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  • Outerwall (Formerly Coinstar) Buys ecoATM For $350M In Cash To Expand Into Device Recycling Kiosks

    Outerwall (Formerly Coinstar) Buys ecoATM For $350M In Cash To Expand Into Device Recycling Kiosks

    Some changes underway in the automated retail space: Outerwall, operators of the Coinstar coin-counting kiosks and the Redbox disc and game distribution network, is acquiring ecoATM for $350 million in cash. EcoATM operates its own kiosk network focused on accepting used mobile phones, tablets and MP3 players for cash and has positioned itself, coincidentally, as the “Coinstar for… Read More

  • Once Upon A Time In America … Blockbuster Files For Bankruptcy

    Once Upon A Time In America … Blockbuster Files For Bankruptcy

    It’s come to this: the success of Netflix and Redbox in the United States have driven Blockbuster, as expected, to file for bankruptcy protection after failing to adequately and swiftly adapt its movie-rental model from physical storefronts to mail-order and online technology pioneered by its aforementioned competitors. The company filed a voluntary Chapter 11 petition today in U.S. Read More

  • Coinstar Not Necessarily Not Partnering With Apple On Something Or Nothing

    Coinstar Not Necessarily Not Partnering With Apple On Something Or Nothing

    Can someone please explain this Bloomberg Businessweek story to me? I’ve read it a few times and am still having a hard time understanding what is or what isn’t being implied, or not implied, about a partnership between Coinstar and Apple. First of all, the title is awful because most people likely don’t know that Coinstar owns Redbox (they acquired them last year), the… Read More

  • Coinstar: Get $10 bonus retail credit when you change in $40 or more

    Coinstar: Get $10 bonus retail credit when you change in $40 or more

    You guys use them newfangled corn star machines? Oh, Coinstar – that make more sense. I know I do, and I know longtime CrunchGear reader Johnal does because he sent in this tip. When you dump in more than $40 worth of change between now and December 6th and you opt to receive your payout in the form of store credit at one of Coinstar’s participating retail partners… Read More

  • Coinstar gobbles up Redbox

    Coinstar gobbles up Redbox

    Redbox, the wonderful dollar-a-day DVD rental kiosk company, is currently owned by a number of parties, including Coinstar and GetAMovie, a subsidiary of McDonalds. Coinstar, Redbox’s majority owner, announced last week that they’ll be buying up the remaining shares. No price changes are planned for normal DVDs. Although we previously reported that Redbox would rent Blu-Ray discs… Read More