SOURCE: San Francisco Chronicle

September 20, 2007 20:09 ET

SFGate.com Introduces Touch Screen Table Access in Tully's Coffee Locations

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - September 20, 2007) - SFGate.com, the online home of The San Francisco Chronicle, Tully's Coffee Corporation, and TableTouch Inc, have launched a pilot program that offers free Internet access to the Bay Area's No. 1 local news Web site, www.SFGate.com. TableTouch has manufactured standard coffee tables with built in PCs and an embedded touch screen LCD display.

SFGate.com will be available in seven Tully's locations, with a total of 10 tables. The seven stores involved in this effort are: Berkeley, Pleasanton, Corte Madera, and in San Francisco, 100 California, 2455 Fillmore, Embarcadero Center 2 and 425 Market. The Berkeley, Embarcadero Center and 100 California locations will have two tables each.

Through a customized interface, readers will be able to navigate by touch, a subset of SFGate.com's daily news and features. Future functionalities could include online classifieds, purchase of certain goods and services, and merchandising capabilities for Tully's.

"We're excited to offer Tully's customers innovative technology through TableTouch and access to the Bay Areas most popular local news Web site. This is yet another way for us to connect with the communities we serve, and make our content available in new and innovative ways," stated Henry S. Ford, Senior Marketing Director for The San Francisco Chronicle and SFGate.com. "We're delighted with our relationship with Tully's and TableTouch. Together, we hope to drive traffic to Tully's locations and further enhance the very positive experience they deliver in their stores everyday."

The San Francisco Chronicle is the Bay Area's leading news and information source and has been connecting the region with its award-winning journalism since its founding in 1865. Combined with its online home, www.SFGate.com, The San Francisco Chronicle reaches 1.5 million Bay Area adults daily and 1.6 million on Sunday. The six-time Pulitzer Prize-winning Chronicle is the nation's 13th largest daily newspaper and SFGate.com is the nation's fifth largest newspaper website with 9.0 million monthly unique visitors and over 73.7 million monthly page views.

Contact Information

  • PRESS CONTACT:
    Henry S. Ford
    415 777-8013