Some bars really make you work for your drink. You wave and feint to catch the bartender’s eye, and even then your scotch might be made with unspecial cubes of booze-diluting ice. Life’s no bowl of maraschino cherries for bar owners either—those 17 vodka brands aren’t going to keep track of themselves. Here’s how new tippling technology of today will bring you the ultimate, optimized, smooth-drinking bar of tomorrow.
Nostalgia aside, digital jukeboxes are starting to offer far more advantages over traditional ones than being able to skip your song to the front of the queue.
A research report on the dynamics of crowd-sourcing music at the frog SXSW Interactive Opening Party.
An upgrade to the standard barroom jukebox, TouchTunes is also a photo booth, allowing you to take pictures, apply filters, change frames, and email them right from the console.
At the official kick-off party for SXSW, Frog Design created an installation around unusual objects embedded with technology, creating an Internet of truly weird things.
TouchTunes is making waves in the on-premise A/V category by creating an interactive experience for customers where there was once only music—at the jukebox. With its Karaoke and PhotoBooth services rolling out en mass this year, bar patrons are now participants in their own entertainment.
TouchTunes CEO Charles Goldstuck, the former record industry exec who joined the digital juke-box company in 2009, has captured the attention of the trade over the last three years by introducing cutting-edge new products like the smart juke Virtuo and doing so in Hollywood style.
Jason Eisenhauer thinks Adele has a lovely voice. But he can only take so much of the ubiquitous British singer. The owner of two Irish sports bars in Columbus, Ohio, had to listen to Adele endlessly on the jukeboxes in his drinking establishments.
Sixteen months after its back-catalogue finally arrived on iTunes, and three weeks after it became available as official ringtones, The Beatles’ music has now been licensed to TouchTunes Interactive Networks, North America’s largest downloading pay-per-play network of digital jukeboxes.
Going out on a limb technologically is customary for TouchTunes Interactive Networks, a company that changed the jukebox genre with the introduction of the first digital downloading jukebox 14 years ago.
If your idea of a kick-ass jukebox is a hulking old thing with rusty trip levers, a disco ball, and every Jimmy Buffet album ever, then we entreat you to stop reading immediately. Because what Frog Design has done to the jukebox will appear downright blasphemous.
TouchTunes stole the tradeshow this spring with a glitzy unveiling of the new Virtuo smart jukebox, and by all reports the units are making quite an entrance at locations around the country. Charles Goldstuck, who is celebrating two years as the company's top executive, says the launch of Virtuo is merely the first act in a comprehensive plan to grow the company's location network and consumer mindshare.
Having a wide variety of music available to us when we’re out at our favorite bar or restaurant is a must and I’m sure many of you are familiar with TouchTunes digital jukeboxes, but it looks like they are stepping up their game with the TouchTunes Virtuo.
Since the 1920s, young people everywhere have been dropping coins into music machines, giving them the power to select the tunes that will set the mood or get the party started.
frog design turned our eyes to the TouchTunes Virtuo – a jukebox redesigned to refresh its image and status as a cultural icon. frog collaborated with TouchTunes to address the evolved behavior and expectations of users now accustomed to digital music players, digital music libraries and the ubiquity of playlists dependent on singles (not just albums).
2010 may have seen the widespread debut of 4G networks and smartphones, but 2011 will be the year that 4G moves into the mainstream. It’s also likely to be the year that we see more and more apps designed to run on a 4G connection.
Last month, digital jukebox purveyor TouchTunes announced a new Web-based service that lets users create playlists at home and then access them later at nearly any location with one of the company's jukeboxes.
Nightclub and bar patrons love electronic games and entertainment, no doubt. But knowing which systems they’ll love most and which will work best within the context of an establishment can seem to an operator like a lights-flashing, bells-clanging test of skill and daring.
The TouchTunes jukebox company has scored upcoming Beck album Modern Guilt for release on July 1st on its networked system of 10,000 nationwide jukeboxes, one week before it goes on sale.
Touch Tunes and LocaModa are linking up 30,000 Jukeboxes that can be controlled via cellphone, meaning you don't have to drunkenly stumble through hoards of people at a bar just to get some decent tunes.
Touchtunes, the supplier of those snazzy digital jukeboxes that can be found in over 30,000 bars and clubs, has teamed up with "social technology" company Loca Moda to provide a mobile social platform that connects consumers' favorite online social networks such as Facebook, MySpace and Twitter with their favorite social hangouts such as bars and clubs.