Mobile Industry Posts

Daily Dose of iQ: Yahoo Reportedly In Talks to Buy Foursquare

Last summer, Foursquare split its check-in functionality into two apps: Foursquare (now focused on location-based tips and recommendations) and Swarm (check-ins).

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Daily Dose of iQ: Meet Plenti, a 'Coalition Loyalty' Card for U.S. Shoppers

Retail Dive reported today about Plenti, a new "coalition loyalty" program that allows users to collect points at one retailer and redeem them at another. Initial partner retailers include: Macy’s, Rite Aid, AT&T, ExxonMobil, Nationwide, Hulu, and Direct Energy, among others.

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iQmetrix Winnipeg Grand Opening: Tuesday, April 28

WINNIPEG, MB – April 14, 2015 – iQmetrix is pleased to invite members of the media to the grand opening of its new office location at the Centrepoint complex (Unit 200 - 311 Portage Avenue) in downtown Winnipeg. The event will take place on Tuesday, April 28 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and will feature a ribbon cutting, office tours, product demos and complimentary refreshments.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Sprint 'Direct 2 You' Program Brings the Store to Your Home

Sprint announced a new program today, called "Direct 2 You," which brings the mobile phone store to your home or office, allowing you to upgrade your device when eligible and activate a new device on the spot.

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Daily Dose of iQ: REVOLVE Clothing Offering Same-Day Delivery to Coachella Music Festival

The annual Coachella Music and Arts Festival is taking place in Indio, Calif. over the next two weekends (April 9-12 and 16-19) and the event is a place to see and be seen for young people from all over the world.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Ahead of Apple Watch Release, Apple Looks to Discourage 'Camping Out'

Last fall, in the lead-up to the iPhone 6 release, Apple introduced digital queuing to make it easier for Apple fans to get their hands on the new phones (camping was still required, however).

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Daily Dose of iQ: What's To Happen with RadioShack's Remaining Stores?

RadioShack's bankruptcy has made headlines for several weeks, marking a changing of the guard in electronics retail, so to speak.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Retail Data Opportunities for Malls, Things

Last week (March 23) Advertising Age published an article about "smart malls," like the new Fashion District at Westfield Garden State Plaza in Paramus, N.J.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Amazon Launches 'Home Services' to Refer Plumbers, Goat Grazers

I feel like we blog about Amazon a lot. But hey, this is a blog about retail news and technology -- frankly, America's largest e-tailer is also one of the industry's biggest innovators and technology acquirers.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Amazon in Talks to Acquire Net-a-Porter

Forbes reported yesterday (March 26) that Amazon is in talks to purchase luxury online retailer Net-a-Porter, in what could be the e-commerce giant's largest acquisition ever.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Trends in Online Purchasing Shape Canadian Menswear Landscape

On Wednesday (March 24), Retail Insider published news about Canadian suit retailer Moores, which launched a made-to-measure line of clothing in its stores.

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Optus to Release Smartwatch for Mobile Payment by End of Year

Australian carrier Optus announced at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona earlier this month that it has partnered with wearables firm Connected Device and Visa to develop a smartwatch that will allow users to access its Cash by Optus payments platform without requiring an NFC-enabled Android phone.

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Woolworths Partners with eBay, Mirrors Online/Offline Pricing

Woolworths has been making Aussie retail headlines lately, with subsequent announcements in the past month related to its online/offline sales.

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