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 »
Apple has Siri. Amazon has Alexa. This summer Tom Murn will have Vicki, a vending machine endowed with artificial intelligence that will be popping up in college cafeterias, drugstores, hospital waiting rooms and offices around town, and could change the way New Yorkers shop. Shaped like an iPhone but as big as a refrigerator, the device will neither… Read More »
Feb 2020 – Very complete article by CNBC including videos of new cashierless store Amazon has just opened. Amazon has been working on this since 2015. Includes produce section. You can get yourself a cup of coffee (and get charged for it). Key Points Five years in the making, the first Amazon Go Grocery store is opening Tuesday… Read More »
Reference article off Marketwatch Amazon Cash and Western Union Team Up Now Amazon allows customers to pay for online purchases at Western Union. This is part of Amazon Paycode. This should be a great convenience for the underbanked and nonbanked populace that struggles with the usual credit cards. Plus many of them use WU for wiring money currently. … Read More »
Voice-shopping partnerships to combat Alexa are just the beginning.
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 »
The technology inside Amazon’s new convenience store, opening Monday in downtown Seattle, enables a shopping experience like no other — including no checkout lines.
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…
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 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 »
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.
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?