Fast-growing e-commerce platform provider CommerceV3 and leading online marketing agency Timberline Interactive of Middlebury today announced a merger. The combined company will unite a proven online store platform with a vast array of e-commerce marketing services.”Our team was already working in the CommerceV3 environment to grow orders and sales for many of our clients,” says Bud Reed, founder of Timberline. “In many ways, this merger was driven by our focus on the customers. It gives them even more technology options and streamlines website launch and development processes.”Reed, who launched Timberline Interactive ten years ago, is retiring from day-to-day operational duties but will continue in an advisory role to provide strategic direction for the combined companies.CommerceV3 president Nathan Focht rarely gets excited, but he recognizes a new and unique opportunity for merchants. “The CV3 platform has always had a strong feature set to help customers grow their sales, but this merger puts us way ahead of the curve. Tom Funk and the rest of the team at Timberline are masters at tuning web stores for maximum growth. They have a huge playbook for making money online.”Blake Ellis, who co-founded CommerceV3 with Nathan, will serve as the new president of Timberline. Ellis is a serial entrepreneur who has been involved in several Internet start-ups over the years, including CommerceV3, Rails Machine and ResEngine.com. “Timberline brings a wealth of experience to the table, especially their work launching sophisticated sites and growing revenue for large merchants with complex needs. CommerceV3 provides a strong, affordable technical foundation. Together we offer a high octane growth solution to merchants large and small — a combination you can’t find anywhere else in our industry.”Tom Funk will serve as VP of Marketing for the new organization. Funk has been with Timberline for three years and before that worked as Web Manager for the Vermont Teddy Bear Company, where he managed sites doing $46 million a year in e-commerce sales. He is a frequent speaker at Internet Retailer, Shop.org and other industry events and is the author of the book Web 2.0 and Beyond: Understanding the New Online Business Models, Trends, and Technologies.”Today, businesses need to take advantage of every online revenue source: paid search, SEO, email and more. But their success also depends on the features and flexibility of their e-commerce platforms,” says Funk. “This deal brings together two leading e-commerce companies who can now offer both pieces: the online marketing services to drive traffic and the online store technology to convert it to sales.””CommerceV3 meets even complex customer requirements straight out of the box,” says Deb Brisson, Timberline’s VP of Software Development. “And when we need to go further, we utilize TI Commerce.” TI Commerce is an entirely customizable commerce platform built using the Microsoft .NET programming environment. “With CV3 and TI Commerce, we have more technical flexibility than any other provider in the industry, period.””This is big news in multi-channel and direct marketing circles,” says Scott Weaver of Atlanta-based Colinear Systems, a software firm specializing in order management software for large retailers. “Anybody who has searched for products on Google and shopped online has probably encountered the work of these two firms without knowing it. They’re the folks behind the scenes who make finding products and ordering online a smooth and easy process. This is a great opportunity for their existing customers as well as any merchants who want to thrive on the web.”About Timberline InteractiveTimberline Interactive is a leading online marketing and development company specializing in e-commerce solutions for direct marketers and catalogers. They are experts in all aspects of online marketing, including search engine optimization (SEO), paid search campaign management, e-mail campaign management and site usability optimization. Timberline’s clients include Wine of the Month Club, Dinn Trophies, Lake Champlain Chocolates, American Meadows, Terry Precision Bicycles and others.About CommerceV3CommerceV3 (CV3) is a web-based system that allows users to create, populate, customize, maintain and track e-commerce storefronts. It makes selling online as easy as possible, without sacrificing real power. Designed from the ground up for direct-mail merchants, CV3 is PCI-compliant and features integration with order management packages as well as tools to customize pages, drive traffic, manage online inventory availability, process orders, and track revenue. CommerceV3 powers hundreds of storefronts for merchants across the U.S. and Canada.Source: Timberline. Middlebury, VT, USA – September 10, 2009 – ###
Neil Warnock has revealed he failed in a bid to bring Tottenham striker Harry Kane to Crystal Palace at the start of the season. Until then he was used sparingly as a substitute and restricted to playing a key role in the Europa League group stages – the main reason Warnock felt a loan move for Kane never got off the ground. “I tried to get him a few times when I came here,” the 66-year-old said. “He is a good lad and you know what you are going to get with him. He is an exciting player. His first thought when he gets the ball is positive and I like players like that, who commit defenders. He obviously enjoys it, you can tell by the smile on his face. He is a good asset. “At the time, he was not involved and we felt there was a chance of getting him on loan. But unfortunately they were in that horrible cup on a Thursday night.” Kane came close to breaking the deadlock as Spurs lost 3-0 at league leaders Chelsea on Wednesday night and is likely to retain his place for the visit of Palace, who also go into the contest on the back of a defeat having slipped to a 1-0 reverse at home to Aston Villa. Midfielder Joe Ledley missed that game with a hip problem and is a doubt for the trip to Tottenham – as is defender Damien Delaney. Warnock admitted he has already drawn up a list of January transfer targets and, having missed out on Kane, it is a forward – with Andy Johnson and Kevin Doyle injured and Dwight Gayle replaced at half-time against Villa through illness – that he hopes to bring in. “I think we know we haven’t got enough fire-power,” he added. “When you look at the other teams they have all got main strikers to select from. I think the lads are doing as well as they can. We do need improvement in that area and we are looking to address that in January.” Press Association The Eagles boss takes his side to White Hart Lane on Saturday to face a Spurs team buoyed by the goals of Kane so far this campaign. The England Under-21 international has struck 11 goals for Mauricio Pochettino’s men but has only established himself in Tottenham’s Premier League side in the last month.
Jim Boeheim is the 17th highest-paid coach in the 2013 NCAA Tournament, according to a database put together by USA Today.The paper could not obtain information from six schools, including Iona, Harvard, LIU Brooklyn, Miami, St. Louis and Valparaiso.According to the listing, Boeheim pulls in a salary of $1.9 from Syracuse University. He finishes just ahead of Michigan head coach John Beilein, who makes $1.865 million.Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski was first on the list, raking in a total salary of $7.2 million. Louisville’s Rick Pitino, whose team will play Wichita State in the Final Four, was second on the list at $4.9 million.The last coach on the list was Southern head coach Roman Banks, who earns $115,000. And Andy Enfield, who led Florida Gulf Coast on an incredible run to the Sweet 16 before Southern California hired him Monday, was 58th with a salary of $159,550.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe last two coaches Syracuse ousted from the Tournament – Tom Crean and Buzz Williams – made $2.8 million and $1.1 million, respectively. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on April 3, 2013 at 11:02 pm Contact Chris: firstname.lastname@example.org | @chris_iseman
The Confederation of African Football will announce the five-man shortlist for the 2012 African Player of the Year award on Friday in Accra.According to Caf, the final nominees from a 10-man shortlist were decided by votes from the Head Coaches and the Technical Directors of the National Associations affiliated to sport governing body.Andre Ayew is the only Ghanaian representative on the 10-man shortlist for the 2012 African Player of the Year award.The other nominees are Yaya Toure, Didier Drogba, Alexander Song, Demba Ba, Gervais Lombe Yao Kouassi, John Obi Mikel, Younes Belhanda, Christopher Katongo and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.Last year, Andre was second-runner up behind the Ivorian, Toure.For the Player of the Year in Africa category, the list has been be whittled to three from five nominees. The 2012 Awards Gala will be held on December 20 at the Banquet Hall, State House, Accra.