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Amid Drone Talk, Amazon Has Real Robots

Amazon got a lot of ink for its sci-fi drone delivery idea this week, but a more real and immediate robot effort underway in the Seattle retailer's warehouses could save it as much as $916 million a year, according to one analyst.BN-AR809_kivasy_E_20131206191243.jpg

100,000 Applebee's Tables Get Tech Treatment

This is the
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 largest deployment of tablets in restaurants yet it would appear.
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Apple Stores POS Outage

Last week Apple stores suffered thru POS outage and were reduced to old style credit card machines according to Techcrunch. Similar outage supposedly hit NCR Silver.
Nov 4 (Reuters) - Dutch retailer RFS Holland Holding, which owns the online store, is to build what it says will be the world's largest automated online distribution centre, able to deliver 80,000 packages a day.

Amazon Vs. Wal-Mart: The Physical Vs. Non-Physical Battle

Analysis from Seeking Alpha on the battle between Amazon and Wal-Mart
Staples (Canada)
With two national retailers, Staples (SPLS) and RadioShack (RSH), pulling the plug on's (AMZN) Locker program, it's easy to wonder why either decided to experiment in the first place.
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Last year, Google acquired Waterloo-based startup BufferBox, which provides bufferboxofficial.jpg hipping locker service to make it easy to get things delivered reliably even when you're not sure where you'll be when they're arriving. The startup built its service on the idea that people never want to see another missed delivery door tag ever again, and began rolling out availability in Toronto, a big consumer market near its HQ last year.

Staples, RadioShack Yank Amazon Lockers From Stores

Staples (Canada)
Staples Inc. (SPLS) and RadioShack Corp. (RSH) have removed Inc. (AMZN) lockers from their stores about a year after starting the program as competition stiffens with the online retailer.
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AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ShipStation the leading web-based shipping solution for online retailers, today announced an enhancement to the company's Shopify integration, allowing customers to import orders from Shopify POS. Business owners can now import retail orders directly into ShipStation from Shopify POS, just as they do with their Shopify web store orders.
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