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Daily Dose of iQ: Making QR Codes Look Cool

Amy-Mae Elliott revealed 15 Beautiful and Creative QR Codes on Mashable.com (July 23).

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Daily Dose of iQ: Amex Partners with Sprint to Offer its 'Serve' Mobile Wallet App

Earlier this week, American Express announced its first carrier deal for its Serve mobile payment platform. Sprint will make Serve's mobile wallet application available in the Sprint Zone for customers using select Android phones.

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Daily Dose of iQ: 5 Ways to Use Mobile In-Store

RetailCustomerExperience.com published an article today about retailers' ability to connect with customers' smartphones to generate in-store purchases.

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PayPal Moves Into the NFC Arena

RCR Wireless is reporting that PayPal is planning to launch a new application for Android devices later this summer that leverages near field communication technology to provide a peer-to-peer commerce offering. The new Android widget can fulfill transactions by tapping two devices together. The video in the RCR Wireless article displays how this might work.

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Bringing back the photo booth with a new technology twist

Location-based technologies and services are becoming increasingly popular as companies recognize the importance of time and location in people’s decision-making process. Instaprint is one such technology that takes the idea of location one step further. It mixes the nostalgia of taking instant photos at a party with the power of location tagging. From the maker of Instagram, Instaprint is a virtual photo booth that prints your party or event photos on the spot, Polaroid-style. As people at the event take Instagram photos, the Instaprint box looks for these photos based on the location tag or hashtag. Then it prints them out, along with their associated comments on Polaroid-style paper. This has been a hit at this year’s SXSW conference as well as the recent Yahoo! PROVOKE Summit.

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How Can Consumers Become More Educated About What "4G" Actually Means?

The Unofficial Apple Weblog has reported that 33% of iPhone owners think their phones already have 4G service. This is of course not the the case. The reality is today's iPhones run on a "3G" network.  The stat came from a survey conducted by Retrevo.

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Use QR Codes as an Extension of Your Corporate Identity

Unless you've been living under a rock, QR codes are finding their way into your day-to-day life.  If you have been unfortunate enough to be trapped under a rock, a quick response (QR) code is a two dimensional code that can be scanned and read by smartphone cameras to transfer information. The information can then be encoded to text, add a vCard contact, open a URL, or much more.

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Summit Video: Excelling at Inventory Management, hosted by Ryan Donald

iQmetrix Customer Success Manager Ryan Donald hosted this session at the 2010 Wireless Summit in Scottsdale, Ariz. You can watch it in its entirety, by clicking on the video below:

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Daily Dose of iQ: AT&T Offers iPhone Insurance

AT&T announced it will be offering customers a new insurance policy to protect their iPhone devices.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Games Most Popular App Category in U.S.

A new study by Nielsen research has found that games are the most popular type of mobile app in the U.S.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Mobile Payments Set to Take Off

Juniper Research predicts NFC transactions will reach $670 billion by 2015, up from $240 billion this year.

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Daily Dose of iQ: What is Google+?

The biggest tech news from the weekend? The launch of Google+, the online search giant's new social network.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Digital Signage is Everywhere

Digital Signage Today put out a fascinating infographic about the ubiquity of digital signs in our everyday lives: Check it out.

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