Amazon One places mobile payments in the palm of your hand

The e-commerce giant has launched the new system at two of its Amazon Go stores for faster checkout. Amazon One is launching at two Amazon Go stores to help make the checkout process quicker and easier for consumers there. The palm payment technology was developed to simplify the shopping experience as a whole. The online marketplace giant is seeking to provide consumers with an enhanced retail experience. Though the initial Amazon One rollout is exclusively at the company’s own stores, the intention is to roll it out further at some…

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Amazon delivery drivers make it look like smartphones grow on trees

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A new trend has employees hanging their devices in an attempt to score more work. An odd new phenomenon is taking place near Amazon delivery stations as well as Whole Foods supermarkets in suburban Chicago. The tech and retail giant’s drivers have been hanging their smartphones from nearby trees. The drivers are hanging their phones in the hopes of gaining an advantage when orders need delivering. According to a Bloomberg report citing people familiar with the matter, contract Amazon delivery drivers are placing a number of devices in a tree…

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Amazon launches Dash Cart to let shoppers skip the checkout line

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The ecommerce and tech giant is moving forward with its smart shopping carts experience. Amazon is moving ahead with a new Dash Cart smart shopping cart technology. This is meant to help further along the company’s ongoing effort to help shoppers to skip the checkout line and to create a contactless and cashier-free experience for consumers. The smart shopping cart is one of many different types of strategy the company has made in this area. The Dash Cart is the latest attempt at this strategy after the company has already…

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Amazon halts use of facial recognition software by police

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The e-commerce giant hopes the move “might give Congress enough time to put in place appropriate rules” Amazon announced last week that it would stop allowing police to use its facial recognition software for one year. This places a wider spotlight on the rising concerns over the technology’s unfair discrimination on certain groups of people. The company did not provide any explanation for having made the decision. Amazon released a short blog post announcing the withdrawal of its facial recognition software use by police. That said, it comes at a…

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Amazon and BlackBerry team up to develop tomorrow’s tech

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The tech giant has partnered with the former cell phone leader for autonomous vehicle technology. Amazon and BlackBerry are now working together for the co-launch of a new autonomous vehicle technology suite. Though the tech giant has been pursuing this area for a while, it has determined that working with the cutting-edge software expert is its next step forward. The online marketplace may be capable of a great deal, but it can still benefit from outside help. Amazon and BlackBerry started working together in recent weeks on a technology suite…

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