Amazon is joining a pilot program in which it will accept food stamps from customers ordering and paying for groceries online — showing that it wants to appeal to lower-income shoppers, traditionally a key customer base for Wal-Mart.
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The Seattle startup acts a marketplace where companies can buy algorithms that developers are selling.
The vehicle has a human attendant and computer monitor, but no steering wheel and no brake pedals. Passengers push a button at a marked stop...
Peggy Johnson, one of Microsoft’s top executives, is the company’s point person when it comes to relations with other companies and potential partners.
The hype for VR goggles has exceeded consumers’ interest so far, but industry insiders remain hopeful that virtual reality will become the next big thing.