Posts tagged “E-commerce”

Updated September 11, 2012

Premium Lock StrikeIron sharing climb to 'cloud' success at Tech Venture

StrikeIron In this the latest of a series of stories profiling presenting companies at the Council for Entrepreneurial Development's annual Tech Venture conference, executives from RTP-based StrikeIron discuss how the company has evolved and grown over the past 10 years.

September 10, 2012

Premium Lock Fox to offer movie downloads before DVD release

The venture, Digital HD, will begin with the release of director Ridley Scott's science-fiction thriller "Prometheus." Fox will offer the films for $15,

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Updated September 7, 2012

Premium Lock Startup GetZeek helps fundraisers raise more with less

GetZeek In this the latest of a series of stories profiling presenting companies at the Council for Entrepreneurial Development's annual Tech Venture conference, GetZeek founders Matthew Davis and Jonathan Stephens explain the need for the world's first mobile fund-raising coupon book.

September 7, 2012

Premium Lock Startup ibid2SAVE surges into online penny auctions

ibid2SAVE logo In this the latest of a series of stories profiling presenting companies at the Council for Entrepreneurial Development's annual Tech Venture conference, ibid2SAVE's CEO Brian Tompakov talks about using sophisticated technology to create friendly new models for online penny auctions.

September 6, 2012

Premium Lock Epic Games looking for talent, opens new Seattle studio

Epic Games The Cary-based company said Thursday the new West Coast arm of the company will look to accelerate the development efforts of Unreal Engine 4 - and yes, they are hiring.

September 6, 2012

Premium Lock BUYSTAND taps EvoApp co-founder as new CEO

Joe Davy Joe Davy was named CEO of the Durham e-commerce startup on Thursday which is backed by 8 Rivers Capital.

September 6, 2012

Premium Lock ChannelAdvisor gears up features for Google Shopping

ChannelAdvisor Autumn Release 2012 The RTP firm said Thursday that the company's autumn release will offer advanced software innovations to give retailers a competitive edge across multiple channels.

September 6, 2012

Premium Lock ServiceAlley.com launches this week in Triangle

Making its way to the Triangle this week and powered by WRAL.com, ServiceAlley.com is an online marketplace to find trusted reviews from friends, create a convenient list of your favorite service providers, and find money-saving deals and coupons from a comprehensive list of local businesses.

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August 31, 2012

Premium Lock Whitepaper discusses how to get more revenue from your customers

ecommerce          "Uncovering Missed Revenue Opportunities" from Bronto Software explores how to increase sales.

August 29, 2012

Premium Lock Amazon adds Pinterest recommendations to e-commerce

Amazon The new Web page, created by a team at Zappos Labs in San Francisco, is called PinPointing and suggests Zappos products, such as shoes, dresses and swimsuits, based on Pinterest posts. Consumers can see suggestions that correlate with their own personal pins or those of other Pinterest users.

Updated August 24, 2012

Premium Lock Startup MyDrugCosts aims to cut your prescription bills

Tech Venture 2012: N.C. state employees recently signed on to utilize technology from MyDrugCosts. The N.C. startup looks to grow its mobile business by helping people make smarter decisions.

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Updated August 21, 2012

Premium Lock Dex One merger could cost Cary jobs, corporate headquarters

Dex One The merger of Dex One and SuperMedia, which was announced early Tuesday, could mean to layoffs and perhaps the location of the Dex One headquarters to Texas, where SuperMedia is based. The cuts company wide could be as high as 15 percent.

Updated August 21, 2012

Premium Lock Cary-based Dex One, rival to merge, forming $3B maketing company

Dex One Dex One, a provider of yellow pages and online marketing services in numerous markets around the country, is merging with SuperMedia. Once the merger is complete, Dex One's CEO will step down.

August 15, 2012

Premium Lock Retailers team up for mobile payments service

ecommerce          Wal-Mart, Target, Best Buy and others form Merchant Customer Exchange to take on Google, PayPall, a startup backed by Starbucks, and others.

Updated August 14, 2012

Premium Lock RTP ad tech firm Netsertive raises $10M, to hire 60

Investors of $7.3 million in equity backing include three out-of-state venture capital firms. Durham-based Square 1 Bank is providing a $2.5 million credit line.

Updated August 14, 2012

Premium Lock Charlotte ad portal raises $2M; Peak 10 CEO is a backer

Savveo is a new venture being spun out of Charlotte-based OverstockAds.com. It plans to launch this fall, focusing on local advertising markets.

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August 13, 2012

Premium Lock Google acquires Frommer's travel guides, website

Google  The deal would give Google about 350 travel guides and the Frommers.com travel-planning website. John Wiley said in March it was exploring opportunities to sell publishing assets.

Updated August 13, 2012

Premium Lock Google to downgrade search results for pirate sites

Google  Google will start using "valid copyright removal notices" to rank its search results. The search giant typically ranks websites based on how many other sites link to them, on the belief that sites that get more links are more trustworthy and useful.

Updated August 9, 2012

Premium Lock Google to pay record $22.5M fine in privacy case

Google  The fine, the largest ever the FTC has levied against a company, represents the first by the agency for a violation of Internet privacy as the agency steps up enforcement of consumers' online rights.

Updated August 9, 2012

Premium Lock Google to pay record $22.5M fine in privacy case

Google The fine, the largest ever the FTC has levied against a company, represents the first by the agency for a violation of Internet privacy as the agency steps up enforcement of consumers' online rights.

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