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Americans have embraced online shopping. About eight in ten have made an online purchase, 51 percent bought something using a cell phone, and 15 percent made purchases from a social media site link, says a Pew Reseach Center survey.
Raleigh-based Offline Media has raised $500,000 from investors as it continues to expand its offerings of curated content for events and other lifestyle experiences.
"Amazon-ization of retailing will increase as sellers strive to match Amazon's sales and fulfillment model, engage new channels, geek up their stores, and use technology to refine inventory management and anticipate customer desires in 2017 is Software AG's top prediction for 2017.
As the turkey was eaten and weather turned cold, North American shoppers turned to their computers and mobile devices to seek deals. This year, more than ever before, retailers rewarded their quest.
Many consumers are still confused by native ads in news publications, according to new survey. Native ads match the form of the platform offering them, making them look more like editorial content. Can this be fixed?
Silicon Valley is pressuring banks to change their ways or risk becoming the latest industry overtaken by technology. Hundreds of startups are offering easier and cheaper ways to save, borrow, spend and invest. They are doing it by shifting the battleground to smartphone apps and websites, which function as digital offices that are accessible around the clock with minimal staffing, and by lowering fees.
Amazon says its Prime delivery service in the Triangle continues to grow as Christmas nears. And the Echo Dot - Amazon's own smart home device - is among the hottest selling items along with tech device cables. Also hot: Bottled water!
Watch out for a "watershed" year in eSports, more disruption in banking and "mass expansion" of virtual reality content in 2017, says Juniper Research in making its top 10 tech predictions. Our Insiders get the details.
HQ Raleigh is expanding its presence in downtown Raleigh by adding 15,000 square feet of space in the Capital Club building. HQ Raleigh says it is leasing four floors in order to be able to offer more space to startups and emerging companies.
Cyber Monday was one for the record books with consumers going online to spend a record $3.45 billion. And a big enabler of all that spending was people using smartphones as well as other mobile devices, says global ecommerce services provider ChannelAdvisor.
Global ecommerce solutions provider ChannelAdvisor says shoppers using mobile devices for the first time accounted for more than half of Thanksgiving day shopping transactions.The National Retail Federation also notes the m-commerce surge.
Are SolLoMo apps the next big disruptor? Could be. When it comes to those increasingly popular applications for social, location and mobile, many smartphone owners are using these apps for such things as Uber and food delivery. And they are a threat to traditional services, says research firm Parks Associates.