Monday, May 16, 2005

Red tape could kill stores' CD-burning kiosks

Reuters has published an interesting article on self-serve CD burning kiosks. Here's the takeaway:

"[A]fter numerous false starts, retailers, hardware suppliers and the major labels say a quagmire of issues still threatens to overwhelm the initiative.

Even with the momentum of Starbucks leading the way with Hewlett-Packard kiosks, and despite numerous other hardware suppliers flocking to stake a claim in the market, retailers say that in-store CD manufacturing still has one big problem: an unprofitable business model.

Will these things ever work? More importantly, will they ever make money?

Read the whole article here.

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