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Amazon Facial Recognition Comes Under Fire

Full article as published by Denver Post 2/3/2019 Amazon Face-Detection Software Has Bias NEW YORK — Facial-detection technology that Amazon is marketing to law enforcement often misidentifies women, particularly those with darker skin, according to researchers from MIT and the University of Toronto. Amazon’s website credits Rekognition for helping the Washington County Sheriff Office in Oregon speed up how… Read More »

Amazon Go stores will start accepting cash

Full article Wednesday April 10 from CNBC Amazon exec tells employees that Go stores will start accepting cash to address ‘discrimination’ concerns PUBLISHED 4 HOURS AGO  UPDATED 39 MIN AGO Eugene [email protected] KEY POINTS Amazon’s Steve Kessel, who runs physical stores, said last month that the company plans to add “additional payment mechanisms” to its Go stores. A spokesperson… Read More »

Amazon Opens Grocery Pickup Kiosks to Rival Wal-Mart

Amazon also opened a convenience store format called “Amazon Go” that lets shoppers check in with a smartphone app, grab sandwiches, salads and other items they want from shelves and leave without having to check out. Click here to edit the content

Source: www.bloomberg.com

Amazon.com Inc. opened two grocery pickup kiosks in Seattle, part of its latest effort to enter the $800 billion grocery market and compete with “click and collect” shopping options from big box competitors like Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

Watch Amazon VR kiosk transform the future of shopping

Earlier this week, Amazon announced that it has opened virtual reality kiosks in 10 shopping malls to promote its upcoming Prime Day shopping event. Now you can see the Amazon VR experience for yourself. Prepare to be impressed: It’s significantly more elaborate than expected, and shows how a top re…

Source: venturebeat.com

Rather than taking the obvious retail angle and depositing you in a computer-generated facsimile of a brick-and-mortar space, Amazon instead transports the shopper into a city filled with Prime Day products — beginning with the fun of a hot air balloon ride. Viewed through an Oculus Rift with full head tracking, the ride lets the shopper briefly see some of the brands and promotions Amazon is featuring before landing in a serene park.

Coinstar Amazon Team Up to Provide Amazon Cash Reload Sites

Coinstar Amazon Partner to Provide Amazon Cash Reload Sites Coinstar Amazon Partner in cash reload sites 2018. BELLEVUE, Wash., May 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Coinstar announced today that customers can now add cash to their Amazon Balance by using Amazon Cash at select Coinstar® kiosks across the country. “We’re excited to team up with Amazon and give shoppers an easy and convenient way… Read More »

Why Did Toys ‘R’ Us Fail?

It was not the market dynamics that took these companies under, it was the fact that their owners took on so much debt that it positioned them to only be successful if all the market dynamics went their way.  They decided to purchase a Formula One race car and forgot they have to dodge potholes on I-94 in Chicago to and from work. And when they fail the world wonders and laments the loss of these retailers and make it sound like this is an overall retail issue.  It’s not.

Source: www.ihlservices.com

Judging from the usual apocalytic headlines it is pretty easy to assume Retail has been officially terminated by a mobile phone and Amazon.  If you look at the numbers for retail it shows a $5 Trillion market is growing at 5.4% year to year. But this is bad news?