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 (PaymentsNews.com)

"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 (SearchEngineLowdown.com)

"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 (KioskMarketplace.com)

"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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