Newsburger -- a compendium of news snippets from around the world related to kiosks.

Retail Deals
Turner Broadcasting System and the Simon Property Group struck a
deal to develop a private TV entertainment network that targets
shoppers frequenting Simon's malls, showcasing kiosks that feature
programming from Turner nets, including CNN, TNT and Cartoon
November 22, 1999
[Cable Europe, 41 words]

Pacific Softworks Announces Agreement With TouchVision to
Build Low-Cost Embedded Internet Kiosks
Pacific Softworks Inc. , a leading developer of embedded Internet and
Web software, today announced that it has formed a strategic
alliance with TouchVision Inc., a leading developer of Internet-
enabled kiosks based in Seal Beach, Calif. 
November 23, 1999
[Business Wire, 644 words]

Rural German Village Embraces E-Commerce with `Virtual`
Shopping via an NCR Kiosk NCR Solution Puts Groceries at Residents`
Fingertips <>
Their town no longer has its own supermarket, but residents of a rural
German village now shop at a "virtual" store thanks to NCR
Corporation and Edeka-Germany's leading grocer and one of Europe's
largest cooperative retail groups. 
November 23, 1999
[PR Newswire, 781 words]

NetPack's Kiosk Plan for Malls Fulfills Distribution for Small- and
Medium-Sized Internet Software Firms
"We have received hundreds of inquiries since the release of the new
NetPack RE-commerce system," stated Nicole Perez, vice president of
sales & marketing. 
November 23, 1999
[Business Wire, 249 words]

Wherehouse Music said last week that it will invest $20 million in
music, games and video e-tailer CheckOut.com in a move to replace
its current e-commerce Web site. 
November 26, 1999
[Daily Variety, 98 words]

PAYPHONE customers are being offered free calls - provided they
listen to an advert first. To make a call worth 10p for no charge, they
press a red button and are given a choice of hearing a 30-second
message from one of three firms. 
November 22, 1999
[McCarthy Files, 523 words]

Samsung began 4th-quarter HDTV promotion in conjunction with
Tweeter Home 
Samsung began 4th-quarter HDTV promotion in conjunction with
Tweeter Home Entertainment Group. Promotion includes radio ads
running through Jan. and in-store displays asking customers "Are You
Getting the Big Picture?" as well as kiosks offering HDTV demos. 
November 23, 1999
[Communications Daily, 100 words]

Coynet Unveils 'The Next Generation Payphone' at TMA32
Coynet Ltd., Ireland's leading Public Access Internet Kiosk provider,
has chosen TMA32 to unveil for the first time in the UK what it
describes as 'the next generation payphone' -- The Tel@phone. 
November 29, 1999
[PR Newswire, 400 words]

The Daily Telegraph: City: Internet link for Index
LITTLEWOODS has joined forces with Granada to take internet
retailing into its motorway service stations and Travelodge hotels. 
November 29, 1999
[McCarthy Files, 300 words]

Irish Times: Commercial Property (In Brief): Mobile phone
retailers pay top money for good locations
Mobile phone retailers continue to pay substantial key money for
well-located retail outlets. One of the highest premiums so far is the
250,000 paid by Car Phone Warehouse for the Early Learning Centre
shop at Patrick Street, Cork. 
November 26, 1999
[McCarthy Files, 201 words]

DELTA AIR LINES: Delta Shuttle completes renovation of LaGuardia's Marine Air Terminal
Passengers to Benefit from Increased Comfort and Convenience ... 
November 22, 1999
[M2 Communications, 539 words]

Stayhealthy.com Licenses Body Fat Technology for Internet Use
Stayhealthy.com announced today that it has signed an exclusive
license for proprietary technology from San Diego-based American
Weights & Measures, Inc., that will allow them to provide an
individual's body fat analysis over the Internet. 
November 24, 1999
[Business Wire, 288 words]

New Shopping, Dining Options Greet Travelers at Norfolk, Va., Airport
Nov. 24--Travelers caught in the holiday crush at Norfolk
International Airport this Thanksgiving will be thankful for the new
shopping and dining options that have opened over the past several
November 26, 1999
[Knight-Ridder Newspapers, 590 words]

cavion.com Announces Strategic Alliance with Cardinal Services
Corp.; Cardinal Services Will Now Refer Customers to cavion.com for
Internet Services
cavion.com , a leading credit union business-to-business
communications and Internet services company, today announced it
has formed a strategic alliance with Cardinal Services Corp., a leading
developer of Web sites and content tools and products for the credit
union industry. 
November 26, 1999
[PR Newswire, 595 words]

GROUPadvantage Insurance Program Available to Missouri Consumers In 12 SAM`S Clubs
A dynamic new insurance program that uses the Internet to make the
policy buying process easier, quicker and, in many cases more
affordable for consumers, is now available at Missouri's 12 SAM'S Club
November 24, 1999
[Business Wire, 343 words]

The Independent: EMI sees swing to Net for music sales
EMI, Britain's largest music group whose roster of artists include the
Beatles and the Chemical Brothers, yesterday forecast that 10 per
cent of music sales would move onto the Internet within five years. 
November 26, 1999
[McCarthy Files, 310 words]

Union Bank & Trust Company Offers Internet Banking with
PremierEcom from Information Technology, Inc.
Union Bank & Trust Company of Lincoln, Nebraska, announced that it
is now offering Internet banking with software provided by
Information Technology, Inc. , also of Lincoln. 
November 23, 1999
[Business Wire, 772 words]

Euronet Launches Pre-Paid Mobile Phone Service at ATMs in Poland
Euronet Services Inc. announced the introduction of a new service in
Poland that allows customers of ERA GSM mobile telephone services
to purchase pre-paid phone vouchers at Euronet ATMs. 
November 22, 1999
[PR Newswire, 417 words]

Meridien Research: Market Battle Forms Between Back-Office
and Front-Office Solutions for Financial Services Institutions The
Industry Rate of Multi-Product, Multi-Channel Solution
Implementations <>
As financial service institutions strive to optimize operational
efficiency and customer relationships, their interest grows more
urgent in reconciling sales and delivery channels with back-office
account-processing systems. 
November 24, 1999
[PR Newswire, 489 words]

EMI H1 profit rises as new media ventures contribute 24.8 mln stg
EMI Group PLC increased pretax profits by 71.6 pct as its new media
ventures contributed 24.8 mln stg of licensing income and promised
that more deals would be forthcoming. 
November 24, 1999
[AFX, 525 words]

Java(TM) Media Framework 2.0 Technology Increases Flexibility,
Richness Of Enterprise Applications New Media Technology From Sun
Microsystems and IBM Corporation Will <>
Sun Microsystems, Inc. today announced the immediate availability of
the Java Media Framework 2.0 Application Programming Interface
specification and reference implementation. 
November 26, 1999
[PR Newswire, 1647 words]

Travel Smart, Plan Ahead for Holiday Air Travel
The Metropolitan Airports Commission advises travelers using the
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport during the November and
December holidays to plan ahead and allow extra time to make holiday
travel less stressful. 
November 23, 1999
[PR Newswire, 586 words]

JR East finds new way to go online
Nikkei Weekly-copyright Nihon Keizai Shimbun,Inc. JR East finds new
way to go online Railway operator plans to ride retail business wave
on the Internet MINORU NAITO Staff writer East Japan Railway Co. 
November 23, 1999
[Nikkei America, 1260 words]

Internet Crashes SF Auto Show eCoverage Allows Show
Attendees to Buy Insurance Online, Instantly; Showcases
Tornado-Hit Car Underscoring Need for Quality Car Coverage
eCoverage , an Internet company with a new online service that
makes every aspect of insurance efficient and easy, will showcase
the all new "2000 Disaster LX" at the San Francisco Auto Show,
demonstrating the damage that can occur when a tornado hits. 
November 26, 1999
[PR Newswire, 612 words]

New Jersey Retailers Search for Holiday Employees
Dec. 25--Toys "R" Us has turned to temp agencies. Macy's is hiring
more of its own customers. Some retailers are recruiting on college
November 29, 1999
[Knight-Ridder Newspapers, 1237 words]

Retailers Go to Extremes to Find Workers in Thin Labor Pool
Nov. 25--Toys "R" Us has turned to temp agencies. Macy's is hiring
more of its own customers. Some retailers are recruiting on college
November 29, 1999
[Knight-Ridder Newspapers, 1237 words]

The campus turf battle
Robert Marker asked and answered a great question : Should
marketing communications be taught in schools of business or schools
of journalism and communications? 
November 29, 1999
[Crain Communications, 668 words]

Brampton's largest LCBO store "uncorked" in Orion Gate Power Centre
With the pop of a cork, the LCBO opened Brampton's largest liquor
store today in the Orion Gate Power Centre at 545 Steeles Avenue
East, providing consumers with a dynamic new shopping format built
around convenience, information and entertainment. 
November 23, 1999
[Canada Newswire, 797 words]

Wall Street Corp Reporter Interviews Ms. Raquel Zepeda,
President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of
Raquel, Inc.
Nov 22, 1999 -- My first job was in banking. While my first love was
always singing and music, I found banking a fascinating industry and
continued to work in it for six years. 
November 24, 1999
[Wall Street Corporate Reporter, 2258 words]

Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA, Nov. 22, 1999 -- * CASTLE & COOKE Inc.
has reported 1999 third-quarter net income of $4.1 million on
revenues of $80.9 million, compared to 1998 third-quarter net income
of $4.0 million on revenues of $79.1 million. 
November 23, 1999
[Travel Discounts, 884 words]

CommercialWare Moves Forward With Aggressive Focus On
Strategy, Development and Sales; Fortifies Senior Management Team
Company Continues to Grow, Gain Momentum with Multi-Channel
Approach to Robust <>
CommercialWare, Inc., the leading developer of commerce enabling
software, today announced the appointment of three new members
to its senior management team to help drive aggressive growth and
development of robust order management and fulfillment software ... 
November 23, 1999
[PR Newswire, 899 words]

Wind River and AudeSi Collaborate to Accelerate Delivery of
Java-Based Internet Appliances; New Technology Integration Offers
Reduced Complexity, Time-to-Market
AudeSi Technologies, Inc. and Wind River Systems, Inc. today
announced that Wind River software will now be available on AudeSi
hardware and that the two companies have cooperated to create an
integrated Java technology-based solution based ... 
November 23, 1999
[Business Wire, 853 words]

Yahoo! Offers Free Parking in Three Major U.S. Shopping
Destinations; Yahoo! Shopping Puts the Holiday Back in Holiday
On the day after Thanksgiving, Yahoo! Inc. will offer free parking in
well-known shopping destinations in New York, Chicago and San
Francisco, courtesy of Yahoo! Shopping , the Web's one-stop
shopping destination for finding, comparing and buying just about
November 23, 1999
[Business Wire, 1690 words]

Entera Teams With Sun to Support Java Media Framework 2.0
Client For Standards-Based Streaming Standards-Based RTSP/RTP
Server Allows End Users, Content Providers and ISPs <>
Sun Microsystems, Inc. and Entera, Inc., a developer of Internet
Content Processing Solutions, announced today streaming media
support for clients using the Java Media Framework 2.0 API . Entera's
Lightweight Streaming Server Application will enable Internet Services
November 24, 1999
[PR Newswire, 804 words]

Pangia.com Introduces Internet-based Gift Registry Solution for
Retailers And Shopping Centers
In an effort to combine the ease and convenience of online shopping
with the personal service and social value of traditional 'bricks and
mortar' retailing, Pangia.com has introduced an internet-based Gift
Registry solution for shopping centers. 
November 26, 1999
[PR Newswire, 894 words]

Net appliances could make Jetson-like home a reality
One day in the not-too-distant future, you will be able to check the
contents of your refrigerator and pantry via the Internet from your
office, then pick up exactly what you need on the way home. 
November 29, 1999
[Reuters [WN], 1032 words]

Calico Acquires ConnectInc.com Companies Join Forces to
Power Digital Marketplaces With Sell-Side e-Commerce Solutions; <>
Calico Commerce Inc., today announced that it has reached a
definitive agreement to acquire ConnectInc.com , a leading provider
of technology and services that dynamically connect buying and
selling companies via the Internet. 
November 22, 1999
[PR Newswire, 1158 words]

Calico Acquires ConnectInc.com
Calico Commerce Inc., today announced that it has reached a
definitive agreement to acquire ConnectInc.com , a leading provider
of technology and services that dynamically connect buying and
selling companies via the Internet. 
November 22, 1999
[Business Wire, 1213 words]


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