Posts tagged “E-commerce”

Updated November 20, 2011

Premium Lock Online holiday shopping - or 'couch commerce' - to set records, reports say

eMarketer projects growing online sales More consumers than ever will be searching for bargains online, using their smartphones, iPads or PCs at home with e-commerce expected to generate more than 5 percent of overall sales. ChannelAdvisor, a Triangle-based company, is helping fuel that growth by supporting numerous major retailers such as Amazon, Victoria's Secret, Saks Fifth Avenue, Office Depot and Dell.

Updated November 17, 2011

Premium Lock Thanksgiving night shopping? Bah! Humbug! Just say no!

Shopping from work? Be careful As more chains target Thanksgiving Day with wall-to-wall bargains and better buys, consumers should say no. Enjoy the day with your families so retailers' employees can as well.

Updated November 17, 2011

Premium Lock Tuning up for battle: Google Music store takes aim at iTunes

"Google Music helps you spend more time listening to your collection and less time managing it. We automatically sync your entire music library--both purchases and uploads--across all your devices so you don't have to worry about cables, file transfers or running out of storage space," the Internet giant says.

November 14, 2011

Premium Lock Internet Summit nears sellout; two-day event set in Raleigh

Internet Summit Topics range from big data to ecommerce trends and security as well as risk management.

November 14, 2011

Premium Lock Amazon backs sales tax; Red Hatter talk; Lenovo's online push; NetApp in trouble?; BlackBerry new OS

Bulldog Bulldog blog headlines: Amazon backs sales tax bill covering all states; Red Hat's open communications attract media interest; Lenovo to push online sales in China; NetApp faces possible inquiry over crackdown in Syria; investor likes new BlackBerry operating system.

Updated November 11, 2011

Premium Lock Lulu's Bob Young 'energized' by Amazon's publishing threat

In an interview with Bloomberg news, the co-founder of Red Hat and CEO of Raleigh-based self-publishing firm Lulu says he relishes the chance to compete with Amazon as a publisher.

Bob Young in his trademark Lulu cap. Bob Young in his trademark Lulu cap.

Updated November 4, 2011

Premium Lock Groupon's IPO raises $700M; shares skyrocket in Street debut

Groupon The Chicago-based provider of daily coupon specials pulls in 30 percent more money than it sought in its initial public offering of stock. Its shares jump nearly 50 percent when trading begins.

Updated November 4, 2011

Premium Lock Google pay TV?; HTC's new Beats Audio phone; Amazon lending library; LinkedIn takes a hit

Bulldog Bulldog blog headlines: Google may enter the pay TV game; HTC launches Rezound phone with Beats Audio; Tech Crunch likes the Rezound; Amazon to lend e-books; LinkedIn reports a loss - and suffers.

November 3, 2011

Premium Lock Google touts GoMo to take businesses into mobile commerce

Google  The search giant picks Mobile, Ala. to showcase ways in which companies can use information geared to portable devices can drive more commerce.

October 27, 2011

Premium Lock Google's $500M shopping spree buys 27 companies

Google The tally emerged Wednesday in a quarterly report that included another previously undisclosed nugget: Google Inc. paid $151 million in cash for the Zagat Survey, a renowned restaurant review publisher that Google bought to counter the popularity of Yelp's business rating service.

October 21, 2011

Premium Lock ChannelAdvisor reports 10% growth in customer count for third quarter

ChannelAdvisor's new logo The provider of e-commerce solutions to retailers and other online sellers supports over 3,000 customers worldwide.

Updated October 21, 2011

Premium Lock Groupon slices IPO offering to $479M, could go public next Month

Groupon logo The company's IPO, one of the most anticipated offerings of the year, has been beset with questions about how it accounts for revenue and its business model, as well as a weak market for stock offerings.

October 20, 2011

Premium Lock Groupon seeks stock offering with $12B valuation

Groupon The Chicago-based company plans to start marketing its IPO to investors as early as next week, people with knowledge of the matter said Wednesday.

October 20, 2011

Premium Lock YouTube adding more music to its video jukebox

On Monday, YouTube unveiled a new feature called the Merch Store that allows users to purchase fan merchandise directly on an artist's YouTube channel. On Wednesday, YouTube announced a long-awaited deal with global rights agency Merlin, which represents some 14,000 independent labels.

Screen shot from YouTube touting music Screen shot from YouTube touting music

October 19, 2011

Premium Lock Victoria's Secret 'friends' still dominate Facebook commerce index

ChannelAdvisor data shows the number of Facebook fans utilizing ecommerce increases to 249 million in one month across more than 500 sites. Victoria's Secret is still No. 1.

Top 25 on ChannelAdvisor Facebook index Top 25 on ChannelAdvisor Facebook index

October 17, 2011

Premium Lock Tech heavyweights gather for Web 2.0 conference

Internet       The annual event brings together some 1,000 senior executives from the technology, media, finance, telecommunications and entertainment industries. This year's conference focuses on the impact of data in a networked economy.

Updated October 5, 2011

Premium Lock New Capitol Broadcasting firm targets auto dealers with digital media

Albright Digital Albright Digital utilizes web analytics, social media and digital content for customer relationship management.

September 28, 2011

Premium Lock Blue Cross invests $15M in electronic healthcare records effort

Electronic medical records Allscripts adds another $8 million for program that will help 750 physicians and 39 free clinics transition to digital records.

September 28, 2011

Premium Lock Groupon to launch customer loyalty program

Groupon Merchants who join the service set a spending target for customers to hit before they qualify for an even steeper discount than Groupon usually offers through the millions of daily deals that it sells each week.

September 20, 2011

Premium Lock Are Netflix's best days already behind it?

Netflix  The company that once seemed like it could do no wrong has seen its stock lose half its value in the last two months. Netflix tumbled another 7.4 percent to $143.75 on Monday, on the same day that chief executive Reed Hastings sent an email to Netflix customers, announcing that the DVD-by-mail business that defined the company for much of its history will become a separate, renamed service called Qwikster.

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