Posts tagged “E-commerce”
Data and analysis from ChannelAdvisor's Scot Wingo in the Triangle and from IBM shows mobile shopping is becoming much more popular - and not just on Black Friday.
Big Blue blog: Overall Black Friday online sales grew some 17 percent over 2011, and a big reason is mobile shoppers who made up 16 percent of sales, a big jump from 10 percent the previous year.
Big Blue blog: A report from IBM finds that Black Friday sales surged 21 percent over 2011 and Thanksgiving Day sales online jumped 17 percent.
Big Blue blog: Home good sales surge more than 28 percent over last year, IBM says. Department store and apparel sales also jump in double digits.
Adam Covati replaces Eric Boggs as chief executive officer at Durham startup ArgyleSocial. The two had co-founded the venture-backed startup.
After pouring more money into retail startups in the third quarter than in any period since the dot-com bust in 2000, venture capitalists concerned over the formation of an e- commerce bubble are balking at deals they consider overpriced. The valuations in recent funding rounds and executive exits suggest investors are no longer willing to sink cash into online stores that don't have proven growth prospects.
CED's "Start Something" Blog: Triangle life-science companies won four of the five major awards at SEBIO. Jason Parker talked with Jeff Clark of Aurora Funds, who won the top individual honor.
CED's "Start Something" Blog: If launching a new product, said Maxwell, the key is to find and identify a particularly well defined narrow universe of buyers. In other words, "why sell to multiple segments when you can sell to a real narrow market successfully," says venture capitalist Scott Maxwell.
Inside the Bulldog Blog: Tekelec wins mobile award; BioCryst drug shows promise against yellow fever; Cree's new power module; Dex One wins marketing award; Scynexis compound could boost hepatitis C fight; Tengion secures patent.
Inside the Bulldog Blog: Revenues surge at SciQuest; Cempra reports earnings; ATTUS cracks down on fraud; ChannelAdvisor expands service offerings; Belk extends ecommerce services contract; Tranzyme reports loss.
At the Startup Summit, four founders and CEOs of emerging companies share their secrets to building potentially successful ventures - from investing their own money to being brave enough to take risks.