Using text-messaging to control screens

June 12, 2006 by Dave Haynes

I wrote recently about Boston-based Locamoda's cool application for turning a cellphone into a remote control for digital signage. That one uses an IVR …

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DRE attendance numbers up this year

June 2, 2006 by Dave Haynes

The Digital Retailing Expo people have released attendance numbers for its show last month, as well as some details for next year. A press …

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DRE Round-up

May 23, 2006 by Dave Haynes

This reporter from Self-Service World does a fairly comprehensive roundup of things seen and heard at DRE last week …

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If anywhere, why not here?

May 23, 2006 by Dave Haynes

As mentioned in the previous post, I am in Las Vegas It's a great people-watching place, with an endless parade of nutbars and cosmetically-enhanced …

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Two approaches to shopping malls

May 23, 2006 by Dave Haynes

I am at the International Council of Shopping Centers trade show in Lost Wages, Nevada, having a look at the industry and getting away …

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71,000 screens and counting

May 19, 2006 by Dave Haynes

Roll this around in your skull for a minute or two … “The total number of displays installed on our commercial networks in our …

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DRE: Come on baby, do the LocaModa

May 19, 2006 by Dave Haynes

It took a couple of days, but I finally found something at the Digital Retailing Expo that was new and novel. Boston-based LocaModa had …

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Getting it right in Switzerland

May 16, 2006 by Dave Haynes

I got an e-mail from Christian Vaglio-Giors, the managing director of a Swiss firm doing digital signage for retailers and mall operators in that …

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Big money from a simple idea

May 12, 2006 by Dave Haynes

Focus Media has quickly become arguably the biggest success story in digital signage, with a sneakernet collection of 1,000s of digital screens in the …

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Emergency signage

May 4, 2006 by Dave Haynes

Interesting piece in a publication called Government Technology, about the premise of extending marketing-focused digital signage into emergency response systems. There's been lots of …

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Truthiness in digital signage

May 3, 2006 by Dave Haynes

I won't go all the way and lump this in with past examples of rampant nonsense, but instead apply the term Comedy Central's Stephen …

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Signs hacked

May 2, 2006 by Dave Haynes

The Globe and Mail, a national newspaper in Canada, reported this morning how someone with a little technical savvy managed to put a cheeky …

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