Mobile Industry Posts

Daily Dose of iQ: Gap Struggling to Regain Its Iconic Reputation

Fast Company published a feature article yesterday (March 23) on Gap Inc. and the company's new CEO, Art Peck (pictured above).

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Daily Dose of iQ: Amazon, Starbucks Explore New Delivery Options

On Wednesday (March 18), TechCrunch reported that Starbucks has partnered with on-demand delivery service Postmates (see above photo) to deliver the former's coffee to customers ordering via the Starbucks mobile app.

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Daily Dose of iQ: With Dealyze, Retailers Create Branded, Starbucks-Like Loyalty Apps

As we’ve previously blogged, the Starbucks app is “the envy of retail”. The ability to integrate loyalty/rewards/payment in a mobile app is certainly worth replicating.

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Daily Dose of iQ: McDonald's Imagines a More Seamless Dining Future

SXSW 2015 is taking place this week in Austin, Texas and Fast Company sat down with McDonald's chief digital officer, Atif Rafik, to peek into his vision for the restaurant chain by the year 2020.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Google Opens First-Ever Physical Store

Yesterday (March 11), Google opened its first-ever branded store location in London, England (pictured above).

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Daily Dose of iQ: MagicBand Concept Makes Me Want to Go to Disney World

It's back in the news: Disney's incredible MagicBand! We blogged about this a couple years ago (I can't believe it's been two years already); the bracelet was being called "MyMagic+" at the time.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Apple Watch Hits Store Shelves April 24, Implications for Retailers

Today was Apple's official launch announcement of its Apple Watch device, which will become available on April 24 for $349 for a base model and up to $10,000+ for its luxury models.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Mobile Payment Battle Heating Up

On Feb. 18, Samsung announced it purchased LoopPay for an undisclosed amount. Then, on Feb. 23, Google announced it bought Softcard for an undisclosed amount.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Fast Company Looks at Rebecca Minkoff's Interactive Mirrors

Fast Company posted a video yesterday (Feb. 25) in which host Jason Feifer gets a demonstration of the interactive mirrors at fashion designer Rebecca Minkoff's New York City boutique.

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Visa: Australians Willing to Pay With Their Phones

News.com.au reported yesterday (Feb. 24) that, according to new research from Visa, Australians are ready for a new payment system that would allow consumers to pay with anything from a smartwatch to a chip in their car.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Target Lowers Free Shipping Threshold to $25

RetailWire reported today that Target has dropped its free shipping threshold from $50 to $25, undercutting Amazon ($35), Best Buy ($35) and Walmart ($50).

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Major Clothing Brands Betting on Australian Consumer

The Canberra Times published an interesting article a couple weeks ago (Feb. 13) about a number of international clothing brands that have recently entered the Australian market, some with remarkable success.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Google Buys Softcard for Undisclosed Amount

Just over a month ago, we blogged about a rumor that Google was in talks to buy Softcard.

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