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Daily Dose of iQ: With Mango, Windows Phone OS is Much Improved

Microsoft has been playing catch up with its Windows Phone OS for some time now. The company is hoping its latest update, called "Mango," combined with soon-to-be-released Nokia hardware, will make it a viable competitor to iPhone and Android.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Facebook, Twitter Fuel Smartphone Addiction

U.K. research firm Ofcom has reported that 60 percent of smartphone using teens admit to being "highly addicted" to their phones. Among adults polled, 37 percent admit the same addiction.

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Daily Dose of iQ: AOL's 'Editions' Compiles Material for You

Imagine subscribing to a magazine on your iPad that could predict your news consumption tendencies, automatically feeding you content you would otherwise have to look up on your own, daily.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Higher Satisfaction Among Contract-based Wireless Customers

A new study by J.D. Power and Associates has found that overall customer satisfaction is higher among contract-based customers than prepaid or non-contract ones.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Second Screen Apps on the Rise

What are second screen apps?

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Daily Dose of iQ: The Importance of Selling to Female Consumers

We've published articles in the past about catering to female shoppers, and research has shown that baby-boomer women are the most influential consumer demographic for buying goods and services.

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RQ4 Tips: How to Ensure Inventory Accuracy

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These tips will give you better control over your inventory on hand numbers, allowing you to better monitor which items sell and don’t sell, so you aren’t keeping non-selling items in stock," says iQmetrix Customer Success Manager Sean Webster.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Mapping Mobile Coverage - Will Your Customers Demand It?

Imagine if you could tell mobile phone shoppers exactly what their coverage would be like in the city they work in, the suburb they live in or even at their cottage.

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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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