Giant Tourism BC Vending Machine comes to San Francisco

As part of British Columbia’s ‘100 BC Moments’ campaign to promote tourism, a giant vending machine dispensing mountain bikes, surfboards, picnic rugs, golf clubs and other high-end giveaways appeared in a plaza in San Francisco. Using a touchscreen, passersby selected a ‘moment’ and won one of the gift and a 10% voucher for Air Canada.
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Japanese vending machine dispenses beer and Wifi

The Asahi Beer vending machines emit a wifi signal within a 50 metre radius for anyone to use for free for 30 minutes.  Once connected, users will see location-specific information on the homepage, with the aim of revitalising local areas.

'Check-in’ triggered vending machine

The MLB Fan Cave store in New York featured a vending machine that dispensed baseballs to people who checked into the storefront display using Foursquare.

Charity donation vending machine

Coca-Cola and the Japanese Red Cross have created vending machines that let users help relief efforts by pressing a charity button and making their donation.
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via: Japan Trends

MINI Vending Machine Projection

The Media Merchants worked with Taxi 2 to create the MINI Vending Machine, the first ever fully interactive (via SMS) night projection in Canada.
The MINI Vending Machine showcases the latest 2011 MINIs and passersby are able to interact with the projection by texting to a shortcode to select the MINI of their choice. Upon doing this, it triggers the MINI they’ve selected make its way down to the bottom of the vending machine, in trademark cheeky MINI animated style.
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