EcoATMs coming to Bay Area grocery stores

By Victoria Schlesinger

Kiosks that will give you cash for your old cell phone or iPod will soon stand side by side with coin machines in grocery stores. The San Diego start-up, EcoATM, received $14.4 million in funding earlier this month and plans to rapidly deploy the machines. The Bay Area should be on the top of the list. [The Atlantic]

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