The Latest Scoop on Wireless Retail

Why Apple Store is Tops for Shopping Experience

Walk by any Apple store and you'll see right away that the company is doing something right. The places are always full of people, trying out new devices, buying the stuff they like and in many cases, just hanging out.

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Daily Dose of iQ: A Brief History of NFC

Today, I came upon an article by Richard Gaywood on The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW.com) that analyzes what the new Google Wallet concept could mean for iPhone users.

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Daily Dose of iQ: PayPal Sues over Google Wallet Secrets

It begins. As many expected, PayPal is suing Google on grounds that two of its former employees (now senior executives at Google) violated their contracts and stole confidential PayPal information to share with Google and other companies, reports Sam Gustin of Wired.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Google Wallet Mobile Payment

Google officially announced its NFC-based Google Wallet mobile payment service at an event in New York City today, giving substance to a story that has been building for months, and even years.

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Daily Dose of iQ: M-Commerce and Location-based Services

A new study by JiWire has examined mobile shopping trends of people that use tablets, smartphones or laptops outside of their home or office, dubbing these people as "on-the-go" consumers.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Mango WP7 Update

Microsoft previewed its Windows Phone 7 update, code-named "Mango," today and the company is calling it a more "people-centric approach" to its smartphone operating system.

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Smart Wireless Roadshow 2011

Smart Wireless hosted its bi-annual Roadshow this week in Portland, Oregon and, of course, iQmetrix was there.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Smartphones, Holograms, Fridges and Origami

What do smartphones, holograms, fridges and origami have in common? All of these could someday factor into the future of smartphones.

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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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