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Daily Dose of iQ: Amazon Hopes to Convert London Underground Ticket Booths to Delivery Points

Last week (Nov. 23), TechCrunch reported on a potentially groundbreaking retail concept: Amazon's interest in turning ticket booths throughout the London Underground into delivery points for online orders.

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Daily Dose of iQ: "The Car is the Latest Smart Device"

Jason Mick of DailyTech.com today wrote about Detroit automakers' current demand for app developers in what's being called an "infotainment arms race."

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Daily Dose of iQ: Google to Flex Its Online Services Muscle to Overtake PayPal

Google Wallet to compete with PayPal? Not just that: “It plans to do so with a revamped checkout process for the web, mobile web, within mobile applications running on Android, and more,” wrote TechCrunch's Sarah Perez last week (May 15).

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Daily Dose of iQ: Robohand MakerBot Creates Amazing Prosthetics for Kids

Today, we came across a video on TechCrunch that took MakerBot 3D printing in a completely different direction.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Facebook Home's UI is Clean and Cross-App Functional

Last week, Facebook unveiled its new Home feature, a suite of apps and a home screen replacement for Android phones.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Google Launches Tool to Calculate Mobile ROI

As Mashable's Todd Wasserman reports, Google today gave businesses a tool to measure their ROI on mobile ad spending. "The company's Full Value of Mobile Calculator is designed to let marketers keep tabs on sales leads in the form of calls, apps, in-store sales, mobile site visits and cross-device activity," he writes.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Introducing Facebook 'Cards,' Gift Cards via Social Media

As Jolie O'Dell of VentureBeat reports, Facebook today announced "Cards," a new gift card service offered by Zuckerberg & Co.

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Daily Dose of iQ: BlackBerry 10 Launches with Much Fanfare

The blogosphere was humming today with news, reviews and tweets surrounding the launch of the BlackBerry 10 OS and the new BlackBerry smartphone (the Z10). Here are the highlights gleaned from everything I saw and read throughout the day:

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Daily Dose of iQ: Does Android Cater to Lower-Income Consumers?

Yesterday, Sam Biddle of Gizmodo posited that "Android is popular because it's cheap, not because it's good." While Biddle is certainly entitled to his opinion on the quality of Google's mobile OS, but what's more interesting is how he shows Android to be a more accessible brand to lower-income consumers.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Cricket and MetroPCS Now Offer Financing on Select Smartphones

Well, that didn't take long. On Monday, we blogged about T-Mobile cutting device subsidies altogether, offering financing on new smartphones with the incentive of cheaper plans. We predicted it would be a came changer for U.S. carriers and that others would follow suit.

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Daily Dose of iQ: T-Mobile Cuts Device Subsidies. Game Changer for U.S. Carriers?

On Friday, we blogged about T-Mobile's bold new pricing strategy as it begins to carry the iPhone 5 in 2013. The company is cutting device subsidies altogether.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Emirates Using Windows 8 App, Tablets to Improve In-Flight Experience

On Monday (Nov. 19), Emirates unveiled its Knowledge Driven Inflight Service (KIS), which runs on Windows 8. As Jon Fingas of Engadget reports, the airline is equipping all flights with Windows 8 tablets (HP ElitePad 900 slates) to help its crew improve the overall in-flight experience for passengers and staff.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Urinals Paved with Gold: Captive Media Raises $700K for Interactive Washroom Tech

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of a "pee controlled" interactive media system?  If the word 'awesome' comes to mind, then you are thinking the same way as Captive Media and their investors who just raised 700K to fund the project.  Captive Media's new technology is designed to monetize the average 55 seconds a man stands in front of a urinal, during each visit to a public washroom.  Keep in mind that the average time you have to capture attention on a website is 3 seconds.  

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