Posts tagged “E-commerce”
Research by Google shows that 69 percent of small businesses in North Carolina do not have a website. The search giant and Intuit are offering support and more to get Carolina businesses involved in e-commerce.
Founder and Chief Executive Officer Scot Wingo says action on Wall Street such as Facebook's IPO plans give his ecommerce services firm fodder for thought. But for now the mission remains driving growth.
The social media giant is very profitable and getting stronger. The company Mark Zuckerberg started with some friends in 2004 has seen its annual revenue soar from $777 million in 2009 to $3.7 billion last year. Facebook's earnings have grown at a similar rate too, ballooning from $122 million in 2009 to $668 million last year. Facebook ended 2011 with $3.9 billion in cash.
The Morrisville-based provider of various ecommerce services to some of the world's major retailers develops the new term that serves as the theme for its annual industry conference. Its Catalyst eventis also being moved to Las Vegas.
Google, says Scot Wingo, the founder and chief executive officer of ecommerce services provider ChannelAdvisor who likes to play in the market.
15 major technology and financial companies have formed an organization to design a system for authenticating emails from legitimate senders and weeding out fakes. The new system is called DMARC -- short for Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting and Conformance.
The Cary-based business intelligence software firm announces new retail customer deals, including one with shoe giant DSW, and expands the capabilities of its high-performance computing offerings to better sift consumer, store data.
"The tablet is a mobile device, but it's also a TV in your hand that has content," Sheila Buckley, senior vice president of digital ad sales at The Weather Channel, told eMarketer. "Right now, the tablet just needs to achieve scale. I think the Amazon Kindle Fire, with a $199 price tag, will be a big game changer."
Inside a venture deal, Part Two: The Maryland-based website linking couples and wedding services chose Raleigh-based Southern Capitol as its first outside investor after years of friendship and a fast engagement.
Will the Maryland startup and the Raleigh venture capital firm build a successful marriage? After a courtship of five years and "building a deep relationship," the two firms take the plunge.
The site makes money by offering deals from local and some national businesses to its customers. These range from spa treatments and pedicures to restaurant meals and weekend getaways. Once the deals are purchased, the company takes a cut before paying the merchant.
ICM Registry, a Florida-based company, began selling domain names with the ".xxx" domain and a rush of buyers ensued. Another 100,000 names had been reserved in advance of the official launch.
Maryland-based WeddingWire is an online wedding planning resource site that helps link couples and wedding service providers.
SugarCRM, a fast-growing customer relationship management company, is opening a new office in Durham and is looking to hire additional sales and engineering staff. SugarCRM touts itself as the "world's fastest growing customer relationship management company."
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