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How to make a better wireless store experience

Sep 25,2015 — Allan Pulga

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Daily Dose of iQ: Google Announces 'Android Wear' Platform for Wearable Devices

Sep 25,2015 — Allan Pulga

Today, Google unveiled an official marketing campaign for its new smartwatch SDK (which we blogged about last week), called Android Wear. The concept is demonstrated in the video below.

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5 Steps to Buying a New Phone

Sep 25,2015 — James Ingold

I recently got a call from my wireless carrier letting me know my contract would soon expire. They wanted to know: Was I happy with my phone or was I planning an upgrade?

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New York Store Tours with Paco Underhill

Sep 25,2015 — Allan Pulga

Two weeks ago, while we were at NRF 2014 in New York City, we partnered with global retail consultancy Envirosell and its founder Paco Underhill (author of "Why We Buy") to host a number of NYC Store Tours.

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

Sep 25,2015 — Allan Pulga

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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Daily Dose of iQ: AT&T Offers iPhone Insurance

Sep 25,2015 — Collin Prior

AT&T announced it will be offering customers a new insurance policy to protect their iPhone devices.

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An Ode to the Flip Phone

Sep 25,2015 — James Ingold

In an industry where the new and innovative are constantly dazzling us, it may seem odd that one of the first posts on our iQmetrix Mobile Review blog is about the old and mundane.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Is Fairphone Fair or Foul?

Sep 25,2015 — Allan Pulga

We came across this new concept product today, called the "Fairphone" (www.fairphone.com), which appears to be the smartphone equivalent of fair trade coffee -- particularly in its "ethical" sourcing of rare metals and minerals used in its manufacturing. The makers of Fairphone are in the midst of accepting preorders to make the concept a reality (their goal is 5,000 units by June 13).

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Daily Dose of iQ: Macy's Aims to Offer In-Store Pickup of Online Purchases at 500 Stores By Year-End

Sep 25,2015 — Allan Pulga

Tom Ryan of Forbes reported yesterday (April 3) that Macy's is planning to expand its in-store pickup program from 292 stores to 500 by the close of 2013 as part of its "omnichannel" push.

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Retail Expert, Author Paco Underhill Visits iQmetrix Vancouver

Sep 25,2015 — Alen Puaca

A few weeks ago, iQmetrix had the pleasure hosting Paco Underhill, a world renowned expert on retail spaces. Underhill is an environmental psychologist, the author of the books Call of the Mall, What Women Want and Why We Buy, an internationally recognized bestseller that’s been published in 27 languages.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Google Really Should Open Physical Stores

Sep 25,2015 — James Ingold

The Google store rumor has been picking up steam this week, and for good reason.

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How to Hire a Hacker

Sep 25,2015 — Chad McCallum

Almost every job description you see for a software developer has some sort of language qualifier. “Looking for an experienced C# developer”, “Software Engineer (Java)”, “PHP Guru Wanted”, “Ruby Developer”. This is wrong. If you want a good software developer, you shouldn’t care about the language they’ve used in the past. A good developer will be able to deliver value regardless of the language they’ve used before.

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A Look at Windows Phone 7 Reviews

Sep 25,2015 — Allan Pulga

The first U.S. Windows Phone 7 smartphones will be available on Monday (Nov. 8), so it makes sense to look at what reviewers are saying about the new operating system. It better be good, because it’s entering an already tumultuous smartphone market dominated by Android, iPhone and BlackBerry devices.

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