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With 300 Kiosks In 20 States, Device Recycler EcoATM Secures $40M In Debt Financing To Go Nationwide

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You know those mobile devices that everyone keeps raving about? Turns out it’s a huge business. Shocker, I know. Strategy Analytics recently estimated that about 1.6 billion mobile phones shipped in 2012. What’s more, according to Canalys’ report today, the tablet market grew by 75 percent in the fourth quarter...
With 300 Kiosks In 20 States, Device Recycler EcoATM Secures $40M In Debt Financing To Go Nationwide

MBTA and Masabi team up for first smartphone rail ticketing system in the US, launching in Boston this fall

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In Boston this fall, you won't need to keep up with your train ticket anymore -- as long as you don't leave your smartphone at home. The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) and Masabi have joined forces to bring a rail ticketing to handheld devices via iPhone, Android and...
MBTA and Masabi team up for first smartphone rail ticketing system in the US, launching in Boston this fall
Sorry We Missed You: YC-Backed BufferBox Solves The Problem Of Missing Packages

Samsung’s interactive Galaxy S III posters begin to surface [Photo]

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Samsung let New Yorkers experience the all-new Galaxy S III at a release event in Manhattan earlier this week, but it seemed the company’s primary goal was to announce a fresh, cutting-edge marketing campaign for its latest Android offering. “We are launching the biggest marketing campaign in Samsung’s history,” bragged Chief...
Samsung’s interactive Galaxy S III posters begin to surface [Photo]

Video game-inspired restaurant lets you eat brains and drink vaccines

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Continuing the gamer geek theme from my post about the Nintendo belt buckle, it seems that Capcom has raised the bar. The Japanese video game company has launched the Capcom Bar in Tokyo, including gaming-inspired food and gaming kiosks…in case you have a few minutes to spare between courses. On...
Video game-inspired restaurant lets you eat brains and drink vaccines
Ron Johnson's brand-oriented boutiques couldn't save JC Penney. Is Best Buy any different?

Warner, Redbox agree to 28 day delay on disc rentals, UltraViolet support for Redbox Instant

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Redbox and Warner Bros. were at odds in January when Warner wanted to extend the window before discs hit kiosks to 56 days, but now the two have come to an agreement that keeps it at a 28 day delay. When their previous deal expired Redbox said it would...
Warner, Redbox agree to 28 day delay on disc rentals, UltraViolet support for Redbox Instant

Y Combinator Company Swapbox Launches And Aims To Pick Up Where Bufferbox Left Off

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You know the drill, you order something from your favorite site and you can’t wait to get the package. Like a blogger normal person, you go to work and hope that the package is there when you get home. That hope slowly turns into worry as you picture your valuable...
Y Combinator Company Swapbox Launches And Aims To Pick Up Where Bufferbox Left Off

reKiosk Digitally Recreates The Independent Bookstore and Record Store Experience

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While ebooks and digital music are becoming the dominant way of consuming books and songs, only a few digital retailers have become important players in this space. reKiosk is trying to bring to the web the buying experience that was lost along the way thanks to a service that promotes...
reKiosk Digitally Recreates The Independent Bookstore and Record Store Experience

Google announces $249 Samsung Chromebook, available starting next week

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Google has just announced that is releasing a brand new Chromebook next week hoping for viability in the laptop marketplace. Sundar Pinchai, SVP of Chrome and Apps, said that this new device will be available for $249 with orders beginning to take place next week. Additionally, the company will be...
Google announces $249 Samsung Chromebook, available starting next week

Redbox To Acquire NCR, Blockbuster Express For Up To $100 Million, Boast "More Locations Than McDonald's And Starbucks Combined"

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Coinstar, the company behind DVD-kiosk service Redbox, today announced it had acquired NCR for as much as $100 million. NCR, once the central rival to Redbox through its Blockbuster Express brand, operates thousands of kiosks which will now come under Redbox and Coinstar's control. The announcement comes on the...
Redbox To Acquire NCR, Blockbuster Express For Up To $100 Million, Boast "More Locations Than McDonald's And Starbucks Combined"

Tomorrowland Today: Disney MagicBand Unlocks New Guest Experience for Park Goers

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Walt Disney once said, “We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” So, I’d imagine he’d be pleased to see that the company he founded is heeding his words and heading down a new path. Soon,...
Tomorrowland Today: Disney MagicBand Unlocks New Guest Experience for Park Goers
eBay Experiments With A New Way To Get You To Sell Your Junk (EBAY)

Coinstar feels pinch from Netflix, considering name change to Outerwall

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Bellevue-based Coinstar, which operates coin counting and movie rental kiosks, is considering a corporate name change to Outerwall. The new name is meant to “signify innovation and pushing the walls of retail out into a new dimension through current and future automated retail solutions,” the company noted in a press...
Coinstar feels pinch from Netflix, considering name change to Outerwall

Store Wars: Snappy Snaps and Jessops

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Each week we look at retailers in the same sector. This week we focus on photography shops Snappy Snaps and JessopsEach week we look at two shops competing in the same sector, and review what they are offering customers: from how helpful the staff are to the best bargains on...
Store Wars: Snappy Snaps and Jessops

Warner Bros. Signs Up As First Studio Partner For Redbox Instant By Verizon, Gets 28-Day Delay For DVD Rentals

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Redbox and Verizon are moving closer to the launch of a new streaming service to compete with Netflix, Amazon Prime Instant Video, and other online video companies. Today, they announced that they signed up their first studio partner: Warner Bros., which as part of the deal also worked out a...
Warner Bros. Signs Up As First Studio Partner For Redbox Instant By Verizon, Gets 28-Day Delay For DVD Rentals

London police can now download the contents of your phone in seconds

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If you’re arrested around London anytime soon, watch out: the Metropolitan Police has distributed kiosks to 16 borough precincts that will allow them to extract data from your mobile device within minutes.Officials hope this will enable them to respond quicker to situations like last July’s riots. Police suspected that Research...
London police can now download the contents of your phone in seconds

Goodbye, checkout lines: QThru launches app to make shopping easier

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QThru puts a new spin on the self-checkout kiosks at grocery stores and today the Seattle startup launched its mobile app. Available on both iOS and Android, the app is a mobile shopping platform that is intended to make in-store shopping more convenient by allowing people to shop, scan, get deals, and...
Goodbye, checkout lines: QThru launches app to make shopping easier

Blockbuster Express Now Supports Online Rentals

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Back in December I reviewed the movie kiosk service Blockbuster Express. The kiosks have been popping up all over NYC (this morning I noticed one in Gristedes supermarket). What’s great about the Blockbuster Express machines is that you can rent from one machine and return at another machine. The rentals...
Blockbuster Express Now Supports Online Rentals

Verizon and Redbox join forces on new video rental service

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Verizon and Redbox are teaming up on a new video rental service that will directly compete with Netflix, both companies announced in a joint statement today. The new service will allow people to access streaming video through Verizon, while also taking advantage of Redbox’s DVD & Blu-ray rental Kiosks....
Verizon and Redbox join forces on new video rental service
With Its New Liquipod, Liquipel Hopes To Make Your Gadgets Water-Resistant While You Wait

Microsoft's Xbox Live gets Redbox Instant in exclusive deal

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Microsoft’s Xbox group and Redbox parent Coinstar are just down the road from one another, so maybe this shouldn’t be a surprise. The new Redbox Instant by Verizon streaming service will be available “in the very near future” on Microsoft’s Xbox Live, according to a post today by Larry Hryb,...
Microsoft's Xbox Live gets Redbox Instant in exclusive deal

Redbox Instant by Verizon launches its $8/month Netflix rival this month, with 3 majors on board

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Redbox Instant by Verizon, a joint venture between Redbox and Verizon Communications, has just unveiled more specifics around the soon-to-launch service, with various deals in place with major Hollywood studios, channels and device manufacturers. Redbox Instant will launch as a beta service this month, landing with an $8.00 per-month subscription...
Redbox Instant by Verizon launches its $8/month Netflix rival this month, with 3 majors on board

Redbox deal with Universal keeps DVDs, Blu-rays on 28-day delay through 2014

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So far, Redbox has maintained that it's only willing to delay rentals of new releases a maximum of one month, but while Warner pushes for a longer window the rental kiosk chain has reached an agreement with Universal Studios Home Entertainment. The new deal keeps the delay window at...
Redbox deal with Universal keeps DVDs, Blu-rays on 28-day delay through 2014

RIM eyes further success in Southeast Asia with “aggressive” retail expansion plans

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RIM is looking to build on its popularity in key markets in Southeast Asia by massively increasing its sales presence in Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand, according to a Bloomberg report. Speaking at the Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona, RIM’s head in Southeast Asia — Gregory Wade — revealed it...
RIM eyes further success in Southeast Asia with “aggressive” retail expansion plans

Microsoft reveals Windows Embedded 8 and Windows Embedded Compact 2013 road map

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You, the consumer, probably don't care too much about Windows Embedded 8 and Windows Embedded Compact 2013. But businesses and OEMs, they're pretty psyched. The next generation of Microsoft's light-weight OS offerings will bring the improved touch and gesture support of Windows 8 to low power platforms like car...
Microsoft reveals Windows Embedded 8 and Windows Embedded Compact 2013 road map

Redbox Won't Cave To Warner Bros. Demands; Will Buy WB DVDs From Other Sources And Rent Them

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With all the talk of movie studios trying to create a new window between DVD releases for sales, and DVD releases for rentals, it's sometimes forgotten that Redbox tried to fight this fight a few years ago... and ended up in a big legal battle with the studios, before caving...
Redbox Won't Cave To Warner Bros. Demands; Will Buy WB DVDs From Other Sources And Rent Them
Exclusive no more: 'Rayman Legends' for Wii U delayed, headed to Xbox and PS3

On-demand movie streaming service Redbox Instant is now available on LG Smart TVs

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On-demand movie streaming service Redbox Instant, a joint venture between Redbox and Verizon Communications, is now available on LG’s Smart TV platform. Over 40 models are supported at launch, allowing users to connect to the service and start watching content without any additional hardware or set-top boxes. Redbox announced the...
On-demand movie streaming service Redbox Instant is now available on LG Smart TVs

Redbox pays $100 million for NCR's Blockbuster Express

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Netflix snubs DVDs while Redbox doubles down on movie discs. Redbox gets more than 10,000 Blockbuster Express kiosks....
Redbox pays $100 million for NCR's Blockbuster Express
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