Posts tagged “E-commerce”

January 19

Premium Lock Tech news: Apple $1B more in NC; Netflix shrinking DVD biz; CoLucid sold; Biogen settles suit; satellites track jets; GPS anomalies

Note to our readers: The Bulldog wrapup of technology news, which has been a staple of WRAL TechWire for years, is taking on a new look. We are expanding it to incorporate Triangle and regional headlines, not just news from The Associated Press and other wires. In effect, the Bulldog will become the new home for other occasional WTW posts such as Triangle Headlines. No one publication in the Triangle can adequately cover all the tech and life science news that's happening daily - well, make that hourly. The Bulldog, which draws its name from an old newspaper term for early editions and from WTW Editor Rick Smith's late bulldog Roxie, will attempt to bring you a daily wrapup of highlights.

Apple's original site plan for N.C. Apple's original site plan for N.C.

January 17

Premium Lock IBM taking cognitive thinking, IoT to retail (+ video)

IBM is focusing its retail solutions around three key imperatives: shopping and customer experience; merchandising and supply networks; and operations and innovation. These imperatives include products such as Watson Marketing, Watson Commerce, Watson Merchandising and Watson Supply Chain. Potential use cases addressed by these products include enhancing product selection and design, improving marketing campaigns, improving customer services, and optimizing talent management.

January 12

Premium Lock Amazon, which is growing NC presence, to add 100,000 jobs across 'many states'

Amazon.com    "These new job opportunities are for people all across the country and with all types of experience, education and skill levels -- from engineers and software developers to those seeking entry-level positions and on-the-job training," the Internet giant says.

Updated January 10

Premium Lock Fast-growing Walk West agency adds another firm in 'digital first' strategy

Brian Onorio, who launched the O3 agency in 2007, adds another Triangle marketing firm to his recently rebranded "Walk West" group. The two mergers over the past five months are part of his "digital first" strategy. Backers include serial entrepreneur and investor Donald Thompson.

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January 6

Premium Lock Trying on clothes virtually - with Gap app, Lenovo phone (+ video demo)

Augmented reality is rapidly becoming a useful reality as an app touted at the CES Show in Las Vegas demonstrates. But the AR app for virtually trying on clothes needs an AR-equipped phone - like Lenovo's Phab 2.

Updated January 5

Premium Lock B2B startup KWIPPED lands $700K, seeking $1M + What makes its play unique?

KWIPPED, a B2B startup focused on specialized equipment rentals, is ready for more expansion after landing some $700,000 in a projected $1 million round of venture capital. VentureSouth is the lead in the round. Plus: What factors set this B2B marketplace apart?

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January 5

Premium Lock Latest from CES: A rival for Tesla?; VR adventures; faster Wi-Fi, and much more

From a possible rival for Tesla to faster in-home Wi-Fi, trying on clothes via an avatar and adding touch-and-feel to VR: Those are just some of the highlights from the CES Show in Las Vegas.

Updated January 4

Premium Lock Really want a smart home? Cybersecurity worries 60% of possible device buyers

If Americans weren't already skittish about security of their data after recent hacks of commercial sites and all the talk about Russia having possibly "hacked" the 2016 US election, here's a new concern: 60 percent of homeowners with broadband are worried that Internet-linked "smart home" devices could be hacked. Car owners also worry about their connected vehicle data. Plus: A look at the top IoT trends.

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January 4

Premium Lock Survey: Drone delivery service appeals most to men, young millennials

So do people really want drones delivering goods right to their doorstep? Most Americans in a new survey say they aren't, but a majority of men and most young millennials do.

Who wants drone delivery? Who wants drone delivery?

January 4

Premium Lock The Latest at 50th CES: From drone fishing to AI, top CES 2017 trends

Top trends expected to emerge at CES this year include an explosion of voice-controlled interfaces, subtle integration of artificial intelligence into everyday life and increasing digitization in areas like health and wellness. Plus: Fishing by drone.

December 30, 2016

Premium Lock Online advertising to overtake TV in 5 years

TV remained the top medium for advertising globally in 2016, but online advertising will overtake it in the next five years, according to the Global Advertising Trends Report.

Eleni Marouli, IHS Markit advertising analyst Eleni Marouli, IHS Markit advertising analyst

Updated December 29, 2016

Premium Lock Spending on digital ads set a record in Q3

Spending on digital advertising is on an upward trend and set a record in the third quarter. U.S. advertisers invested $17.6 billion in digital advertising in the third quarter of 2016, according to the latest IAB Internet Advertising Revenue Report by IAB (Interactive Advertising Bureau) and prepared by PwC US.

Digital ad spend set a Q3 record Digital ad spend set a Q3 record

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