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Microsoft Developing Amazon Go Retail Rival: Report

Posted On: Jun 14, 2018   |   Posted 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 e-commerce giant already has a working cashier-less store in Seattle and plans to open at least a handful more such locations by the end of the year, its rival has yet to even embrace any large-scale testing, indicating its solution is still significantly behind from a technological perspective.
That state of affairs may make a potential Microsoft partnership a lucrative proposition for Walmart, though it remains unclear...

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