Category: Automated Retail in the Media

“MasterCard’s Priceless Surprises Vending Machine Dispenses Prizes For Tweets At SXSW” by Emily Jed, Vending Times

AUSTIN, TX — MasterCard and news blog Mashable have teamed up to woo technology startups attending this week’s South By Southwest music festival by giving them free prizes from a tweet-activated vending machine. Instead of snacks or sodas, the machine dispenses prizes ranging from 250 one-on-one introductory phone calls with leading technology executives to computer… Read more »

“Attendees as Mass Marketers” by Michael C. Lowe, Meetings & Conventions

Not too long ago, event designers and their clients had to rely on traditional press to get the word out. “Whichever reporter showed up would be the eyes and ears for the rest of the public, and that was pretty much it,” says Cara Kleinhaut, left, owner and founder of Los Angeles-based Caravents. “Now with… Read more »

“Top 3 Awkward Moments From CES 2014” by Armand Valdes, Mashable

Drop the world’s top techies in a Las Vegas convention center and you’ll see a ton of cool innovations and awe-inspiring technologies. You’ll also get some pretty awkward encounters. We sent YouTube star Lamarr Wilson to CES to see if he could find the most awkward moments of the week. Check out the video above… Read more »

“The 3 Biggest Trends of CES 2014” by Sarah Stokes, Real Touch Media

Red Touch Media attended the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, NV this week. CES is one of the largest stages for advancements in technology and electronics in the world. Companies gather from across the globe to display and sell their newest products, as well as keep an eye on the competition. At this… Read more »

“Ohio recognizes local veteran-owned company” by Dayton Daily News

The Ohio Secretary of State’s office is recognizing a local, veteran-owned company. Innovative Vending Solutions, of West Carrollton, has been included recently as one of the Secretary of State’s Ohio Business Profile honorees. In the month of November, the secretary’s office sets aside its business profiles to feature companies led by veterans. Patrick McDonald, Innovative… Read more »