• Microsoft is developing an Amazon Go competitor

    4 days ago - By VentureBeat

    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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  • Microsoft tech may help Walmart get rid of cashiers and checkout lines

    Microsoft tech may help Walmart get rid of cashiers and checkout lines

    4 days ago - By Ars Technica

    Enlarge / Microsoft in Dublin, Ireland.
    A report from Reuters suggests that Microsoft is looking to take on Amazon in the retail store space. Microsoft is reportedly working on technology that removes the need for cashiers and checkout lines in stores, similar to Amazon's technology already implemented in its Amazon Go brick-and-mortar store.
    According to the report, Microsoft's technology tracks which items customers put into their carts. While it's unclear how far along Microsoft is in developing this technology, the company has reportedly shown sample tech to potential partners and has...
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