Amazon launches a beta of Go, a cashier-free, app-based food shopping experience

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    I must admit this sounds kinda interesting, this might revolutionize things.
     
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    "Amazon's AI-Enhanced Grocery Store Can't Handle Crowds

    The store is plagued with technical problems, according to the Wall Street Journal, including sensors that don't recognize purchases unless shoppers move slowly.

    ...According to the Wall Street Journal, Amazon has delayed the public opening of the store, called Amazon Go, which was originally expected to start selling goods to the public early this year in the company's hometown of Seattle. Amazon has run into kinks with technology that automatically charges customers for their purchases when they leave the store, the Journal reported on Monday..."

    http://www.pcmag.com/news/352659/amazons-ai-enhanced-grocery-store-cant-handle-crowds
     
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    "Amazon files sinister patent for its physical stores

    Amazon’s “Physical Store Online Shopping Control” prevents in-store users looking at competitors’ prices..."

    "... Amazon has filed a patent for the sinisterly titled “Physical Store Online Shopping Control”. This is a system that would allow Amazon to intercept certain URLs and search terms, accessed across the Wi-Fi of its new physical stores. In essence, it’s a way to stop customers from checking whether items can be bought for cheaper..."

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    Amazon wants to snoop on customers who come into price check.

    They're afraid of the competition?
     
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    Exclusive: Walmart.com Redesigns As The Anti-Amazon
     
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    Microsoft reportedly working on rival Amazon Go tech for cashier-free stores
    Walmart said to be Windows shopping
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    https://www.theverge.com/2018/6/14/...on-go-rival-cashier-free-retail-stores-rumors
     
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    Walmart rolls out 3D virtual online shopping
     
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    Tesco trials shopping without tills
    Tesco is testing whether supermarket customers can buy products without visiting a till.
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    Amazon is opening a second cashier-less Go store in Seattle this fall
    Coming fall 2018
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    https://www.theverge.com/2018/7/3/17532188/amazon-go-seattle-new-store-location-fall-2018
     
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    Walmart's search engine needs working on. Compare searching for "Polo shirt for man" at Walmart VS Amazon sites. At Walmart site I got a mix of mostly men but with women's & children's shirts as well. All the men's shirts were very dark colors. Amazon's page was exclusively men's shirts & included bright colored as well as dark colored shirts. Walmart has a good idea. Now they need to work on execution or they will keep on eating Amazon's dust.
     
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    Report: Walmart considers building streaming service to rival Netflix and Amazon Prime Video

     
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    Store scanning robots will get AI, object recognition boost with recent acquisition
    Bossa Nova's acquisition of HawXeye follows big funding rounds for the retail robotics company
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    Amazon opens its second Amazon Go convenience store
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    https://techcrunch.com/2018/08/27/amazon-opens-its-second-amazon-go-convenience-store/
     
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    Amazon to launch food and drink sales in Mexico
     
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    Instacart now serves 70 percent of U.S. households
     
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