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Posts tagged “Internet”

Updated 12:07 p.m. today

Report: Cyber Monday sales break record as mobile orders surge

Cyber Monday   Market researchers comScore and Adobe both predicted record sales of some $3 billion on "Cyber Monday," and a New York-based firm that tracks ecommerce says online buying did smash the old mark. Adobe says sales hit $2.98 billion. Interestingly, social media was NOT a major factor. But mobile ordering was.

10:11 a.m. today

Study: Digital health devices now in 1/3 of homes with broadband

A new report from Dallas-based Parks Associates finds that one third of U.S. households that utilize broadband services already are cashing in on digital health and wellness devices such as FitBit and smart watches. Plus, buyers are actively using the gadgets, not forgetting, breaking or losing them. So what do you want for Christmas?

Connected health devices surge Connected health devices surge

Updated 8:06 a.m. today

Premium Lock Thanksgiving surges as buying day with mobile devices leading the way

A friend of The Skinny could be seen sitting at the computer in suburban Wilmington on and off all day on Thanksgiving. But he wasn't streaming football. He was perusing for bargains - and finding them ahead of Black Friday mayhem. He was hardly alone as ecommerce services provider founder ChannelAdvisor's Scot Wingo reports. Turkey Day is now a huge shopping day.

ChannelAdvisor tracks Thanksgiving, Black Friday sales ChannelAdvisor tracks Thanksgiving, Black Friday sales

Updated 7:59 a.m. today

Premium Lock Exclusive: Startup focusing on 'Gamification' spins off from Vaco

BLDG-25, which has been an operating unit within staffing services firm Vaco, is now a stand-alone company, having been spun off as of Tuesday. Helping lead the effort is Triangle veteran entrepreneur and angel investor Jeff LeRose. WTW Insiders get the exclusive story.

BLDG-25 touts "Gamification" BLDG-25 touts "Gamification"

7:16 a.m. today

Cyber Monday means big tax business for Avalara's rapidly growing Durham outpost

Avalara, a venture-backed Seattle FinTech company with unique company culture targets Durham for huge expansion. As its business grows - with a big boost from Cyber Monday sales, Avalara is adding employees in the Bull City.

Durham's Avalara team Durham's Avalara team

3:29 p.m. yesterday

Premium Lock Intel's moves give a major boost to Internet of Things

Intel Analysis: Intel continues to expand its Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem, with the aim of powering the broadest possible range of customers' IoT solutions, writes John Spooner, director of Internet of Things and Devices Practice at Technology Business Research.

8:28 a.m. yesterday

What the legendary Clayton Christensen gets wrong about Uber, Tesla and disruptive innovation

Vivek Wadhwa Analysis: Disruption is no longer a narrow field that can be handled by a new division or department of a company. It is happening wherever technology can be applied. Companies need all hands on board -- with all divisions working together to find ways to reinvent themselves and defend themselves from the onslaught of new competition. This is a company-wide effort which requires bold new thinking, writes technology author and tech entrepreneur Vivek Wadhwa.

8:24 a.m. yesterday

How can people safely take control from a self-driving car?

New cars that can steer and brake themselves risk lulling people in the driver's seat into a false sense of security -- and even to sleep. One way to keep people alert may be providing distractions that are now illegal. That was one surprising finding when researchers put Stanford University students in a simulated self-driving car to study how they reacted when their robo-chauffer needed help.

Automated control fails - what do you do? Automated control fails - what do you do?

5:44 a.m. yesterday

Fantasy sports companies weigh leaving US market, at least for now

E-Commerce As industry leaders FanDuel and DraftKings fight to protect their lucrative enterprises, other companies offering daily fantasy sports are taking different approaches to how they operate as their new industry faces increased scrutiny.

Tags: Internet
5:35 a.m. yesterday

Reading WTW on the go: Mobile iPhone/iOS, Android apps available

WRAL TechWire, a comprehensive source of coverage of companies in the Carolinas and beyond with a focus on the growth industries of broadband, life sciences, and on entrepreneurs and venture funding, announces the release of the WRAL TechWire app for iOS devices.

Reading WTW on iOS devices Reading WTW on iOS devices

5:35 a.m. yesterday

WTW news in review: Week of Nov. 23

Week in review Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire for the week of Nov. 23.

Updated November 27

Premium Lock E-commerce sales appear headed toward cyber bonanza

It's Black Friday, and the odds are higher than ever that you will be using your charge cards to make purchases on mobile devices. No prediction. Fact. So says Scot Wingo, founder and executive chair of Morrisville-based ecommerce firm ChannelAdvisor.

ChannelAdvisor dashboard tracks growing e-commerce sales ChannelAdvisor dashboard tracks growing e-commerce sales

Updated November 27

Report: Raleigh-based PrecisionHawk testing drone air traffic control system

The Guardian newspaper in the United Kingdom reports that Raleigh-based PrecisionHawk is developing a new air traffic control system for drones.

A PrecisionHawk drone. A PrecisionHawk drone.

November 27

Premium Lock Inside NetApp: New campaign targets EMC as revenue falter

Analysis: Competition between two tech giants with a major presence in RTP is heating up as NetApp launches a new campaign targeting EMC, reports analyst Stephen Belanger. IBM, HP and Dell also are mounting more pressure on NetApp, he says.

Inside NetApp's new RTP lab Inside NetApp's new RTP lab

November 27

Yahoo's CEO Mayer is running out of time to turn things around

"This is like an 'emperor has no clothes' situation," says Eric Jackson, a Yahoo shareholder and managing director of the New York hedge fund Ader Investment Management. "The company and the shareholders would be better served with her [Marissa Mayer] leaving."

Yahoo Follies? Yahoo Follies?

November 26

Premium Lock Inside HP: Tech giant ends single-company status with revenue, profit declines

HP Analysis: HP's earnings results from its last quarter as a single company underscore its need to realign around changes in the global PC and data center markets., says analyst Stephen Belanger of Technology Business Research.

November 26

US officials signal move toward embracing self-driving cars

Federal transportation officials are rethinking their position on self-driving cars with an eye toward getting the emerging technology into the public's hands.

Up close to a Google car Up close to a Google car

Updated November 26

Premium Lock 'Tis the season for cybersecurity: Tips and strategies for retailers during the holiday season

This year ecommerce holiday sales are expected to jump to record levels. While connectivity is opening doors for buyers and businesses and all this growth has it perks, it comes with consequences--the cyber hacking kind. How can retailers avoid problems? Here are some tips.

Avoiding holiday hackers Avoiding holiday hackers

November 25

Report ranks AT&T No. 1 in fierce Triangle wireless battle

AT&T                 Verizon is dominating wireless service ratings across the U.S., according to independent testing firm RootMetrics - but not in the Triangle. The firm's latest reports rank AT&T as No. 1 in Raleigh, Durham and at RDU International Airport. However, the battle is tight as all four major carriers are improving their service levels and speed.

November 24

Premium Lock HP faces another quarter of financial declines in its last as a single company

HP It's earnings day for HP, and analysts at Technology Business Research aren't expecting much in the way of good news. Our Insiders get the details.

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