News: Recent Restaurant Technology Headlines 6/10/06

June 10, 2006

New web site gives farmers a kitchen connection (St.Louis Post-Dispatch)

"Solution: an Internet site launched last month by University of Missouri Extension in an effort to bring producers and chefs together."

June 8, 2006

American Express Launches Restaurant Partnership Program (

"These services include direct connectivity which enables merchants to avoid costly transaction fees charged by third-party processors; industry newsletters such as Briefing and Market Brief; complimentary point-of-purchase materials and check presenters as well as information to help merchants manage their American Express accounts online."

MerchantCircle to Crush Yahoo! Local Listings with Local Business Networking (

"Obviously this is correct – recently-launched MerchantCircle provides a web page listing, blogging and email newsletter applications, and a local business network that drives local web presence for small businesses."

June 7, 2006

Elo unveils new touchscreen technology (

"By using the sound generated when a finger or stylus touches the glass, APR allows users to touch the screen with practically anything — a fingernail, gloved hand, pen or corner of a credit card. Since there is no optical component being measured, it doesn’t matter if the glass — plain glass — becomes scratched or otherwise marred."


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