Cashier-free stores

Microsoft is developing a system that tracks what items shoppers in a store place in their carts, eliminating the need for cashiers and putting the company in direct competition with Amazon in the retail space, Reuters reported Thursday. Microsoft’s system follows Amazon Go, Amazon’s fully-automated grocery store with no cashiers or checkout lines that formally …

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Small-Business Loan?

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Growing your small business without outside funding can make you feel as though you’re forever trapped in a catch-22. You need to hire new employees, invest in new equipment and/or open a new storefront to increase sales and ultimately increase your company’s profit. But you don’t yet …

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Alexa can…

On Thursday, Amazon announced new capabilities for Alexa to automatically differentiate between the voices of different users, and better customize their experience with the assistant. Singular interactions for all users can feel robotic and sterile, according to an Alexa blog post. Individualizing the customer experience through personalization allows users to better engage with Alexa, and …

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Nestle…

Nestle and others… Come back often for more news LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Food giants Nestle (NESN.S), Kraft Heinz (KHC.O) and Unilever (ULVR.L) are expected to bid for GlaxoSmithKline’s (GSK.L) Horlicks health nutrition business, which could fetch more than $4 billion, according to people familiar with the matter. FILE PHOTO: The GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) logo is …

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FBI sought iPhone…

FBI sought iPhone… Come back often for more business news WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Federal Bureau of Investigation did not exhaust possible solutions to unlock an iPhone connected to a gunman involved in a late-2015 shooting spree before seeking a court order to compel Apple Inc (AAPL.O) to help access the device, a U.S. Justice …

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