November 30, 2004

Photo Kiosks Reviewed

Digital photo kiosks are dandy, but not all are created equal...



November 24, 2004

Stored Value Trends

Nice article on Touchpoints on SVS systems...



Music Label Goes Ringtone

Universal Music Group to Provide Master Ringtones to Verizon Wireless Customers...



November 23, 2004

Gift Card Metrics Rising

74% of shoppers expected to buy gift cards...



Polaroid Dropping Out

Job cuts at Polaroid follow failed kiosk play...



November 22, 2004

Printing at Kiosks and Online Trends

IDC predicts 69 percent of printed digital photos will emerge from home printers like H-P's. By 2007, that figure will fall to 42 percent...



November 19, 2004

IBN, DRM, and UDV in UK

Digital music download coin-op to offer 'all formats, all DRMs'...



November 16, 2004

Music Download and File Swapping

In another sign of the music industry's grudging embrace of file-swapping technology, Universal Music Group has agreed to license its 150,000-song catalog to Snocap, a San Francisco company started by Napster founder Shawn Fanning....



Debit Cards Are King Now

NRF: Debit Cards Pass Credit as Most Popular Payment Method this Holiday Season...



Music Download Swiss

Soft drink giant Coca-Cola has launched a Coca-Cola-branded music store in Switzerland, in collaboration with white-label digital music service provider ODS from Loudeye....



November 15, 2004

Electric Cooperative Services

Rural Electric Cooperative Provides Bill Payment, Prepaid and ATM Financial Kiosk Services to Cooperative Members and Community...



Music Downloading and Mark Cuban

Mark Cuban (Dallas Mavericks) Lays Out the Record Labels in his blog.....



Wal-Mart, and Predictive Technology

NY Times: What Wal-Mart Knows About Customers' Habits...



UK - Music goes public

UK group preps public digital music 'ATMs'...



Digital Photo Service to Web

Wal-Mart takes one-hour photo printing multi-channel with a web service. Wal-mart's partner in this endeavor is Fujifilm....



Mobile Phones and MP3 Predictions

MP3 players in mobile phones to lead trend by 2008...



November 12, 2004

WiMax Trail Blazing

Convergence - The Battle Between WISPs, Telco's, Cable and ISPs Takes Shape......



November 10, 2004

Card Technology to 2G

SanDisk’s budget 2GB Secure Digital card...



November 09, 2004

Legalese and VoIP

FCC Rules VOIP Not Subject to State Rules (big win for Vonage)...



S1 Buys Mosaic

S1 Acquires Mosaic Software for $37M today....



November 08, 2004

Security Scans Gone Too Far?

AN X-RAY machine that sees through air passengers’ clothes has been deployed by security staff at London’s Heathrow airport for the first time....



Christmas, Gift Cards and Retailers

Gift cards: Pieces of plastic spread joy, but not all are merry...



Tesco and Music Download

Tesco gets into music download game...



November 05, 2004

Self-Service Payoff

How Self-Service can payoff for business....



Prepaid Case Studies

As the category expands to include more offerings, retailers require a POSA solution. Nice article....



November 04, 2004

New Nokia Widescreen

In Tech news -- Nokia launches widescreen multi-media smart-phone...



November 02, 2004

Prepaid Product Rollcall

In the prepaid arena, there are several contenders for ‘most popular...



DVD Dual Layer Burn

NEC ND-3500A 4x DVD-dual layer burner reviewed...



November 01, 2004

Airport Checkin and Biometrics

Santiago Airport in Chile, recently opened 60 checkpoint kiosks utilizing biometric security software...



The Jukebox CellPhone

Dial M for Music -- After the success of the iPod, the mobile industry wants to make your cell phone a roving jukebox (TIME)...



Internet Cafes & China

China Shuts Down 1,600 Internet Cafes...