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Picks are the most newsworthy of articles posts on the site.

Kiosk Industry is the news engine for the Kiosk Manufacturer Association or KMA which is a global, cause-based, not-for-profit organization focused on better self-service for customers and employees through kiosks and information technology (IT). Kiosk Industry Association leads efforts to optimize self-service engagements and engagement outcomes using information technology such as kiosks.

Predicting the future of kiosks – KMC & RedyRef

The first kiosk debuted at a university in the 1970s, before Windows was even created. Kiosks have had an interesting past, and with the onset of marijuana and telehealth kiosks, its future may prove equally interesting. Picture from Kiosk Industry website marijuana industry article.

Source: www.kioskmarketplace.com

Good short piece by KMC/Cooper with commentary from Ben Wheeler of RedyRef.  Calls out the marijuana Jane kiosk (not made by RedyRef).  Healthcare with its pharmacy vending and telemedicine. We are big fans of telehealth. Finally tablet kiosks (especially Windows tablets). Not sure that is going to happen but you never know.

Virtual Concierge Kiosk – Ponzi scheme case

A Jupiter-based Virtual Concierge business was either a Ponzi scheme that defrauded 1,800 investors out of $81 million or it was a legitimate enterprise started by an innovator with a great idea.

Those were the two scenarios 14 jurors heard Tuesday in attorneys’ closing arguments in federal court in West Palm Beach.  Joseph Signore,…

Source: protectingyourpocket.blog.palmbeachpost.com

The Signores’ company JCS Enterprises, and Schumack’s firm TBTI sold 22,547 kiosks to investors. The kiosks were to be placed at hotels and other venues to provide people information and coupons and allow them to access services such as remotely ordering food.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Steve Carlton told jurors, “I told you this was a case about lying to people in order to get their money. I told you it was all one big fat lie.”

Carlton said the two “big lies” investors were told was that electronic kiosks they purchased for about $3,000 each would be placed in various venues such as casinos and that investors would receive $300 a month for 36 months from advertising revenue.

In reality, Carlton said, testimony during the trial that lasted over a month showed that only 182 of the Virtual Concierge machines were manufactured and only 84 were ever in operation. The company started in 2011 had a mere $21,000 in advertising revenues.

3D Printing Kiosk Best Buy

ROBO 3D brings eye-catching 3D printing kiosks to Best Buy retail stores Nov 11, 2015 | By Kira  —  LINK TO ARTICLE Though we’ve recently seen some major retail names including Staples and Lowe’s enter the 3D printing consumer market, it’s clear that they were just at the forefront of a massive global movement. Next in line to… Read More »

Kiosk Software OS Test Drive KioWare

KioWare Chrome for Windows The transition from IE to Chrome is something on the minds of many businesses and our new software simplifies that transition for kiosks. While this may sound like a small piece of the pie, Chrome’s overwhelming market dominance (50.4% according to Statcounter 7/2015) and the developer preference for Chrome, mean that kiosk software must… Read More »

Fourwinds Forward

Four Winds Forward Conference – pics and thoughts We spent a couple of days last week at the Four Winds Forward conference and it was a great time. It helped having known Four Winds from when they were $4M company out in Aurora to the Mansion to Huron and now to big brand new shiny offices right in middle of downtown Denver.  David Levin continues to hit all the right notes. Starting with the Four Winds App store.  Available to customers it basically leverages much of the customization, plugins,

Source: lightclient.com

China Kiosk Show

SHANGHAI, Oct. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The 12th China International Self-service, Kiosk & Vending Show, held concurrently with iFair 2015, ran from September 16-18, and drew over 22,000 attendees and 250 exhibitors. The show was organized by Shanghai UBM Sinoexpo International Exhibition Co., Ltd and the Shanghai Multi-media Industry Association, co-organized by Shanghai Tiansheng Exhibition Service Co., Ltd,… Read More »

Corrections – ACA Trade Show Wrap

The American Correctional Association (ACA) just held their convention at Indianapolis August  14th.  The correctional industry is led by a couple of large companies such as GTL, Securus, Telmate and Keefe Commissary to name some.  Prison inmate video visitation, booking kiosks, medical care (via ACA), education, family deposits, email and entertainment are just some of the channels and all… Read More »

ATM Market Growth Positive

A million new ATMs installed in the last five years       The worldwide ATM installed base grew 7% in 2014, to reach three million units, according to RBR’s newly published Global ATM Market and Forecasts to 2020 report. This comes just five years after the two million mark was passed, and RBR forecasts that the four… Read More »

Human Resources / Employee Self Service Software

New content from PROVISIO Lock-down your Windows computer or kiosks to your HR portal with SiteKiosk. Your HR department will love how easy employee management can be! Human Resources / Employee Self Service We wanted to supply a dedicated endpoint that had an engaging attract screen, and simple button-based options for ease of operation and user-friendliness. Tom Kentish… Read More »

Fintech universal banking model: 3 strategic questions

Thanks to Kirk at ARCA and also Innopay with original article   Fintech is unbundling the universal banking model: three strategic questions to answer Mounaim Cortet,  Douwe Lycklama Payments,  Article 31-08-2015 In the ‘universal model’ banks typically offer a broad product portfolio in retail, private, commercial, investment and transaction banking, along with wealth and asset management and insurance. This… Read More »