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Microsoft takes on Amazon's checkout-free retail technology

6 days ago   |   By New York Post

Microsoft is working on technology that would eliminate cashiers and checkout lines from stores, in a nascent challenge to Amazon's automated grocery shop, six people familiar with the matter told Reuters. The Redmond, Wash.-based software giant is developing systems that track what shoppers add to their carts, the people said. Microsoft has shown sample technology...
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Microsoft is developing an Amazon Go competitor

Microsoft is developing an Amazon Go competitor

6 days ago   |   By Venture Beat

Microsoft is working on technology that would eliminate cashiers and checkout lines from stores, in a nascent challenge to Amazon's automated grocery shop, six people familiar with the matter told Reuters. The Redmond, Washington-based software giant is developing systems that track what shoppers add to their carts, the peop...
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The Checkout-Less Store War Is On: Microsoft Is Reportedly Working on an Amazon Go Rival

The Checkout-Less Store War Is On: Microsoft Is Reportedly Working on an Amazon Go Rival

6 days ago   |   By Fortune

Amazon opened a cashier-free, automated grocery store early this year in Seattle, and it's got more planned for Chicago and San Francisco. But Amazon amzn is not alone in developing such technology.
Microsoft msft is also developing automated store technologies, according to a Thursday Reuters piece. What's more, the software giant has apparently been talking to Walmart wmt and other international retailers about implementing them.
The reported move-Microsoft has not yet responded to a request for comment-puts Microsoft in competition with Amazon yet again. The two Washington state-based...
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