From VentureBeat: Mode.ai launches ecommerce bot platform powered by computer vision

Since coming out of stealth last year, Mode.ai has created bots for Levi’s, Louis Vuitton, and Pro Flowers, but today the computer vision startup announced it has launched a platform for small businesses and ecommerce merchants to create their own Facebook Messenger bots. Since automated bots for sales or customer service have grown in popularity […]

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From Tech: Save on winter hats and gloves that are Bluetooth and touchscreen compatible

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From Geek.com: Skip the Lines at Cashier-Less Amazon Go, Now Open in Seattle

Amazon today opened its first cashier-less grocery store in Seattle. Amazon Go invites customers to “just grab and go”—no checkout required. Simply sign into the Amazon Go mobile app to enter the store, […]
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From Tech: Amazon Go app is now available ahead of cashier-less store opening

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At Amazon’s new grocery store of the future you need an app just to get into the st…

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From Engadget RSS Feed: Amazon’s checkout-free store opens to the public January 22nd

Amazon’s bid to automate the convenience store is finally ready for the public. The company has confirmed that the Amazon Go store attached to its new Seattle headquarters will be open to non-employees on January 22nd, or more than a year later than…

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From Engadget RSS Feed: Curve’s payment-switching smart card goes live in the UK

Like the thought of switching payment methods for a purchase long after you’ve left the store? You now have a chance to try it. Curve has launched its smart card in the UK, letting you not only consolidate your credit cards (currently just Masterca…

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From Engadget RSS Feed: Robomart autonomous bodegas will deliver produce to your door

Shopping for fresh produce online has always been a bit of a gamble since you’re not actually selecting the fruits and veggies yourself. Santa Clara, California-based startup Robomarts aims to change that by bringing online produce shopping to your f…

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From BetaNews: Keep on top of your wardrobe using these three apps

For the fashion conscious, the change in seasons usually follows a change in wardrobe and when it comes to upgrading a wardrobe, everyone has different requirements. But, there are people who avoid retail at all costs, shopping on the internet and orde…

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From Engadget RSS Feed: Kroger is the next grocery chain hoping to cut checkout lines

It’s not just tech giants like Amazon or corporate behemoths like Walmart that are hoping to reduce the need for checkout lines. Kroger is expanding its Scan, Bag, Go self-checkout technology from a handful of stores in the Cincinnati area (which hav…

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