Posts tagged “E-commerce”
Durham startup Thryv has software that allows users to plan workouts and track progress over time. This personal fitness record can be shared with the user's network of friends, teammates or trainers.
A new report from the Pew Internet & American Life Project finds that 78 percent of young people, ages 12 to 17, now have cellphones. Nearly half of those are smartphones, a share that's increasing steadily -- and that's having a big effect on how, and where, many young people are accessing the Web.
If you've ever added items to an online shopping cart, only to leave them there indefinitely, know that you're not alone. A recent study from Milo shows that more than half of all online transactions (67 percent, to be precise) are never completed, resulting in what the industry has deemed "abandoned" shopping carts. Here are suggestions on how to deal with the problem.
Analysis: I am energized about how digital media is pushing businesses to get better both online and off. When business leaders ask the right questions about how they make their companies better, I remember why I do what I do.
Consumer website DealNews recently discovered that several Apple items on the eBay store have dropped to prices that are lower than what the Apple Store charges, in some cases by a significant margin.
Online payment startup Spreedly this week unveiled a new web site and a new business focus. The Durham startup offers a way for businesses to store credit cards in a "vault" in the cloud. But that wasn't the company's focus upon launching in 2008.
In the next five years chief marketing officers plan to double their spending on social media as a percentage of their marketing budgets, according to a Duke University survey of top marketing executives at 468 U.S. firms.
Hundreds of Internet address suffixes to rival ".com" should be available for people and businesses to use by the end of the year, and the first new ones will appear in the next few months, the head of an Internet oversight agency says.
Charlotte-based Reward Summit, a startup focused on mobile ecommerce and reward optimization, has landed former Bank of America and Intuit mobile executive Scott Lien as an investor. Lien also will serve on the firm's board.
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