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Amazon now offers a ridiculous number of Dash buttons

Amazon now offers a ridiculous number of Dash buttons

If you've bought into Amazon's Dash button platform, then you'll probably be pleased to hear that the company is adding 40 new ones to the lineup today. Not only will this new group be bringing Dash support to some well-known brands, but it also sends the total number of Dash buttons over 300. With that many, you can probably find a Dash button for most of the products in your home.

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Google Assistant will stop saving shopping lists to Keep

Google Assistant will stop saving shopping lists to Keep

When Amazon kicked off the smart speaker wars, the Amazon Echo was mostly seen as an odd, voice-activated shopping assistant. Since then, the category has blossomed into so much more. Almost as if coming full circle, however, Google is enacting some changes to how its own Home speakers and smart Assistant work. Starting Monday, shopping lists created by voice using Assistant will reside in its own specialized place and will no longer be stored on Google Keep.

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Amazon Cash leaves you no excuse not to shop online

Amazon Cash leaves you no excuse not to shop online

As convenient and easy as online shopping maybe, almost all online retailers have one hard requirement: a credit or debit card, or, at the very least, a bank account. That leaves out a lot of people who may have the cash but don't have the card to do so. For Amazon, that means dozens if not hundreds of potential customers that it can't reach. That is why it's launching Amazon Cash to provide a dead easy way for Amazon users to "top up" their account, no card or bank account needed.

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AmazonFresh Pickup is like a grocery drive-through

AmazonFresh Pickup is like a grocery drive-through

Amazon is doing its best to make consumers get their products as easily as possible - after buying, of course. The easier and more convenient it is for every person in the world to purchase goods from Amazon, the bigger Amazon gets. The more successful Amazon is, the more ubiquitous it can be - hence the impending grocery store takeover with programs like AmazonFresh Pickup.

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Amazon starts collecting state sales tax across US next month

Amazon starts collecting state sales tax across US next month

As an e-commerce giant, one of Amazon's biggest advantages for customers (and biggest disadvantages for brick-and-mortar competitors) has been the site's lack of charging local sales taxes. This has been slowly changing over the last few years, and the policy will finally come to an end next month. Starting April 1st, Amazon will collect a sales tax in all 45 states that have one, with Hawaii, Idaho, Maine, and New Mexico being the last four to be included.

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Google Home and Google Express now make shopping a breeze

Google Home and Google Express now make shopping a breeze

We are beyond being just an instant gratification generation. Why bother going outside even for essential supplies when you can do it all from home and have them delivered to you. Even better, you can do that without even lifting a finger. Although we’re probably still decades away from computers that can read our thoughts (which would be frightening), Google is offering the next best thing: shopping by voice using Google Assistant on the Google Home via Google Express.

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Walmart’s new two-day shipping is free and subscription-free

Walmart’s new two-day shipping is free and subscription-free

Walmart has fired yet volley at Amazon. Barely two years after it launched it, Walmart is killing its two-day ShippingPass service. But rising from its ashes is an offer that would give online shoppers pause. Still offering that same two-day shipping, Walmart’s new service won’t charge you shipping fees at all. And even better, you don’t even have to be a member of some exclusive club to avail of that convenience. Free and subscription free, your groceries, toiletries, and toys will be there at your door (or at a store) in two-days flat.

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Amazon rolls out Dash buttons for more than 50 new brands

Amazon rolls out Dash buttons for more than 50 new brands

If you absolutely love Amazon's Dash buttons, then today is going to be a very good day for you, because more than 50 items are joining the Dash button lineup. That brings the total number of Dash buttons available up over 250, and at this point, it seems like there should be a Dash button for whatever household item you may need.

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Amazon Dash one-click ordering goes digital

Amazon Dash one-click ordering goes digital

Amazon Dash is a strange but oddly reasonable product.It removes every excuse not to get your groceries done, especially for essential supplies. Or seen in another way, it appeals to the human propensity for laziness. But apparently even the act of physically pushing a button might be too much work. Or that people are not so keen on buying a $5 button. So what is poor Amazon to do? Why, make a virtual Amazon Dash button, of course! And that is exactly what smart Amazon did.

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eBay Authenticate launches to eliminate fake products

eBay Authenticate launches to eliminate fake products

Online shopping is great, but with it comes an increased risk of buying a fake item. This has been an issue since sites like eBay and Amazon first rose to prominence. While some sites like Amazon are launching lawsuits against sellers who ship out fake products, eBay is taking a different approach by launching a new authentication program.

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Amazon Go grocery store fires the human checkout for AI

Amazon Go grocery store fires the human checkout for AI

Amazon Go has just been announced, looking to put a connected spin on grocery shopping. We didn't believe it at first either, but apparently it's true: Amazon is going to open up its own retail store, and when it arrives next year, you won't have to wait in checkout lanes to buy your items. Instead, you'll simply scan your phone on your way into the store, grab the stuff you need, and then leave.

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Amazon app adds ‘Package X-Ray’ feature to see what’s inside boxes

Amazon app adds ‘Package X-Ray’ feature to see what’s inside boxes

With the holidays now upon us, the shopping season is about to get into full swing. Like most people do nowadays, the majority of your shopping is done online, probably from a certain retailer by the name of Amazon, and that means plenty of packages arriving within a short time period. To help with this, Amazon has updated its iOS app with a new "Package X-Ray" feature that allows users to see what's inside a certain box with the iPhone's camera.

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