Posts tagged “E-commerce”

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.

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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.

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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.

September 20, 2011

Premium Lock Google's mobile payment 'Wallet' adds more partners

Google  Visa, American Express, Discover join MasterCard in supporting technology that enables customers to make payments from their cellphones.

September 13, 2011

Premium Lock Groupon is changing the e-commerce game

Groupon Analysis: The daily special offer giant could quickly siphon $1 billion-plus out of the e-commerce market.

Updated September 13, 2011

Premium Lock ChannelAdvisor receives a facelift with new logo, website, theme

'Be Seen' is the new tagline for the e-commerce services provider, which works with more than 3,000 clients worldwide.

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September 13, 2011

Premium Lock Software-as-a-service is focus for entrepreneur event

Venture Capital Southern Capitol Ventures' latest panel discussion features four Triangle success stories in the SaaS space as well as several national VCs and insight from a top Wall Street analyst.

Updated September 12, 2011

Premium Lock US, companies must improve cyber intelligence, study says

Cyber Security   The Intelligence and National Security Alliance says threats could lead to a "catastrophic collapse of a company."

Updated August 30, 2011

Premium Lock Real home theater: Startup goes social with online movie rentals

Founded by Mitch Galbraith and Mark Smallcombe, flickme marries the communal element of movies with the social element of the Web. It began with an observation that the movie streaming experiences currently available to users, such as the popular subscription service Netflix, aren't dynamic.

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August 30, 2011

Premium Lock Coupon fatigue? Yelp is latest to cut back on daily deals

Online shopping As Facebook and Yelp reduce their efforts to combat Groupon and other coupon sites, the industry is losing revenues and numbers of daily deal sites.

August 25, 2011

Premium Lock More online deals: AmazonLocal adds Raleigh, Charlotte

The two North Carolina markets are among 30 new targets for the online discount service. AmazonLocal is a new competitor for sites such as Groupon and LivingSocial.

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August 12, 2011

Premium Lock Charlotte group hopes website boosts giving to cultural groups

Philanthropy ettain group builds a new site for the Arts & Science Council that is designed to link donors and cultural groups.

Updated August 12, 2011

Premium Lock Facebook Commerce index shows no recession, only growth

E-commerce services provider Channel Advisor's latest review of Facebook Commerce shows the addition of another 13.8 million "fans."

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August 8, 2011

Premium Lock Americans spending more on rentals but digital spending is up

Netflix  Blu-ray home player sales increase and HDTV sales avoid slipage in a slow economy, but more consumers are turning to renting rather than buying DVDs.

August 5, 2011

Premium Lock SciQuest revenues surge but profit declines; stock falls 6%

SciQuest The Cary-based provider of e-procurement services says quarterly income grew 22 percent over a year ago but profit remains flat.

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