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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' net worth tops $150B as he becomes richest person in modern history
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has now become the richest person in modern history as his net worth now tops Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates even in inflation-adjusted terms.
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Vecna Robotics New Leasing Program Puts Automated Guided Vehicles to Work Immediately - Press Release - Digital Journal
Vecna Robotics offers custom financing and leasing options to provide business leaders an affordable way. The unique leasing program, which includes operating and capital leasing, allows deferment of upfront costs and obtain new equipment any time of the year putting robotic AGVs to work immediately.
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Amazon's postman robots that could unlock doors to deliver parcels
Robots delivering mail and dropping off parcels inside homes could soon become a familiar sight as an alternative to human drivers. Amazon has designed small, box-shaped droids capable of opening a door's smartlock and making deliveries while the resident is at work, or even in the middle of the night.
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As Amazon Ramps Up Furniture and Appliance Business, Home Depot Is Sweating
In early December, pharmacy chain CVS decided to move big time into the insurance market by purchasing Aetna for $69 billion-a move clearly motivated by Amazon, which was preparing to scale up its pharmaceuticals division.
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2018 could be a breakout year for Amazon's private labels
Amazon's private-label push appears to just be taking off, but the internet giant still must prove its brands can hold their own amid a swelling marketplace of goods. A recent study by L2, a research firm that studies brands' digital performance, has identified more than 40 private brands associated with Amazon.
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More than 75 percent of US online consumers shop on Amazon most of the time
Despite a world of e-commerce choices and possibilities, when it comes to where Americans shop online, there's really only one answer. Amazon. For the second year in a row, more Americans will shop online for all or most of their holiday gifts, more than ever before in the 12-year history of CNBC's All-America Economic Survey.
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Amazon Patent Filing Could Prevent Price Comparison Shopping While In A Store
When you're at the store, it's long been easy to pull Amazon out and compare product prices. But with a patent filed by Amazon could make that harder to do. In Amazon's patent filing, which is titled "Physical Store Online Shopping Control," the online retailer details a method for preventing shoppers from searching for alternative prices when connected to a store's own Wi-Fi network, Engadget reported.
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Why Amazon Buying Slack Makes Perfect Sense (and Also Why It Doesn't)
Amazon might want to buy Slack for a lot of money, Bloomberg reported late on Wednesday night. $9 billion, in fact, or more than twice its valuation from its last funding round. $9b would be a significant premium over Slack's last fundraising round.
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Amazon needs to court Walmart shoppers because the wealthiest Americans already have Prime
Amazon's new discounted Prime for lower-income consumers could add new subscribers.
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You can buy Girl Scout cookies on Amazon. There's just one problem
Tired of waiting an entire year for new Girl Scout cookies? Don't worry anymore. You can now buy a year's supply on Amazon. That's right. Amazon now sells Girl Scout cookies for close to $10 a box. Thin Mints go for $10 even, while the Samoas sell for $9.54, according to the seller page.
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