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Daily Dose of iQ: Friday Mobile News Roundup

John Lewis QR Code Store in the U.K.

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Daily Dose of iQ: SIM-based NFC Supported by 45 Carriers Worldwide

Engadget reported today that NFC hardware can be embedded into SIM cards and 45 of the world's largest wireless carriers are on board with this practice, to be adopted as the GSM Association's standard.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Hiring Young People via Social Media

Wireless retailers are always on the lookout for new recruits and recent stats from Jobvite indicate a good place to start is on Facebook and other social networks. In fact, more people are finding jobs via Facebook than LinkedIn.

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The Gaylord Texan Hotel Welcomes Central Texas Verizon Agents

Anyone who has ever had the pleasure of staying at any Gaylord property knows what we mean by a luxurious experience, and such was the case recently as Verizon Agents were treated to some down home hospitality deep in the heart of Texas. Indirect agents from the Central Texas region were hosted by Verizon for a two-day golf tournament and meetings. 

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Daily Dose of iQ: Mobile Payments Big this Holiday Season

VentureBeat reports that Intel and Mastercard are teaming up to improve security and the user experience of online shopping.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Trendwatching.com Examines 'the Prestige' of Getting Deals

What is driving the trend of daily deal sites and mobile discounts? Trendwatching.com set out to answer this question.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Square's Card Case App Goes Hands-Free; Apple Offers In-store Pick Up, Self-Checkout

A few months ago, I wrote that Square's credit-card-swiping dongle for iPhones and iPads didn't look secure. No matter, it appears the San Francisco-based company isn't prepared to hang its hat on swipe technology. With a new update to its Card Case app, its users won't have to use their credit cards or their phones to pay anymore.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Google Brings 'Street View' Inside Buildings

Google is taking its Street View technology -- which allows users to view 360-degree street images when clicking on locations in Google Maps -- inside buildings.

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Mary Ellen Biery: 5 Things You Must Do To Capture Holiday Sales

Are you ready for the holiday season? Black Friday is fast approaching and you've certainly held a meeting or two to get your staff on the same page for the Christmas shopping rush.

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Daily Dose of iQ: QR Code Virtual Stores Appear in Germany

This past summer, the Home plus (a Tesco subsidiary) QR code subway grocery experience in Korea ushered in a new era in virtual shopping.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Starbucks' Interactive Storefront is Delightful but not Meaningful

In an effort to promote its new "My Starbucks Rewards" program, Starbucks unveiled four interactive storefronts in Toronto and Vancouver last week.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Why Do We Still Pay for Texting?

Two days ago (Oct. 9) Jenna Wortham of the New York Times made me consider something I take for granted every day: paying to send and receive text messages.

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Trump Hotel Chicago Hosts Verizon Premium Retailers Event

Verizon Premium Retailers met in Chicago recently and once again iQmetrix was present.

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