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Amazon’s cashier-less Seattle grocery store is opening to the public

March 23rd, 2018 at 10:24 am » Comments Off

At Amazon Go, you grab your milk and leave. It might take some getting used to. In the shadow of Amazon’s offices in downtown Seattle, people enter a tiny grocery store, take whatever they want, and then walk out. And nobody runs after them screaming.



Unexpected ways that Artificial Intelligence will change your life in the next ten years

March 1st, 2018 at 10:05 am » Comments Off

The future of artificial intelligence is both exciting and terrifying. It’s development will have an impact on your life over the next ten years, in more ways than one. While yes, it will have many positive impacts, The Malicious Use of Artificial Intelligence report recently warned that artificial intelligence could also be exploited by criminals […]



7 things Amazon will be selling you by 2028

January 15th, 2018 at 4:20 pm » Comments Off

Amazon has found its way into just about every part of people’s shopping lives. Once a fledgling online bookstore, the tech giant has changed retail as we know it. It has disrupted the selling of gadgets, household goods, and now even high-end groceries, having snapped up Whole Foods for $13.7 billion.



You may soon be able to skip the grocery checkout line at Kroger

January 13th, 2018 at 1:22 pm » Comments Off

After a 25-store test run over the last couple years, Kroger is expanding the Scan, Bag, Go service to roughly 400 stores during 2018. Somewhat similar to Amazon’s Go convenience store, shoppers at Kroger will be able to fill their shopping basket with scanned items and exit the store after a quick stop at a […]



Autonomous driverless stores are here

January 12th, 2018 at 10:00 am » Comments Off

Autonomous driverless stores are here. The world’s first self-driving store will premiere at CES at 9am Jan 9, 2018. Fresh broccoli anyone?



A tsunami of store closings is about to hit the US — and it’s expected to eclipse the retail carnage of 2017

January 6th, 2018 at 12:38 pm » Comments Off

More than 12,000 stores are expected to close in 2018 – up from roughly 9,000 in 2017, according to Cushman & Wakefield. A rash of bankruptcy filings and announcements to close stores are expected at the start of the year, when retailers are flush with cash from the holiday season. Among the companies most likely […]



Walmart is developing personal shopping services and cashier-free stores

December 30th, 2017 at 1:35 am » Comments Off

Walmart’s Code Eight, led by Rent the Runway co-founder Jennifer Fleiss, has started testing personal shopping services for moms in New York City, Recode reports. Code Eight is part of Walmart’s startup incubator Store No. 8. The idea with Code Eight’s service, according to Recode, is for “busy NYC moms” to get product recommendations and […]



Here’s what could happen to America’s hundreds of dead malls

December 26th, 2017 at 10:34 am » Comments Off

Fireworks for the opening weekend of the Bon Marche at Northgate Mall in Seattle, Washington, on April 30, 1950. Macy’s is now where the Bon Marche was.



Ever seen a portable desktop?

December 23rd, 2017 at 10:48 am » Comments Off

I’d classify the Lavolta iMac Carrying Bag as an absurdly useful product. It brings (in some capacity) the one element the iMac lacks in comparison to the MacBook. Portability.



One of China’s biggest online retailers plans to build nearly 200 drone airports to bring e-commerce to rural China

December 16th, 2017 at 1:59 pm » Comments Off

JD.com is planning to build 185 drone airports in Southwest China. The airports will help products reach villagers, while also delivering rural products across China. This is the latest move by tech companies, including Alibaba, to capitalize on the growing rural market.



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