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Amazon Pharmacy brings Prime power to medication pricing

Amazon Pharmacy brings Prime power to medication pricing

Amazon's attack on the high street continues, and now it's your medication in Jeff Bezos' sights with the launch of Amazon Pharmacy. The new service promises to do for your prescriptions what Prime has already done for, well, just about everything else in your home, with deliveries and a new "prescription savings benefit" for those paying for their drugs without insurance.

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Walmart launches drone delivery pilot

Walmart launches drone delivery pilot

Your next Walmart order might descend from the skies, with the retailer announcing a new on-demand drone delivery pilot. The scheme will focus on small deliveries, with select grocery and household essentials slung underneath specially-designed drones and flown over to customers.

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First Amazon Fresh grocery store opens its doors – but good luck getting in

First Amazon Fresh grocery store opens its doors – but good luck getting in

Ever since buying Whole Foods in 2017, Amazon has been in the grocery store business, but today, it's officially opening its first Amazon-branded grocery store. Amazon today announced that it's cutting the ribbon, so to speak, on the first Amazon Fresh grocery store, which is opening in the Woodland Hills neighborhood in Los Angeles. Even if you live in Woodland Hills, however, you might have a difficult time getting in.

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Walmart is giving Black Friday shoppers Thanksgiving off this year

Walmart is giving Black Friday shoppers Thanksgiving off this year

Black Friday is a holiday that seems to become a bit more nebulous with each passing year. While Black Friday sales used to take place on the day after Thanksgiving, in recent years more and more retailers have taken to extending deals throughout the following weekend and even opening on Thanksgiving, much to the chagrin of employees and those who thought they should have the day off to celebrate with family.

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Amazon Dash Cart gives the shopping cart a cashier-free upgrade

Amazon Dash Cart gives the shopping cart a cashier-free upgrade

Amazon has given the shopping cart a high-tech makeover, with the new Amazon Dash Cart set to launch in its physical grocery stores. While it may look at first glance like a regular cart, the green and black upgrade allows for an instant checkout: in fact, once you've filled it up, you can just walk straight out to the car.

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Microsoft announces plans to close its retail stores

Microsoft announces plans to close its retail stores

Microsoft is making a rather big announcement today, revealing plans to close many of its retail stores. Not all of them are closing, but when Microsoft is done culling its retail locations, only a few will remain. It seems that retail employees will be able to stay with the company too, either by working in-person at corporate offices or by working remotely.

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Apple Stores are reopening – and you’ll need to wear a mask

Apple Stores are reopening – and you’ll need to wear a mask

Apple has reopened nearly 100 of its Apple Stores around the world, the company has confirmed, outlining the steps it is taking to reestablish in-person shopping in a safe way during the COVID-19 pandemic. In a new open letter, the company has explained how the coronavirus will change the way Apple Stores look and operate, after beginning to resume operations in the US earlier this month.

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Amazon just froze new food delivery sign-ups as it desperately recruits staff

Amazon just froze new food delivery sign-ups as it desperately recruits staff

Amazon will hire 75,000 more employees to meet coronavirus delivery demands, but still plans to freeze new sign-ups to its food services as it struggles to keep up with stay-at-home shoppers. The retail behemoth says that the new wait-list system will impact both Amazon Fresh and Whole Foods Market delivery and pickup customers, it's been confirmed.

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Apple changes iPhone sales policy to lift buyer restriction

Apple changes iPhone sales policy to lift buyer restriction

Apple has lifted its two-device purchase restriction on iPhones, a limit implemented in part to prevent scalpers tying up supplies and selling on unlocked smartphones. The change comes amid warnings to investors from Apple to expect a less rosy quarter than original predicted, as the coronavirus pandemic takes its toll on iPhone sales.

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Apple store closures extended “until further notice”

Apple store closures extended “until further notice”

Apple has extended its retail store closure, having first announced earlier in the month that it would be shuttering all physical locations outside of those in China until later this month. The original timeline would have seen Apple begin to reopen stores from March 27, something the Cupertino company now seems to be indicating is no longer the case.

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Amazon is offering its “Just Walk Out” checkout-free tech to other stores

Amazon is offering its “Just Walk Out” checkout-free tech to other stores

Amazon is offering its checkout-free store technology to other companies, the same Just Walk Out system that Amazon Go locations use to track virtual carts. The technology has been used in a number of Amazon Go locations, where shoppers can simply pick up what they want and then leave the store, with the tracking cameras automatically charging their accounts for what they selected.

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Budget-friendly 2020 Moto G Stylus and Power hitting retail early

Budget-friendly 2020 Moto G Stylus and Power hitting retail early

The Motorola G collection has always been a surprise, ever since the original, the then best-selling Motorola smartphone in their Android-based history. Here in 2020, the Moto G Stylus and the Moto G Power appear to continue the low-price, high-value trend set by the original, delivering two devices for approximately $250 and $300 USD. Both devices feature their own high-end featured abilities and 4G LTE capabilities with full-screen frontside displays.

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