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Posts tagged “E-commerce”

Updated December 10, 2015

Premium Lock Red Hat cloud adds Microsoft; Wal-Mart mobile pay; Samsung autonomous drive; Diller's new digital publishing; EU vs. Qualcomm

Bulldog In today's technology roundup: Red Hat adds Microsoft support in cloud; Wal-Mart unveils mobile pay; Samsung moves into autonomous technology; Barry Diller's IAC launches new digital publishing effort; and the EU is taking on Qualcomm.

Updated December 10, 2015

Premium Lock Search goes on for mysterious Bitcoin founder - Here's why it matters

The hunt for Bitcoin's secretive founder has taken a turn. The technology magazine Wired and the website Gizmodo both published investigative pieces this week that sorted through a trove of leaked (and possibly hacked) emails and documents that pointed to Craig Stephen Wright, a 44-year-old Australian bitcoin entrepreneur living in a posh suburb of Sydney. News media are fascinated with the search. So why does this matter? Plus, here's a primer on how the cryptocurrency works.

December 3, 2015

Premium Lock IBM Watson's new challenge: Helping online merchants sell, sell, sell

IBM is training its Watson supercomputer to fight cancer, to learn foreign languages, and so much more. Now comes a new tool suite: IBM Commerce Insights which is designed to help online merchants learn more about customers - and drive sales. Just in time for Christmas.

December 2, 2015

Premium Lock Why is Netsertive so hot? Financing round grew $9M to $24M because ...

Why are investors lining up to put money into Netsertive, the RTP-based market intelligence platform startup? In an interview with TechCrunch, Netsertive's CEO and two investors explain why.

How Netsertive works How Netsertive works

Updated December 2, 2015

Premium Lock Nokia-Alcatel deal advances; Spoonflower expands board; Yahoo mulls sale; 2nd death in drug trial

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: Nokia shareholders OK acquisition of Alcatel; Durham startup Spoonflower expands its board; Yahoo shares surge on report of possible sale; and a second person has died in a drug trial potential treatment for a rare genetic disorder linked to obesity.

Updated December 2, 2015

Premium Lock With RDU deal in place, Uber looks to boost already strong (5M trips) NC market

Two significant developments could very well boost Uber's fast-growing presence across the Triangle and North Carolina. New state legislation took effect Oct. 1 to tighten regulation on ride-sharing. And as of Dec. 1, Uber has a deal in place for pickups at RDU International Airport. Now, Uber looks for more drivers - and business.

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December 2, 2015

Premium Lock Citrix restructuring call to action: Focus on shareholder value ahead of growth

Analysis: With an interim CEO with a finance background, it is no surprise the Citrix operational transformation plan focuses on cutting costs, holding revenue constant, and boosting margin performance from efficiency measures. Citrix has a big operation in Raleigh (ShareFile), and it is possible the firm will shut down a startup accelerator program located there. So what's going on? Technology Business Research analyst Andrew Smith takes a look.

Citrix center in Raleigh with skybridge to parking garage. Citrix center in Raleigh with skybridge to parking garage.

Updated December 1, 2015

Premium Lock Report: Cyber Monday sales break record as mobile orders surge

Cyber Monday   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.

Updated December 1, 2015

Premium Lock Thanksgiving surges as buying day with mobile devices leading the way

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.

ChannelAdvisor tracks Thanksgiving, Black Friday sales ChannelAdvisor tracks Thanksgiving, Black Friday sales

Updated December 1, 2015

Premium Lock Exclusive: Startup focusing on 'Gamification' spins off from Vaco

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.

BLDG-25 touts "Gamification" BLDG-25 touts "Gamification"

December 1, 2015

Premium Lock Cyber Monday means big tax business for Avalara's rapidly growing Durham outpost

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.

Durham's Avalara team Durham's Avalara team

Updated November 27, 2015

Premium Lock E-commerce sales appear headed toward cyber bonanza

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.

ChannelAdvisor dashboard tracks growing e-commerce sales ChannelAdvisor dashboard tracks growing e-commerce sales

November 27, 2015

Premium Lock Yahoo's CEO Mayer is running out of time to turn things around

"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."

Yahoo Follies? Yahoo Follies?

Updated November 26, 2015

Premium Lock 'Tis the season for cybersecurity: Tips and strategies for retailers during the holiday season

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.

Avoiding holiday hackers Avoiding holiday hackers

Updated November 19, 2015

Premium Lock Citrix to spin off GoTo family of products

Citrix Systems Citrix Systems is set to spin off the GoTo family of products into its own private company in the second half of 2016.

Updated November 3, 2015

Premium Lock Amazon to kill off daily deal offering

Amazon Local Shutting Down News reports indicate that Amazon will discontinue Amazon Local, it's daily deal program, in mid-December.

Updated November 3, 2015

Premium Lock Amazon won't wait for Black Friday or Cyber Monday

Amazon.com    Amazon officially kicked off the holiday shopping season by announcing more than 30,000 deals available to customers.

Updated November 3, 2015

Premium Lock Crowdfunding rules approved by SEC put JOBS Act in motion

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.

Updated October 16, 2015

Premium Lock NCTA names top 10 startups to watch

NCTA names ten top startups to watch The NC Tech Awards is North Carolina's statewide program recognizing and honoring the best innovators and innovations. NCTA has announced this year's Top 10 Startups to Watch.

Updated October 7, 2015

Premium Lock Netsertive lands $15M round for digital marketing tech

Netsertive 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.

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