Posts tagged “E-commerce”
Market researchers comScore and Adobe both predicted record sales of some $3 billion on "Cyber Monday," and a New York-based firm that tracks ecommerce says online buying did smash the old mark. Adobe says sales hit $2.98 billion. Interestingly, social media was NOT a major factor. But mobile ordering was.
A friend of The Skinny could be seen sitting at the computer in suburban Wilmington on and off all day on Thanksgiving. But he wasn't streaming football. He was perusing for bargains - and finding them ahead of Black Friday mayhem. He was hardly alone as ecommerce services provider founder ChannelAdvisor's Scot Wingo reports. Turkey Day is now a huge shopping day.
BLDG-25, which has been an operating unit within staffing services firm Vaco, is now a stand-alone company, having been spun off as of Tuesday. Helping lead the effort is Triangle veteran entrepreneur and angel investor Jeff LeRose. WTW Insiders get the exclusive story.
Avalara, a venture-backed Seattle FinTech company with unique company culture targets Durham for huge expansion. As its business grows - with a big boost from Cyber Monday sales, Avalara is adding employees in the Bull City.
It's Black Friday, and the odds are higher than ever that you will be using your charge cards to make purchases on mobile devices. No prediction. Fact. So says Scot Wingo, founder and executive chair of Morrisville-based ecommerce firm ChannelAdvisor.
"This is like an 'emperor has no clothes' situation," says Eric Jackson, a Yahoo shareholder and managing director of the New York hedge fund Ader Investment Management. "The company and the shareholders would be better served with her [Marissa Mayer] leaving."
This year ecommerce holiday sales are expected to jump to record levels. While connectivity is opening doors for buyers and businesses and all this growth has it perks, it comes with consequences--the cyber hacking kind. How can retailers avoid problems? Here are some tips.
The Security and Exchange Commission approved new rules for the JOBS Act, which will enable entrepreneurs to raise money through offering equity on crowdfunding platforms.
Netsertive, a digital marketing intelligence company that enables brands and their local channel partners with turnkey, co-op compliant digital marketing capabilities, has raised $15 million in Series C growth financing. River Cities was joined by Netsertive's existing investors in the round.
Durham's Spreedly has nabbed $500,000 in an equity investment, according to a regulatory filing. The company, which developed a technology to secure online payments, has raised a total of $3 million thus far.
FDA stem cell oversight; Instagram video ads; Microsoft data appeal; Lockheed Martin layoffs; National Geographic media-Fox deal
In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: The FDA mulls private clinic stem cell oversight; Instagram's new 30-second video ads; judges are cool to Microsoft data appeal; Lockheed Martin plans layoffs; and National Geographic media goes to Fox.
Backed by Lowe's, New York's Great Oaks Venture, and Triangle backers IDEA Fund as well as Cofounder's Capital, Raleigh home services startup Pack Purchase is re-launching with a new name: Canopy.
Zift Solutions, a RTP-based startup focusing on channel marketing automation software, disclosed an acquisition last week and on Wednesday added more growth news: $14 million in new financing.
UNC wants NSF 'Big Data Hub;' virtual reality device is $15K; Yahoo's $23B snag; Mylan's $27B offer for Perrigo; Netflix expanding
In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: UNC's RENCI computing and data center wants a NSF "Big Data Hub;" virtual reality filming device to sell for $15,000; Yahoo's $23 billion Alibaba deal faces big tax hurdle; Mylan bids for Perrigo; and Netflix plans Asia expansion.
The Triangle continues to produce e-commerce and email service, marketing and advertising related powerhouses, from ChannelAdvisor to Bronto, Windsor Circle to Netsertive and more. But a new player is growing rapidly in the business of enabling B2B sales through channel marketing: Zift Solutions. WTW talks with its CEO, industry veteran Ken Romley.