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Flix-On-Stix...Coming Soon (Kiosks with Movies to USB Drives)
The idea behind Flix on Stix sounds a lot like Redbox, the buck-a-night DVD kiosks that are seemingly taking the country by storm. But rather than stocking machines with hundreds of DVDs, Flix on Stix kiosks would store movies digitally, and you'd take your rentals home on a USB memory stick.
Backed by vending-machine maker AVT Inc., Flix on Stix says it hopes to have its first kiosks up and running within three months, and plans to install about 20,000 kiosks within the next year — quite ambitious, given that Redbox is only now approaching the 30,000-kiosk mark.