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Posts tagged “E-commerce”

Updated September 25, 2013

Premium Lock Cary-based firms partner to offer new kind of health insurance card

The partnership between Healthcare Financial Exchange and Infina Connect combines health IT software and debit card payment technologies in a single card that doubles as a health insurance card bank card to pay for health care services.

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September 25, 2013

Premium Lock Amazon launches faster - but pricier - tablet to take on Apple

Amazon.com is rolling out its third generation of Kindle Fire tablets and boosted their prices, as the world's biggest e-commerce company seeks to set itself apart in an increasingly crowded market.

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Updated September 17, 2013

Premium Lock Internet streaming wars: Rhapsody exec is out; Cumulus invests in Rdio; Pandora to raise $231M

Pandora Activity in the digital music space is frenetic. Streaming service Rdio lands an investment from heavyweight Cumulus Media; Rhapsody cuts 15 percent of its stake and president is out; meanwhile, Pandora says it is raising $231 million.

September 16, 2013

Premium Lock Headed for IPO, Twitter already outpacing Google, Facebook in mobile ads

Ads on smartphones and tablets will make up more than half of Twitter's ad revenue this year, according to EMarketer Inc. That puts it ahead of Facebook, which generated 41 percent of its ad revenue from mobile promotions in the latest quarter. Google, the largest search engine, is estimated to get slightly less than one quarter of its revenue this year from mobile ads, EMarketer said.

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Updated September 16, 2013

Premium Lock Wilmington startup Next Glass uncorks wine selection software

There's no universal language for wine but now there's software. WRALTechWire Insiders can read our exclusive report about how startup Next Glass aims to change how consumers choose and buy wine.

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Updated September 12, 2013

Premium Lock Cancer diagnostic startup CanDiag raising $1.3M

Pinku Mukherjee, founder and CEO of CanDiag CanDiag's first product candidate is a diagnostic for early detection of breast cancer. WRALTechWire Insiders can learn more about the UNC-Charlotte spinout.

September 12, 2013

Premium Lock Facing increasing competition, Pandora names new top executive

Pandora With new leadership, Pandora aims to bolster advertising, which accounted for 88 percent of its $427 million in revenue last fiscal year. While the company dominates web radio, ad sales haven't kept up with growth in listeners or royalty expenses, leading to losses totaling $50.9 million in the past three quarters. This month's entry of ITunes Radio from Apple, already the largest online music seller, will add to the pressure on Pandora.

September 12, 2013

Premium Lock Mobile ad potential lifts Facebook shares to all-time high

Facebook, which has a market capitalization of more than $100 billion, has surged more than 60 percent since announcing in July that sales of promotions on wireless devices are on track to surpass revenue from desktop computers.

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September 10, 2013

Premium Lock Startup Factory alumni take 'BringMeThat' back to Big Apple

Formed in New York City, the company's founders came to the Triangle after being selected for The Startup Factory accelerator. While saying North Carolina was "awesome," executives plan no N.C. office. WRALTechWire Insiders get the full story.

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September 5, 2013

Premium Lock Next-gen monetization platform: An interview with Adzerk founder, CEO, James Avery

CED Tech Venture 2013 CED Tech Venture 2013: The web is winning the battle over print when it comes to publishing, but the role and implementation of online advertising, still the primary source of revenue for publishers, continues to evolve. Adzerk aimks to be a player in the evolution.

Updated September 3, 2013

Premium Lock SciQuest acquires 'complex sourcing' software firm CombineNet for $43M

SciQuest SciQuest makes another acquisition, this time bringing into the fold CombineNet. Read why SciQuest made the move.

August 28, 2013

Premium Lock Twitter names first commerce chief to boost 'tweet' shooping

ecommerce        Twitter has hired Nathan Hubbard, the former president of Ticketmaster, as its first head of commerce, part of a push to enable shopping via short postings on its social website.

Updated August 28, 2013

Premium Lock Facebook shareholders like this: Company's value soaring

Facebook The burgeoning market value based on a rising stock price ($41.34 on Monday) is a turnabout for Facebook, which slumped as low as $17.73 in September. Concern about Facebook's ability to sell more ads for wireless devices weighed on the shares after its $16 billion IPO, the largest technology offering on record. Hpwever, the stock fell back below $40 on Tuesday.

Updated August 27, 2013

Premium Lock Amazon takes its ecommerce mobile with new app

Amazon Software developers will be able to create games, sports, weather and other apps that sell products from Amazon, either inside the app or by linking to Amazon's Web store, the ecommerce giant says.

August 27, 2013

Premium Lock Digital currency Bitcoin group briefs wary US agencies

Members of the Bitcoin Foundation brief representatives of agencies including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Internal Revenue Service, Federal Reserve, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. and Secret Service on the nature of the virtual currency, created four years ago.

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August 22, 2013

Premium Lock Apple buys map software firm; Icahn to meet with CEO Cook

Apple  Apple has bought navigation-software company Embark Inc., part of an effort to improve the performance of its mapping system after a bungled debut last year. Meanwhile, investor Carl Icahn is meeting with Apple CEO Tim Cook to discuss Apple's stock buyback plan.

Updated August 21, 2013

Premium Lock Cary is North Carolina's 'digital capital,' says Google study

In its annual economic impact report, Google says its data shows Cary as having the "strongest online business community" in North Carolina.

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August 19, 2013

Premium Lock Mobile payment startups face tougher competition for dollars, customers

ecommerce        Not making money is rampant in a mobile-payments market that Crone Consulting estimates has more than 100 competitors. Companies are going head-to-head with EBay Inc.'s PayPal and Square as well as traditional card-terminal providers, such as First Data Corp.

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