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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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Guardian newspaper in the United Kingdom reports that Raleigh-based PrecisionHawk is developing a new air traffic control system for drones.
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.
"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."
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.
Federal transportation officials are rethinking their position on self-driving cars with an eye toward getting the emerging technology into the public's hands.
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.
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.
- Stocks higher at midday; investors wait for ECB, jobs data
- US factory activity drops in November; first decline in 3 years
- US construction spending rises to highest level in 8 years
- UnitedHealth CEO terms ACA exchange growth a 'bad decision'
- GM, Toyota sales up in strong November for US auto industry