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Intel collaborates with Area 15 retail complex

Intel is collaborating with Area 15, a purpose-built experiential retail and entertainment complex due to open in Las Vegas in April 2020.
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Microsoft AI transforms Trakomatic retail offering

Microsoft is using artificial intelligence (AI) to help Trakomatic, a Singapore-based video and sensor technology start-up, deliver intelligent retail experiences.
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AWS and ZeroLight streamline car-shopping experience

Amazon Web Services (AWS) joined forces with Cadillac and ZeroLight at this month’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to demonstrate a streamlined vehicle-shopping concept featuring the Cadillac XT6.
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Start-up automates Walmart supercentre

A Massachusetts start-up is helping Walmart automate a supercentre in New Hampshire with Alphabot, which uses autonomous carts to retrieve ambient, refrigerated and frozen grocery items ordered online.
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Sprint integrates Wirecard to create internet of payments

Wirecard’s unified commerce technology is being integrated into Sprint's Curiosity IoT platform to deliver the internet of payments, initially targeting the retail sector.
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Checkpoint speeds omnichannel orders with RFID

New Jersey retail technology company Checkpoint Systems has updated its Halo IoT software platform with omnichannel and task management functionality.
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Luckin enters unstaffed coffee retail market

Chinese coffee shop chain Luckin Coffee is entering the unstaffed retail market with the launch of its Luckin Coffee Express smart unmanned coffee machine and Luckin Pop Mini smart vending machine.
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Ossia integrates wireless technology into CoolR IoT devices

Washington-based Ossia is integrating its Cota wireless technology to power retail IoT devices from the CoolR Group.
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Ecommerce transforming retail faster than expected

Ecommerce looks set to transform the retail landscape faster than expected, according to Edge by Ascential's annual future retail development report, which sees consumer power and preferences driving innovation and fundamentally changing the role of physical stores.
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