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Amazon Tech Lets Doctors and Nurses Pay by Badge at Hospitals
January 11, 2024

Doctors, nurses and other healthcare staff can now use Amazon’s checkout-free technology to buy food and beverages at hospital cafeterias and stores by scanning their employee badges. This new “badge pay” is the latest feature to be added to Amazon’s Just Walk Out technology, the...

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Amazon Debuts ‘Matter Casting’ Video Streaming Tool
January 09, 2024

Amazon’s latest tool lets viewers cast content to its devices from Apple– and Google-powered streaming apps. The company’s Matter Casting was unveiled Tuesday (Jan. 9), one of several offerings rolled out by the tech giant at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. “Customers...

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Amazon Adds Traditional Self-Checkout Amid Autonomous Tech Hesitance
October 03, 2023

It seems consumers may not be comfortable yet with fully autonomous stores, as Amazon is continuing to add traditional self-checkout kiosks to its Just Walk Out stores. In a Friday (Sept. 29) LinkedIn post, Charlie Mills, head of in-store and local marketing at the tech...

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Amazon Unveils Upgraded Devices With Gen AI-Powered Features
September 20, 2023

Amazon unveiled new Echo devices, Fire TV technology and eero Wi-Fi system. Among the upgrades added to some of the devices introduced Wednesday (Sept. 20) are features powered by generative artificial intelligence (AI). One of the new Echo devices is the Echo Show 8, a next-generation...

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Amazon Says Voice Ordering Enables Near-Instant Conversion for Restaurants
June 05, 2023

As technology providers compete to offer restaurants the most powerful digital tools, Amazon is promising eateries the ability to capitalize on consumers’ cravings nearly the moment they arise. In an interview with PYMNTS, Mark Yoshitake, general manager and director of Alexa Skills at Amazon, explained that the company’s...

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Health Wearables Firms Likely to Benefit When Amazon Shutters Halo
April 27, 2023

In what is likely welcome news to others in the wearables space, Amazon is axing its health-focused Halo unit in a move to refocus its business. “We recently made the very difficult decision to stop supporting Amazon Halo effective July 31, 2023,” Amazon said in...

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Amazon Expands Palm Scan Payments in Bid for Grocery Shopper Loyalty
April 12, 2023

Amazon is adding pay-by-palm and smart carts to more grocery stores to drive brick-and-mortar adoption. The eCommerce giant shared in an emailed announcement that it is adding its Amazon One palm scan payment technology to 11 Whole Foods Market stores in the Denver metropolitan area....

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Amazon Eyes Cashier-Less Checkout for Retail
December 02, 2022

Amazon reportedly aims to expand the use of its cashier-less technology beyond food and retail. While the company has been selling its technology to those markets in airports, stadiums and a convention center since 2020, it’s now looking at other industries, Reuters reported Thursday (Dec....

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Alexa Becomes a Shopper’s Virtual Stylist With New Echo Smart Screen
September 29, 2022

In a move aimed at connecting voice-powered shopping, entertainment and information systems via a bigger touch screen, Amazon’s latest wall-mounted iteration of its Echo device not only marks a technological step forward for the company, but an incremental advance for the nascent voice commerce category...