April 28, 2005

Wal-Mart Custom Burning CDs

Wal-Mart had the misfortune of scheduling the launch of its new service on the same day as the release of Rhapsody 3.0. Wal-Mart’s new custom CDs were relegated to the sidelines, which is perhaps where they will stay. Wal-Mart has...



Kiosk Statistics

Self-service and self-checkout is growing in multiple markets, with Frost & Sullivan noting sales of interactive kiosks to have totaled USD 492 million globally in 2004, up 6 per cent on 2003 totals. Kiosk sales are predicted to see an...



April 26, 2005

Airport Internet Kiosks by ZD Net

Airport kiosks not showing Windows’ best hand by ZDNet's David Berlind -- Of the many character roles played by Windows, the one that probably gets the least coverage is its use in public as the underlying technology behind embedded applications...



April 25, 2005

Self-service trends

Self-service kiosks and self-checkout are among the hottest products in the integrated systems industry group. The sector includes companies making specialized computer systems for a host of vertical markets, such as banking and finance, government, broadcasting, retail and restaurants....



Best Buy Proving Customer Centric Model

The customer-centric strategy started last year at consumer electronics retailer Best Buy will be turned up in 2005, the company says. And in the process, it could change the entire competitive retail landscape....



April 22, 2005

ExxonMobil Touchscreens

Exxon Mobil Corp. has selected Gilbarco Veeder-Root's Passport, a touchscreen point-of-sale system, for all of its Exxon-branded company-operated stores that have Gilbarco forecourt equipment....



April 17, 2005

Virgin Customers Burning Music CDs From Websites

Virgin Megastore customers will be checking out Internet music along with the rest of their CDs this fall. Virgin Entertainment Group launched a new kiosk service Thursday that will allow in-store customers to burn Internet music onto CDs for purchase....



April 16, 2005

Still Cameras Running Out of Steam?

The digital camera market is running out of steam, according to research from Strategy Analytics, which has recorded a surge in demand for camera phones. It seems demand for camera phones could hit demand for digital cameras with the major...



Data Security Heats Up

In light of recent incidents of identity theft, retailers are rushing to meet stricter computer-security standards for their consumer data by June 30. The deadline was set by a group of credit card associations, including VISA USA and MasterCard International,...



April 14, 2005

Download that Oldtime Religion

(Portland, OR – April 13, 2005) During a press conference on April 12, the world’s largest provider of Christian music licensing launched a web service dedicated exclusively to family-friendly music downloads. Providing a web outlet for an ever-growing genre...



April 12, 2005

UK Music Provider Dumps OD2

UK music retailer HMV is to ditch its digital music partner Loudeye subsidiary OD2 in favour of MusicNet, it emerged last night....



April 11, 2005

Imitating technology not always the best idea

Often secondary are decisions based on whether the technology is a strong fit for the company, its workers and its goals, says the report by The Center for Hospitality Research at Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration....



Holographic Keyboard Technology

Have you ever wished you could change television channels or dial a car phone with just a wave of your hand? Or that you could be 100 percent sure your doctor has clean hands?...



April 10, 2005

Scocap and Music Distribution

Nice article on Shawn Fanning (Napster founder) and Scocap and how they are trying to change the way music is distributed, and priced....



April 09, 2005

POS Spending Exceeds $6.5B

The convenience store segment, along with various retail industries including grocery, QSR and supercenters, dedicated a large amount of IT dollars and time to upgrading and installing new POS equipment in 2004, according to a study done by IHL Consulting...



C-Stores and Digital Signage

Circle K Stores Inc., a division of Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc., has signed a contract with WMD Holdings Group Inc. to deploy Navitouch units in Circle K convenience stores throughout the company's West Coast regions. Read more...



Demographic Research - Men and Games

Men spend more money on video games than they do on music, research group Nielsen Entertainment said on Thursday, lending credence to a growing belief that video games are displacing other forms of media for the attention of young men....



April 08, 2005

Taxi self-service terminal

John Lazar, President of Luxor Cabs, demonstrates the online capabilities in one of his "interactive taxis," where passengers can access news, make restaurant reservations and even purchase movie tickets from the back seat of a cab....



Card Printer with Magstripe and SmartCard

Datacard Group Launches New Datacard SP Series card printer...



April 07, 2005

Internet Kiosk and Ponzi

FTC Charges Marketers of “Internet Kiosk” Business Opportunity with Using Bogus Sales Tactics...



April 06, 2005

Spend on Mobile Music ringtones

UK youngsters increasing spend on mobile music...



Electronic Deposit Via Kiosk

Wells Fargo also offers a service to customers with existing scanning equipment that lets them make deposits by sending a standardized file to the bank. Retailer 7-Eleven Inc. began testing the bank's Electronic Deposit in October through its network of...



Napster Subscription Numbers

Napster Releases Growth Numbers...



Airline quality expected to keep declining

As morale and manpower have declined across the airline industry, things are likely to get worse than better, especially at the troubled legacy carriers, the co-author of an academic study of airline quality released Monday said....