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Posts tagged “E-commerce”

April 11

Tech calendar highlights include Internet of Things programs

Social networking Three events from NC RIoT highlight upcoming events on the region's tech calendar. Plus, don't forget WRAL TechWire's "Full Steam Ahead Awards" party.

April 7

Premium Lock Zift Solutions names former Bronto exec as CFO

Will Sendall, a former executive at Bronto and Red Hat, is the new chief financial officer at fast-growing Zift Solutions. The hire is part of Zift's continuing growth strategy, says its CEO.

How Zift technology works How Zift technology works

April 6

Premium Lock Red Hat offers own blockchain alternative to BitCoin

Bitcoins     Companies seeking to explore new digital currency alternatives beyond the BitCoin phenomenon now have an opportunity through Red Hat. The Linux giant is offering so-called blockchain support.

April 6

Amazon expands Prime delivery service to Raleigh

Amazon Prime Now delivery service Amazon announced on Wednesday the expansion of its free same-day delivery service to 11 new metro areas, including Raleigh.

Updated March 21

Premium Lock Twitter turns troubled 10; SCOTUS to hear Apple-Samsung case; Google boots Cuba Internet; FDA OKs anthrax drug; PayPal's 400 NC jobs

Bulldog In this afternoon's tech and life science news roundup: Twitter searches for answers to growth as it turns 10; the Supreme Court will hear the Apple-Samsung patent fight; Google boosting Internet in Cuba; the FDA approves an anthrax drug; and PayPal is coming to Charlotte.

March 14

Premium Lock Billy Beane of 'Moneyball' fame headlines ChannelAdvisor conference

ChannelAdvisor Billy Beane turned his "Moneyball" strategy into a winning one with Major League Baseball's Oakland A's. Now he's going to share some of his insight with ecommerce providers.

Updated March 14

Premium Lock 'Go' champ beats machine; pay via Echo; 15-year-old wins drone race; GM autonomous software buy

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: A human Go champ records first win vs. computer; Capital One to let users pay via Amazon's Echo; a 15-year-old wins drone Grand Prix; and GM buys a software startup focused on autonomous cars.

Updated March 1

Premium Lock State Treasurer Cowell to receive $200K in joining ChannelAdvisor board

State Treasurer Janet Cowell, who is not running for reelection, is joining the board of directors at Triangle-based ChannelAdvisor. She will receive a $50,000 annual retainer and $150,000 in stock options from the e-commerce services provider.

Janet Cowell  Janet Cowell

February 19

Premium Lock Medfusion CEO departs; company promotes a VP to top post

Vern Davenport Vern Davenport "recently announced his departure" after just over a year on the job, Medfusion disclosed in an announcement Friday. The news came in an announcement of the Cary company's promoting a vice president to the CEO role.

February 19

Premium Lock Hospital pays in ransomware hit; Yahoo CEO reassures developers; 2 Twitter execs buy shares; Apple Pay in China

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: A hospital pays hackers in ransomware case; Yahoo's CEO seeks to reassure mobile developers about the company; two Twitter executives buy shares; and Apple Pay launches in China.

Updated February 18

Premium Lock RTP investor on fast-growing 3D tech startup: 'Not pursuing unicorn silliness'

ZVerse is one of several startups that drew enough interest from ChannelAdvisor co-founder and chairman Scot Wingo for him to write a check. On Wednesday, the 2D-to-3D conversion technology startup announced what he describes as a "huge win" - a reseller agreement with Konica Minolta. But Wingo says developing a VC "unicorn" isn't the vision. So what is?

ZVerse LAYR tech turns 2D images into 3D items ZVerse LAYR tech turns 2D images into 3D items

February 12

Premium Lock Durham-based Spreedly wraps up $3M in capital

Spreedly Durham startup Spreedly has closed on a $3 million round of investment capital. And it is hiring. The company has now raised more than $6 million.

February 10

Premium Lock Feds refine 'driver;' Adwerx new ad product; Twitter tweaks timeline; Chinese want Opera

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: The government redefines "driver" in a boost for computer-controlled cars; Durham-based Adwerx launches new advertising product; Twitter tweaks its timeline; and Chinese investors offer $1.2B for Norwegian tech firm Opera.

February 10

Premium Lock What are top 3 disruptors in FinTech? Report makes the case

A new research report from Juniper breaks down what its analysts view as the top disruptors in the financial technical services, or FinTech, space. Our WTW Insider subscribers get a look at the top three.

Trying out Apple Pay Trying out Apple Pay

February 5

Premium Lock Researcher: Exploding sharing economy driving growth in mobile payment tech

Trying out Apple Pay As Uber, Airbnb, Lyft and other startups in the sharing economy ($335 billion by 2025, says PwC) continue to grow, their success is driving growth in mobile payment technology so consumers can take advantage of "sharing" opportunities. So believes an expert in the field at the Warwick Business School.

February 5

Premium Lock CEO: ChannelAdvisor's remix is paying off - 'I feel pretty good'

ChannelAdvisor Ecommerce services provider ChannelAdvisor's CEO David Spitz delivers a spirited pep talk to Wall Street analysts after the Triangle born-and-grown to IPO company grew revenues 21 percent in 2015. After a shift in focus to larger companies, a retooling of the firm's sales force and with an acquisition paying off, Spitz is very bullish entering 2016.

Updated February 4

Premium Lock Amazon launches one-hour delivery service in Raleigh

Amazon Prime Now delivery service Want something like paper towels or milk or even a new computer? Don't want to leave the house but still want to get that shopping item in an hour? You can now. Amazon on Thursday launched its "Prime Now" service in Raleigh.

Updated February 3

Premium Lock Yahoo to cut 1,700 jobs + A graphical view of the struggling tech giant

Marissa Mayer Yahoo is laying off about 1,700 employees and shedding some of its excess baggage in a shake-up likely to determine whether CEO Marissa Mayer can save her own job. Plus: an interactive graphical view at Yahoo's shrinking headcount and other financial data.

February 2

Premium Lock Vivek Wadhwa: R.I.P. Bitcoin. It's time to move on

Vivek Wadhwa Thinking of investing in Bitcoins? Bitcoin did have great potential, but it is damaged beyond repair, and a replacement is badly needed, writes former Triangle tech entrepreneur turned academic and author Vivek Wadhwa.

February 2

Premium Lock IBM acquires 2nd digital marketing agency in a week

Big Blue is further ramping up efforts to provide digital marketing services, acquiring a German firm that represents high-profile clients such as Airbus, Volkswagen and Siemens. Last week, IBM made its first digital agency deal, buying an Ohio-based company.

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