Amazon is finally opening its long-anticipated convenience store
Amazon Go, a brick-and-mortar store that the e-commerce giant said will operate without cashiers, is opening on Monday after five years of planning.
Amazon has said customers will be able to shop through an Amazon Go phone application and pick up their items without having to pass through checkout lines. The store, which is opening at the company’s headquarters in Seattle, could be a glimpse into the future of grocery shopping.
For HQ2 losers, there’s hope for a consolation prize
Last week, Amazon announced 20 remaining cities in its competition to build a second headquarters that is expected to bring 50,000 jobs and a $5 billion investment. Austin made the list.
News of Amazon’s short list meant that 218 other cities that submitted bids for “HQ2” in October would not recieve the grand prize.
But according to The Wall Street Journal, some of those losing cities are now hoping that their submitted proposals gave Amazon an opportunity to see what they can offer, spurring other investment from Amazon in the future.
Amazon has already begun to reach out to some of the losers such as Anchorage, Alaska to see what type of business possibilities there may be, the Journal reported.
Google’s CEO thinks Artificial Intelligence is one of the most important things humans are working on
In a recent interview, Sundar Pichai, Google’s CEO, said AI is more profound than “electricity or fire.”
Pichai’s words show how serious big tech firms are taking AI, and why consumers can expect to see more from the advanced technology as companies like Google continue to work with it.
What are the best laptops right now?
The recently-held Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas showed off some of the newest laptops available and why they are the best. Here is a video from The Verge that takes a look at the laptops.
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