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Daily Dose of iQ: Traditional Retailers' Advantage vs. E-Commerce Giants

Mobile Commerce Daily's Chantal Tode wrote yesterday (July 1) about how Amazon and eBay are trying to physically connect with customers using pop-up stores and trucks (like the above Amazon "Treasure Truck").

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Daily Dose of iQ: Amazon Launches 1-Hour 'Prime Now' Deliveries in London

Today, Amazon announced "Prime Now," one-hour delivery in London, U.K. exclusively for Amazon Prime members.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Clever 'Bookindy' Chrome Plugin Displays Local Bookstore Prices on Amazon

Springwise blogged (June 25) about a nifty Chrome plugin called Bookindy that overlays the browser when visitors browse Amazon.com, displaying the price of the book in question at a local boostore (see above screenshot).

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Competition 'Heats Up' Between Australia's Big Three Carriers

Last month (May 18), the Sydney Morning Herald's David Ramli wrote about Optus' plans for a "hard nosed" review of its 160 retail stores in order to keep costs down.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Ted Baker's Virtual Store More Gimmicky Than Effective

E-commerce consultant and blogger George Ioannou blogged Tuesday (June 16) about the new Ted Baker virtual store (pictured above). The store works like Google Street View, using 360-degree panoramic photos to simulate a visit to the company's store in Shoreditch, England.

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Daily Dose of iQ: New Study Reveals Consumer Qualms with Data Mining

Last week (June 4), the New York Times' Natasha Singer previewed a new study conducted by the Annenberg School of Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, which looked at consumer attitudes toward the sharing of their private data in exchange for deals or discounts.

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Daily Dose of iQ: E-Commerce Lessons from (You Guessed It) Amazon

We came across a couple articles today that outline e-commerce best practices. The first article, written by NYU Stern marketing professor (and L2 Founder & CEO) Scott Galloway, looks at e-commerce through the lens of "Amazon strategy." The second article (by Benjamin Spiegel, CEO of MMI Agency, which specializes in digital advertising) took a more generic approach. But the two cover a lot of the same points.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Google to Reply to All Project Fi Requests by 'Mid-Summer'

About a month ago, Google announced "Project Fi," its new wireless service available only to Nexus 6 phone owners.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Delivery.com CEO Talks About Google's Entry Into Food Ordering

Two weeks ago, I wrote on our blog: "Think about how often you Google businesses on your phone to find their number (say, to order takeout)..."

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Daily Dose of iQ: Walmart Undercuts Amazon Prime

Yesterday (May 13), The Information broke the story that Wal-Mart is launching a subscription fast-shipping service -- codenamed "Tahoe" -- to rival Amazon prime.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Verizon Buys AOL to Connect Mobile Data and Ad Sales

News broke yesterday (May 12) that Verizon is acquiring AOL for a sum of $4.4 billion and AOL CEO Tim Armstrong (pictured above) sent a memo to staff about the deal.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Best Buy Canada Launches 'Marketplace' to Compete with Amazon

On Tuesday, we blogged about how Macy's and Nordstrom are using their physical store footprint to one-up Amazon in online order fulfillment.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Google Allows Marketers to Determine ROI on Mobile AdWords

Think about how often you Google businesses on your phone to find their number (say, to order takeout) or their address (to launch Google Maps and find directions to get there). More often than not, the first result you see on your phone is a paid AdWord for that business.

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