Mobile Industry Posts

Daily Dose of iQ: 'Spylight' App Lets Users Shop TV, Movie Screens

Today, we discovered an interesting second-screen called "Spylight," which allows you to buy what you see on a given TV show or movie.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Walmart Launches Online Grocery Pickup in Ottawa-Area

Today, Walmart Canada began offering a grocery pickup service for online purchases at 6 store locations in the Ottawa-area. Another five Ottawa-area locations will begin offering the service on July 21, as reported by the Globe and Mail (July 3).

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Daily Dose of iQ: DipJar Accepts Preset Tips, Payment with A Simple 'Dip'

Today, we came across an interesting retail startup called "DipJar," whose teal-colored terminal makes it easy for small businesses to accept preset tips or payments at the point of sale.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Traditional Retailers' Advantage vs. E-Commerce Giants

Mobile Commerce Daily's Chantal Tode wrote yesterday (July 1) about how Amazon and eBay are trying to physically connect with customers using pop-up stores and trucks (like the above Amazon "Treasure Truck").

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Daily Dose of iQ: Amazon Launches 1-Hour 'Prime Now' Deliveries in London

Today, Amazon announced "Prime Now," one-hour delivery in London, U.K. exclusively for Amazon Prime members.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Clever 'Bookindy' Chrome Plugin Displays Local Bookstore Prices on Amazon

Springwise blogged (June 25) about a nifty Chrome plugin called Bookindy that overlays the browser when visitors browse Amazon.com, displaying the price of the book in question at a local boostore (see above screenshot).

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Competition 'Heats Up' Between Australia's Big Three Carriers

Last month (May 18), the Sydney Morning Herald's David Ramli wrote about Optus' plans for a "hard nosed" review of its 160 retail stores in order to keep costs down.

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Daily Dose of iQ: L2's 'Five Omnichannel Keys' to Driving Foot Traffic

A lot of people and publications blog on the topic of omnichannel, but the L2 retail think tank blogged yesterday (June 24) about how omnichannel can specifically drive foot traffic to brick-and-mortar stores.

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Daily Dose of iQ: New Social Commerce App Incentivizes User Referrals

Yesterday (June 23), RetailWeek's Grace Bowden wrote about Tagspire, a startup hoping to connect social and e-commerce via its own mobile app.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Ted Baker's Virtual Store More Gimmicky Than Effective

E-commerce consultant and blogger George Ioannou blogged Tuesday (June 16) about the new Ted Baker virtual store (pictured above). The store works like Google Street View, using 360-degree panoramic photos to simulate a visit to the company's store in Shoreditch, England.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Gap to Close 175 Stores Across North America

Back in March, we blogged about the challenges facing Gap's then-new CEO Art Peck, as he looks to return the brand to the prominence it enjoyed 15-20 years ago.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Retailers Use Content to Connect Online/Offline Experiences

Yesterday (June 14), brand strategist Liz Bedor wrote a blog post on B2B Marketing Insider about retailers using content to engage with customers online and offline.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Engagement Rings to Store Data and... Track Your Spouse?

JCK Magazine reported yesterday (June 9) on a pair of companies making "connected" engagement rings that use NFC technology for a) tracking for loss or spousal infidelity (Gemporia's "fidelity engagement ring") and b) storing cherished images, audio and video (Galatea's Momento Diamond engagement ring, pictured above).

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