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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: A Breakdown of the Nokia GEM Concept Phone

Earlier today, my colleagues and I watched Nokia's video for its latest concept phone, the GEM (below). The company is calling the phone a "21st century mobile jewel," because its entire surface (like a precious stone) is a touch-sensitive screen.

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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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iQmetrix Participates in AT&T Golf Classic to Support Boy Scouts of America

iQmetrix participates in many worthy events every year, but few are as well attended or raise as much money for charity as the AT&T Golf Classic for the Boy Scouts. The 2011 event -- held once again at the prestigious Fiddler's Elbow in Bedminster, New Jersey -- raised more than $250,000 to help the Boy Scouts of America groom healthy, well-adjusted kids. 

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Daily Dose of iQ: Google's 10 Mobile Site Best Practices

On Wednesday (Nov. 2), a day after launching the GoMo initiative, Google shared 10 helpful tips for delivering a "good mobile website experience."

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Daily Dose of iQ: Is Siri a Game Changer or a Passing Fad?

A few days ago, Jennifer Van Grove of Mashable wrote a piece quoting a notable AI expert, Gary Morgenthaler, in saying Apple has a two-year advantage over Google thanks to Siri.

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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: Sprint CEO says iPhone Good for Unlimited Data Use

A couple weeks ago (Oct. 11), we ran an article asking why we still pay for texting. Our article referred to a NY Times story explaining how U.S. carriers rake in obscene profits off of text messages -- profits that are set to take a huge hit due to free text services like Apple's new iMessage. One of the comments on our article read: "Sprint: Problem solved."

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Daily Dose of iQ: Microsoft Predicts Future Technology (with video)

Microsoft released a new conceptual video (embedded below) showing its ideas on how people will use future technology in work and in their everyday lives.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Nokia Debuts the Lumia 800, Its First Windows Phone

Nokia unveiled the Lumia 800, which it calls the "first real Windows Phone," today and as Bonnie Cha of CNET News reports, the company designed the phone from the inside out.

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