Cloud helps build smart vending machine of the future

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Vending machines are a $7 billion industry in the United States, and there is reportedly one vending machine for every 55 people, according to Eurotech. Globally, the installed base is expected to reach 35.2 million units by 2015. Customers are hungry for convenience coupled with healthy food options, which has increased the demand for smart vending machines that display calorie counts, provide hot or cold delivery and offer several payment options.

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