March 31, 2004

DVD Rental

FlickStation Media's DVD Rental Machine...



Music Catalog

Tracking Down Tracks: Search Engines Evolve...



Apple Seeks Patent

Apple seeks patent on "method of making large sums of money with multimedia player":...



March 30, 2004

Government Services

Kiosk speeds help to domestic abuse victims...



Airports

SITA and Cisco Systems Collaborate...



March 29, 2004

Grocery Checkout Albertsons

Albertsons Inc. is taking supermarket self-checkout to the next level by introducing handheld scanners...



Shakeout in Music Download Already...

Some start-ups seek buyers, anticipating entry of established firms eager for a stake in selling songs...



March 26, 2004

Improving the Bottom Line for Hourly Worker-Centric Enterprises

While transaction processing automation and e-Business has been the focus of IT (Information Technology) investment over the past 10 years, for many B-to-C (business-to-consumer) industries such as retail, food services, hospitality, and financial services there remains a large, untapped opportunity...



Microsoft Technology

Gates pitches 'seamless computing' vision...



Self-service learning

Airline deploys online learning programme for 48,000 workers via web portal...



Mobile Vending Machines

..self-service content machines that download content into mobile phones.....



Restaurant Customer Ordering

a row of nine computer screens runs the length of a metallic bar. Step right up, touch the screen, and you're on your way to ordering....



Retail In-Store Ordering

Internet kiosks throughout the store will allow shoppers to order anything a larger Best Buy would offer, with same- or next-day delivery, Weaver said....



March 25, 2004

Wi-Fi Hot Spots

Chevron, Ford, Pizza Hut, and Wendy's, to offer Wi-Fi Internet access to consumers?...



Government Kiosks

Kiosks go to war to dispense spare parts...



March 24, 2004

Wal-Mart and Music

Wal-Mart bets discount digital downloads will draw online customers At just 88 cents per song, Wal-Mart hopes its new online music store will compete on price against Apple's iTunes and Roxio's Napster services. But the real goal of the site...



C-Store News

Exxon signs agreement to deploy 41 kiosks to Tiger Markets...



Multichannel

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Multichannel Retailers...



March 23, 2004

Retail and Online Music

Wal-Mart starts selling songs online...



March 22, 2004

Music and QSR Retail

McDonald's, Sony Said to Be in Music Pact...



March 19, 2004

Music Download

Sony music download service to launch in June...



music download mobile phones

T-Mobile unveils mobile music download...



music download

Expect A Shakeout as Big Merchants Crowd Online-Music Market...



music downloads

Rio and BuyMusic.com Partner to Offer Free Music Downloads to Customers...



Music Download

The Orchard Becomes First Independent Distributor to Hit One Million Paid Downloads and Streams...



music downloads

At online stores, tills are alive with sound of music downloads...



Requiem for the Record Store

Downloaders and Discounters Are Driving Out Music Retailers...



March 18, 2004

Photo kiosks

Pixel Magic opens London office...



VoIP cordless phones

From CeBIT: Siemens launches mobile and fixed MMS phones...



Plastic & Cash

Consumers Increasingly Favor Credit Over Cash...



Goverment Trade Show

Kiosk Information Systems to Present HR Applications With Dynatouch at Government Trade Show...



Mobile Phone Kiosks

Sharpen and Smarten Your Image with the New Nokia Megapixel Phone...



March 16, 2004

MyCokeMusic music download site pop-ular

Sugary, vile-tasting international soda pop behemoth Coca-Cola’s recently launched music download site has turned into something of a success after all....



SMS music download billing not just for kids

Peter Gabriel’s legal music download outfit, OD2, has announced today it is set to launch an SMS billing system for paying for music downloads....



Six Retailers Move Into Digital Music

In an effort to combat plummeting CD sales, six of the largest music retailers have formed a joint venture, dubbed Echo......



Starbucks and Music

Starbucks tries out musical blend...



March 12, 2004

McWi-Fi

McDonalds joins the Wi-Fi train......



Biometrics & Grocery Stores

Finger scans let shoppers get done quickly...



Gift Registry

REI Launches New Integrated Gift Registry...



March 11, 2004

So you got a Hummer...so what...

Gizmo covered the original Smartruck two years ago and it became one of our most popular stories in 2002 – but the new version is several levels of magnitude above the original model in capabilities....



Hey, I went to MIT too and I like kiosks...

MIT grad wishes kiosks in cherished space fit in better......



Music Download

Mediaport offers one-stop shopping and distribution to local musicians-for free....



March 10, 2004

World of Patents

Kodak Sues Sony Over Digital Camera Patents...



Bookstores and Wi-Fi

Barnes & Noble to Launch In-store Wireless Hotspots...



Virgin and Music

Online Music Field To Get Another Player...



Virgin and Microsoft

Virgin hops into bed with Microsoft...



March 09, 2004

Kiosks make fast food faster

McDonald's Corp.'s new restaurant kiosks are part ATM, colorful as a video game and central to the chain's efforts to sell its food faster and fresher....



ROI Approach

...A slightly different approach to ROI was presented by Peppers & Rogers Group principal, Tom Spitale.......



March 08, 2004

KIS in the news

Kiosk company expecting employment, sales growth...



March 06, 2004

RFID Acceptance

Albertsons, second largest U.S. food and drug retailer, plans RFID tags by April 2005....



Patent News

on-demand book printing companies pay $15 million for patent infringement...



RFID Acceptance

Thanks to the power of pocketbook and protest, privacy advocates and concerned consumers are winning their war on RFID tags...



Hotel Check In

Experiment: Some hotel chains are installing automated kiosks so guests can avoid a line at the front desk....



March 04, 2004

Music Download

Carry a Concert Home in Your Pocket...



Prison Kiosks

Inmates to get access to the law through info kiosks...



Online Magazines

Chris Zimmerman Moves On....



March 03, 2004

Music and Retail

Diving Into the Digital Music Revolution; With More People Using Legal Digital Music Sites, Best Buy Survey Shows Many Are Looking for the Right Service and Player for Their Lifestyle...



Credit Cards Retail

Low Customer Use Prompts Target to Drop 'Smart Chip' Feature from Credit Card...



Australian Wireless

Australian Department of Employment & Workplace Resources Deploys the Largest Cisco Wireless Network in Australia...



March 02, 2004

Is the Music Store Over?

The big CD retail chains may have only a few more years before the downloading craze buries them. They can survive, but only by becoming like no store you've seen before....



March 01, 2004

Healthnotes Software

Healthnotes Releases Version 7.8 of Acclaimed Touchscreen Kiosk Applications...



RFID Vertical Middleware

packages are aimed at the health care, life sciences, retail and telecommunications sectors....