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Marketing Day: Snapchat's new platform, Microsoft helps retailers & more

7 days ago   |   By Marketing Land

Here's our recap of what happened in online marketing today, as reported on Marketing Land and other places across the web.
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Microsoft Developing Amazon Go Retail Rival: Report

7 days ago   |   By Android Headlines

Microsoft is developing its very own checkout-free retail solution to take on Amazon Go , Reuters reports, citing half a dozen sources with knowledge of the project. The platform's development status remains unclear, with its possible launch window hence also being uncertain. Microsoft is said to have already showcased the technology to some retailers across the globe and several insiders claim the firm already discussed a potential collaboration with Walmart, Amazon's largest retail rival. Walmart has reportedly been working on an Amazon Go competitor for over a year now but while the...
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Microsoft checkout-free system tipped to take on Amazon Go

Microsoft checkout-free system tipped to take on Amazon Go

7 days ago   |   By SlashGear

Microsoft is developing its own automatic checkout technology similar to the kind used by Amazon Go stores, according to sources. With this, retailers can equip stores with a system that monitors what consumers put into their basket and automatically bills them for it, eliminating the need to go through traditional checkout lines. Walmart is reportedly interested in Microsoft's platform. A...
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Microsoft follows Amazon in pursuit of cashier-less stores

7 days ago   |   By Phys.org

Microsoft is working on automated checkout technology that could help retailers compete with Amazon's new cashier-less stores.
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Report: Microsoft seeks to help retailers compete with Amazon Go

7 days ago   |   By Marketing Land

Microsoft wants to use computer vision, smartphones and other tech on the "intelligent edge" to speed deployment and reduce costs.
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Steam, the world's largest gaming service, went down for hours after...

Steam, the world's largest gaming service, went down for hours after starting its biggest sale of the summer

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Chatting with the Google Assistant just got a lot more natural

Chatting with the Google Assistant just got a lot more natural

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Intel CEO Brian Krzanich resigns after company learns of 'employee relationship'

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich resigns after company learns of 'employee relationship'

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The Supreme Court just issued a major ruling on how online retailers can...

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Facebook Messenger Spanish translations arrive: how to use this feature

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Former Intel board member who left a month ago was totally surprised by the...

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