Innovation
March 18, 2013 – A video on AdvertisingAge.com shows Coca-Cola vending machines capable of connecting users, bound for not-so-friendly neighbouring countries. | READ MORE
March 15, 2013, California – The first 3D printer installed within a vending machine will roll out on the UC Berkeley campus later this month, giving anyone access to 3D printing technolog, writes DigitalTrends.com. | READ MORE
March 12, 2013 – With Hot Wheels the latest company to create a Twitter-powered vending machine, David Wolinsky at NBC Chicago wonders about the future of social media-powered vending machines. | READ MORE
March 7, 2013, Austin, Texas – Hashtag #BoldStage will power the interactivity on Doritos' concert stage, which is a 62-foot vending machine with a four-story LCD screen that will encourage people to tweet and showcase their photos at the South by Southwest interactive concert, writes Mashable.com. | READ MORE
March 6, 2013 – Instead of paying for a new Hot Wheels toy, how about receiving one for just tweeting about it? TrojanOne has teamed up with Hot Wheels and Chevrolet Canada to develop a Twitter-activated vending machine that does just that, writes PSFK.com. | READ MORE
March 1, 2013, Scotland – Reverse vending machines — which dish out cash when people deposit plastic bottles and aluminium cans — have been installed at Dundee University campus, according to the Courier. | READ MORE
Feb. 28, 2013 – When Coinstar's Redbox DVD-rental business lost momentum last year, investors may have flashed back to scenes from “Nightmare on Elm Street.” Now, the company has a plan to double its revenue in five years, writes Joan Solsman in a Wall Street Journal blog. | READ MORE
Feb. 27, 2013, Toronto – Torontoist.com rounds up the strangest – and coolest – vending machines in the city, including the BiblioMat, a machine that dispenses cotton candy, and a nostalgic machine vending retro baseball cards. | READ MORE
Feb. 25, 2013, Miamisburg, Ohio – The Hamilton JournalNews recently met with the team behind Innovative Vending Solutions, the firm behind customizable vending machines used by Jell-O Canada, Ikea and the NFL. | READ MORE
Feb. 22, 2013, New York City – Taxis in New York City may soon see vending machines in the back seat, with gum, mouthwash, cologne and other items available for purchase, writes Mashable. | READ MORE
Feb. 15, 2013, Vancouver – SandVault Group has developed a prototype of a bike helmet distribution machine for the city of Vancouver, and MetroNews.ca got a sneak peak of the machine. | READ MORE
Feb. 14, 2013 – For the last-minute shoppers looking for something to spoil their sweetheart, HomeGoesStrong.com has compiled a list of fancy vending machines selling Valentine's Day-worthy gifts. | READ MORE
Feb. 7, 2013, Boca Raton, Fla. – A vending machine that dispenses one to 10 grams of gold has popped up at a shopping centre in Florida, writes the Palm Beach Post. | READ MORE
Feb. 5, 2013, Calgary – All ticket vending machines at Calgary Transit CTrain stations are now able to accept both credit and debit cards as payment for tickets, reports BeaconNews.ca. | READ MORE
Jan. 25, 2013, London, U.K. – A vending machine packed with 32 beauty bags has launched at Harvey Nichols in London, according to the Telegraph. | READ MORE
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