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Posts tagged “E-commerce”

November 10, 2014

Premium Lock 'Dark web' for drugs challenges law enforcement

Pharmaceuticals The dark web poses new and formidable challenges for law enforcement agencies around the world that have been dealing for decades with more conventional international drug trafficking. The reach and anonymity of these 21st century Internet operations is difficult to penetrate. Silk Road and copycats on the TOR network are not readily visible through popular Internet search sites. The buyers and sellers don't exchange cash, dealing instead in often untraceable digital currencies, usually Bitcoin. So there are no banking records for investigators to subpoena.

November 10, 2014

Premium Lock The Startup Factory's big news: After just 2 1/2 years, an 'exit'

Startups   Big news for The Startup Factory comes in the form of its first 'exit:" Arcametrics, which focuses on predictive modeling, is now part of Adroit Digital. "We are pretty psyched that two and a half years (after launch) we have our first exit," say TSF's co-founders.

November 7, 2014

Premium Lock ChannelAdvisor acquires UK firm with 'Where to Buy' technology

Global ecommerce services provider ChannelAdvisor is expanding its product suite through an acquisition. The Morrisville-based company says it is buying E-Tale Holdings, a U.K.-based firm offering "Where to Buy" technology. Meanwhile, its latest earnings report lifts shares.

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November 7, 2014

Premium Lock Siri, meet Alexa: Amazon unveils voice-recognition service

Amazon is introducing a voice-recognition service called Amazon Echo that comes with a speaker-like wireless device just in time for the holiday shopping season.

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Updated November 6, 2014

Premium Lock Exclusive: Why StepLeader chose to hire a top SAS executive

Veteran entrepreneur Brian Handly came to Capitol Broadcasting's News Over Wireless venture in 2012 with the mission to reshape and grow it. But much continues to change at the mobile data startup beyond its different name (StepLeader). On Wednesday, StepLeader disclosed the hiring of a high-profile SAS executive as its chief technology officer whose specialty is big data analytics. What's the hiring mean and why make this hire? We have the exclusive story for WRAL TechWire Insiders.

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November 5, 2014

Premium Lock Startup Zift Solutions buys rival, raises additional financing

Zift Zift Solutions, a venture capital-backed startup, has acquired a channel marketing rival and also has raised additional financing.

Updated November 5, 2014

Premium Lock 10 Startups to Watch: Windsor Circle, inventor of 'retention automation'

ExitEvent A leading data science company for the ecommerce industry, NCTA Beacon Award winner Windsor Circle's success is all about innovation and its team, writes Ann Revell for ExitEvent.

November 4, 2014

Premium Lock Russia removes Apple statue; Micell finds stent partner; $89B in ecommerce for Christmas; new Salix drug; SciQuet's product update

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: Russia removes an Apple statue after Apple CEO comes 'out;' Micell finds partner for stents in Europe; $89 billion forecast for ecommerce sales; Salix launches new drug; and SciQuest updates its product suite.

October 31, 2014

Premium Lock Startup Photofy raises $1M, releases photo platform for brands

Raleigh-based startup Photofy has raised $1 million in new capital and also released a first-of-its-kind photo platform for brands. ExitEvent Editor Laura Baverman has the details.

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October 31, 2014

Premium Lock Retailers fighting back against Amazon for online sales

ecommerce          Amazon.com's low prices and seemingly endless array of goods have made it the biggest online retailer in the U.S., commanding about 20 percent of all e-commerce. The company is projected to have over $89 billion in revenue this year. Its massive success has driven other sites to offer similar perks and deals to woo customers and hold on to their piece of the retail pie. Some retailers now even offer to match Amazon's prices to try to win your business.

October 30, 2014

Premium Lock Red Hat's new 'cloud' startup plan; Microsoft launches 'Health,' fitness band; Google 'tax;' bioMerieux 1-hour Ebola test; ChannelAdvisor adds home improvement

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of tech and life science news: Red Hat aims to help startups go "cloud;" Microsoft is getting into fitness; Spain passes Google tax; a bioMerieux subsidiary offers 1-hour Ebola test; and ChannelAdvisor adds home improvement to its ecommerce suite.

October 28, 2014

Premium Lock CanvasonDemand hiring in Raleigh; Apple Pay tops 1M; Twitter stock falters; RTP-based Implus buys Austin firm; Square 1 Bank shares rise

Bulldog Bulletin In today's Bulldog news wrapup: Raleigh-based CanvasonDemand is hiring; Apple's Tim Cook touts Apple Pay; RTP-based Implus makes another acquisition; Twitter shares take a hit; Square 1 shares rise

Updated October 17, 2014

Premium Lock Big hiring binge helps drive down Google's earnings

Google                 A big chunk of the higher expenses went toward bringing in more employees, mostly engineers, to supplement Google's already large brain trust. The 3,000 workers added in the third quarter nearly doubled from the roughly 1,600 employees hired at the same time last year.

October 17, 2014

Premium Lock Inside Google earnings: Monetizing mobile remains big challenge

Earnings    Analysis: Even as Google's total revenue continues to flourish - overall revenue climbed 20.1% year-to-year in 3Q14 to $16.5 billion - there are signs that it is struggling to adapt, ironically, to the increasingly mobile-first advertising environment it created, says analyst Jack Narcotta of Technology Business Research. So what's happening? Our Insiders get the detailed analysis.

October 16, 2014

Premium Lock LabCorp-LipoScience deal advances; Red Hat's new women awards; a comet landing; eBay's miss; NetFlix plunge

Bulldog In today's wrapup of tech and life science news: LabCorp's $85M acquisition of LipoScience clears a key hurdle; Red Hat announces women in Open Source awards; a comet landing is at hand; eBay's miss; and NetFlix stock plunges.

October 13, 2014

Premium Lock Kmart becomes latest retailer hit by data theft

Technology  Starting last month, Kmart stores may have compromised some customers' credit and debit cards and is the latest in a string of hacks at big retailers including Target, Supervalu and Home Depot.

October 9, 2014

Premium Lock Google picks Cornelius as its NC 'eCity' award winner

ecommerce          Cornelius, which is just north of Charlotte and has a population of some 25,000 people, may not be on your list as a top "eCity" in N.C., but Internet giant Google likes what it sees taking place there in use of the Internet. And on Thursday, Cornelius received Google's "eCity of North Carolina" award.

October 2, 2014

Premium Lock #WTWTrends for Thursday: Lenovo, Durham, startups, bluegrass, missing banjo trending in the Triangle

Trending in the Triangle Trending in the Triangle: Get the pulse of technology in the Triangle with the best in local technology, venture, biotech, and life science news on Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 as curated by @WRALTechWire.

October 2, 2014

Premium Lock Attention, tech shoppers: 13 ways Black Friday 2014 will be different

Online shopping Already anticipating holiday shopping for the best deals? There will be unique opportunities this year for the saavy shopper, from special mobile payment discounts to possibly the best tablet deals ever.

September 30, 2014

Premium Lock Restaurants love Triangle startup Stealz, but will customers?

The founders of social media engagement app Stealz came together to start a nonprofit organization to help school systems raise more money. In the process, they met owners of restaurants, bars and venues and learned of a key problem in marketing and growing their businesses. They didn't have the time, or the content, to take advantage of social media. Stealz helps. But is Stealz a steal for users? ExitEvent Editor Laura Baverman takes an inside look at the company, its growth and its challenges.

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