Mobile Industry Posts

Daily Dose of iQ: Samsung Acquires LoopPay to Duel with Apple Pay

VentureBeat reported Wednesday (Feb. 18) that Samsung had bought mobile payment company LoopPay for an undisclosed amount.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Nike's New SNKRS App Combines Content Marketing with Social Selling

Mashable reported yesterday (Feb. 17) on "SNKRS," Nike's new mobile app directed at sneaker fanatics. "The app puts Nike's vast selection of shoes in the palm of your hand, mixing obsessive sneaker curation with ecommerce," wrote Mashable's Adario Strange.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Burger King Tests Mobile Ordering in Germany

Mobile Commerce Daily reported last week (Feb. 13) that Burger King is testing a new order ahead feature to its mobile app in Germany.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Best Buy Launches App-Enabled Wedding Registry

Mobile Commerce Daily reported today that Best Buy has opened a new wedding registry online, which will connect to the Best Buy mobile app next week.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Personalized Shopping Takes Different Forms

We came across a couple of different examples of personalized shopping today.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Mattress E-Tailer Tuft & Needle Opening First Physical Store

Successful e-tailers moving into the brick-and-mortar space is nothing new: As we've blogged about in the past, Warby Parker, Clearly Contacts, and even giants like Amazon and Google (Android) have done it.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Uber and Google Seen as 'Co-opetitors'

The New York Times' Mark Isaac wrote an article yesterday (Feb. 8) about the unusual state of Google and Uber, which are both partners (the former invested over $250 million in the latter in 2013) and would-be competitors: Uber recently announced plans to build self-driving cars, while Google is experimenting with a ride-sharing app similar to Uber's.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Business Insider Projects E-Commerce Growth in Grocery Market

The majority of us still buy our groceries in person and that's not about to change anytime soon. That said, a new report from Business Intelligence points to reasons why e-commerce has potential to change how some customers buy their food.

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Forrester: Apple’s Early Apple Pay Numbers Are Misleading

Mashable 's Lance Ulanoff reported (Jan. 29) that during Tim Cook's Jan. 27 earning call, Apple shared a couple of stats related to Apple pay usage:

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Daily Dose of iQ: How the Starbucks Mobile App Quickly Became ‘The Envy of Retail’

Back in March 2014, when Starbucks announced in-app tipping of baristas, my colleague Alen Puaca blogged about it, saying the company "simply gets it."

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Daily Dose of iQ: Is Twilio a Threat to Major Carriers?

"There is one word that comes to mind when I think of mobile communications startup Twilio: powerful," writes Dan Rowinski of ReadWriteWeb.com.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Three Traits of the 'Changing Face' of Retail

Last fall, McCann's Karl Bates identified three ways consumer behavior is altering the retail industry.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Amazon Pulling Its Branded Diapers After Less Than 2 Months

FastCompany reported today that Amazon is temporarily discontinuing its Amazon Elements line of diapers (pictured above), after less than two months of selling them.

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