The Latest Scoop on Wireless Retail

RQ4 Tips: Keeping Your Carrier Price Sheet Updated

Have you been cleaning up your inventory and disabled some products but are now are worried about updating your Carrier Price Sheet? No need to worry anymore!

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Inc.com: 8 Tips for Using Social Media to Grow Your Business

It’s no secret: Social media is the most powerful new marketing tool of the last five (or even 10) years. Even just by looking at our past content since January, you’ll see that we’ve covered social smartphone shopping, social vending machines, social media and customer service, social Super Bowl ads, Groupon and more.

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Daily Dose of iQ: “Entering the Minority Report Era”

When I first joined iQmetrix, I used Minority Report as an example of the evolving space that our new XQ interactive retail product was targeting. Whenever we are talking about touchscreen interfaces and a futuristic user experience, the shared concept that comes to mind is this same 2002 movie, which was, at the time, Steven Spielberg’s image of the future. 10 years later, it turns out the The Minority Report team did an incredible job of projecting technology 10 years out.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Small Business Owners Using Mobile Apps

The mobile app market is growing at a tremendous rate, with iSuppli recently forecasting (May 3) app stores will generate $3.8 billion in revenue in 2011 alone, and up to $8.3 billion in 2014.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Microsoft Acquires Skype for $8.5B

Just when we thought Skype was on the verge of being bought out by Facebook and Google (see Reuters, last week), in comes today's biggest wireless headline: Microsoft is paying $8.56 billion to buy Skype, one of the world's most popular VoIP providers (it has 124 million active users worldwide).

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Daily Dose of iQ: Phone Charging Kiosks at Airports

Christopher Hall of Digital Signage Today reported (May 6) on a new type of mobile phone-charging kiosk that displays digital signage advertising in airports.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Online Videos Reinforce Buying Decisions

What's the difference between a TV commercial and an infomercial?

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Daily Dose of iQ: Pay More for Better Experience?

Print media's woes are now online ones. If the New York Times website, the most popular online newspaper site in the U.S. (with 30 million unique visitors per month), has to adapt its business model for online and mobile delivery, it tells you something about the state of print and online media in general.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Only 17% Using Location-based Apps

Last summer, I discovered Foursquare and it seemed like everybody was talking about its enormous potential for connecting businesses and smartphone users, with check-ins being broadcast across users’ social networks.

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Google: 79% of Smartphone Owners Use Phone to Assist Shopping

A new Google study, conducted by Ipsos/OTX, has confirmed we are addicted to our smartphones and revealed how we use them to help make purchasing decisions, wrote John Paul Titlow of ReadWriteWeb.com (April 28).

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RQ4 Tips: Search Anywhere

Need to search for something but don't know where to start? Use the Search Anywhere feature!

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Daily Dose of iQ: A Better Search Engine, for Consumers

On April 28, Nick Bilton of the New York Times blogged about what may be "the next era of consumer web search."

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Daily Dose of iQ: iPads, Tablets Push Shift from Paper to Digital Data

CBC News reported last week (April 20), that an Ottawa hospital ordered 1,800 iPads. These are in addition to the 500 iPads hospital staff were already using.

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