December 31, 2003

Employee Benefit Cost Highlights

Numbers regarding employee benefits link...



Everyday errand service fosters work-life balance

Concierge services that promised to relieve overworked office drones from the hassles of picking up the dry cleaning, getting the car detailed and scoring choice concert tickets enjoyed a brief heyday during the height of the dot-com era, but most...



Embracing technology

Brokers need to get with the program on self-service, administrative technology...



Restaurant News

December issue of Chain Leader on the stands...



Simon Malls To Italy

Simon closes on $227.3 million Italian mall partnership...



Self-service retrenched

Robo Tom's, a Forerunner of Redbox, Closes Shop...



Year in ATM World

Nice wrap by Ann All on 2003 and ATMs...



ATM Growth in Europe

RBR report: Non-bank ATMs fuel European growth in '02...



Info Touch Reports Results

INFO TOUCH TECHNOLOGIES 2003 FINANCIAL RESULTS --Record Revenue Growth in Revenue and Earnings-...



FedEx Buys Kinkos

FedEx announced Tuesday that it would acquire Net-savvy business-services company Kinko's in a $2.4 billion cash deal....



December 30, 2003

Retailers finding better methods for keeping track of their inventory

...An intranet kiosk inside a store would let shoppers order whatever they want, regardless of the inventory at hand, he said...Walgreens and Sears profiled......



Best Buy ReInvents Itself

Best Buy gets major writeup (Company of the Year) in Forbes on its direction in 2004....



CIO Wish List for 2004

Businesses need to supply CIOs with a pecking order of the upcoming year's priorities, plus a timeline associated with those tasks...



Pay Phones and Telegraph

The slow death of the payphone continues with nice article from Rocky Mountain News....



Utlity Bill Pay

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. is hoping a new outreach initiative will attract customers to its discount program for low-income households....



December 29, 2003

Self-service Checkout Takes Over

Grocery clerks' real nightmare. A good look at value proposition for self-serve checkout and its payback in real dollars....



KIS Newsletter

December 23 - newsletter posted to newsgroup link...



CARE project in UK

Two contracts valued together at $3.3B went to Computer Sciences Corp. and Accenture s part of its Care Records Service program. story link...



Kodak's metamorphosis

In depth stories by Rochester newspaper on the transformation of Kodak...



December 23, 2003

DMV Kiosks

Do-it-yourself kiosks are just fine with the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles. [published by Kiosk Magazine]...



Top Ten Franchises

In a year of milestones for Subway Restaurants, the company has once again been named the No. 1 franchise opportunity Following Subway in the top 10, in order, are Curves, Quizno’s Franchise Co., 7-Eleven Inc., Jackson Hewitt Tax Service, The...



KMC Article: Year End Wrap

The stage is set for an exciting year ahead......



Top HR Products of 2003

The editors of Human Resource Executive once again recognize 10 HR products that stand out from the pack...



Consumers Show Payment Preference for Plastic Over Paper

For the first time, electronic payments have surpassed cash and checks as consumers' preferred payment method for in-store purchases...



December 22, 2003

Music Download

Apples iTunes Music Store still isn't profitable and if Wal-Mart has anything to say about it, it never will be. On Thursday America's ... ahem ... favorite retailer launched its own digital music storefront online. Developed by Liquid Digital Media,...



December 18, 2003

Wal-mart Testing Music Download

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE:WMT - news) said on Thursday it would begin testing digital music downloads on its Web site, joining a list of companies hoping to profit from the growing demand for such services....



Stored Value Loyalty

Stored value loyalty card boosts spend by 15%...



The Art of ROI

When Art Meets Science: The Challenge of ROI Marketing...



Program enrollment kiosks

Tri-Valley Herald Online - More Local News As part of a "major push" to boost enrollment in the discount program, PG&E has installed self-service kiosks at customer service centers in the Bay Area. The kiosks allow customers to fill out...



December 17, 2003

Windows NT Workstation/Server Availability FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions About Availability and Support Product Lifecycle Roadmaps...



December 16, 2003

Software on Demand

Microsoft will offer some applications in the SoftwareToGo kiosks, developed by Protocall Technologies Inc. And CompUSA will roll out the kiosks to all its stores starting next year....



Consolidating Operators

ICOA purchasing IMG...



Pre-paid applications are forecast to double in value to $500 billion over the next four years

Despite the increasing number of payment methods available to consumers, however, 21% of Americans do not see a future without cash, and 45% believe society going cashless is at least 10 to 20 or more years away. Even pre-paid card...



Traveler Info Kiosks

TDOT's information technology team designed the ATM-size computers....



Multi-Channel Differs By Retailer

Multi-channel organization should differ by retailer type, Forrester says...



2004: What’s ahead for IT products

GCN lays out what to expect tech-wise in goverment sector in 2004...



Accessibility and User Friendly

Hardware items help clear the path to accessibility...



December 11, 2003

Ticket In Ticket Out in Gaming

Now, casinos are returning to low-denomination slots as ticket-in, ticket-out technology makes the machines more efficient and players tell operators they like the added entertainment time they offer for the same volume of play....



Music Exhibit Kiosks

Bob Dylan Retrospective Debuts at EMP November 2004...



Wal-mart - A Long Look

As Wal-mart nears the unheard of level of $300B in revenue, FastCompany takes long look at their practices....



Photo Kiosks

Nokia and Fujifilm offer in-store mobile phone prints...



Multi-Service ATMs

7-Eleven(R) Launches E-Commerce Shopping Services...



Retail News

Boise Cascade buys OfficeMax for $1.3 billion...



Debit Payroll Cards

Debit Card With Hispanic Appeal...



Self-Checkout

Do consumers care about self check-out?...



Music Download Delivery

Coke Enters the Music Business...



Voting Systems Go Linux

AccuPoll announces linux voting system....



Advertising and Kiosks

Selling ad space on 7- Eleven's Vcom kiosks nationwide...



Ticketing Kiosks for Ski Lifts

icketsWest Has Selected LiveWire's Lift Ticketing Kiosks...



Photokiosks

Toys for Tots and Keshot...



December 09, 2003

Opinion: The Retail Landscape

WHY SEARS AND KMART SHOULD MERGE After All, They Have Stockholder Eddie Lampert in Common -- Ad Age Opinion...



HR Exec Magazine

Reference for companies with top HR requirements...



Pavement pods link to the Net

The kiosks will offer free internet access, text messages and tourist information. People will also be able to pay their council tax bills, book on-line tickets and report complaints to the council. If the sites are successful, advertising space on...



Modern Supermarkets

Several computer kiosks are located throughout the center of the store, offering information about almost anything: Wine and food parings, information about diabetes, recipes, a map of the store sale items and more....



Affordable Kiosks Newsletter

Newsletter link...



Top 100 Retailers

According to Stores.org the top 100 retailers...



Krispy Kreme Distance Learning

Mixed-media Methods Support Commitment to Employee Education Krispy Kreme ensures consistent delivery of its unique product with video training delivered to all sites...



Vertical Vision

IBM's industry focus reaches beyond software to include all parts of the business, from consulting to sales...



Microsoft Aims At Bank Industry

Microsoft is angling for retail banks' business with technology products aimed at achieving a 360-degree view of customers, but will the banks line up to buy its offerings?...



December 08, 2003

Recruiting an Army of One to One

Nice article on Army recruiters and datamining recruits....



Sams Club and Wireless

SAM'S CLUB Canada Names TelePlus to implement and operate Franchise of in-store retail wireless kiosks...



High Tech in Vegas Casinos

Las Vegas Hotel-Casino's Bar-Coded System Helps Valets Cut Patrons' Wait Times...



More Fallout on E-Voting

Last-minute worries about the technology and the political motivations of vendors may set back a US attempt to introduce electronic voting for upcoming presidential primary elections...



December 06, 2003

Black Limousine Kiosks

Passengers could walk down to a lobby kiosk to order cars or review the status of their phone orders....



Best Buy Poll Center for NHL

Voting is being conducted by electronic ballot on the league's Web site (nhl.com), through broadband kiosks at 580 Best Buy locations...



Self-Serve Checkouts at Denver-Area Grocery Stores Don't Take New $20 Bills

Eight weeks after being introduced, the new security features intended to thwart counterfeiters continue to vex self-serve machines at King Soopers stores and at RTD light-rail stations....



Expansion Plans Made After Denver Wireless Internet Provider Sold

Ricochet also will cut its prices and add more than 300 retailers to sell the product, as well as add mall kiosks....



Security and Biometrics

“For the most part, this technology is barely above the toy stage,” Boone said at the Secure Trusted Operating System Consortium symposium in Washington....



December 05, 2003

New IBM Email Multimedia

IBM started a new email campaign on CRM which utilizes iqtv. It's pretty cool. Link...



December 04, 2003

Bluetooth/IR Digital Prints

Kiosks will allow mobile camera phone users to beam their images to the kiosk using Bluetooth or Infrared (IrDA) technologies...



Send Photos Via Web and California Shop Will Turn Them Into Prints, Cards

Another way of providing service to digital camera owners....



CVS, Walgreens announce new digital photo printing services

Looking to further tap into the growing digital camera segment, both CVS and Walgreens on Wednesday announced new digital photo printing services....



Study raises concerns over web loyalty analysis

A new study of the techniques used for online business analysis has raised some serious questions about the way web businesses are modelled...



December 03, 2003

KioskCom Announces 3rd Annual KioskCom Interactive Kiosk

December 1, 2003 - New York, NY: KioskCom, organizers of the largest Conference and Exhibition devoted solely to interactive self-service kiosks is pleased to announce the opening of the 3rd Annual Interactive Kiosk Excellence Awards Competition....



Retailers say gift cards are boosting sales

What is small, plastic and shiny and will bring retailers $45 billion in sales this year? The answer is gift cards, which are quickly replacing paper gift certificates....



Wal-Mart drops MasterCard signature debit cards

Wal-Mart said Wednesday that high fees are forcing it to drop certain MasterCard debit-card transactions beginning Feb. 1....



Regal Express Kiosks offer customers fully automated ticket

Regal Entertainment Group Announces New Entertainment Center for Lima, OH...



Marshall Field's Adds Eight New Product Assortments at State Street

And for another wonderful way to shop, Marshall Field's offers guests the "best of Marshall Field's Direct," featuring several exclusive items from inspirational gifts, home decor, jewelry and accessories. The fully web- enabled kiosk also provides a direct phone line...



CVS/pharmacy to Offer Mobile Camera Phone Image Printing

CVS Will Become the First National Chain to Offer the Ability to Print From Mobile Imaging-Enabled Phones and Wireless Devices at KODAK Picture Maker Kiosks...



Hotels Begin to Test Touch-Screen Kiosks for Check-In

Kiosks seem to be the hot item, as several chains are running tests to see if guests are willing to bypass the personal touch at the front desk in favor of a quicker check-in and check-out....



Wringing some savings out of dial-up

Many people in Latin America who receive money from immigrant relatives in the United States don't have bank accounts, making it difficult to save some of the $30 billion sent back to them, international banking officials said last week....



Wi-Fi Planet Aggregated Show Press Releases

News Releases from Show...



NTT DoCoMo announcing its intention to roll out service for Linux-based 3G handsets

Wireless News: DoCoMo Hands Linux Symbolic Victory...



Is Network Computing Dead?

The bright spot in the network-computing picture may be in service data objects....



December 02, 2003

New NetStop PRO 4.0 Kiosk Software Works Seamlessly with MEI Bill Acceptors

MEIGlobal - NetStop_PRO_4.0_Kiosk_Software...



New Creative Cashiering System for Self-Payment of DayCare Bills

MEIGlobal - New_Creative_Cashiering_System...



Home Depot Modernizes

The Home Depot Inc., facing a growing challenge from rival Lowe's Cos. Inc., is undergoing a transformation...



Casinos Going Cashless

Ticket-in, ticket-out - or TITO - machines accept and pay out with cash-redeemable paper tickets instead of coins....



December 01, 2003

Components Brochures

A list of components and documentation for those components....



Retailers: Increase Sales and Building Customer Loyalty

New CRM suite gives retailers the power to directly target promotions to specific customers at Point-of-Sale (POS) systems, information kiosks or the Internet....



IBM to focus on industry-specific software sales

Partner programmes and a salesforce reorganisation are key to IBM's focus for 2004...