Posts tagged “E-commerce”

February 19, 2016

Premium Lock Hospital pays in ransomware hit; Yahoo CEO reassures developers; 2 Twitter execs buy shares; Apple Pay in China

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: A hospital pays hackers in ransomware case; Yahoo's CEO seeks to reassure mobile developers about the company; two Twitter executives buy shares; and Apple Pay launches in China.

Updated February 18, 2016

Premium Lock RTP investor on fast-growing 3D tech startup: 'Not pursuing unicorn silliness'

ZVerse is one of several startups that drew enough interest from ChannelAdvisor co-founder and chairman Scot Wingo for him to write a check. On Wednesday, the 2D-to-3D conversion technology startup announced what he describes as a "huge win" - a reseller agreement with Konica Minolta. But Wingo says developing a VC "unicorn" isn't the vision. So what is?

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February 12, 2016

Premium Lock Durham-based Spreedly wraps up $3M in capital

Spreedly Durham startup Spreedly has closed on a $3 million round of investment capital. And it is hiring. The company has now raised more than $6 million.

February 10, 2016

Premium Lock Feds refine 'driver;' Adwerx new ad product; Twitter tweaks timeline; Chinese want Opera

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: The government redefines "driver" in a boost for computer-controlled cars; Durham-based Adwerx launches new advertising product; Twitter tweaks its timeline; and Chinese investors offer $1.2B for Norwegian tech firm Opera.

February 10, 2016

Premium Lock What are top 3 disruptors in FinTech? Report makes the case

A new research report from Juniper breaks down what its analysts view as the top disruptors in the financial technical services, or FinTech, space. Our WTW Insider subscribers get a look at the top three.

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February 5, 2016

Premium Lock Researcher: Exploding sharing economy driving growth in mobile payment tech

Trying out Apple Pay As Uber, Airbnb, Lyft and other startups in the sharing economy ($335 billion by 2025, says PwC) continue to grow, their success is driving growth in mobile payment technology so consumers can take advantage of "sharing" opportunities. So believes an expert in the field at the Warwick Business School.

February 5, 2016

Premium Lock CEO: ChannelAdvisor's remix is paying off - 'I feel pretty good'

ChannelAdvisor Ecommerce services provider ChannelAdvisor's CEO David Spitz delivers a spirited pep talk to Wall Street analysts after the Triangle born-and-grown to IPO company grew revenues 21 percent in 2015. After a shift in focus to larger companies, a retooling of the firm's sales force and with an acquisition paying off, Spitz is very bullish entering 2016.

Updated February 4, 2016

Premium Lock Amazon launches one-hour delivery service in Raleigh

Amazon Prime Now delivery service  Want something like paper towels or milk or even a new computer? Don't want to leave the house but still want to get that shopping item in an hour? You can now. Amazon on Thursday launched its "Prime Now" service in Raleigh.

Updated February 3, 2016

Premium Lock Yahoo to cut 1,700 jobs + A graphical view of the struggling tech giant

Marissa Mayer Yahoo is laying off about 1,700 employees and shedding some of its excess baggage in a shake-up likely to determine whether CEO Marissa Mayer can save her own job. Plus: an interactive graphical view at Yahoo's shrinking headcount and other financial data.

February 2, 2016

Premium Lock Vivek Wadhwa: R.I.P. Bitcoin. It's time to move on

Vivek Wadhwa Thinking of investing in Bitcoins? Bitcoin did have great potential, but it is damaged beyond repair, and a replacement is badly needed, writes former Triangle tech entrepreneur turned academic and author Vivek Wadhwa.

February 2, 2016

Premium Lock IBM acquires 2nd digital marketing agency in a week

Big Blue is further ramping up efforts to provide digital marketing services, acquiring a German firm that represents high-profile clients such as Airbus, Volkswagen and Siemens. Last week, IBM made its first digital agency deal, buying an Ohio-based company.

January 22, 2016

Premium Lock Maven is GM car-sharing name; Microsoft-Minecraft deal; Amazon smart-home ordering; Verizon's 'sponsored data'

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: GM brands its ride-sharing effort as Maven; Microsoft buys educational Minecraft; Amazon expands smart-home ordering; and Verizon joins "sponsored data" push.

January 6, 2016

Premium Lock Twitter expanding tweets?; ChannelAdvisor lease; Networks-Dreamworks deal; Yahoo drops video hub; virus writer sentence

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Twitter may be expanding tweet length; ChannelAdvisor to pay $1 million to break lease; Networks expands its deal with DreamWorks; Yahoo is dropping a video hub; and a virus writer gets his sentence.

Updated January 4, 2016

Premium Lock ChannelAdvisor promotes exec; iPhones cost more in Germany; payphones as WiFi hotspots; OpenAI launches

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: ChannelAdvisor promotes a veteran exec; Apple ups iPhone prices in Germany; payphones as WiFi hotspots in New York; and 3 billionaires launch OpenAI to focus on artificial intelligence.

Updated December 31, 2015

Premium Lock Vivek Wadhwa: Here's how Apple's Trojan horse will eat the credit card industry

Vivek Wadhwa Analysis: Apple Pay is a threat to banks and credit cards, writes former Triangle entrepreneur-turned-academic and author Vivek Wadhwa. How so? He explains in detail, describing Apple Pay as a Trojan horse.

December 28, 2015

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Time is running out on our year-end special. WRAL TechWire is your comprehensive source of timely, daily coverage of companies in the Carolinas -- from start-up to multi-national -- with a focus on the growth industries of broadband and mobile computing, life sciences, and on entrepreneurs and their venture funding. Sign up for a subscription before Dec. 31 and save 50% on an annual subscription - and get numerous WTW member discounts.

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December 24, 2015

Premium Lock Last minute holiday shopper? There are apps for that

Procrastinators, rejoice. This year there are more apps and services than ever before to help last-minute shoppers. Apps like Curbside deliver orders directly to the trunk of your car, more retailers are offering incentives to buy online and pick up in store, and Amazon Prime Now and other same-day delivery services have vastly expanded this year.

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December 22, 2015

Premium Lock Etix founder returns as CEO in management-led buyout

etix logo Etix, which launched in 2000 and landed Raleigh-based Southern Capitol Ventures among its earliest investors, is back under the control of founder Travis Janovich.

Updated December 21, 2015

Premium Lock Looking to cash in on swelling ecommerce? Here's advice from Scot Wingo, a pioneer

Sales data is clear: The holiday shopping season is gradually being taken over by online shoppers. And when you go inside those numbers, more and more of those Internet buyers are going mobile. So how do entrepreneurs, those wanting to grow their business and those already making big plays really cash in? WTW Insiders get advice from a successful ecommerce pioneer - Scot Wingo of ChannelAdvisor.

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December 21, 2015

Premium Lock Inside Accenture: Marketing services, AI capabilities investments paying off, but threats loom

Accenture Analysis: Grooming talent and developing IP ahead of market demand positions Accenture to win share as clients rotate budgets seeking business outcomes, reports Technology Business Research analyst Bozhidar Hristov. But threats loom, such as IBM.

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