April 30, 2004

DMV Licensing Kiosks

One kiosk mushrooms into 15 as self-service makes a hit with Nevada drivers...



USB Drives and Music

New device allows recording at concerts Fans can go home with legal copies of live shows...



C-Stores

Latest U.S. Convenience Store Count Shows 130,659 Stores...



April 29, 2004

Automation and Personal Lives

Businesses see self-service automation as a way to increase efficiency and boost profits. Self-service automation is showing up in many industries including airpost, banks and restaurants. Hear NPR's Bob Edwards and Charles Fishman of Fast Company magazine. Morning Edition Audio...



Food info kiosks

Healthnotes Introduces “Foodnotes” Version of EasyAnswers Touchscreen Kiosk at FMI Show...



Prepaid Music Cards

Musicmatch Introduces Prepaid Music Cards; Vesta Corp. and AT&T PrePaid Web Cents Enable Musicmatch To Reach Millions of Music Fans Through Retail Distribution Channels...



It's a do-it-yourself world

Nice cover story from USA Today....



Tracking Cattle

Think retinal scanners. Bluetooth wireless data technology. Linux operating system. Radio frequency identification (RFID) tags. Global positioning systems....



iTunes ushers in a year of change



April 24, 2004

Jail Kiosks

Inmates enter their booking number at kiosks to access legal information....



April 23, 2004

Gift Registry and Multichannel

Multi-channel gift registries are emerging as strong tools for building long-term customer loyalty...



April 22, 2004

Sony and 7-Eleven

Five store test for PictureStation in 7-Elevens...



Non-traditional Vending

For those in a hurry, Staples offers vending machines...



Government Kiosks

Potter took the opportunity to boast about the USPS' increased productivity, lower headcount because of attrition, endeavors with usps.com and 2,500 new self-service kiosks modeled on ATMs....



Useful Links - Cards

Smart Card Supply dot com ID Badge, blank cards, custom cards, LoCo and HiCo...



Magstripe and Loyalty

Catuity to move toward magnetic stripe cards (away from Smart). Also hits on Target decision to phase out smart cards. Easier to store rewards on the server instead of a card......



April 21, 2004

VoIP

VoIP hype and Skype.. Nice background on the service....



College Music Services

Napster still raises concerns...



Biometrics

More Consumers Buying Into Biometrics...



April 20, 2004

Napster & Music

Napster is frustrated in EU...



DRM News

IBM enters the DRM fray in music...



Airlines and QSRs

Nice story on Kinetics....



April 17, 2004

RealNetworks in Real Bind

Real reaches out to Apple with not good results. Is Microsoft next? That might impact the billion dollar lawsuit that Real has against MS?...



April 15, 2004

RFID Success

Steps to Ensure RFID Success...



April 14, 2004

Hotels Fight Back

Hotels are looking to take back some of the market share that online travel sites grabbed in the lean years...



Financial Services

Nice article on state of Branch Banks, The Web, and increased services for customers....



New Software

WireSpring releases new FireCast Media Appliance player for digital signage and kiosk applications...



April 13, 2004

Touchscreen Voting

Humorous look at touchscreen voting demo ...2000 Florida Touch Screen Voting System...



Photokiosks

UK's Pixology to supply photo software to Costco...



Vending Machines

And the low-carb craze continues: To vending machines we go....



Vending Machines

Vending Machines Are Being Stocked With More Than Snacks...



April 12, 2004

Music DRM

Microsoft Settles InterTrust Patent Suit...



Contactless Smart Cards

Chipping Away at Mag Stripes...



Bill Pay Kiosks

ATM/kiosk helps customers pay bills with 'Ease'...



Bill Payment Kiosks

A large number of customers of Cingular and other companies prefer to make payments in stores...



Oklahoma Wayfinders

Officials Say 'Wayfinding' System To Make Downtown Navigation Easier...



April 09, 2004

Biometrics and Security

The biometric technologies now tracking our borders may soon pop up in some cool consumer gadgets...



April 08, 2004

Business News

Dave & Buster's getting back in the game Earnings growth a sign that things are looking better after tough 2003...



Music Downloads

It gets more expensive?...



Hotel Check-In

Sheraton Hotels Unveil New Check-in Kiosks...



Wi-Fi Music Kiosks

SonicWALL, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNWL), a leading provider of integrated security, productivity and mobility solutions, announced today the company has been chosen by Synergy Media Group to supply up to 1,000 award-winning SonicWALL SOHO TZW wireless Internet security appliances over the...



April 07, 2004

Financial Services C-Stores

Change May Signal New ATM Plans At 7-Eleven Retailer has stopped installing Vcoms; a vendor opts out...



April 06, 2004

VOD and NetFlix

Netflix to offer movie downloads...



Supermarkets Getting More Banks

U.S. Bancorp. The Minneapolis bank plans to open 160 branches this year in Safeway and Vons stores in the Southwest....



April 05, 2004

Photo print activity

prints made at self-service kiosks in photo stores rose 535 percent...



Loudeye Powers First Web-Enabled and Wireless In-Store Media Kiosk

Synergy Media Group's TouchStand(TM) Media Kiosk Demonstrates the Scalability and Flexibility of Loudeye's Digital Media Solutions in Delivering Millions of Digital Music Clips Wirelessly Around the Count...



April 02, 2004

iPod Killer and DRM

Microsoft is expected to unveil copy-protection software this summer that will for the first time give portable digital music players access to tunes rented via all-you-can-eat subscription services--a development that some industry executives believe will shake up the online music...



Starbucks and Music

Gimme a decaf vanilla latte - and a CD to go ......



Golf Kiosks

TeePod kiosks tickle golfers...



Burning Software CDs

Hard-to-find software burned to CDs in retail kiosk system....



April 01, 2004

New Hybrid Reader

ICT 3K5 MIFARE Magnetic, chip and 'Contact Less' card hybrid motorized reader. http://www.custom.it/ing/kiosks/03-07.htm...



Wal-Mart and Music

Why Walmart.com's digital-music efforts won't bring about the great digital-music shakeout....



Circuit City Acquisitions

Circuit City Stores, Inc., to Purchase Assets of MusicNow, Inc....



Circuit City Acquisitions

Circuit City to Acquire InterTAN, MusicNow...