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Re: AMZN - Amazon.com Inc.
« Reply #2540 on: September 10, 2020, 10:01:02 AM »
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-09-10/reliance-said-to-offer-20-billion-stake-in-retail-arm-to-amazon

"Indian billionaire Mukesh Ambaniís Reliance Industries is offering to sell a roughly $20 billion stake in its retail business to Amazon" ("Reliance is willing to sell as much as a 40% stake in the subsidiary to Amazon")


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« Reply #2542 on: September 16, 2020, 08:55:32 AM »
Amazon Plans to Put 1,000 Warehouses in Suburban Neighborhoods

Seeking to compete with Walmart on same-day deliveries, the company is opening small shipping hubs around the U.S.


https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-09-16/amazon-plans-to-put-1-000-warehouses-in-neighborhoods?srnd=premium

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Re: AMZN - Amazon.com Inc.
« Reply #2543 on: September 22, 2020, 11:27:14 AM »
Bezos launching a network of free montessori-style preschools:

https://www.instagram.com/p/CFcMd_RnQ_I/

Cool

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Re: AMZN - Amazon.com Inc.
« Reply #2544 on: September 29, 2020, 06:42:45 AM »
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Re: AMZN - Amazon.com Inc.
« Reply #2545 on: September 29, 2020, 08:38:52 PM »
At first, I was excited about the stores without the checkout lines, but now I'm scared. They'll have facial recognition + fingerprints. That's crazy.

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Re: AMZN - Amazon.com Inc.
« Reply #2546 on: September 30, 2020, 06:25:35 AM »
At first, I was excited about the stores without the checkout lines, but now I'm scared. They'll have facial recognition + fingerprints. That's crazy.

What's the big difference?

They already know what you buy.
Now they'll also know what you steal?  ::)  8)

(Oh wait, they already have cameras for that in regular shops... if they care)
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Re: AMZN - Amazon.com Inc.
« Reply #2547 on: September 30, 2020, 06:47:17 AM »
At first, I was excited about the stores without the checkout lines, but now I'm scared. They'll have facial recognition + fingerprints. That's crazy.

What's the big difference?

They already know what you buy.
Now they'll also know what you steal?  ::)  8)

(Oh wait, they already have cameras for that in regular shops... if they care)

In retail shrink comes from the employees as well as the customers.  Amazon will reduce theft both by having super surveillance and by having fewer employees.  I don't think I'd voluntarily give them my fingerprints though.  That is just a little too far with the super surveillance.  With the phones, at least on Apple, they claimed that the fingerprint never left the phone and was encrypted inside your own device.  This seems like Amazon would just have your prints on file in a database somewhere.

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Re: AMZN - Amazon.com Inc.
« Reply #2548 on: September 30, 2020, 02:03:22 PM »
I've always been worried about someone using my fingerprints to frame me. I may watch too much tv.

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Re: AMZN - Amazon.com Inc.
« Reply #2549 on: September 30, 2020, 03:14:49 PM »
I've always been worried about someone using my fingerprints to frame me. I may watch too much tv.

Me too or some kind of fake video spoofing me.