• Leaked screenshots reveal Verizon is already testing a video game streaming service to compete with Microsoft, Google, and Amazon

    3 days ago - By Business Insider

    Verizon is the latest company to debut a cloud gaming service; Verizon Gaming will let users stream video games directly to their smartphone and other devices.
    The Verge reports that the Verizon Gaming app is currently being tested on the Nvidia Shield, a home theater streaming device, and will be headed to Android devices next.
    Other companies pursuing cloud gaming services include Microsoft, Google, Amazon, Sony, and Electronic Arts.
    Verizon is planning a new streaming service for video games called Verizon Gaming, according to a recent report from The Verge. Screenshots of an early test...
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  • Walmart exec reveals why it canceled its Amazon Go-like cashierless program in stores - and what the company is working on instead

    Walmart exec reveals why it canceled its Amazon Go-like cashierless program in stores - and what the company is working on instead

    3 days ago - By Business Insider

    In 2017 and 2018, Walmart pilot tested a program called "Scan & Go" in 125 stores. The program let customers use a smartphone or handheld device to check out items without going to a cashier.
    The program expanded in January 2018 but ended in April, with Walmart citing lack of customer adoption.
    Speaking at the National Retail Federation's annual Big Show conference on Sunday, Walmart CTO Jeremy King revealed the company decided to pull the plug on the program due to it being error-prone and difficult to scale.
    King also expressed interest in computer vision as the technology matures "in a...
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