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Walmart blockchain improves Canadian deliveries

Walmart is deploying blockchain to secure deliveries to more than 400 retail stores across Canada. The technology comes from Toronto-based DLT Labs.
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Million shoppers use AI voice during Alibaba 11.11

More than a million orders were placed and paid via Tmall Genie’s voice-shopping feature during Chinese retailer Alibaba’s 11.11 Global Shopping Festival last week, the world’s largest one-day sale.
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Schneider and Scale aid retailers with edge computing

Schneider Electric and Indiana-based Scale Computing are working together to help retailers support critical business applications with edge computing. The joint offering can help retailers overcome problems with edge infrastructure.
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Mastercard and Tappy embed payment into fashion wearables

Tappy Technologies, a Hong Kong-based wearable and digital payments provider, is working with Mastercard in the Asia Pacific to embed payment functionality into fashion items.
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Sally Beauty AI lets shoppers virtually try hair colours

Beauty chain Sally Beauty is deploying artificial intelligence (AI) technology in 500 US stores so shoppers can try on hair colour and makeup virtually before they commit to buying.
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AGR to unveil end-to-end retail management at NRF Big Show

Icelandic company AGR Dynamics is to unveil an end-to-end retail management platform at January’s National Retail Federation's Big Show event in New York.
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Essentiel Antwerp improves visibility with Nedap RFID

Belgian fashion retailer Essentiel Antwerp is deploying RFID technology from Dutch firm Nedap to increase visibility of its inventory at 40 stores.
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IBasis joins IMC as sustaining member

Massachusetts-based communications provider iBasis has joined the IoT M2M Council (IMC) as a sustaining member to support its global operating footprint and take advantage of the IMC's marketing and research platforms.
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