Posts tagged “E-commerce”
IPO Watch: NephroGenex, Square 1 still in pipeline as Triangle IPO surge led by ChannelAdvisor continues
Quintiles led the class of Triangle IPOs in the last year at nearly $1 billion in value, but ChannelAdvisor's stock is showing remarkable strength. In the wake of Argos' IPO on Friday, WRALTechWire updates what has happened on the stock "exit route" for regional firms and how their stocks have fared since.
The record results exceeded ChannelAdvisor's expectations and marked the first time its sales had ever topped $20 million in a quarter. Read why ChannelAdvisor's sales are riding high.
The Cary company, whose software automates spending and purchasing functions for companies, narrowed its net loss to $1.2 million compared to a $2.4 million net loss in the prior year period. The company said the results were expected and were related to costs associated with acquisitions and stock-based compensation.
TiVo is acquiring Durham startup Digitalsmiths, which is focused on search, personal recommendations and browsing technology that provides video users from pay TV to mobile devices with catered choices. The founders are remaining with the company, and they expect almost all of their employees to join TiVo. The firm also will remain based in Durham.
The amount of tax charged will depend on factors such as the identity of the seller, the type of item purchased and the destination of the shipment, according to the retailer. The company has not said why they changed course on charging sales tax to North Carolina customers.
State of VC - A special report: 2013 was a big year for IPOs, and venture capitalists are expecting the trend to continue. in 2014. What's driving IPO surge? What are the "hot" areas? Will biotech have another strong year? WRALTechWire Insiders. can access the details.
Apple will refund at least $32.5 million to consumers to settle a federal case involving purchases that kids made without their parents' permission while playing on mobile apps, the government announced Wednesday.
RTI names new CIO; ChannelAdvisor appoints HR exec; Lenovo shares soar; Chelsea drug gets recommendation; IBM wins Citrix award
In our Bulldog blog's tech and life science news update: RTI and ChannelAdvisor appoint new executives; Lenovo shares soar; Chelsea Therapeutics' drug gets a recommendation from an FDA advisory panel; and IBM wins an enterprise award from Citrix.
Ed Suffern, an acknowledged "IBM Master Inventor" who is based in the Triangle, is one of the Big Blue innovators featured in the tech giant's announcement today that it set another record for patents in 2013. Of 6,809 patents, more than 700 included participation by IBMers in the Tar Heel state. Update: We've added more background about Suffern with information from IBM. He's a 1973 N.C. State graduate.
Square worth $5B?; SAS lands big deal; PayPal's new service; Merck stock jumps; BlackBerry's new sales chief
In our Bulldog blog's tech and life science news update: Square offers shares at $135 each; SAS signs Europe's leading drugstore chain; PayPal testing new service; Merck shares jump on drug news; BlackBerry names new sales chief and lands $250M in investment.
Once known for daily-deal emails, Groupon has been trying to morph into a more comprehensive destination for Internet bargain hunters. It is trying to train its millions of customers to regularly check for deals on their smartphones and tablets whenever they are about to buy something, rather than waiting for an offer to be emailed to them each day.
Facebook shares hit record; Pappas promotion; ChannelAdvisor execs on road; Google ferries workers; Samsung's new 'eye' phone
In our Bulldog blog's regional tech and life science news update: Facebook shares are at a record high; Pappas Ventures names a new partner; ChannelAdvisor execs hit the road to talk business; Google to ferry workers to the Valley; Samsung's new phone may include eye recognition.
In a keynote presentation Tuesday at the International Consumer Electronics Show, Cisco CEO John Chambers drew a picture of a world in which objects in homes, at airports, at hotels and elsewhere that are connected to the Internet know peoples' preferences. That could lead to consumers buying more goods. "This is not about technology at all," Chambers says. "It's about how it changes peoples' lives forever."
Diana Semel Allen is joining ecommerce services provider ChannelAdvisor as its general counsel and vice president. Allen most recently worked for nearby Cree. She replaces Scott Alridge, who left ChannelAdvisor as of Dec. 31.
Guest opinion: Great marketing is tough under any circumstance. However, rapid change as customers shift to a digitally influenced decision-making process is increasing pressure on senior marketers. Zach Clayton of Raleigh-based Three Ships Media has some ideas about how to adjust and compete.