Posts tagged “E-commerce”

Updated August 29

Premium Lock CED Tech Venture profile: Stealz, 'revolutionizing' business-customer engagement with IBM Watson's help

A new partnership with IBM Watson is bringing supercomputing analytics capabilities to Raleigh startup Stealz' capabilities for delivering real-time customer feedback to its more than 1,000 paying clients. Stealz will be telling its story about revolutionizing business-to-customer relationships at CED's Tech Venture conference.

Updated August 19

Premium Lock Generation app gap: Millennials' tech embrace dwarfs boomers, Xers

Baby boomers and Generation Xers don't even come close to the collective embrace of technology by millennials, a new survey shows. While the older folks aren't exactly Luddites, millennials are more ready for a brave new world of apps, streaming, and the shared economy.

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Updated August 17

Premium Lock Calendar highlights: Innovate Raleigh 'greater good' summit; Robbie Allen at Startup Grind; Wilmington startups

Social networking Upcoming regional tech calendar highlights include: Innovate Raleigh's annual conference this year focuses on "placemaking, sustainability and transportation," and Automated Insights CEO Robbie Allen appears at Startup Grind. Plus, NEW in Wilmington is hosting a military-focused startup event.

Updated August 15

Premium Lock CED Tech Venture profile: Fintech startup Divvy Investments

Cary fintech startup Divvy Investments to make its case to investors at 2016 CED Tech Venture Conference. Here's a profile of the Nick Bradfield-led startup, the first to be published as part of a partnership between the Council for Entrepreneurial Development and WRAL TechWire.

August 15

Premium Lock Biomarker tech firm Lucerno Dynamics raises $3.5M

Lucerno Dynamics, a Morrisville startup, is developing a very successful track record when it comes to financing: An NC IDEA grant winner, support from the North Carolina Biotechnology Center, and now outside capital.

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Updated August 10

Premium Lock Uber now offering 'scheduled rides' in Triangle

Instead of yelling "Taxi! Taxi!" or sending a text for a ride on demand, Uber is now offering customers a pre-scheduled booking service in the Triangle.

August 9

Premium Lock Spoonflower gearing up for launch of Roostery for home decor

In a blog post, Spoonflower's own "skunkworks" team talks about the Durham startup's venture into do-it-yourself design home decor through the Roostery.

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Updated August 9

Premium Lock Wal-Mart buying online newcomer + Graphical view: Wal-Mart vs. Amazon

​Wal-Mart has agreed to buy fast-growing online retail newcomer, which had launched with a splash a year ago when it announced its intention to challenge online leader Amazon. Plus: Take a graphical view of the financial battle between Wal-Mart and Amazon. And: Meet's CEO.

Updated August 9

Premium Lock Cyborg stingray (video); no 'God particle;' Hulu drops free feed; Iran bans Pokemon Go

In today's Bulldog wrapup of science and technology news: Scientists have created a part-animal, part-machine stingray; scientists didn't find "God particle;" Hulu drops its free video feed; and Iran has banned Pokemon Go.

Updated August 8

Premium Lock VC research firm: WedPics a top wedding industry disruptor

Venture capital research firm CB Insights lists Raleigh startup WedPics among entrepreneurial, venture-backed firms that are disrupting the wedding industry. It's just another sign of growth for the photography-focused firm.

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Updated August 8

Premium Lock Cleantech events among Triangle calendar highlights

Social networking Two Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster events are among the highlights on the regional tech calendar.

Updated August 8

Premium Lock Report: Artificial intelligence drives 'fintech;' NC startups cash in

Dollar sign      Financial technology, better known as fintech, startups account for 10 percent of the some 90 companies chosen to present at the upcoming Council for Entrepreneurial Development's annual venture conference. Why so many? A new report cites the plunging costs and advances of artificial intelligence as key drivers.

August 5

Premium Lock Inside Google: Growing mobile advertising drives record revenue, profits

Google Analysis: What's driving the continuing growth at Internet giant Google? Technology Business Research analyst Jack Narcotta offers his insight after reviewing Google's latest financial report.

August 5

Premium Lock Amazon jet fleet; Facebook vs. 'clickbait;' Apple 'bug bounties;' private moon flight; Dish w/o ESPN

In today's Bull dog wrapup of technology and science news: Amazon unveils its Prime delivery fleet of jet aircraft; Facebook tries again to tackle "clickbait;" Apple offers "bug bounties" to people reporting bugs; a private company wins OK for moon flight; and Dish offers a non-ESPN option.

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Updated August 4

Premium Lock Hacking smart lighting, stealing PINs, point of sale hacks: News from Black Hat 2016

Black Hat Thousands of hackers and other cybersecurity professionals converged on Las Vegas this week for the annual Black Hat conference. Among the interesting topics: Can smart bulbs and smart lighting systems be hacked?

July 29

Premium Lock FilterEasy nabs $4.2M in equity round

Raleigh-based FilterEasy, a startup founded by two North Carolina State University students has raised an equity round of more than $4.2 million, according to a regulatory filing. The company sells an online A/C filter subscription service that helps users replace filters on time.

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Updated July 29

Premium Lock SciQuest goes private - again - as acquisition closes

SciQuest Accel-KKR, a tech focused private equity firm, has completed its acquisition of Morrisville-based SciQuest Inc. for about $509 million. SciQuest's stock has ceased trading on Nasdaq.

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