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Posts tagged “E-commerce”

August 28, 2013

Premium Lock Twitter names first commerce chief to boost 'tweet' shooping

ecommerce       Twitter has hired Nathan Hubbard, the former president of Ticketmaster, as its first head of commerce, part of a push to enable shopping via short postings on its social website.

Updated August 28, 2013

Premium Lock Facebook shareholders like this: Company's value soaring

Facebook The burgeoning market value based on a rising stock price ($41.34 on Monday) is a turnabout for Facebook, which slumped as low as $17.73 in September. Concern about Facebook's ability to sell more ads for wireless devices weighed on the shares after its $16 billion IPO, the largest technology offering on record. Hpwever, the stock fell back below $40 on Tuesday.

Updated August 27, 2013

Premium Lock Amazon takes its ecommerce mobile with new app

Amazon Software developers will be able to create games, sports, weather and other apps that sell products from Amazon, either inside the app or by linking to Amazon's Web store, the ecommerce giant says.

August 27, 2013

Premium Lock Digital currency Bitcoin group briefs wary US agencies

Members of the Bitcoin Foundation brief representatives of agencies including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Internal Revenue Service, Federal Reserve, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. and Secret Service on the nature of the virtual currency, created four years ago.

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August 22, 2013

Premium Lock Apple buys map software firm; Icahn to meet with CEO Cook

Apple  Apple has bought navigation-software company Embark Inc., part of an effort to improve the performance of its mapping system after a bungled debut last year. Meanwhile, investor Carl Icahn is meeting with Apple CEO Tim Cook to discuss Apple's stock buyback plan.

Updated August 21, 2013

Premium Lock Cary is North Carolina's 'digital capital,' says Google study

In its annual economic impact report, Google says its data shows Cary as having the "strongest online business community" in North Carolina.

Cary is NC's "digital capital," says Google Cary is NC's "digital capital," says Google

August 19, 2013

Premium Lock Mobile payment startups face tougher competition for dollars, customers

ecommerce       Not making money is rampant in a mobile-payments market that Crone Consulting estimates has more than 100 competitors. Companies are going head-to-head with EBay Inc.'s PayPal and Square as well as traditional card-terminal providers, such as First Data Corp.

Updated August 16, 2013

Premium Lock How cool is this? Royalty Exchange to auction Coolio's music catalog

Fresh from raising $2.1 million in funding and receiving international media attention through music bible Billboard, the Raleigh-based startup lands five-time Grammy winner Coolio as its latest client.

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August 16, 2013

Premium Lock Facebook testing simplified mobile e-payments

Facebook The program allows users to place payment data on file with Facebook into a checkout form on partner mobile apps, the company said in an e-mailed statement. The system enables the application's own payment processor to complete the transaction, not Facebook.

August 7, 2013

Premium Lock ChannelAdvisor's 2Q revenue grows to $16M but loss widens to $5M

ChannelAdvisor's new logo ChannelAdvisor added a record number of new customers and is generating more revenue from each customer, according to the company's first financial report as a public company.

August 2, 2013

Premium Lock Feds, state want Apple to revamp e-book practices

Apple  The Justice Department and 33 state attorneys general on Friday said they want to prevent Apple from entering into contracts with sellers of e-books, movies, music and other digital content that are likely to raise prices.

August 2, 2013

Premium Lock Losing two state customers, SciQuest revises 2013 guidance

SciQuest SciQuest CEO Stephen Wiehe said Colorado and Oregon are the only states that have not followed through on implementing the software after initially signing up. He said the risk other states would do the same is low.

August 1, 2013

Premium Lock Startup VacationFutures expands service to Hilton Head

VacationFutures, which developed an online platform to manage vacation home listings, is expanding to Hilton Head, S.C. following its launch in the Outer Banks.


Updated July 24, 2013

Premium Lock Dex Media lays off 44 workers in Cary

Dex One The merger that formed Dex Media and moved the former Dex One's headquarters to Texas is costing at least 44 more jobs.

July 12, 2013

Premium Lock Advantage Amazon after Apple's e-book court defeat

Amazon A judge's ruling that Apple violated U.S. antitrust laws by colluding to increase e-book prices gives Amazon added flexibility to sell digital books more cheaply and gain market share.

July 10, 2013

Premium Lock Apple played 'central role' in fixing e-book prices, judge rules

Apple  The judge said that evidence of a price-fixing conspiracy came from Steve Jobs own words, citing e-mails the former Apple CEO sent to publishers.

July 10, 2013

Premium Lock Lulu, WedPics join forces in wedding pictures partnership

Wedding photo app WebPics is cashing in on demand Lulu and WedPics are using their respective technologies to marry the traditional photo album with the ease of crowd-sourcing and sharing photos online.

July 1, 2013

Premium Lock Biotech IPO activity in 2Q is strongest since 2000, report says

Biotech IPOs represented 13 of the 21 venture-capital companies that went public in the second quarter. Get more more details of an analysis of second quarter IPOs.

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Updated June 28, 2013

Premium Lock BoostSuite's website study brings hard data to marketing theories

Small business websites don't have much data measuring their performance. Startup BoostSuite is filling that gap.

A snapshot of BoostSuite data A snapshot of BoostSuite data

Updated June 27, 2013

Premium Lock Mobile ads veteran joins Appia as startup charts global course

Emerging markets will drive growth for Appia, which helps app developers get visability via online marketplaces. CEO Jud Bowman explains why.

Jamie Fellows, chief product officer, Appia Jamie Fellows, chief product officer, Appia

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