• Amazon reportedly plans to open more of its futuristic, cashierless stores this year

    3 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    Amazon will open more of its cashierless stores this year, according to Recode.
    At least three more locations in Seattle have been identified, as well as one at The Grove shopping center in Los Angeles.
    It's possible that Amazon could open even more of the stores this year in spots not yet disclosed.
    Amazon Go is expanding.
    The company's cashierless store featuring "just-walk-out" technology could grow to up to six new locations in at least two cities this year, according to a new report from Recode .
    Three new locations in Seattle have been identified by the company, according to the...
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  • Amazon's latest Prime perk is free shipping on its deals site Woot!

    Amazon's latest Prime perk is free shipping on its deals site Woot!

    3 monthes ago - By Tech Crunch

    Eight years after Amazon snatched up the daily deals site Woot!, the retailer is now leveraging the site to serve as another perk for Prime members. Woot! this morning announced that it will begin offering free shipping on purchases from its site to all Amazon Prime members. Woot!, which was founded in 2004, is no longer the household name it used to be back when Amazon acquired it in 2010...
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  • Here Are the Next Cities to Get Amazon Go Cashier-Less Stores

    Here Are the Next Cities to Get Amazon Go Cashier-Less Stores

    3 monthes ago - By Fortune

    Amazon's attempts at creating a cashier-less convenient store that people actually want to go to are expanding to more cities.
    The e-commerce giant will open up to six more Amazon Go cashier-free stores this year, Recode is reporting , citing people who claim to have knowledge of its plans. A few of those locations will be opened in Seattle, home to Amazon's headquarters and the first Amazon Go stores. The company could also open in Los Angeles, among other cities.
    The first Amazon Go store opened last month in Seattle. Unlike a traditional convenience store, there are no humans there to...
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  • Early 5G phones will make LTE voice calls, add VR and spherical calls later

    Early 5G phones will make LTE voice calls, add VR and spherical calls later

    3 monthes ago - By Venture Beat

    As the first 5G phones are less than a year away, a new report from FierceWireless explores how 5G networks and devices will handle - and evolve - traditional voice calls. In short, American carriers expect to continue using 4G Voice over LTE for the near future, but exciting new 5G voice services are in the works to radically improve phone calling.
    VoLTE was originally rolled out in 2014, promising dramatic improvements to voice call quality: During a VoLTE call, muddy and bassy conventional phone audio is replaced with more dynamic, clear sound akin to being in the same room with your...
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