BYNDL launches mobile payment for vending machines

Seattle-based provider of mobile managed services BYNDL Inc. is rolling out a mobile payment and customer engagement platform for vending machines.

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Apple unveils Apple Pay mobile wallet at iPhone launch event

Apple Pay, which is set to launch in the U.S. in October, uses a secure element in the phone to store card information. It eliminates the need for a mag stripe, instead generating a single-use, unique number for each transaction.

Can self-service fix auto repair and win the next generation?

Michael Risich of Bolt On Technology on how kiosk and self-service technologies are changing body shops and the role they can play in attracting Millennials.

CONNECT Summit to delve into the evolving impact of mobile

Nikki Baird, Jack Philbin among the keynote speakers for the inaugural executive event.

Mobile and kiosks: One brand's touchpoint formula

Using mobile device and kiosk features, your brand can be integrated into nearly every phase of a consumer's day.

3 ways kiosks are changing transportation

Kiosks are providing massive opportunities for mass access to transit.

Wayfinding kiosks keep up with digitally-empowered consumers

Wayfinding kiosks have become more interactive and smartphone-friendly to meet the demands of consumers.

Is mobility a threat or an opportunity for self-service kiosks?

Mobile may threaten some kiosk functions, but could also offer new pathways to profit.

Panera 2.0 picks up self-service speed

The Panera Bread chain is embracing digital, kiosk and mobile ordering to speed in-and-out times, improve service.

Nikki Baird to give keynote on privacy at CONNECT summit

Top retail analyst Nikki Baird will explore rapidly advancing technology and consumer tolerance for being tracked.

Mobile-social-gamification apps key next-gen vending kiosks

Snack food giant Mondelez rolling out high-tech interactive vending kiosks with integrated mobile-social-gamification apps.

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SYNNEX to distribute Novatel Wireless products

San Diego-based Novatel Wireless Inc. has signed a distribution agreement with IT products distributor SYNNEX Corporation's MOBILITYSolv to offer the MiFi-powered SA 2100 M2M LTE gateway.

TeamViewer software enables remote support for B2B, kiosk apps

TeamViewer has released its new Software Development Kit designed to integrate remote support functionality with mobile apps.

Zapp strikes a pose at UK vending machines

TouchGo has partnered with the mobile payments service that has partnerships with HSBC, first direct, Nationwide, Santander and Metro Bank.

Kodak Alaris deploys retail kiosk solutions

With the celebration of its first anniversary, Cologne, Germany-based Kodak Alaris is launching a range of new products.

Robocoin chooses Fujitsu's biometrics for Bitcoin ATMs

Bitcoin and cash dispensing provider Robocoin announced today a partnership with Fujitsu to incorporate Fujitsu's PalmSecure biometrics into Robocoin kiosks.

NV3 website features kiosk and digital signage solutions

Baltimore's NV3 Technologies has launched its new website featuring mobile device-charging solutions and information about its free digital signage solutions.

Cellphone-recycling ecoATMs hit 3-million mark in cellphone recycling; 400 million to go

Cellphone recycling service provider ecoATM announced it reached the 3-million mark in kiosk collections of MP3 players, phones and tablets.

KioWare launches software for Android

KioWare announced the release of its Kioware for Android Version 3.3 product line, with Google Drive integration and smartphone capabilities.

PAYTOO adds nationwide bill-pay solution

PAYTOO Mobile Wallet announced its bill payment solution is available nationwide.

NCR wins best kiosk award, partnership with Globe Telecom

Philippines-based telecommunications provider Globe Telecom announced it is partnering with Duluth, Ga.-based NCR Corp. to install its self-service bill-pay technology in retail locations.

Parking kiosks expired before their time

The town of Palm Beach City, Fla., is planning to replace older parking kiosks with smarter ones

Portable phone chargers vended to Comic-Con fans

San Diego startup FuelRod is debuting its portable cellphone charger-vending kiosk at the city's convention center for this week's Comic-Con International Convention. For $20 comic fans can purchase a kit that comes with "rechargeable FuelRod, a charging cable and adapters...

Texas-based kiosk will try to save your wet phone

DryBox kiosk is giving Lewisville, Texas, mall-goers a chance to repair their wet phones, according to a Dallas News article.

Kiosk recycles phones for cash, aids in catching thieves

Jackson, Tenn.-based ecoATM is helping serve justice inside Old Hickory Mall , according to a wbbjtv.com article.     The phone-recycling kiosk was placed in the mall last July to offer visitors a place to recycle old phones for cash. While police believe the kiosk may attract criminals dumping stolen phones, it may also catch them.

Kiosk gets Toronto visitors involved in Pan Am, Parapan Games countdown

The city of Toronto is engaging visitors in the countdown to the Pan Am and Parapan Games next summer with an interactive kiosk and countdown clock, according to MediaCaster Magazine.  The Cisco Toronto 2015 Countdown clock displays the days and minutes until the Games, and beside it stands a kiosk with a digital media app and camera.

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The explosion in mobile smart phone technology has opened a new world of opportunity for businesses to serve their customers -- and for customers to serve themselves -- through these devices. Mobile self-service is only going to get bigger!