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Daily Dose of iQ: The 'Real' Apple Store Experience and NPS

Last month, an American blogger called BirdAbroad uncovered a fake Apple store in Kunming, China and made headlines worldwide.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Major Retailers Sending Receipts via E-mail

Stephanie Clifford of the New York Times recently wrote (Aug. 7) about the growing trend among major U.S. retailers to issue paperless receipts via e-mail.

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Daily Dose of iQ: WSJ Mobile App's Bad User Experience

Jakob Nielsen of Useit.com recently identified (July 5) a design flaw in The Wall Street Journal's iPhone app.

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Daily Dose of iQ: With Mango, Windows Phone OS is Much Improved

Microsoft has been playing catch up with its Windows Phone OS for some time now. The company is hoping its latest update, called "Mango," combined with soon-to-be-released Nokia hardware, will make it a viable competitor to iPhone and Android.

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Daily Dose of iQ: AOL's 'Editions' Compiles Material for You

Imagine subscribing to a magazine on your iPad that could predict your news consumption tendencies, automatically feeding you content you would otherwise have to look up on your own, daily.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Amex Partners with Sprint to Offer its 'Serve' Mobile Wallet App

Earlier this week, American Express announced its first carrier deal for its Serve mobile payment platform. Sprint will make Serve's mobile wallet application available in the Sprint Zone for customers using select Android phones.

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PayPal Moves Into the NFC Arena

RCR Wireless is reporting that PayPal is planning to launch a new application for Android devices later this summer that leverages near field communication technology to provide a peer-to-peer commerce offering. The new Android widget can fulfill transactions by tapping two devices together. The video in the RCR Wireless article displays how this might work.

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Bringing back the photo booth with a new technology twist

Location-based technologies and services are becoming increasingly popular as companies recognize the importance of time and location in people’s decision-making process. Instaprint is one such technology that takes the idea of location one step further. It mixes the nostalgia of taking instant photos at a party with the power of location tagging. From the maker of Instagram, Instaprint is a virtual photo booth that prints your party or event photos on the spot, Polaroid-style. As people at the event take Instagram photos, the Instaprint box looks for these photos based on the location tag or hashtag. Then it prints them out, along with their associated comments on Polaroid-style paper. This has been a hit at this year’s SXSW conference as well as the recent Yahoo! PROVOKE Summit.

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How Can Consumers Become More Educated About What "4G" Actually Means?

The Unofficial Apple Weblog has reported that 33% of iPhone owners think their phones already have 4G service. This is of course not the the case. The reality is today's iPhones run on a "3G" network.  The stat came from a survey conducted by Retrevo.

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Daily Dose of iQ: AT&T Offers iPhone Insurance

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

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Daily Dose of iQ: Games Most Popular App Category in U.S.

A new study by Nielsen research has found that games are the most popular type of mobile app in the U.S.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Mobile Payments Set to Take Off

Juniper Research predicts NFC transactions will reach $670 billion by 2015, up from $240 billion this year.

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Daily Dose of iQ: What is Google+?

The biggest tech news from the weekend? The launch of Google+, the online search giant's new social network.

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