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Posts tagged “E-commerce”

August 21, 2014

Premium Lock Two Toasters celebrates Inc. 5000 by paying it forward: A fundraiser for Girls Who Code

There's no "ice bucket challenge" at the headquarters of mobile apps startup Two Toasters, but the team is cooking. Its rapid revenue growth earned the Durham startup a spot in the Inc. 5000, and the celebration is a fundraiser for Girls Who Code.

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August 21, 2014

Premium Lock Building a startup in the Ukraine? Yes, Durham entrepreneurs say

Groundwork Labs graduates William and Galyna Tate prepare to return to the U.S. and launch their startup after six months in the war-torn nation. Galyna is a native of the Ukraine and still has family there. They discuss their startup and the challenges they have faced in a Q&A.

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August 20, 2014

Premium Lock Inside Inc. 5000: Two Toasters' mobile apps deliver 579% growth

Founded in 2008, Durham-based Two Toasters has turned an app development niche into a booming business. The bootstrapped startup ranks No. 787 on the latest Inc. 5000 list with revenue surging 579 percent over the past three years. In an exclusive Insider interview, CEO Rachit Shukla explains why Two Toasters is so hot.

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August 19, 2014

Premium Lock Exclusive: In-depth survey helps ChannelAdvisor plot next ecommerce moves

ChannelAdvisor went public just a year ago, but the Morrisville-based provider of international ecommerce services has not let up on new product development. Looking for ways to expand its market, the company hired an outside research firm to conduct an in-depth survey among hundreds of firms utilizing ecommerce. What did ChannelAdvisor find out, and how are the results shaping future plans? WRAL TechWire has the details for Insider subscribers.

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Updated August 19, 2014

Premium Lock Bitcoin investor Draper encourages startups to 'boost' their chances

One way to increase support for Bitcoin-related startups in North Carolina, says Boost VC CEO Adam Draper, is to get companies in the area that started something on their own.

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Updated August 19, 2014

Premium Lock Bitcoin: Cat and mouse game in security, regulation

Will the virtual currency Bitcoin face increasing regulation in the future? Is Bitcoin secure enough to attract mass use? About a hundred or so experts at the Cryptolina Bitcoin Expo last week in Raleigh discussed the complex security and regulatory issues facing the virtual currency.

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August 18, 2014

Premium Lock ExitEvent News: REEDS Jewelers: Bitcoin is our competitive advantage

ExitEvent Executives at Wilmington-based REEDS Jewelers provide a handful of examples as to why in June it became the first fine jeweler in the country to accept Bitcoin as payment in this story as part of the news partnership between WRAL TechWire and ExitEvent.

August 18, 2014

Premium Lock Investor, telecom exec Vanderwoude joins lineup for 'Fiber Transforms the Triangle' conference

Fiber Transforms the Triangle event Veteran telecom executive and angel investor Steve Vanderwoude is the latest leader to join the speaker lineup for the upcoming "Fiber Transforms the Triangle" conference being put on by WRAL Tech Wire with SAS as the host partner.

August 15, 2014

Premium Lock Saving coin: Bitcoin eliminates middle man in transactions

Bitcoin proponents at the Raleigh Cryptolina Bitcoin Expo say the virtual currency does what the Internet itself is famous for: Cutting out the middle man in financial transactions.

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August 15, 2014

Premium Lock Inside Windsor Circle's new round: Why Comcast as investor, how Steve Case helps, new jobs, expansion

Ecommerce startup Windsor Circle went national in searching for new venture capital. Why? And how is AOL founder Steve Case helping as an investor? How does the Durham firm plan to spend its new cash, and are new offices on the horizon? CEO Matt Williamson goes on the record for WRAL TechWire Insiders.

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Updated August 15, 2014

Premium Lock Two-day bitcoin conference in Raleigh to explore emerging digital currency

Never heard of bitcoins - or don't know what they area? The founders of Cryptolina, the bitcoin expo at the Raleigh Convention Center on Friday and Saturday, want to answer those questions - and more. They see the expo as just a first step. "It's a bitcoin 101 event," says one. It's intended to stimulate businesses large and small to consider it as a money-saving payment protocol, and interest entrepreneurs and investors in bitcoin-related startups.

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August 14, 2014

Premium Lock Windsor Circle's CEO's advice on raising VC: 'Stay hungry'

Windsor Circle's Matt Williamson and his team are showing other entrepreneurs how to grow a successful business and - in these days of tight capital at least locally - the way to land venture capital. Williamson shares his three secrets for raising VC.

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Updated August 14, 2014

Premium Lock 'Fiber Transforms the Triangle: What's it mean?' conference set at SAS

Fiber Transforms the Triangle event Former FCC executive Blair Levin and former MCNC CEO Joe Freddoso are among the headliners for the half-day conference Oct. 13 being put on by WRAL TechWire and hosted by SAS. It's the latest in WRAL TechWire's Executive Exchange series.

August 13, 2014

Premium Lock Amazon's mobile payment app targets PayPal, Square, Intuit

E-Commerce Amazon is taking direct aim at mobile payment systems such as Square by introducing the Amazon Local Register, a credit-card processing device and mobile app designed to help small business owners accept payments through their smartphones and tablets.

Updated August 12, 2014

Premium Lock Windsor Circle lands $5.25M in new funding led by Comcast Ventures

Durham-based Windsor Circle, a fast-growing startup that develops software designed to improve customer retention, has landed $5.25 million new funding. Comcast Ventures led the round along with Triangle investors and AOL founder Steve Case.

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August 12, 2014

Premium Lock Bitcoin documentary to premier in Raleigh; regulators warn about risks

Bitcoins     A documentary about the world of virtual bitcoin currency will make its premier at the upcoming Cryptolina Bitcoin Expo in Raleigh. Meanwhile, federal regulators are warning consumers about risks in using virtual currencies.

August 11, 2014

Premium Lock Royalty Exchange's plan unfolds: Music, IP, oil and gas royalty investing for all

Royalty Exchange The Raleigh startup grows its alternative asset investment offerings and readies for Series B raise, writes ExitEvent Editor Laura Baverman,

Updated August 6, 2014

Premium Lock Need a lawyer? Let the bidding begin at BernieSez

BernieSez founder BernieSez is a simple application for attorneys who handle traffic cases and other misdemeanor offenses. Clients log on, register and upload their tickets. Then the registered attorneys place bids to handle the clients' cases.

Updated August 5, 2014

Premium Lock Inside ChannelAdvisor: COO likes what he sees developing in China

David Spitz Channel Advisor is seeing early dividends from its recent investments in China as company president and COO David Spitz spelled out in a conference call Monday to discuss ChannelAdvisor's most recent quarterly earnings.

August 5, 2014

Premium Lock Durham, Charlotte join list of PF Chang's data breach

Network security   P.F. Chang's is providing more details on its ongoing investigation into a security breach, saying data may have been stolen from certain credit and debit cards used at 33 P.F. Chang's China Bistro restaurants in the U.S - including ones in Durham and Charlotte.

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