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Amazon replaces cashiers with AI and computer learning

Amazon is opening up a brick-and-mortar store in Seattle that allows customers to purchase items by simply picking them up.

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Amazon Go aims to change retail by eliminating check-out lines

Amazon.com is using technology to try to change the shopping experience, and the retail industry in general, by eliminating check-out lines.

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After warehouse staff, Amazon to replace store clerks with robots

Amazon.com is still figuring out how to use robots to fill store shelves, but it's about done with clerks. Next year, the company will open a convenience store in Seattle where shoppers can walk in, take what they want -- and leave.

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Black Friday & Cyber Monday 2016 by the numbers

Quickly on the heels of Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals come the number crunchers sharing just how the holiday shopping season is actually shaping up.

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Retailers get an IoT wake-up call

The recent Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack that infected internet of things devices should serve as a warning to retailers that are investing heavily in IoT tech this holiday season and beyond.

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12 tips for safer Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping

12 cyber shopping tips because criminals will be using all the attacks they can this holiday season in order to score cash and gather valuable personal data that they can monetize later.

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How to dodge Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping hackers

Hackers are writing apps, setting up phony Wi-Fi networks and unleashing malware in attempts to turn legitimate Black Friday and Cyber Monday retailing into profits for themselves, according to security experts.

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Apple returns to Black Friday

Apple today signaled that it will return to offering Black Friday sales specials this year.

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Hottest Android Black Friday 2016 deals on tablets, phones & more

It’s a lot easier to find Black Friday 2016 deals for Android smartphones and tablets than it is for competing Apple products, so if you’re a fan of Google’s Linux kernel-based mobile OS or willing to give it a shot, then Best Buy,...

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10 last-minute holiday strategies for e-tailers

Digital marketers and ecommerce experts discuss how to drive traffic to your online store – and increase sales – between late November and the end of the year.

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Healthcare, retail industries give blockchain a try

Moving beyond its roots with bitcoin, blockchain gets a tryout in industries where it may have the potential to evolve or disrupt standard practices.

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The Apple Watch is coming soon to a Kohl's department store near you

Increasing Apple Watch availability in time for the holidays is a good thing for Apple and for Kohl's.

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Here's how businesses can prevent point-of-sale attacks

Retailers, hotels and restaurants have all been victimized through the same Achilles' heel that cyber criminals continue to attack: the point-of-sale system, where customer's payment data is routinely processed.

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Black Friday isn't dead in 2016

The Black Friday 2016 headlines are dire, with many stating the big holiday shopping extravaganza is dead or on its way to dying. We're not so sure about that...

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IBM: In 5 years, Watson A.I. will be behind your every decision

In the next five years, nearly every important decision, whether it's business or personal, will be made with the assistance of IBM Watson, said IBM president and CEO Ginni Rometty, in a keynote speech at IBM's World of Watson...

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1-800-Flowers wants to transform its business with A.I.

Executives at 1-800-Flowers.com expect a new wave in artificial intelligence technology will help to change their business so much it’ll be like running a brand new business.

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Masterpass using IBM Watson coming to GM vehicles in 2017

Masterpass digital payment technology will run on many General Motors vehicles starting in 2017 with an assist from IBM's Watson.

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Staples has a smart assistant for the office

While the Amazon Echo and Google Home brought the digital assistant to the home, Staples wants to do the same for the office.

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