Microsoft follows Amazon in pursuit of cashier-less stores

Amazon launched its first cashierless Amazon Go store earlier this year. It’s a grocery and convenience store that customers can shop at without ever having to wait in line at a cashier. They just go in, pick up the stuff they want and then walk out. Amazon has developed sophisticated technology backed by scanners and sensors to track what they put in the bag and walk out the store with and the bill is automatically charged to their Amazon account. A new report claims that Microsoft is working on similar technology which it would be able to provide to retailers willing to create their own cashier-free stores. Reuters reports that Microsoft has been in discussions with Walmart about using its technology to power its cashier-free stores. The company has reportedly hired a computer vision specialist from Amazon Go and is believed to be experimenting with attaching cameras to shopping carts in order to track items. Some of its retailer partners are already building automated checkouts on top of its cloud

Microsoft follows Amazon in pursuit of cashier-less stores

Microsoft is working on automated checkout technology that could help retailers compete with Amazon's new cashier-less stores.

Thu 14 Jun 18 from Phys.org

No more grocery checkout lines: Microsoft may rival Amazon with tech that cuts out the cashier

Pulling a page from Amazon's book, Microsoft is working on a technology to eliminate checkout lines at stores by tracking what shoppers add to their carts, according to a news report.  ...

Thu 14 Jun 18 from USA today

Microsoft is developing its own cashierless store technology, says report

Amazon may be facing new competition from Microsoft on its cashierless, automated store technology, according to a new report from Reuters out this morning. The report claims Microsoft is in ...

Thu 14 Jun 18 from TechCrunch

Microsoft tech may help Walmart get rid of cashiers and checkout lines

Walmart and other stores could become no-checkout zones with this technology.

Thu 14 Jun 18 from Arstechnica

Microsoft is reportedly taking on Amazon with checkout-free retail - CNET

Grab-and-go shopping is getting competitive.

Thu 14 Jun 18 from CNET

Microsoft Working On Technology For Cashier-Free Stores Like Amazon Go

Amazon launched its first cashierless Amazon Go store earlier this year. It’s a grocery and convenience store that customers can shop at without ever having to wait in line at a cashier. ...

Thu 14 Jun 18 from Ubergizmo

Microsoft is building a competitor to Amazon's cashless Go Store

Microsoft is developing software which it hopes will eradicate checkouts from shops as it challenges Amazon's automated stores, the first of which opened in Seattle earlier this year. ...

Thu 14 Jun 18 from Daily Mail

Microsoft reportedly developing cashier-free technology for retailers

Reuters reports that the Windows maker is developing a system similar to Amazon's that tracks what shoppers add to their carts as they walk around a store. The company has reportedly shown the ...

Thu 14 Jun 18 from Techspot

Microsoft reportedly has its own cashierless store technology

While Amazon continues to test out its cashier and checkout-less Go stores, Reuters reports that Microsoft is working on similar technology. Besides a number of partners who are working ...

Thu 14 Jun 18 from Engadget

Microsoft reportedly working on rival Amazon Go tech for cashier-free stores

Microsoft is reportedly working on technology that could be used to power check-out free retail stores. Reuters reports that the software giant has been talking to Walmart about ...

Thu 14 Jun 18 from The Verge

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