Posts tagged “E-commerce”
Samsung unveils two new jumbo-size phones in a new effort to battle Apple for smartphone sales. Plus, Samsung offers its own mobile pay system. A Q&A examines how it compares to Apple Pay and Android Pay.
Windsor Circle gets 'Smaht'; Verizon discount phones; ChannelAdvisor eyes Canada; $100M press release hack ring; FDA warns Kardashian
In today's Bulldog wrapup of science and technology news: Durham's Windsor Circle is rolling out new products; current Verizon customers can still get discount phones; ChannelAdvisor looks to expand sales to Canada with Newegg; hackers allegedly stole press releases to make $100M; and the FDA warns Kim Kardashian about her social media endorsements.
Pack Purchase is making a splash as it gears up for business, landing $1 million in venture funding from two Triangle backers. The startup helps homeowners package a variety of maintenance services, the goal being to save customers time and money while guaranteeing service. No contracts, either.
In our latest Bulldog wrapup: Apple Music's trial draws 11 million users; Facebook launches streaming - but it's limited to celebrities; Sentinel beefs up power at its Durham data center; watch out for new chip card charges.
ChannelAdvisor CEO David Spitz says the ecommerce service provider's new strategy of focusing on "larger customers" while upping prices for smaller firms that "tend to go out of business with more frequency" is paying off.
Ecommerce services provider ChannelAdvisor is getting a new chief financial officer: Red Hat's Mark Cook. It's the second big management change for ChannelAdvisor since May. Meanwhile, the CFO who helped take ChannelAdvisor public is retiring.
Reveal Mobile turned itself inside out with a "pivot" to move the Raleigh startup in a new direction in April. And investors have rallied to the cause, pouring $750,000 into the company in an oversubscribed round. A top priority for use of the funding is hiring additional staff.
In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Twitter's slow user growth hurts; Yelp financials trigger share drop; CommScope sales fall from a year ago; and the Triangle Cleantech cluster adds a new member.
Raleigh-based Expion, a five-year-old social marketing firm with a high-profile list of clients and offices in the U.K. as well as China, has been acquired by San Francisco-based Sysomos. In an exclusive interview, Expion founder and CEO Peter Heffring discusses the deal.
PayPal shares jumped in its first day as a separate and publicly traded company as the firm outlined plans to capitalize on the rise of mobile payments and the growing digitization of money. And an analyst sees a lot of potential in PayPal's future.
Amazon reports that it sold more units on Prime Day Wednesday than on its biggest Black Friday ever. Triangle-based ChannelAdvisor said the Seattle retailer's sales soared 93 percent, although some customers were less than impressed with the event.
Flippze, a platform to make buying and selling items online safer for college students, begins a tour of Triangle universities today. Created by a UNCW student, Flippze has already garnered some national attention.
Winston-Salem-based promotions industry tech firm Inmar has acquired Scanner Applications of Cincinnati in a deal intended to create a single platform to tell retailers and manufacturers how their promotions are performing. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.
What's the next big thing in wireless communications after 4G? 5G, of course. But right now there's a lot of myth mixed with reality. In the second of a two-part analysis, Michael Sullivan-Trainor of Technology Business Research goes inside the next communication wave. Sullivan-Trainor is the executive analyst in the telecom practice at TBR.
Person-to-person mobile payment services like PayPal-owned Venmo are catching on as a way to bypass searching for an ATM or splitting a bill on multiple cards when the dinner check comes. And they're particularly popular among millennials, a generation that seems to have their own way of doing everything.
AT&T extends DirecTV deal date; IBM chip plant sale OK'd; France detains Uber managers; Foursquare's 'mayorships;' a Novartis buy
In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: AT&T extends its deal deadline for DirecTV; IBM receives final OK to sell chip plant; two Uber managers detained for questioning in France; Foursquare's "mayorships" are back; and Novartis buys a U.S. pharma firm.
Airbnb raising $1.5B as rival gets $40M; SapceX rocket explodes; Office goes Android; Facebook, Instagram updates
In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Airbnb is raising $1.5 billion; a rival to Airbnb is raising $40 million; SpaceX rocket explodes; Microsoft takes Office to Android; and updates from Facebook as well as Instagram.
Monsanto eyes Bayer AG; Google's free music; Facebook value tops Wal-Mart; Netflix stock split; Amazon royalties
In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: Monsanto could look to buy Bayer AG if Syngenta bid fails; Google offers free music; Facebook is now worth more than Wal-Mart; Nextflix plans a big stock split; and Amazon changes royalties for authors.