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Vending machines go high tech using the Web
McClatchy-Tribune    Share   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Machines equipped with wireless, Web-based monitoring systems are not only helping the $20 billion American vending industry sell more products, they’re also helping to stop thieves. More

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Coffee & Water

Hard times mean Cuban coffee tastes of peas again
The Guardian    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
For some it had the acrid smack of austerity, for others it was a delicious brew that tasted just right. Either way, coffee mixed with roasted peas is returning to Cuba. Authorities have announced the resumption of the special blend, a venerable money-saving tactic, in response to rising global coffee prices and Cuba's economic crunch. More

Worth the cost: Coffee customers willing to bear price increases
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Restaurants and cafes are increasing their coffee prices as the cost of coffee beans have percolated to an all-time high. The cost of coffee beans has risen because of a mix of drought and heavy rain resulting in a less than stellar growing season for the world's leading coffee-producing countries, and increasing demand for high-end coffee in new markets. But the price jump hasn't been enough to change the habits of their loyal, caffeinated followers. More

Fresh Cup raises the Standard

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Bottled water or tap water? Debate still rages on which is better
Orlando Sentinel via The Macon Telegraph    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The next time you go to the vending machine for a bottle of water (costing 6 cents an ounce) or, instead, sip from the drinking fountain (free), you will be taking part in another debate that touches on the fate of humankind. More

Business / Industry

Vending machine for geeks stocks USB cables, LEDs, Arduinos
Wired    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Visitors to Metrix Create:Space in Seattle can avail themselves of the hacker space's many amenities: 3-D printers, work benches, hand tools, power tools, oscilloscopes, and 50 Mbps internet. If you need something more than that for your project, there's a good chance you'll find it in the shop's vending machine. Alongside such vending staples as candy bars and bottles of water, this machine dispenses USB cables, LCD displays, LEDs, breadboards and Arduino kits. More

Corporate Social Responsibility

Simple basics to sustainability
The Star Online    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
It is true that words like "going green" and "sustainable" carry much weight these days and many times they have been exploited by various quarters as tools for some personal agenda or to promote product sales. To be green or sustainable compliant does not just mean that some special methods or ingredients are used in the making of a product. It goes deeper than that. More


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