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HealthSpot kiosks are designed for supermarkets, pharmacies, and healthcare facility waiting rooms.board includes former Cleveland Clinic CEO Floyd Loop and Cardinal Health SVP Christi has pursued a partnership-heavy strategy, most recently teaming up with MedAvail Technologies, a company making telepharmacy kiosks, in January. The agreement will initially allow the two companies to co-locate their kiosks, so that a customer can get a prescription from a HealthSpot physician and immediately pick it up at a MedAvail kiosk. In the future, the technology might be integrated into a single has also campaigned for telehealth reimbursement legislation in Ohio, culminating in the signing of Ohio House Bill 123 last January. The law will make it easier for telehealth care in Ohio to be reimbursed by Medicare.
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PORTLAND, Ore. (Mar. 27, 2014) - InComm, a leading prepaid product and transaction services company, today announced the launch of Corporate B2B Store. The turnkey ecommerce solution helps brands sell their own gift cards to their corporate and promotions clients. It enables individual and bulk fulfillment of both digital and physical cards, as well as management and reporting of the gift card program, all through one platform. 

LAS VEGAS -- Amazon, the company that defined the world of online commerce, is venturing further into the world of physical retail -- experimenting with standalone, automated "Kindle Kiosk" vending machines in selected airports and shopping malls.

The machines sell everything from the $379 Kindle Fire HDX to a $20 Kindle PowerFast adapter, in addition to Kindle e-readers and covers. Powered by Zoom Systems

MANTUA TOWNSHIP, N.J. -- Wawa Inc.'s recently announced plan to expand availability of automated lottery kiosks in New Jersey has Garden State mom-and-pop convenience retailers worried, reported

Amid Drone Talk, Amazon Has Real Robots

Amazon got a lot of ink for its sci-fi drone delivery idea this week, but a more real and immediate robot effort underway in the Seattle retailer's warehouses could save it as much as $916 million a year, according to one analyst.BN-AR809_kivasy_E_20131206191243.jpg

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With two national retailers, Staples (SPLS) and RadioShack (RSH), pulling the plug on's (AMZN) Locker program, it's easy to wonder why either decided to experiment in the first place.
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Explanation of Bitcoin by Cringely

Well known glogger takes on the challenge and explaining basis for Bitcoin and his doubts about it.bitcoin-logo-3d-300x300.jpg

Omnichannel requires a robotic solution

292px-Rayna_Kapec.jpgA true robot would have mobility, vision, and a prehensile grasp like any primate. At the moment, there's no such machine out there.

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SUMMARY: Gadget recycling startup ecoATM is being acquired by Outerwall (the former Coinstar) for $350 million in cash, in a move that could significantly grow its network of recycling kiosks in the malls of the world.
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Retail and the future of touch marketing

The convergence of online and offline represents a big opportunity for retailers and brands that can see past the confusing threat of mobile showrooming.
The latest retail trends were discussed at the Bloomberg Next Big Thing Summit in Half Moon Bay this week, pulling the curtain back on a retail world where technology and old-fashioned brick and mortar come together to satisfy a consumers' 
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 very need and whim. The Bay Area is on the frontline of this retail shake-up, with many companies testing new products and services here and Silicon Valley entrepreneurs leading the way in new retail technology.
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Will Coinstar Become Outerwall?

BELLEVUE, WA -- Coinstar Inc. said it will seek approval to change its name to Outerwall Inc. at its stockholders meeting on June 27. The company's core businesses -- Redbox and Coinstar -- will retain their current brand names.
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CORONA, Calif., April 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AVT, Inc. (OTC Markets: AVTC) (, a technology leader in developing automated retailing systems, customized kiosks and micro-stores, announced that they have entered into a 10-year exclusive licensing agreement with Utique, Inc. - a San Francisco based innovator of retail automation technologies and operator of U*tique Shop automated stores. 
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Google's Same-Day Delivery Pilot A Shot at Amazon?

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ontinues to move beyond Internet search in the San Francisco area with a pilot program called Google Shopping Express. The project allows local residents to order items from participating retailers, including Toys "R" Us, Target, Walgreens, Staples, American Eagle Outfitters, Nob Hill Foods, Blue Bottle Coffee and more as well as items from multiple stores.
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For Coinstar CEO, no time to ease into new job

New Coi
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nstar Chief Executive Scott Di Valerio takes over the Bellevue-based company amid tough questions on Wall Street: Is Coinstar's all-important Redbox movie DVD business past its prime? And can its new Rubi coffee-vending machines succeed where others have failed?
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April 8, 2013 - Ensuring package control through order placement, shipping, delivery, and notification to purchaser as well as shipper, parcel delivery system employs combination of bar code tracking, cellular technologies, RFID master access, and texting or emailing. System is specifically designed to meet needs of retailers and internet companies that deal with delivery of products through central pick up point.
Here they
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 come...Amazon already has 2 day, then Google goes same day. Now Google adopts Amazon's escalation into lockers and substation delivery. There might be hope for our post offices after all
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Company Profile - KIVA Systems

solutions-upper-mock.pngUsing hundreds of autonomous mobile robots and sophisticated control software, the Kiva Mobile-robotic Fulfillment System enables extremely fast cycle times with reduced labor requirements, from receiving to picking to shipping.
Article highlighting Bsquare lead developer for Intel and multiple intelligent vending products. 
AirVend_screen.jpgPROVO, UT -- Newcomer AirVend, based here, is offering a touchscreen solution for vending machines. It is designed to enhance the POS experience and ease compliance with government product content disclosure rules.

S.F. library eyes laptop-lending kiosks

The library wants to earmark $99,500 in its upcoming budget to purchase three laptop lending kiosks that would boost the number of available computers and remove the human element from the current system where librarians check out portable computers to patrons for inside use. The kiosk pilot program would start in July if the funds are approved.

Best Buy automated retail now in Vancouver airport

best-buy-logo.gifBest Buy Express offers more than 60 product skus including headphones, chargers, MP3 players, iPods, travel adaptors, tablets and more. As new products are introduced into the stores and online, they are also brought into Best Buy Express machines to ensure customers and travellers have the best, most up-to-date technology options.

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Drexel University vending machines dispense Macbooks to students

Public Kiosks Lockers for IPads & Tablet rental borrow.

Manhattan NY article on iPad & tablet rental. That concept has been explored before based in airports and other high footfall traffic areas.  Here is photo of Powerport unit built five years ago for precisely that..(ipad laptop rental). Click to enlarge the image.powerport.jpg

Interview with Mark Bowles of ecoATM

From Fox Business News -- EcoATM founder Mark Bowles weighs in on his kiosk business.

Kiosks Give Cash for Your Cell Phone

3:14 - Ecoatm founder Mark Bowles weighs in on his kiosk business.

New marijuana autoretail automated retail dispensing machine come to Washington and soon Colorado.  Stock price of company thru the roof.

AVT, Intel team to transform intelligent vending

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AVT continues it's press barrage with announcement it will integrate Intel products into their automated retail systems, touting that the partnership will position the companies at the forefront of the future of intelligent vending. This on the heels of busiest trading day ever of its stock in December, a caviar dispensing customer featured on ABC News, and the vending report noting record growth for the industry.
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