Vowing to put movie previews and news flashes on most of its 6,300 automated teller machines by yearend 2001, Wells Fargo & Co. on Tuesday made the first unequivocal commitment to bringing Web technology to the once-mundane business of dispensing cash by machine.

The San Francisco banking giant has allied itself with MSNBC.com and the film studio DreamWorks SKG to deliver ticker-style headlines and movie previews on redesigned ATMs, and it says that 800 of the enhanced terminals will be available this year in California and Arizona. The machines will sport pull-down menus and full-motion video.

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