“Pizza ATMs? Art-o-mats? Vending machines deliver more than snacks, soda” by Allison Ward, The Columbus Dispatch

Last month, an upscale marketplace in San Francisco announced that it had begun selling baguettes in a vending machine, offering fresh and toasty bread at the push of a few buttons. More recently, the nation’s first “pizza ATM” arrived at Xavier University, setting off a flurry of news coverage and social-media buzz. Indeed, hot “artisan”… Read more »

“D-Backs add Twitter vending machine during select games at Chase Field” by Alexa D’Angelo, Phoenix Business Journal

If you’re looking to win prizes at the next Diamondback’s game, it’s now as simple as sending a tweet. The Arizona Diamondbacks have added a Twitter vending machine, sponsored by Manzanita Sol, that will give D-backs fans a chance to win themed prizes by tweeting a specific hashtag. The vending machine will be set up… Read more »

“JetBlue Adds Detroit as the Next Destination for Its ‘Soar with Reading’ Free Book Vending Machine Initiative” from Business Wire

  Free Book Vending Machine Also Returns to Washington, D.C. Area In Partnership With Random House Children’s Books Soar with Reading Welcomes Celebrity Ambassadors Actress Victoria Justice and Athlete Justin Upton Public Can Choose the Next City to Receive Books in Online #BookBattle   NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–JetBlue’s (Nasdaq:JBLU) award-winning Soar with Reading program launched today… Read more »

“Current And Future Trends In Vending Machines” by Bruce Y. Lee, Forbes

Current trends are likely to make future vending machines quite different. For example, the ‘TWEET FOR TREATS’ vending machine dispenses products based on Tweets. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for PEOPLE) Vending machines have long been a convenient and relatively low cost method of delivering food and drink. They have also been a source of… Read more »

“Teams giving gifts in exchange for 140 characters through Twitter Vending Machines” by Devin Beahm, Sporting News

At more and more sports venues across the country, all that stands between fans and free team swag is 140 characters and the send button. Over the past year, sports teams and organizations have taken the technology space by storm by trotting out Twitter Vending Machines to not only engage fans, but to allow for… Read more »

“ALDS Game #3 Between Royals & AL Wild Card Winner to Air Exclusively on MLB Network” from Salina Post

October 6, 2015 – MLB Network will exclusively televise Game Two of the American League Division Series featuring the Texas Rangers at Toronto Blue Jays with Bob Costas, Jim Kaat, Harold Reynolds and Ken Rosenthal on the call this Friday, October 9 at 12:30 p.m. ET, live from Rogers Centre. The telecast will be available… Read more »

“Denver Broncos Hop On Board The Twitter Vending Machine Trend” from Sport Techie

Last Sunday afternoon, the Denver Broncos debuted the NFL’s first Twitter-powered vending machine. Sponsored by Bud Light, the vending machine prompts fans to tweet a specific message and a unique hashtag, after which it dispenses a special prize. The machine vends 200 prizes, including ticket upgrades, merchandise, skis signed by former quarterback Jake Plummer, and… Read more »

“Fans win N.J. Devils prizes by feeding vending machine with tweets” by Jessica Mazzola, NJ.com

NEWARK — Quarters are so 20th Century. Prize-seeking fans at Newark’s Gateway Center Wednesday played a vending machine with a tweet, and were rewarded with some New Jersey Devils prizes. The “Twitter Vending Machine” was set up by the team and manned by defenseman Jon Merrill. Fans who tweeted a selfie with the player at the… Read more »