I agree on taxes, and I won't be using my phone to pay for stuff anytime soon. But at my job I know for sure that ppl would skip the machines and go to the convenience store for snacks specifically because they didn't have change. I even remember ppl saying they wish you could just swipe a card to get something, but oh how fat we'd all be then...
Honestly I could care less about usat, I was just thinking about how to better run a vending machine business. The vending machine guys are Neanderthals, plain and simple that is why they don't adopt new tech. They don't even stock the selling items, in fact I think the employees were intentionally stocking stuff that sold less, so they wouldn't have to do as much work on restocking. Either that or they were just idiots.
Ever had to count and carry thousands of dollars in pocket change? Ever wonder what the cost of security, theft, transportation is? Trust me I don't like the idea of a cashless society but I see it coming
Apple can back out for any reason, they have no obligation to honor the deal. Read it, the sec filing is available
i looked, see a big buy a few days ago, nothing else for couple of months. should i shake my monitor or something? what am i missing?
I think you're idea about competition is incorrect . A company doesn't care which channel is making money, as long as the money is being made. Companies often have internally competing products. The respective departments may be jealous of each other but management doesn't care. Kodak wants commercial printing to be their future. They went into a deal to build a plant with unipixel. They want it to succeed. Doesn't mean it will, but of course they want it to.
But looks like these are more substantial. The co is undervalued anyway. Going for a health angle is smart, too. 40 is a steal for some company to scoop them up.
I have to disagree. Pocket change is becoming a thing of the past. Dealing with increments of pocket change at vending machines is annoying and often prohibitive. In the office where I used to work, if those machines had a credit card swipe or any way to pay without needing change or bills they would have done twice as much business. Some didn't even take bills... adoption is about the future, the existing businesses often don't want to spend money on anything, if the machine is working. They're not necessarily the most forward thinking, but in the end modernizing will make some of them better, more successful, and more sought after. Remembering how badly those machines were managed is actually making me think about getting into that business lol big opportunity to crush the competition!
when people are ignorant, sometimes trying to teach them something that seems like obvious common sense will totally backfire.