USING ITS NATIONWIDE NETWORK of more than 7,500 supermarket-based machines, Coinstar, Bellevue, Wash., will deliver printable items ordered over the Internet, including coupons, tickets to entertainment and sporting events, and other high-value items. Meals.com, Coinstar's subsidiary, will be the first company to use this personalized technology to offer relevant coupons to consumers visiting its meal planning and recipe Web sites. "Meals.com's ability to target coupons to people thinking about food and then deliver those coupons in the supermarket is a winning combination for consumers and packaged goods manufacturers," said Jens Molbak, founder and chief executive officer of Meals.com.
, is targeting business-to-business hubs with Infrastructure-on-Tap, a service that plugs Web-centric business into a standardized information technology infrastructure via the Internet. This eliminates the need for companies to design, build, operate and own their IT infrastructures. Instead, HP provides the technology and capability to do so.