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Pepsi vending machines fuse social and mobile commerce
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Pepsi has introduced beverage vending machines that encourage mobile consumers to partake in random acts of refreshment. The "social vending" system lets people buy their friends a soda using touch screens. At a basic level, the screen enables regular purchasing. In beverage gifting instances, it will include a keyboard to type in the recipient's mobile phone number, name, and a personalized message. The machine also has a built-in camera so buyers can include a video as part of their gifting message. More

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Coffee & Water

Hot stuff: The metal coffee beans that keep your drink warm for hours
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VideoBrief The morning coffee is a ritual beloved by hundreds of millions of people around the world. Now a team of inventors has promised to improve this daily pleasure with metal beans that can keep your drink warm for up to five hours. The beans, called Coffee Joulies, cool down your beverage to a drinkable temperature three times faster than normal, and then maintain that temperature. More

Fresh Cup raises the Standard

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Business / Industry

Why vending machine businesses make excellent start ups    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Many people are wary of starting a business or of even calling themselves an entrepreneur. The thought of starting a business breeds thoughts of high start-up costs, long hours, and having to manage a team of unruly employees. However, this is hardly the case for those who wish to start a vending machine business. More

A food movement on wheels
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Inexpensive ethnic foods have always been suited to street vending, and urban gourmets have long made a fetish of seeking out the best bites in obscure places. But the current boom has been driven by people whose entrepreneurship and pluck have given food trucks something they've never even attempted to have until now: respectability. More

7 essential principles of small business success
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Why does one small business owner flourish while another one fails? This article outlines seven essential principles that all successful small business owners have in common. More

Corporate Social Responsibility

College students push to restrict bottled water
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Bottled water: It's a vending machine's healthy alternative to sugary soda, a convenient way to hydrate on the go and, lately, a total faux pas on many college campuses. Some environmentally gung-ho students are not only glaring at those who choose to chug from disposable bottles — rather than earthy-friendly reusable containers — they are also pushing for restrictions on bottled water sales on campus. More


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