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Posts tagged “E-commerce”

December 15, 2014

Premium Lock Identity theft victims face months of hassle to recover

Although banks often absorb bogus charges, it's up to victims to clean up their credit histories and recover stolen funds. On top of lost time, money and emotional energy, victims face the frustration of rarely seeing anyone pay for the crimes. And the process can take months.

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December 12, 2014

Premium Lock 'Make an offer' at Amazon; more NC solar; US lags in drones; Merck breast cancer drug advances

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: Amazon unveils a "make an offer" service; more new solar sites in North Carolina; Congress told U.S. trails in drones for commercial use; and a Merck breast cancer drug advances.

December 9, 2014

Premium Lock NC IDEA winner: Freebooksy, go-to service for free and discount e-book discovery

In the second of five profiles featuring the newest recipients of NC IDEA grants, Amy Huffman of ExitEvent features Carrboro-based Freebooksy.

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December 8, 2014

Premium Lock Shark Tank investor bets $20,000 on Raleigh startup WedPics

Barbara Corcoran is putting her money where her opinions have been: On the line in Raleigh startup WedPics, a fast-growing photo sharing service. She's said on the show she likes Wed Pics. Now she confirms investing $20,000 in Justin Miller's company.

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Updated December 5, 2014

Premium Lock Key lessons from WedPic's high-profile financing

WedPics founder and CEO Justin Miller laughingly refers to himself as that "tattooed guy" when he talks about what some investors have called him. Now he should be called the "Silicon Valley-approved tattooed guy" after WedPic's latest financing. But he also got plenty of help from friends in the Triangle in lining up big-name investors. How did he leverage that networking? And what did one early backer do to help? What are the lessons for other Triangle startups? Our Insiders get the story.

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December 5, 2014

Premium Lock Starbucks sees mobile tech, delivery driving more sales

money image Starbucks plans to let customers across the U.S. order ahead on their smartphones over the next year, a move that should help shrink lines as it pushes more snacks, sandwiches and even wine.

Updated December 5, 2014

Premium Lock Startup WedPics raises $4.25M, is looking to boost staff

Raleigh-based photo sharing service WedPics pulls in $4.25 million in new funding and plans to "massively scale the company," says CEO Justin Miller. He's also looking to hire, growing WedPics staff by some 25 percent.

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Updated December 5, 2014

Premium Lock Uber raises $1.2B but acknowledges 'significant growing pains'

Uber raised $1.2 billion in its latest round of funding from venture capitalists, a sign investors were little fazed by the ride-hailing app's recent spate of bad publicity over privacy violations and its corporate culture.

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December 5, 2014

Premium Lock Billion-dollar iPod suit against Apple appears in jeopardy

ipod Apple attorneys have raised an eleventh-hour challenge that could derail a long-running, class-action lawsuit. The lawsuit is over Apple's use of restrictive software that kept iPods from playing digital music sold by competitors to its iTunes store.

December 3, 2014

Premium Lock Cyber Monday sales hit record, but buyers shifting 'forward'

The latest ecommerce data is in and it shows a record-setting "Cyber Monday" with sales topping $2 billion for the first time. But Scot Wingo, CEO of global ecommerce services firm ChannelAdvisor, says buyers have definitely "shifted forward" to buying earlier in order to cash in on deals.

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November 27, 2014

Premium Lock Just in time for Black Friday: 4 apps that save you money

Black Friday  Want to save some cash while holiday shopping? The best tool can be a smartphone packed with the right apps. Here are four as reviewed by The Associated Press.

Updated November 25, 2014

Premium Lock Thanksgiving travel woes? There's an app for that

Apple iPhones Traveling by plane, train or automobile can be a headache. Mixing in Thanksgiving can make it a throbbing migraine. Technology provides some pain relief in the form of apps to let you know which roads are clogged, what gate your flight leaves from and whether trains are running on time.

Updated November 18, 2014

Premium Lock Analyst forecasts $89B in online sales over holidays

ecommerce          Forrester Research expects U.S. consumers to spend $89 billion online in November and December. That's up 13 percent, or about $10 billion, from a year ago.

Updated November 18, 2014

Premium Lock Raleigh digital marketing agency hiring up to 30 after acquisition

Raleigh-based digital marketing agency Click Optimize Creative Group is looking to hire as many as 30 people following its acquisition by Healthgrades. COCG and its core management team will remain in Raleigh as the company expands under new ownership.

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November 18, 2014

Premium Lock Uber regulation coming in NC?; IBM's $1.25B outsourcing deal; GSK Ebola vaccine update; FTC says TRUSTe deceived consumers; SAP to pay Oracle $359M

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of tech and life science news: A N.C. General Assembly committee is to discuss possible Uber regulations; IBM lands a $1.25 billion outsourcing deal with Lufthansa; GSK's Ebola vaccine is safe in early tests; the FTC settles complaint with TRUSTe; and SAP will pay Oracle $359 million to settle a long legal battle.

Updated November 14, 2014

Premium Lock Mandalay Digital acquires Durham-based Appia for $100M

Appia, a provider of mobile user acquisition services with an international customer base, is being sold to California-based Mandalay Digital for $100 million in a stock deal. It's the second "exit" for Appia founder Jud Bowman.

Appia's website offers constant updates on app installs Appia's website offers constant updates on app installs

November 14, 2014

Premium Lock Jud Bowman: Why I sold Appia for $100 million

Durham startup Appia, founded by Jud Bowman six years ago, is becoming part of Mandalay Digital in a stock deal worth some $100 million. Why sell? Bowman knew Mandalay as a business partner and in a conference call he told analysts: "[T]he revenue metrics from our partnership with Mandalay Digital are better than anything we've seen to-date. It's so great that we wanted to be a part of it." Read why Bowman made the deal in his own words.

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November 13, 2014

Premium Lock #WTWTrends for Thursday: Woz, #ISUM14, Internet, bridge collapse Trending in the Triangle

Trending in the Triangle Trending in the Triangle: Get the pulse of technology in the Triangle with the best in local technology, venture, biotech, and life science news on Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014 as curated by @WRALTechWire.

Updated November 11, 2014

Premium Lock ChannelAdvisor's Wingo invests in app-powered mobile car wash

Scot Wingo, co-founder and CEO of global ecommerce services provider ChannelAdvisor and an angel investor' is making a play in the mobile app space. He's backing Spiffy, a Triangle-based mobile car wash venture powered by a mobile app. ExitEvent's Laura Baverman has the details.

App brings Spiffy to you App brings Spiffy to you

Updated November 11, 2014

Premium Lock TransEnterix exec leaves; Red Hat adds former GE exec to board; IBM sees big mobile shopping record; AT&T-Verizon on VoLTE; Google's $1B NASA deal

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of science and technology news: The COO at TransEnterix has resigned; Red Hat adds a woman to its board; IBM sees big mobile shopping season; AT&T and Verizon talk next-generation wireless voice service; and Google signs a $1 billion lease with NASA.

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