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Archive: Technology

Time Capsule: Celebrating 30 Years of TV Shopping

In the 1980s, before mobile commerce and e-commerce existed, the most innovative and convenient way to reach consumers was by leveraging the most important medium at that time—television. In addition to providing a convenient, educational and entertaining shopping mode for consumers, cable marketing provided a cost effective way for small and large suppliers to quickly gain visibility and market test…

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Technology

Powering Retail Sales with Omnichannel Software

The National Retail Foundation estimates sales of more than $650 billion during November and December 2016 combined, with nearly $117 billion attributed to online sales.[1] The numbers may be staggering to consumers, but to retailers, these are just baseline measurements for what the future has in store. While online retail sales are increasing, it’s not quite at the rate of…

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Corporate

Quick Pitch: An Online Venture Fair

Safeguard Scientifics, along with Ascent Venture Partners, Edison Partners, First Round Capital, Greycroft Partners, Grotech Ventures and Osage Venture Partners are excited to host Quick Pitch: An Online Venture Fair next Friday, December 11th from 2PM – 4PM EST. The overall concept is relatively simple and analogous to an in-person event, except that you can chat one-on-one directly with top investors / capital providers from the comfort of your…

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Technology

Cask: Accelerating the development and deployment of production Hadoop applications

Data volumes are multiplying at an astronomical rate, making Hadoop—the industry standard open source software framework for large-scale data applications—an exceptionally fast growing market. Cask Data, Inc. is the open source software company that helps developers deliver enterprise-class Apache® HadoopTM solutions more quickly and effectively. Yesterday, we announced that Safeguard led a $20 million Series B financing for Cask, having deployed…

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Technology

Come for a ‘Taste of Philly’. Leave with a new vision for the future of marketing, advertising and ecommerce.

Safeguard Scientifics and digital media partner companies Clutch Holdings, MediaMath, QuanticMind, Spongecell and WebLinc are hosting a ‘Taste of Philly’ event during next week’s Shop.org Digital Summit. This INVITATION-ONLY event will be held on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 from 7:00pm to 10:00pm at U-Bahn, located at 1320 Chestnut Street in Center City Philadelphia, and will bring together retailers and technology leaders to discuss the…

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