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  1. 1. Inter@ctive Week: The First (And Last) Word On Net Kiosks wysiwyg://996/htp://www.zdnet.com...tories/news/0,4164,2310969,00.htm1 Reviews News Downtoads Shop AnchorDesk r yOU the Top News Updated September 21 , 1 999 1:49 PM ET ";MEIIM Excite(OHome Goes News & Views Wireless Home The First (And Last) Word On Net I AT&T Nabs $100 Million News Scan Ooinion Kiosks Home Depot Pact Soecial Reports By Denise Culver, Special to Inter@ctive Week, Net Aid: Bio Concert. Print Issues Biq Site Inter@ctive Week @Net Index L SandDioer To DeveloD August 9, 1999 10:03 AM ET Value-Added Streaminq Topics Services B2B lf you have questions - any questions at all - about lnternet kiosks, you need look no further than L Wireless Provider B2C Voicestream Acouires Communications Kiosks.org, a Web site dedicated to interactive pay Aerial Communications DesktoDS stations. Infr@structu re L Sendmail 3.0 For NT Java Run by Craig Keefner and his wife Carolynn, the Web Released Networkinq site contains a wealth of kiosk news, trends, 5 PSINet Picks Uo Servers advertisements and information. Keefner started Acquisition Pace Strateqv & Policv Kiosks.org four years ago, after successfully running an L PSINet Buvs 4 Overseas Web Computino lnternet news group on the same subject. Kiosks.org Service Providers members - primarily companies that make lnternet kiosks or their components - pony up $250 for the privilege of submitting information. I E-rnaif thist The site enables Keefner, who works full-time as a programmer for Northwest Airlines, to serve as a I Prinrthis! middleman between Kiosks.org members and J prospective customers. Keefner says the site now gets about 100,000 hits per month, a number that steadily ___l Savethi*l has grown since July 1996, when the site received only H ffi EFonrarrd uy 5,400 hits per month. "Thats one of the reasons we had to start charging people to be on the site," Keefner says. "lt got to the point that I had to have some way to judge the Investor Advertising credibility of the companies that were submitting Supplements information." Web Host 7 Symbol Last Change Web Host 6 Keefner says his interest in Net kiosks dates back to E 1062r.28 -19632 Nasdao 2838.26 47.89 Web Host 5 1993, when he worked with retailer Dayton Hudson as CTI Trends 2 @xet 308.3 -1.98 a programmer. One of his jobs there was to write the 91211992:20:00 PM EDT Web Host 4 Data delayed at least 20 operating system for the Club Web interactive kiosks Web Host 3 minutes found in Target stores. CTI Trends Web Host 2 Investor News Web Host 1 Although Keefner no longer writes such programming for kiosk companies, he tracks kiosk trends through the 9121199 11:20:14AM PT Web site. ln the past several months, he has received E-Mail Alert increasing numbers of requests from pay phone service . 2HRS2GO: Corel out .,...-.................... . ......... i providers for information on lnternet kiosks. of trouble, but :.*-"*"*-*"**"**;t qrowth still needed fE.t!?,:ffi "lts a sexy topic," Keefner says. "Pay phone providers already have the relationships with the retailers and the Is there a silicon ffiri*l contracts for pay phones at those locations, so kiosks are a natural extension." linino from Taiwans earthouake? IPO E.oiohany. the ffi Apply for a Keefner says he receives numerous requests for information on kiosk-pay phone combinations, as well as kiosks that are bulletproof or weatherproof. Internets next frontier? Earninos. uporadesI of 2 9l2ll99l:22PM
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