Posts tagged “E-commerce”

Updated September 8, 2015

Premium Lock Channel marketing, B2B sales and the rise of RTP's Zift Solutions

The Triangle continues to produce e-commerce and email service, marketing and advertising related powerhouses, from ChannelAdvisor to Bronto, Windsor Circle to Netsertive and more. But a new player is growing rapidly in the business of enabling B2B sales through channel marketing: Zift Solutions. WTW talks with its CEO, industry veteran Ken Romley.

September 8, 2015

Premium Lock Disney movies to Amazon, xBox; Facebook Messenger No. 2 app; Amazon $50 tablet; Uber raises $1.2B; Samsung layoffs

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Disney offers wider access to its movies online; Facebook's Messenger is now the No. 2 app - behind Facebook; Amazon launching $50 tablet; Uber raises $1.2 billion in China; and Samsung is cutting jobs.

September 4, 2015

Premium Lock BlackBerry buying Good Tech; Toyota's $50M for car research at MIT, Stanford; Amazon adds more Dash buttons

Bulldog In the latest Bulldog wrapup of technology news: BlackBerry is paying $425 million for Good Tech; Toyota is investing $50 million in advanced car research at MIT and Stanford; and Amazon adds more Dash buttons.

September 4, 2015

Premium Lock RTP-based Zift Solutions acquires channel marketing automation competitor, is hiring

Zift logo Zift Solutions, a provider of channel marketing automation solutions, keeps growing through acquisitions. The RTP-based firm has acquired SharedVue, which had been part of The Channel Company. It's Zift's second buy of a competitor within the past year.

Updated September 4, 2015

Premium Lock Full speed ahead at Medfusion despite it's David-vs-Goliath fight with Allscripts

Medfusion is still wrestling with Allscripts in a lawsuit matching the Cary-based David against the Chicago-based health Goliath. But that dispute isn't keeping Medfusion from growing, says founder Steve Malik. The electronic medical records firm closed last week on $3 million in venture capital, is growing quickly, adding products, hiring more people, Malik tells WTW.

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September 3, 2015

Premium Lock North Carolina is a leader in legislating virtual currency, Bitcoin expert says

Bitcoins      NC Triangle Bitcoin Meetup hosted a national digital commerce industry leader for Bitcoin legislative update and discussion. "North Carolina is taking a leadership role in coming up with a way to regulate virtual currency--a different approach than what New York is doing--and many within the industry are very supportive of the efforts here," says Perianne Boring.

September 2, 2015

Premium Lock New Intel chips a PC boost?; Uber drivers' suit broadens; Amazon video downlaods; Valeant stock falls; Comcast targets millennials

Bulldog Bulletin In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: Intel unveils new chips hoping to give PC industry a boost; Uber drivers win class-action suit in pay fight; Amazon to allow video downloads; Valeant, which is buying Raleigh-based Sprout Pharmaceuticals, sees its stock drop; and Comcast targets millennials with new service.

Updated September 1, 2015

Premium Lock Fresh from new product launch, Medfusion raises $3M capital infusion

Steve Malik   Steve Malik, who sold medical records and services firm Medfusion to Intuit for $91 million in 2010 and bought the company back in 2013, continues to push ahead with new products. And he's just raised $3 million in venture capital for a fresh cash infusion.

Updated August 31, 2015

Premium Lock TuneIn radio app starts $8 tier with MLB, soccer, audiobooks

TuneIn Premium ‚ÄčTuneIn, the app that gives users free access to thousands of live radio stations around the world, is launching an $8-a-month premium subscription service that throws in ad-free listening, audiobooks and live play-by-play coverage of Major League Baseball and soccer from the Premier League and the Bundesliga.

August 28, 2015

Premium Lock Fresh of $25M funding, Spoonflower wants a CFO with IPO experience

Its revenue has skyroccketed over the past three years; it has landed a big Boston investor and $25 million in cash - including money from Bull City Ventures. And now Durham-based Spoonflower is aiming even higher. The company wants a chief financial officer with - you guessed it - IPO experience. "Special bonuses also are available for the right candidate." They'd love to hire someone with Triangle connections, too. This is one very fascinating job description. Plus they have a host of other openings.

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August 26, 2015

Premium Lock Inside $25M Spoonflower deal: 50 new jobs, big plans for growth, 'we've only scratched the surface'

The co-founders of Durham startup Spoonflower are stitching together quite a success story. Focusing on custom fabrics and other products ordered by customers online, Spoonflower has just closed on $25 million. And its co-founders have big plans for the future.

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Updated August 26, 2015

Premium Lock Why Bull City Venture Partners invested in Spoonflower

Bull City Ventures is one of two disclosed investors in a $25 million round of financing for Durham startup Spoonflower. Co-founder David Jones talks about why he and partner Jason Caplain did the deal.

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August 17, 2015

Premium Lock Bezos disputes critical Amazon story; GSK plant reopens; Lenovo's new storage move; report links AT&T, NSA

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: Jeff Bezos disputes a New York Times story critical of the company's work environment; GSK reopens its plant in Zebulon; Lenovo launches a new storage product; and a New York Times report links AT&T with the NSA.

August 14, 2015

Premium Lock Inside looks: Samsung's new jumbo phones + Q&A on mobile payment tech

Samsung unveils two new jumbo-size phones in a new effort to battle Apple for smartphone sales. Plus, Samsung offers its own mobile pay system. A Q&A examines how it compares to Apple Pay and Android Pay.

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August 12, 2015

Premium Lock Windsor Circle gets 'Smaht'; Verizon discount phones; ChannelAdvisor eyes Canada; $100M press release hack ring; FDA warns Kardashian

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of science and technology news: Durham's Windsor Circle is rolling out new products; current Verizon customers can still get discount phones; ChannelAdvisor looks to expand sales to Canada with Newegg; hackers allegedly stole press releases to make $100M; and the FDA warns Kim Kardashian about her social media endorsements.

August 11, 2015

Premium Lock Home service packaging startup Pack Purchase lands $1M

Pack Purchase is making a splash as it gears up for business, landing $1 million in venture funding from two Triangle backers. The startup helps homeowners package a variety of maintenance services, the goal being to save customers time and money while guaranteeing service. No contracts, either.

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August 6, 2015

Premium Lock Apple Music draws 11M; Facebook's streaming; Sentinel adds substation; watch out for chip card fees

Bulldog In our latest Bulldog wrapup: Apple Music's trial draws 11 million users; Facebook launches streaming - but it's limited to celebrities; Sentinel beefs up power at its Durham data center; watch out for new chip card charges.

August 5, 2015

Premium Lock ChannelAdvisor CEO: Shift to 'really filter out' smaller customers is paying off

David Spitz ChannelAdvisor CEO David Spitz says the ecommerce service provider's new strategy of focusing on "larger customers" while upping prices for smaller firms that "tend to go out of business with more frequency" is paying off.

August 4, 2015

Premium Lock ChannelAdvisor hires Red Hat exec as new chief financial officer

ecommerce          Ecommerce services provider ChannelAdvisor is getting a new chief financial officer: Red Hat's Mark Cook. It's the second big management change for ChannelAdvisor since May. Meanwhile, the CFO who helped take ChannelAdvisor public is retiring.

Updated August 3, 2015

Premium Lock Its 'pivot' made, Reveal Mobile raises $750K, looks to hire

Reveal Mobile turned itself inside out with a "pivot" to move the Raleigh startup in a new direction in April. And investors have rallied to the cause, pouring $750,000 into the company in an oversubscribed round. A top priority for use of the funding is hiring additional staff.

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