Posts tagged “E-commerce”

April 9, 2015

Premium Lock Techies' shopping delight: Apple Watch, streaming services, new Android phones out this week

A closeup of Apple's Watch  The public will have its first chance to see, touch and buy the Apple Watch on Friday, as Apple stores in the U.S. and eight markets abroad start previews and online orders commence. But the Apple Watch isn't the only gadget available this week. Here are five other new devices and services targeting your wallet.

April 8, 2015

Premium Lock Soon streaming to a screen near you: The Star Wars saga

Yes, "The Force" will soon be available to stream. The Walt Disney Co., which owns Lucasfilm Ltd., and 20th Century Fox are releasing a digital collection of all six episodes of the Star Wars series. But the news was not greeted with universal acclaim.

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April 7, 2015

Premium Lock Report: Uber's popularity surges; business travelers avoiding taxis

Uber Popular Business Travelers A new report by expense management system provider Certify shows that 47 percent of the ground transportation rides by its users in March were through Uber. That's more than tripled from the 14 percent of rides that Uber had just over a year ago in January 2014. In a few cities, Uber now tops taxi rides for business travelers.

April 7, 2015

Premium Lock Consumer groups attack YouTube Kids app as deceiving

YouTube  The new YouTube Kids mobile app targets young children with unfair and deceptive advertising and should be investigated, a group of consumer advocates told the Federal Trade Commission in a letter Tuesday.

April 6, 2015

Premium Lock Search, social and shopping: Pinterest turns 5

Pinterest Turns 5 n its five short years of life, Pinterest has become 'the' place where brides-to-be create wish boards of wedding china photos and do-it-yourself home renovators bookmark shiny turquoise tiles for bathrooms. It's where people share ideas and ingenuity and get creatively inspired. And it's fueled a new way of searching for items that's even stolen traffic from tech giant Google.

Updated April 3, 2015

Premium Lock Autonomous car's 3,400 miles; Red Hat JBoss big data; Windsor Circle's new product; SciQuest partnership; ChannelAdvisor winners

Bulldog Bulletin In today's Bulldog wrapup: An autonomous car goes cross-country; Red Hat bolsters JBoss with more big data; Windsor Circle unveils new product; SciQuest forms a new partnership for transportation services; and ChannelAdvisor hands out awards at its annual showcase.

April 2, 2015

Premium Lock Two Toasters' task: 'Redefine' mobile ticketing for Ticketmaster

Ticketmaster North America's president defines the next mission for Two Toasters, the mobile messaging app developer bought by the ticketing giant on Wednesday: Redefining mobile ticketing. Our Insiders get the details on how the deal came about and what will happen to TT in the Bull City. Suffice to say: The Toasters are not toast.

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Updated March 23, 2015

Premium Lock Cisco phone hack vulnerability; Google Glass not dead; gluten-free wheat; Square's biz fee; Ikea stops online mag in Russia

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of tech and biotech news: Cisco warns about a vulnerability in its Internet phones; Google's Eric Schmidt backs Glass; researchers to seek gluten-free wheat; Square's "Cash" app for businesses; and Ikea drops its online magazine in Russia over gay law concerns.

March 20, 2015

Premium Lock Wall Street Journal: FTC report shows how Google skewed search results

Google                 As Google expands into car insurance searches, an in-depth package from The Wall Street Journal cites a previously undisclosed FTC staff report documents how Google skewed search results to favor its own shopping, travel and other services.

March 20, 2015

Premium Lock Amazon gets FAA certificate to experiment with drones    The Federal Aviation Administration says it has issued online retailer Amazon a certificate to experiment with unmanned aircraft for research, development and crew training.

March 18, 2015

Premium Lock Facebook mobile e-pay; Buffett-Airbnb home deal; Adobe new subscriptions; Blue Cross hack exposes 11M; more Kardashian games

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Facebook's app makes for easier e-payments; Warren Buffett's childhood home available for rent; Adobe updates subscription offerings; another Blue Cross hack; and more Kardashian game entertainment is coming.

Updated March 12, 2015

Premium Lock Latest news on: Amazon Exclusives, clinical trials, Carolina Hurricanes

Bulldog In this edition of the Bulldog tech roundup: Amazon Exclusives will sell new products funded by Kickstarter ; Duke study says clinical trial researchers aren't following reporting law; Carolina Hurricanes go with SciQuest.

March 11, 2015

Premium Lock KWIPPED: Uber for welders, 3D printers, more

KWIPPED The online B2B equipment rental marketplace started by Robert Preville and Rob Kaiser, owners of the Wilmington Business Journal, is making waves in the Wilmington startup community in early 2015 with B2B startup KWIPPED.

Updated March 9, 2015

Premium Lock So far no pop for MaxPoint in its stock debut

MaxPoint Morrisville-based MaxPoint Interactive, a technology company that boosts clients' sales through zip code-based customer data, fell to under $10 a share Monday. It went public Friday to a cool reaction on Wall Street.

Updated March 6, 2015

Premium Lock Maxpoint raising $75M through IPO; trading begins today

Morrisville-based MaxPoint Interactive, a technology company that boosts clients' sales through zip code-based customer data, is going public today. MaxPoint priced its shares at $11.50 on Thursday - a little lower than it had aimed for in SEC filings.

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March 5, 2015

Premium Lock Patheon's buy; TheSims studio shutting; Etsy eyes IPO; iPhones surge in China; Uber's mapping buy

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: Durham-based Patheon makes a buy; the studio responsible for The Sims is shutting down; Etsy eyes an IPO; iPhones surge in popularity in China; and a look at Uber's mapping deal.

February 25, 2015

Premium Lock Shoeboxed moves HQ to American Underground @ Main

Shoeboxed, a fast-growing startup in Durham focused on expense management and receipt tracking, is moving its headquarters this week to the American Underground @ Main.

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Updated February 24, 2015

Premium Lock SAS creates new division focusing on risk research, is hiring

SAS is putting together a new group to focus on helping clients deal with financial risks, and the world's largest privately held software firm has promoted a recently hired banking executive to lead the new group.

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February 24, 2015

Premium Lock Bronto's upbeat update; IBM targets hybrid cloud; Quintiles' new exec; YouTube for Kids half-baked?; Comcast earnings

In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: Bronto's CEO offers a 2014 review via YouTube; IBM targets hybrid cloud; Quintiles adds a new exec; VentureBeat writer criticizes new YouTube for Kids; and Comcast income rises.

February 24, 2015

Premium Lock Wilmington's 'cloud' banking startup nCino raises $29M

A graphic highlights nCino technology nCino, a fast-growing startup focusing on cloud-based financial services, has another $29 million in the bank after closing on a "B" round of financing. Our Insiders get the details.

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