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Microsoft may be aiming for Amazon with cashier-less shopping technology

In this Monday, May 7, 2018, photo, pedestrians and cyclists gather near the Amazon Go store, in Seattle. Seattle’s latest tax proposal to combat homelessness takes aim at large businesses such as Amazon that have helped drive the city’s economic boom. But businesses and others say the so-called head tax is misguided and potentially harmful and they question whether the city is effectively using the tens of millions of dollars it already spends on homelessness each year. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Microsoft is testing technology that will track what items people pick up while shopping, and another Redmond company is working with Microsoft on the technology for physical stores, news services reported.

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