Retail Collective offers interactive in person shopping experience

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Some things like books, gadgets, and auto parts are great to buy on-line – it’s convenient, quick, and almost always automated. On the other hand, things like clothing, shoes, and other items that require personalized fitting or are very touchy-feely are best bought in person. But the in-store experience often lacks the ease at which an on-line transaction can be completed.

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Edmonton’s Metterra Hotel of Whyte is ideal for staycation

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Trendy boutique hotel on trendy Whyte Ave ideal for business travellers too!

EDMONTON, AB, Feb 4, 2014/ Troy Media/ – I live in Edmonton and enjoy the trendy urban neighbourhood of Old Strathcona, which is located south of the North Saskatchewan River across from the city centre.

So during a recent staycation I decided to try out the Mettera Hotel on Whyte Avenue. I was more than pleasantly surprised.

The Metterra on Whyte Hotel is a boutique hotel located smack-dab in the middle of Old Strathcona on the busy Whyte Avenue (82nd Ave) and surrounded by a good selection of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, gift shops, book and clothing stores and live entertainment venues. If you didn’t know the hotel was there, you might miss it as it can easily get lost in the sea of retail signage in the area.

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Win a FixMeStick virus removal gadget

FixMeStick is a cool self-propelled hardware-based virus removal gadget that runs directly from a USB stick, created by a Montreal based company of the same name. There’s no software to install. All you have to do is insert it in the USB port of your PC, launch the FixMeStick software and you’re off to the races. It’s that simple.

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Dragons bite hard on FixMeStick virus removal

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It can be pretty tough to pry any amount of money from the pockets of the five dragons on a good day, let alone walk away with a deal worth a half-million dollars. But that’s what Montreal’s Marty Algire & Corey Velan; co-founders of FixMeStick did on CBC’s Dragons’ Den this past Wednesday.

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CanoeTech: U.S. solar company legitimizes Google Glass use

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Google Glass has certainly found itself this year at the butt-end of many jokes. In fact, it’s been parodied on Saturday Night Live and those who wear it have been branded with a less than flattering label. Many see it as ludicrous, expensive and destined for failure. But one leading renewable energy company, San Diego-based Sullivan Solar Power has announced that they are now using it along with their recently developed app, as a way to keep their technicians hands free out in the field, or more specifically out on the rooftops.

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Worlds largest mobile network China Mobile gets iPhone 5C 5Sin January

Apple and China Mobile today announced they have entered into a multi-year agreement to bring iPhone to the world’s largest mobile network. As part of the agreement, iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c will be available from China Mobile’s expansive network of retail stores as well as Apple retail stores across mainland China beginning on Friday, January 17, 2014. Products will be available for pre-registration from China Mobile’s official website and customer service hotline “10086″ beginning  December 25, 2013.

“Apple’s iPhone is very much loved by millions of customers around the world. We know there are many China Mobile customers and potential new customers who are anxiously awaiting the incredible combination of iPhone on China Mobile’s leading network. We are delighted that iPhone on China Mobile will support our 4G/TD-LTE and 3G/TD-SCDMA networks, providing customers with high-speed mobile service,” said Xi Guohua, China Mobile Chairman.

“Apple has enormous respect for China Mobile and we are excited to begin working together. China is an extremely important market for Apple and our partnership with China Mobile presents us the opportunity to bring iPhone to the customers of the world’s largest network,” said Tim Cook, Apple CEO.

China Mobile now has over 1.2 million 2G/GSM, 3G/TD-SCDMA, 4G/TD-LTE base stations and over 4.2 million Wi-Fi access points, providing broad coverage to quality networks for iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c customers. China Mobile is rolling out the world’s largest 4G network. By the end of 2013, China Mobile’s 4G services will be available in 16 cities including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen. By the end of 2014, China Mobile plans to complete the rollout of more than 500,000 4G base stations, which will cover more than 340 cities with 4G service. The collaboration between Apple and China Mobile will give a big boost to the development of China’s homegrown 4G/TD-LTE technology. iPhone on China Mobile supports major cellular network standards, making a global phone a reality for China Mobile customers.

 

Details of pricing and availability of iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c for China Mobile will be available at a later date.

For more information on iPhone, please visit www.apple.com/iphone.

China Mobile is the world’s largest mobile services provider by network scale and subscriber base, serving over 760 million customers. The Company was listed on the New York Stock Exchange and the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited, and was recognized on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (“DJSI”) for six consecutive years. China Mobile has recently launched a new commercial brand “and!”, literally meaning connect, and as the acronym of a new dream. a new dream aims to bring the world’s most cutting edge technology to Chinese customers in 4G era, reflecting the friendly, intimate, mutual trust, and harmonious relationship between China Mobile and its customers and the society

‘Bring Your Pet to Work Day’ backfires at Klick Health

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You just wonder if it was a really good idea. In just over two minutes you get to see over 30 animals and exotic insects take over the offices when all hell breaks loose over at Toronto-based, Klick Health in a twisted take on “Bring Your Pet to Work Day.”

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The LEGO Movie Videogame Box Art Unveiled

LTLMV KeyArt RGB HR 2aS Preview2The Lego movie is not expected to hit theatres until February 7, 2014 but already there’s buzz about The Lego Movie Videogame.  We haven’t been privy to the actual game, but here’s a sneak peek at the game’s brand-new “brick-tastic” box art.

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New gadgets you’ll give a hoot about!

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I recently had an opportunity to be a guest at the London Drugs Retail Tech Group Conference and Trade show in Whistler, BC. It’s really nice to see that, even while technology is growing at an exponential rate, there’s still plenty of room for face-to-face interaction and one-on-one product demonstrations. Truth be told, it makes a whale of a difference. There were about 60 vendors in attendance and we managed to see a number of new and nifty things, many of which would make ideal gifts for the holidays. While it would be impossible to cover the whole gamut of what I saw in a short time, here are a few items, in no particular order, that I thought stood out and would make some great gifts for the upcoming holidays.
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Indigo now on the go!

Indigo Home ScreenIndigo is making it quicker and easier for their customers to find stores, shop in-store or on-line or on the go, earn rewards, be social and save money by releasing the new Indigo Mobile App for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

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