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Updated February 7, 2013

Premium Lock Google revamps ads, looks to raise prices; Yahoo now a partner

Google  Google is upgrading its online ad service and hopes to raise prices. The search giant also acquires online marketing tool firm Channel Intelligence. Meanwhile, Yahoo signs on as a partner, looking to increase its own sales.

February 5, 2013

Premium Lock Triangle-based Netsertive lands one of 15 Google 'Premier' partner spots

CED's Start Something blog: "It's one of the most important achievements we've made as a company, to date," Netsertive CEO Brendan Morrissey says of the Google AdWords Premier SMB Partner selection.

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Updated January 31, 2013

Premium Lock Cashing in flu 'big data:' Cary firm helps clients target consumers

MaxPoint, a developer of technology designed to capture spending and other data on a massive scale and then turn it into actionable intelligence for clients, is helping some companies identify communities most worried about the flu and are buying illness related products.

MaxPoint tracks flu concerns  MaxPoint tracks flu concerns

January 31, 2013

Premium Lock Facebook profit plunges 79% but earnings, revenues beat Street

Facebook Facebook reported a plunge in fourth-quarter profit on higher spending Wednesday, even while it made long-awaited progress luring advertisers eager to reach mobile- device users.

January 25, 2013

Premium Lock Netflix growth ignites one-day 42% explosion in its stock

Netflix  Most investors were spurning Netflix again less than five months ago when billionaire Carl Icahn decided to go against the grain and buy 5.54 million shares to secure a nearly 10 percent stake in the company.

Updated January 23, 2013

Premium Lock Inside Google earnings: Search giant is cashing in on the 'cloud'

Analysis: Based on the discontinuation of the free tier of Google Apps for Business (which will drive increased partner interested), the full launch of Google Compute Engine, TBR believes that Google's cloud business will triple annually in 2013 to just under $1 billion in 2013.

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January 21, 2013

Premium Lock Bing search engine to include more Facebook-linked results

Bing As Facebook expands its search capabilities with its new "Graph Search," Bing says it is adding more Facebook "friend" data to its search results.

January 17, 2013

Premium Lock Amazon allows iPhone, iPod Touch users to buy digital music

Amazon The battle between Amazon and Apple took another turn Thursday when Amazon said iPhone and iPod Touch users will be able to buy music from its digital store for the first time.

January 17, 2013

Premium Lock Facebook testing voice calls with app for iPhones

Facebook, owner of the world's most popular social network, is testing voice calls in the U.S. on its Messenger application for iPhone as it seeks to add more mobile services.

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Updated January 16, 2013

Premium Lock Take that, Google: Facebook launches social search tool

Facebook is rolling out a tool for searching information posted to its social network of more than 1 billion users, creating an alternative to services now available on Google, LinkedIn and Yelp.

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January 15, 2013

Premium Lock New Facebook feature searches social network, not web

Facebook Facebook on Tuesday introduced a search tool for its social network of more than 1 billion users, seeking to improve features to attract more users and advertisers.

January 15, 2013

Premium Lock U. of Wisconsin picks SciQuest for procurement services

SciQuest The University of Wisconsin at Madison is the latest higher education institution to contract with Cary-based SciQuest for procurement services.

Updated January 15, 2013

Premium Lock New online shopper emerges: The Procrastinator

ecommerce      The holiday shopping season for 2012 ends up being a bit sluggish, but more people were shopping late, showing trust in retailer's availability to get gifts to destinations on time, says ecommerce guru Scot Wingo of ChannelAdvisor.

January 15, 2013

Premium Lock Shares rallying, Facebook readies product announcement

Facebook With its shares back above $30, Facebook executives today are set to unveil a new product that could intensify its competition with Google.

Updated January 11, 2013

Premium Lock Fast-growing Bronto on hiring spree, mulls outside investment

The continuing evolution of Bronto from email marketing to a cloud-based marketing platform is sparking growth with the Durham-based firm looking to add nearly 10 percent to its headcount this year. It's also mulling taking on outside investors for the first time.

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January 10, 2013

Premium Lock Amazon to provide 'cloud' copies of CDs bought at its website

Amazon Amazon will offer digital copies of CDs bought on its site, as it competes with Apple and Google to attract music lovers choosing to store their music on the web.

January 10, 2013

Premium Lock Upcoming Facebook news, ad drive pushes shares above $30

Facebook Facebook., owner of the largest social-networking service, rose 5.3 percent to a six-month high amid optimism that the company will benefit from new advertising efforts to drive revenue. There's also hype about an upcoming Facebook media event.

January 8, 2013

Premium Lock Former Red Hat exec now president of social media firm Three Ships

Emma Battle, who led online marketing efforts for Red Hat and previously held executive positions at and Sarah Lee Branded Apparel, is the new president of Raleigh-based Three Ships media.

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January 4, 2013

Premium Lock Improving customer experience - in a bank or a bookstore

Three Ships Media Analysis: Whether a company is a bank or a bookstore, it must be asking how it can increase the return on its physical capital (each location) by raising the bar for service. If the brick and mortar location isn't differentiating the experience, then it's just a cost that must be reduced. And you can ask Border's how that movie goes...

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