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Daily Dose of iQ: Millenials Shop Online for Speed, Convenience

Millenial shopper - Source: Helen H. Richardson - Denver Post via Getty Images

On June 25, Bloomberg's Matt Townsend told the tale of CJ Chu, a 24-year-old associate for a private-equity firm, whom he called "a retailer's nightmare"

Why? Chu says he does 99% of his shopping online. He even buys his toothpaste online.

The Top 100 Innovative Startups, Technology and Media Companies In Vancouver

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Date: June 29, 2014

Published on: DIYGenius.com

-- There are a lot of innovative startups and emerging technology companies in and around the city of Vancouver. --

Elavon Whitepaper: EMV is the Future of Payments

EMV: The Future of Global Payments

Elavon, an iQmetrix payment processing partner, has released a whitepaper detailing the exciting changes that EMV adoption will bring to the U.S. payment industry.

Vancouver's iQmetrix acquires Web Werkz

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Date: Jan. 16, 2014

Published by: Business in Vancouver

By Nelson Bennett Thu Jan 16, 2014 7:47am PST

IQmetrix, Vancouver company that specializes in developing in-store interactive displays for retailers, has acquired Web Werkz, a Vancouver company that develops websites for wireless retailers.

iQmetrix Acquires Vancouver Startup Web Werkz for its E-Commerce Offerings

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Date: Jan. 14, 2014

Published on: Betakit.com

In a deal involving two relatively unknown Vancouver companies, iQmetrix, a provider of retail management software for independent North American wireless retailers has acquired Zebop Wireless Information Inc.

iQmetrix Acquires Zebop Wireless (Web Werkz) to Deliver Amazing Omnichannel Experiences

VANCOUVER, BC - January 14, 2014 – iQmetrix, the leading provider of retail management software for independent North American wireless retailers, is pleased to announce its acquisition of Zebop Wireless Information Inc. Zebop is a Vancouver-based company commonly known as Web Werkz, which specializes in building websites for independent wireless retailers.

Daily Dose of iQ: The Aftermath of Target's Massive Data Breach

Target shoppers - photo via Mashable

Target faced a PR nightmare over the holidays when, on Dec. 19, it announced a data breach that affected 40 million customers' credit and debit card accounts for in-person transactions made between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15.

Daily Dose of iQ: 'Retailing has become a multichannel free-for-all'

2013 holiday photo of Sears

The 2013 holiday season has been a good one for consumers, but not such a good one for retailers, according to MIT marketing professor Sharmila Chatterjee.

"Retailing has become a multichannel free-for-all. To the brick-and-mortar giants, online retailers are no longer pesky niche players but life-threatening rivals," she wrote in Businesweek (Dec. 23).

Daily Dose of iQ: Qualcomm's Gimbal Platform Sells $5 iBeacons

Qualcomm Gimbal video screenshot

We've been keenly following the progress of Apple's iBeacon BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) technology -- and especially as it pertains to in-store use -- for some time now.

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