redbox-kiosk should buy Coinstar: A tech prediction that makes a ton of sense

A few months ago, the tech blogosphere exploded after rumors emerged that was considering opening physical retail stores. Since those reports, we haven’t heard a peep about whether the Seattle online retailer would break with tradition and expand into the choppy waters of brick-and-mortar retail. But there’s another possibility that could resolve some of… Read More

A Kiva robot in action

Amazon completes Kiva deal, welcomes its new warehouse robot overlords

Amazon today finished its $775 million purchase of Kiva Systems, the Massachusetts-based maker of automation technology for fulfillment centers — better known as warehouse robots. The company disclosed the completion of the deal in a (very) brief regulatory filing. Amazon had announced the acquisition agreement in March. Kiva’s customers include, Gilt Group, Dansko, Gap, Toys R Us, Office… Read More