Posts tagged “E-commerce”

Updated March 23, 2012

Premium Lock Big data analytics on your iPad? SAS has an app for that

Through its new "Visual Analytics" offering, SAS seeks to deliver high-power data crunching through less-expensive hardware. That information then cab be shared through an iPad app.

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March 22, 2012

Premium Lock Durham web optimization tools startup seeking beta users

BoostSuite, which was launched by iContact co-founder Aaron Houghton, is rolling out a set of tools it says will help clients build web traffic and convert more visitors to buyers.

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March 22, 2012

Premium Lock Smart tweets for deals: Spring Metrics launches new tool

Seeking to capitalize on the social media boom and Twitter mania, Durham-based Spring Metrics is rolling out "Smart Twitter offers" for merchants wanting a different spin on daily deals.

March 20, 2012

Premium Lock In the news: Axial Exchange, SciQuest, Cree, Sensus, lupus survey

Local Tech Briefs Axial Exchange goes 'cloud;' Los Angeles picks SciQuest; Cree adds more LEDs; Sensus in smart grid deal; lupus impact understated, survey finds.

Updated March 20, 2012

Premium Lock Looking for a bargain? Amazon offering $10 gift cards for $5

Amazon Amazon will be selling $10 gift carts for $5 on Tuesday to people who visit It has a Raleigh outlet. That's the online retailer's answer to deals sites such as Groupon and LivingSocial.

Updated March 16, 2012

Premium Lock Scale of iContact layoffs 'pretty shocking' to former chairman

Aaron Houghton, who stepped down as chairman of iContact last month when the company was acquired by Vocus, did not expect Vocus to cut a third of the iContact work force in Morrisville. "It's fair to say that my understanding was different about what would happen," Houghton says.

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Updated March 13, 2012

Premium Lock Fast-growing Bronto Software opens office in London

The Durham-based email marketing services firm says the move is part of its continuing growth plan.

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March 6, 2012

Premium Lock 'Google Play' - The search giant's new digital marketplace

Google is rebranding its Android Market. Play will be ushered in with a series of tweaks designed to make it easier for customers to manage their content and navigate from one section of the store to another. None of the changes will affect the digital content that existing customers have already purchased and stored on Google computers in password-protected accounts.

March 6, 2012

Premium Lock Durham startup targets online browsers with instant 'Smart Offers'

Spring Metrics works with customers to offer products tailored to a website visitor's specific interests and habits. "Smart Offers" builds off what Spring Metrics calls its "Smart Content" platform.

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Updated February 29, 2012

Premium Lock iContact sold for $169M; CEO, all employees to stay

CEO of the Morrisville-based company will stay with Maryland-based Vocus and lead the iContact division. All employees are retained, but its chairman is leaving. Vocus is a provider of cloud-based marketing and public relations software.

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Updated February 27, 2012

Premium Lock How safe are you? Raleigh 9th 'Riskiest Online' city

Cyber Security   Internet security firm Symantec says Raleigh market has "high levels of risky online behavior." Charlotte ranks 25th out of 50 reviewed cities. Atlanta is fourth.

February 23, 2012

Premium Lock 'Apps' marketplace Appia expands across Americas in new deal

The Durham-based company has a new partner, America Movil, which takes its apps storefronts and online market for independently developed mobile applications to users across Latin America. Appia touts itself as the top source for non-iPhone apps.

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Updated February 21, 2012

Premium Lock SAS acquires Raleigh-based online ad tech firm aiMatch

The Cary-based global software firm is buying Raleigh-based aiMatch, which manages and serves online advertising. SAS says it will augment the company's technology with its data analytics capabilities.

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Updated February 21, 2012

Premium Lock Next tech tsunami? Social marketing - Two RTP leaders to talk trends

In the ever-changing world of technology, social marketing in which retailers capitalize on Facebook and other media to market and sell goods is rapidly emerging as a big opportunity. Execs from ChannelAdvisor and Argyle Social will discuss the big opportunity in a webinar.

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February 17, 2012

Premium Lock State of the tech economy: What earnings reports indicate

State of the economy   Here is a summary of recent earnings and reports for selected technology companies and what they reveal about the state of spending and the overall economy.

February 17, 2012

Premium Lock SciQuest boosts profits, revenue by 30% over 2010

SciQuest "While revenue was slightly below our expectations, we executed strongly and exceeded guidance from a profitability and cash flow perspective," CEO says. "We are very excited to enter 2012 in a position to be able to accelerate our long-term growth by stepping up investments in new products and broadening our customer focus."

Updated February 16, 2012

Premium Lock State of tech economy: Ad spending trends

e-commerce Here are highlights of recent quarterly earnings reports from selected Internet and media companies and what they say about the state of spending on advertising.

February 16, 2012

Premium Lock Local news: JBoss; BioCryst; Scynexis; ChannelAdvisor; Expression Analysis

Tech briefs Red Hat's JBoss security certification; big loss for BioCryst; Scynexis lands drug deal; eBay to keynote ChannelAdvisor event; Express Analysis launches DNA grants.

Updated February 15, 2012

Premium Lock Mobile app 'Bull City Buck$' highlights downtown Durham

Capitol Broadcasting's Albright Digital teams with University Ford/KIA of Durham in an effort to help businesses capitalize on the web and mobile commerce.

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Updated February 13, 2012

Premium Lock Your business not online? Google, Intuit offer free website, hosting

Research by Google shows that 69 percent of small businesses in North Carolina do not have a website. The search giant and Intuit are offering support and more to get Carolina businesses involved in e-commerce.

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