Museum of Natural and Cultural History deploys kiosk with IntuiLab software

The Museum for Natural and Cultural History at the University of Oregon has deployed an interactive touchscreen kiosk to show off historical Mesoamerican maps. IntuiLab provided its interactive software, IntuiFace, for the kiosk, according to a press release. The kiosk allows users to examine the roads, rivers and landmarks depicted in the maps.

Amazon creates a special Alexa for the hospitality industry

There is now a special Amazon Alexa coming to hotels and motels that will help guests order anything from food to more towels and even make dining reservations. The hospitality-focused Amazon Echo, according to a New York Post report, will...

AI in the mainstream but consumers demanding transparency

Two out of three Americans are somewhat familiar with artificial intelligence with 32 percent feeling positive toward the technology but a good majority, 81 percent, expect companies to be transparent on how they're using it. Those findings, from Rich Relevance’s...

San Diego library deploys 4th self-serve kiosk

Boulevard, California, library patrons can now check out, return and place holds on materials, download audio and e-books and browse the library catalog from a newly installed 24/7 Library-to-Go kiosk, according to a press release from the San Diego County...

Target makes beauty shopping a bit easier

Target is focused on making beauty shopping easier given it offers more than 1,000 beauty brands. It's taking a three-pronged approach to make product exploration and discovery easy that blends physical and digital to drive shopping convenience, according to a...

Walmart building, remodeling and tapping interactive displays

Walmart is building 20 new stores and remodeling hundreds of existing locations, mostly in Florida and Texas, with new designs on everything from aisle layout to shelving and deploying interactive displays in revamped electronics departments. The new store/redesign strategy, according...

KicksUSA teams with Float Hybrid to deploy 120-foot LED video wall

KicksUSA has partnered with Float Hybrid, an interactive experience company, to deploy a 120-foot LED video wall at its new Jamaica, Queens-based location in New York, according to a press release. Float Hybrid installed the display outside of the retailer...

NBC Olympics launches Leyard video walls for Olympic Winter Games

NBC Olympics launches Leyard video walls for Olympic Winter Games

NBC Olympics recently selected Leyard to deploy LED video walls for the XXIII Winter Olympic Games, which are currently taking place in PyeongChang, South Korea until Feb. 25.

Crystal Display Systems debuts range of touch monitors

Crystal Display Systems Ltd. has launched a range of glass-to-glass monitors and touch monitors.

Amazon Go store now open to the public

Amazon is opening its cashierless Amazon Go store to consumers in Seattle today, following a 14-month trial with company employees, according to The Seattle Times. Upon entering, customers scan a smartphone app that registers them into the store. After grabbing...

In-store mobile efforts proving successful in retail

A new study reveals retailers deploying in-store mobile in a successful fashion are projected to enjoy upwards of 146 percent sale growth in 2018. The research, from managed mobile services provider Stratix in partnership with IHL Group, noted success is...

Walmart testing new personal shopping experience

Walmart is reportedly tapping text to provide a new personalized shopping experience for the wealthy busy mom. The mega retailer, according to a Recode report, is beta testing a new service that will give shoppers item recommendations and allow purchase...

Edigma completes digital signage installation for Ikea, Mar Shopping Algarve

Edigma recently deployed digital signage and kiosks for Mar Shopping Algarve, a shopping mall in Almancil, Portugal, featuring Ikea centers. The company provided interactive kiosks, wayfinding solutions and more, according to a press release. Customers can use some of the kiosks to take selfies with 4K iconic backdrops.

Lego Store tops in in-store experience, reveals reputation report

The Lego Store is ranked one for in-store experience, according to the latest 2017 Retail Reputation Report, which assesses retailers doing well and doing poorly when it comes to in-store experience.   The assessment includes everything from wait times to staff competence and quality of service.

Swyft acquires ZoomSystems

Swyft, Inc. has acquired NewZoom LLC, a provider of automated retail systems, in a cash and equity transaction.

CVS Health expands medication disposal kiosks

CVS Health has expanded its medication disposal program to include locations inside CVS Pharmacy stores. The safe medication disposal kiosks inside 750 CVS Pharmacy locations will add to the more than 800 units CVS Health has donated to law enforcement...

Overhead door company installs DynaTouch HR Express kiosks

CHI Overhead Doors of Arthur, Illinois, has installed five DynaTouch HR Express kiosks throughout its 1-million-square-foot facility. The kiosks streamline the HR process, serving content that includes employee benefit information, recorded company meetings, feedback forms and training videos.

Customers love music when shopping

A new Mood Media study claims music is something consumers love when shopping and when interacting in the banking environment. A majority of shoppers feel more comfortable having confidential conversations when music is playing in the bank or store, noted...

Smart store tech is a revenue booster, reveals report

A new Juniper Research report reveals smart store technologies will spur over $78 billion in annual transaction revenue in the next five years. These technologies, such as Amazon Go and what the report describes as "invisible payment" tech, are ideal...

Long Island credit union branches to be video-teller only

There will be no live tellers, just video teller machines, at three soon-to-open Teachers Federal Credit Union branches on Long Island, New York. The branches, set to open next year, will be in Kings Park, Stony Brook and East Meadow, according to a Newsday report.

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