Retail Operations Posts

Daily Dose of iQ: Digital Signage is Everywhere

Digital Signage Today put out a fascinating infographic about the ubiquity of digital signs in our everyday lives: Check it out.

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Daily Dose of iQ: 90% of Shoppers Affected by Customer Reviews

A new study by PowerReviews and the e-tailing consultancy group found that customer reviews have the largest impact on people's decision to buy something online.

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Summit Video: Treating Customers Right, hosted by Stacy Hamer

iQmetrix Executive Account Manager Stacy Hamer hosted this session at the 2010 Wireless Summit in Scottsdale, Ariz. You can watch it in its entirety, by clicking on the video below:

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Daily Dose of iQ: A Brief History of NFC

Today, I came upon an article by Richard Gaywood on The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW.com) that analyzes what the new Google Wallet concept could mean for iPhone users.

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Daily Dose of iQ: PayPal Sues over Google Wallet Secrets

It begins. As many expected, PayPal is suing Google on grounds that two of its former employees (now senior executives at Google) violated their contracts and stole confidential PayPal information to share with Google and other companies, reports Sam Gustin of Wired.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Google Wallet Mobile Payment

Google officially announced its NFC-based Google Wallet mobile payment service at an event in New York City today, giving substance to a story that has been building for months, and even years.

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Daily Dose of iQ: M-Commerce and Location-based Services

A new study by JiWire has examined mobile shopping trends of people that use tablets, smartphones or laptops outside of their home or office, dubbing these people as "on-the-go" consumers.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Phone Charging Kiosks at Airports

Christopher Hall of Digital Signage Today reported (May 6) on a new type of mobile phone-charging kiosk that displays digital signage advertising in airports.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Only 17% Using Location-based Apps

Last summer, I discovered Foursquare and it seemed like everybody was talking about its enormous potential for connecting businesses and smartphone users, with check-ins being broadcast across users’ social networks.

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Google: 79% of Smartphone Owners Use Phone to Assist Shopping

A new Google study, conducted by Ipsos/OTX, has confirmed we are addicted to our smartphones and revealed how we use them to help make purchasing decisions, wrote John Paul Titlow of ReadWriteWeb.com (April 28).

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Daily Dose of iQ: A Better Search Engine, for Consumers

On April 28, Nick Bilton of the New York Times blogged about what may be "the next era of consumer web search."

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Daily Dose of iQ: Google Looks to Monetize Mobile Search

Above photo: Scott Huffman, left, and Amit Singhal of Google. With voice search, Google learned it had trained people to use keywords. (Photo credit: Peter DaSilva for the New York Times)

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Daily Dose of iQ: Billboards that Target You

On April 16, Sarah Kessler of Mashable.com reported on a new startup that is bringing the future -- targeted billboard advertising -- to present day.

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