Wireless Trends Posts

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

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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Trump Hotel Chicago Hosts Verizon Premium Retailers Event

Verizon Premium Retailers met in Chicago recently and once again iQmetrix was present.

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Daily Dose of iQ: A Wrap-up of Today's iPhone Announcements

The Wall Street Journal's headline today said it best: Apple Underwhelms With iPhone 4S.

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Summit Sponsor: BlackBerry Powers the Mobile Community

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

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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: Samsung Sharing Patents with Microsoft; Google Claims Extortion

The world of mobile patent suits is complex, as captured in the above diagram made by Mike Bostock (interactive version here). And this is an improvement over a previous flowchart made by Thomson Reuters.

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iQwaldo at Comerica Park in Detroit

It’s not all work and no play for me (iQwaldo) when on the road, and I was recently treated to a Detroit Tigers game with a couple of longtime friends and iQmetrix customers. 

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Daily Dose of iQ: Amazon's Kindle Fire will be a Hit

The big news in tech today was Amazon's announcement of the Kindle Fire, a 7-inch tablet with an impressive $199 price tag.

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iQwaldo in Indianapolis for MIINKY Agents Meeting

Verizon Agents in the Michigan, Indiana and Kentucky (MIINKY) region converged on Indianapolis recently at the fabulous Crowne Plaza Union Station to celebrate their successes and award some of the people behind this success.

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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: Verizon Backing AT&T/T-Mobile Merger

Matt Jurek of TeckGoblin.com reports that Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam is supporting AT&T's controversial acquisition of T-Mobile USA.

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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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