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Vending Machines Get High-Tech

vending-machines-high-tech-security-150.jpgVending machine theft is on the rise — because people are hungry? — and the companies that own the machines are getting high-tech with their security. Text-message alerts! Sales-tracking devices! Remotely-set electronic padlocks! One vending machine company owner says his gross profit went up 2% after making the upgrades. [WSJ]