September 30, 2004

RFID and C-Stores

RFID 7-Eleven Style...



KIosks & CRM

Will Frustrated Store Managers Revolt Against Corporate CRM?...



September 29, 2004

Virgin Music Download

Virgin gets in the music download game...



Plastic versus Cash

Experts say the use of debit, credit and prepaid cards has eclipsed cash for the first time in history, and they expect the trend to continue. Americans are using their plastic for big ticket items as well as small purchases...



September 28, 2004

In-Store Advertising

Wall Street Journal -- Wal-Mart TV Network steps up in-store advertising: Wal-Mart TV Network is expanding its in-store presence by adding monitors to stores, upgrading to plasma and liquid-crystal display sets and placing them at eye level in areas where...



September 27, 2004

RFID news

NY Times: IBM to Invest $250 Million...



Starbuck Strategies

Starbucks is also set to put CD burners in 45 stores later this year, allowing customers to sample online music and make their own albums....



September 24, 2004

Music Download Margins

Record labels taking massive chunk of music download revenues...



Membership Kiosk

Steak and Ale Restaurants to roll out loyalty kiosks...



September 23, 2004

digital audio players

Sales of portable digital audio players like Apple Computer Inc.'s trendy iPod are booming and are expected to generate $58 billion in revenue worldwide by 2008, according to a research report released Tuesday....



Music

Sony shifts strategy to support MP3 music files...



Mobile Phones

Nokia expands its range of imaging smartphones...



Postal Kiosks

USPS' local self-service kiosks reach nearly 150,000 transactions...



September 22, 2004

Telecomm Kiosks

Sprint, RadioShack set new mall strategy...



Wi-Fi Hotels Survey

Travellers rejecting hotels with iffy wi-fi service - Jupiter survey for BT...



September 21, 2004

Self-service Risk and Rewards

Self-service technologies, such as websites and kiosks, bring both risks and rewards -- The Economist...



Mobile Photo Phones

Kodak hears call of camera phones, answers big time...



September 20, 2004

Yahoo Music

Yahoo Launching Music Download Service This Year...



Music Download

Music-download sites give life to rival players...



Recruitment Kiosk

Call center unveils automated recruitment kiosk...



All-in-one Touch Computer

Elo TouchSystems Introduces AllinOne Touchcomputer...



September 17, 2004

CD Downloads

9 out of 10 cats prefer CDs to downloads...



September 15, 2004

Amazon Search Engine

Amazon shows off its A9 baby -- Users can store bookmarks online...



Embeddable RFID Readers

ThingMagic and WJ Communications introduce low-cost multiprotocol RFID readers for installation in label encoders and printers and other devices....



Casino Kiosks

Las Vegas Moving to Ban Payday Loan Kiosks?...



Handheld Kiosks

New Kiosk Software for iPaq...



Research reports

Francie/Summit Issues New Retail Kiosk Report...



Music Downloads

Music download spawns new business...



September 14, 2004

DVD Machines

New DVD, video game rental game kiosks debut...



September 07, 2004

PMA Photo Kiosk Scores

Photo Kiosk Shoot-Out...



September 03, 2004

Thin Client Software

Windows Terminal Services comes bundled with Windows Server 2003. Citrix costs extra. Here’s why you might consider paying the piper....



Kiosks and Audio

CRM Daily article on why Kiosks Should Hold Their Tongues...