Posts tagged “E-commerce”

Updated January 28, 2015

Premium Lock Apple's blowout quarter; ChannelAdvisor adds Jet; AT&T revenue up 4%; BDSI to relaunch pain drug; Snapchat's media deal

Bulldog Bulletin In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: Apple reports a blowout quarter; ChannelAdvisor adds new service; AT&T grows revenue but books $4B loss; BDSI to relaunch pain treatment; Sanpchat to show media news.

Updated January 20, 2015

Premium Lock Cary's TrialCard lands investment from Colorado private equity firm

TrialCard, a Cary firm that provides a variety of payment, prescription and other healthcare-related access services and processes more than $1 billion in patient benefits a year, has landed an investment from private equity firm Excellere Partners. Plus: Insiders can access one of the first WRAL TechWire stories ever published in 2002. It was about TrialCard.

Updated January 19, 2015

Premium Lock Long tail search terms (3 or more keyword phrases) dominating web queries

Internet       The world of Internet searching is changing quickly. Here's an example: Google, organic search, better way, evolving online behavior, point-of-purchase, focus, target marketing, customer needs, lower costs, winning (at Three Ships, we practice what we preach). So what's trending in search? Three Ships Media's Lauren Prosser offers her analysis.

January 16, 2015

Premium Lock Durham startup CEO on VC funding surge: 'I love it'

Windsor Circle's Matt Williamson is all smiles The latest venture capital statistics out this week in three major reports include good news for startups in North Carolina, especially in the Triangle where most of the deals were made as usual in 2014. WRAL TechWire reached out to some of the players on both sides of the game to gauge their reaction. Startup CEO Matt Williamson of Windsor Circle, which raised more than $5 million, is excited by the news. He goes one-on-one with The Skinny.

Updated January 14, 2015

Premium Lock ChannelAdvisor shares plunge 54%; analyst calls stock a 'black hole'

ecommerce          Wall Street investors abandoned ChannelAdvisor shares in droves Tuesday after the Morrisville-based company announced it would miss earnings estimates. Several analysts cut ratings on the stock, which fell some 54 percent. Meanwhile, at least three law firms announce investigations. Jim Cramer of and CNBC called the stock a "black hole."

Updated January 13, 2015

Premium Lock ChannelAdvisor plunges 50% after reporting it will miss revenue forecast

ecommerce          ChannelAdvisor warns investors it will miss its revenue guidance for the fourth quarter, and the news triggers a huge sellout in the ecommerce service provider's stock. CEO Scot Wingo blames shift in business to large customers who receive discounts.

January 8, 2015

Premium Lock Apple's App Store sets records to kick off New Year

Apple          Apple said Thursday that its App Store customers set a record for billings by spending nearly half a billion dollars on apps and in-app purchases during January's first week. It said New Year's Day was also the single biggest day ever in App Store sales history. Plus, here's the list of the latest hot sellers.

Updated January 8, 2015

Premium Lock Red Ventures raises $250M from Silicon Valley investor, is hiring

With some 35 current job openings in Charlotte and near-by Rock Hill, South Carolina-based Red Ventures lands $250 million in new investment from Silver Lake Partners.

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Updated January 8, 2015

Premium Lock Scot Wingo finds another way to boost a startup: He joins board at 3D firm

Scot Wingo not only runs ChannelAdvisor, which he took public, but also actively invests in startups. He hopes to help other entrepreneurs succeed as he has. But his latest move means offering even more formal advice . Wingo is the latest board member at South Carolina-based ZVerse.

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January 6, 2015

Premium Lock Raleigh residents discuss balancing 'sharing economy' with neighborhoods

Raleigh residents turned out Monday night to talk the "sharing economy." Airbnb is one of many apps that is fueling a "sharing economy," where services are offered by individuals for individuals. Uber, the popular taxi app that has had its share of controversy, is an example of such an app.

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Updated January 6, 2015

Premium Lock Speaking out via Twitter: Lively AirBNB, 'sharing economy' debate in Raleigh

The "sharing economy" debate is intensifying in Raleigh as a public meeting Monday night about AirBNB spilled over to include comments about Uber, paying taxes and fees - and who do you call in an AirBNB emergency? WRAL TechWire offers an exclusive tweet-by-tweet recap.

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December 31, 2014

Premium Lock  How 'The Interview's' VOD grosses could change the game

"The Interview" is a hit Sony appears to have a win-win with "The Interview." Not only did the studio score a moral victory by releasing the film in the face of hacker threats, the movie made at least $15 million from more than 2 million digital rentals and purchases in its first four days.

December 30, 2014

Premium Lock What's hot at Apple's apps store? Here's the latest

Apple    App Store Official Charts for the week ending December 29, from paid iPhone apps to free iPad apps.

Updated December 26, 2014

Premium Lock So what's trending in tech for 2015? A new report says ...

Inventing the future So what's trending for 2015? A new report from J. Walter Thompson (a 150-year-old marketing and communications firm) offers a look across a broad scope of life science, e-commerce, technology and more.

December 17, 2014

Premium Lock Apple prevails in class-action lawsuit over iPod prices

Apple     A federal jury decided Tuesday that Apple didn't compete unfairly when it sold music players and songs with copy-protection software that was incompatible with rival devices and music from competing online stores.

Updated December 15, 2014

Premium Lock Fast-growing AvidXchange: 'We're changing the way business is being run'

The "Help Wanted" sign is up at rapidly growing AvidXchange in Charlotte. Why? "We're changing the way business is being run, helping companies migrate from paper to electronic processing and saving them a lot of money as a result," its CEO tells WRAL TechWire in an exclusive interview for our Insider subscribers.

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December 15, 2014

Premium Lock Help wanted: Where AvidXchange is hiring right now

AvidXchange is growing fast and is hiring with hundreds of jobs to be added over the next three years. Here's a look in what areas the company is hiring right now. And you don't necessarily have to live in Charlotte.

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Updated December 15, 2014

Premium Lock Your info has been hacked - now what do you do?

Cyber Security   Criminals stole personal information from tens of millions of Americans in data breaches this past year. Of those affected, one in three may become victims of identity theft, according to research firm Javelin. Whether shopping, banking or going to the hospital, Americans are mostly at the mercy of companies to keep their sensitive details safe. But there are steps you can take to protect yourself against the financial, legal and emotional impact of identity theft -- and most of them are free.

December 15, 2014

Premium Lock Identity theft victims face months of hassle to recover

Although banks often absorb bogus charges, it's up to victims to clean up their credit histories and recover stolen funds. On top of lost time, money and emotional energy, victims face the frustration of rarely seeing anyone pay for the crimes. And the process can take months.

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December 12, 2014

Premium Lock 'Make an offer' at Amazon; more NC solar; US lags in drones; Merck breast cancer drug advances

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: Amazon unveils a "make an offer" service; more new solar sites in North Carolina; Congress told U.S. trails in drones for commercial use; and a Merck breast cancer drug advances.

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