WBEN Buffalo Business Report

WBEN Buffalo Business Report Image

Black Friday is on the rise, while Cyber Monday is gaining in prominence.  In 2016, Cyber Monday sales at $3.45 billion actually topped Black Friday sales of $3.34 billion - according to Adobe Digital Insights, which measures 80 percent of all online transactions from the top 100 U.S retailers.

Uber has revealed it was the target of a major hack last year.  That hack exposed the personal information of about 57 million accounts of the ride-service provider.  Uber paid $100,000 to the hackers to keep the  massive breach a secret.  Uber said it had fired its chief security officer, Joe Sullivan, and a deputy, Craig Clark, this week because of their role in the handling of the incident.

Ferric Contrast Inc. and NanoHydroChem LLC - two University at Buffalo startups - have each won $50,000 in a statewide commercialization competition organized by FuzeHub.

Daniel S. Blake, Southtowns Financial Group, Inc. has earned the Retirement Income Certified ProfessionalĀ® designation from The American College of Financial Services.

- By Randy Bushover