Vending Ubiquity

New vending machines are reinventing the industry
Implications - Almost any product and many services can be vended on a 24-hour basis, requiring no on-site staff and little maintenance. They can even benefit social activism and charities. Machines that dispense free merchandise in exchange for watching advertisements is an ingenious marketing tool.
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Hot Top 6 Examples: 107,472 Total Clicks Feb 07 - Dec 07
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Bicycle Vending Machine - BikeDispenser.com
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Viral 40,940 Clicks Pub: Aug 14, 07
Bicycle Vending Machine
BikeDispenser.com
This urban bicycle-rental stand was one of the winners of the 2007 Spark Design & Architecture Awards. It's supposed to work like a U-Haul with one way trips to other stands. The bikes would be equipped… [More]
Vending Ubiquity - The Top 16 Innovations in Vending Machines (SUPER-GALLERY)
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V. Hot 21,890 Clicks Pub: Aug 19, 07
Vending Ubiquity
The Top 16 Innovations in Vending Machines (SUPER-GALLERY)
Vending machines aren't just for pop anymore. From mobile phones to soccer balls, you can get anything in modern vending machines. In fact, you don't even have to 'get'. You can also 'give' with charitable… [More]
Nail Art Vending Machines
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Hot 15,478 Clicks Pub: Jul 26, 07
Nail Art Vending Machines
The traditional approach to beauty is slowly fading away. Women would typically visit a department store for their cosmetics needs, or a salon for services such as having their nails done. In today's… [More]
Pizza Vending Machines - The Wonderpizza of Italy Kiosk
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Hot 11,835 Clicks Pub: Feb 28, 07
Pizza Vending Machines
The Wonderpizza of Italy Kiosk
The first of its kind, and high time, the world now has a pizza vending machine. The Wonderpizza of Italy is a kiosk which holds, cooks and serves 9” whole pizza pies in just 2 minutes.  Three different… [More]
Solar-Powered Vending Machines - Golf Balls & Drinks
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Warm 8,578 Clicks Pub: Sep 12, 07
Solar-Powered Vending Machines
Golf Balls & Drinks
Considering that vending machines are popping up all over the place and recognizing the booming trend to go green, it was only a matter of time before the first solar-powered vending machines were designed.… [More]
Free Drink Vending Machines - Pay By Watching Commercials
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Warm 8,751 Clicks Pub: May 11, 07
Free Drink Vending Machines
Pay By Watching Commercials
Would you be willing to watch a 30-second advertisement on a vending machine to get a free drink?  According to a vending machine operator Apex Corp, soon, “thirsty Japanese customers will be able to drink… [More]