premium Lock Apple beats Android in battle of Christmas shopping

e-commerce An IBM report shows that Apple's devices were used to make 23 percent of all e-commerce orders compared to just 4.6 percent of orders for Android. Apple users also spent nearly twice as much.

Updated December 19, 2013

Premium Lock Raleigh-based StepLeader helps big content recommendation site Taboola go mobile

Taboola, the force behind all those "recommended" - i.e. sponsored stories - at many major websites, is now populating mobile devices, not just PCs. Helping bring those stories to its customers is Raleigh-based StepLeader.

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Updated December 18, 2013

Premium Lock ChannelAdvisor appoints new executive to lead efforts in China

ChannelAdvisor's new logo ChannelAdvisor is boosting its growth efforts in China with the appointment of a new executive to lead efforts in that country. The company also discloses the agenda for its annual "Catalyst" conference.

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