• Microsoft follows Amazon in pursuit of cashier-less stores

    2 monthes ago - By Chron

    Microsoft is working on automated checkout technology that could help retailers compete with Amazon's new cashier-less stores.
    One firm building automated checkout systems, AVA Retail, said Thursday it is working with Microsoft on the technology for physical stores. Both companies have headquarters in Redmond, Washington.
    AVA Retail CEO Atul Hirpara says Microsoft's cloud computing technology will power the retail system.
    Microsoft didn't immediately respond to requests for comment.
    Amazon opened its first cashier-less Amazon Go store in Seattle this year and plans more locations in...
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  • Microsoft is developing an Amazon Go competitor

    Microsoft is developing an Amazon Go competitor

    2 monthes ago - By Venture Beat

    Microsoft is working on technology that would eliminate cashiers and checkout lines from stores, in a nascent challenge to Amazon's automated grocery shop, six people familiar with the matter told Reuters. The Redmond, Washington-based software giant is developing systems that track what shoppers add to their carts, the peop...
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  • Microsoft is developing its own cashierless store technology, says report

    2 monthes ago - By Tech Crunch

    Amazon may be facing new competition from Microsoft on its cashierless, automated store technology, according to a new report from Reuters out this morning. The report claims Microsoft is in the process of developing its own systems for tracking what people place in their shopping carts, but doesn't offer the details of how Microsoft's technology operates, or how it may differ from others on the market.
    Presumably, it would be similar to existing systems, like Amazon's.
    The Amazon Go convenience stores utilize a complex network of sensors on shelves, cameras, and A.I. to track what people...
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