Retail Operations Posts

Summit Sponsor: BlackBerry Powers the Mobile Community

Interview with Ross Taggart,
Director of Indirect Partnerships
North America,
Research In Motion

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Summit Sponsor: ProtectCell’s Partnership Approach to Business

Interview with Scott McLaren,
President and Chief Marketing Officer, ProtectCell

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Daily Dose of iQ: T-Mobile Launches New Store Design

Last week (Sept. 29), T-Mobile USA announced a new design rollout for nearly 400 of its stores across the country. The company says the stores' new look is inspired by its parent company Deutsche Telekom AG, which has received positive reviews for its revamped retail locations across Europe.

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Verizon Agents Converge in Columbus

Verizon agents from the Ohio/Pennsylvania/West Virginia Region recently met in Columbus, Ohio and I (iQwaldo) was once again there to witness the pomp and ceremony. More than 100 agents from across the region met to celebrate their successes and prepare for the future in the very competitive wireless retail industry. 

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Daily Dose of iQ: Wrapp - A New Take On Daily Deals

E.B. Boyd of Fast Company wrote yesterday (Sept. 28) of Wrapp, a new Swedish startup created by Hjalmer Winbladh (the former CTO of Spotify and founder of Rebtel, the world's largest independent VoIP company).

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Daily Dose of iQ: ShopKeep iPad POS App Eliminates Bulky Terminals

The ShopKeep iPad app is a point-of-sale iPad app that, according to its website, allows retailers to "ring up customers, print paper receipts, pop the cash drawer, take credit cards, manage inventory, update pricing and have real time access to sales numbers through the web."

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Daily Dose of iQ: More Details About Google Wallet

Google blogged today about its Google Wallet launch, a new NFC-enabled mobile payment app that will let you "tap, pay and save using your phone."

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Daily Dose of iQ: Google Wallet Launched Today

Google Wallet opened for business today, with a boost from new partner Visa (MasterCard was already a partner). And as David Sarno of the L.A. Times reports, Google said it is also working to get American Express and Discover on board for future verions of its pay-by-NFC smartphone software.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Trendwatching.com's 'Retail Renaissance'

Trendwatching.com has compiled a list of the latest developments in retail around the world, "from Oxford Street to Nanjing Road."

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QR Codes Make the Real World Clickable

Our friends at Common Craft just released their newest videos: QR codes explained. We gave some feedback on "beta" versions of the video, so Common Craft was kind enough to allow us to share the video with you here.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Self-checkout is Consumers' Fave Grocery Tech Option

RetailCustomerExperience.com reported (Aug. 26) that an Emphatica survey of over 16,000 consumers found that self-checkout is the most valued technology in their grocery shopping experience.

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Daily Dose of iQ: AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile to Invest $100M in Isis Mobile Payment

Bloomberg reported today that AT&T, Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile USA plan to invest more than $100 million in a joint venture mobile payment project.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Tesco QR Code Shopping Takes Off in Korea

Back in June, Tesco made headlines worldwide, with their innovative virtual store in a Korean subway station. The concept was both futuristic and practical: Allow people to scan QR codes for grocery items, using their smartphones, on their busy commute. And when they get home, Tesco delivers these items directly to their doors.

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