Amazon just opened a new store that sells popular items from its website. Here’s what it looks like inside

Amazon opened a new store in New York on Thursday morning that’s unlike anything the company has ever done before. Located in the city’s SoHo neighborhood, the shop, known as Amazon-4 star, sells what the e-commerce giant considers to be some of its most popular or best-rated merchandise on its website. The store is a…

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‘Just walk out shopping’: Amazon Go opens first Chicago location of its cashierless convenience store

Amazon’s cashierless stores are designed to spare time-crunched shoppers from waiting in the checkout line. But when Chicago’s first Amazon Go store opened Monday morning, most shoppers were taking their time to browse the selection of grab-and-go food items and get used to the idea of picking up their purchases and leaving without formally paying.…

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Amazon Is Fighting a Bribery Problem as It Discovers How Far Sellers Will Go to Juice Their Rankings

Amazon has long had a problem with fake reviews, but some third-party merchants that use the marketplace are reportedly adopting a new tactic: bribing Amazon employees to get confidential sales information and the contact details of people who have left negative reviews. According to a Sunday Wall Street Journal report, Amazon has been fighting the…

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Amazon Investigates Employees Leaking Data for Bribes

Amazon.com Inc. is investigating internal leaks as it fights to root out fake reviews and other seller scams from its website. Employees of Amazon, primarily with the aid of intermediaries, are offering internal data and other confidential information that can give an edge to independent merchants selling their products on the site, according to sellers…

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85% of insured Amazon Prime members open to buying drugs on the site, Deutsche Bank says

The vast majority of Amazon Prime members who have health insurance told Deutsche Bank that they would be willing to purchase prescription drugs on the online retailer’s website. According to the brokerage’s recent study, 85 percent of insured Prime members would be comfortable buying drugs straight from Amazon.com, posing a huge opportunity for the e-commerce…

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Amazon Launched Its HQ2 Hunt One Year Ago Today. Here’s Where the Search Stands

Willy Wonka would be pleased: One year ago today, Jeff Bezos announced Amazon’s search for a second headquarters, triggering a flood of publicity and a frenzy of interest from cities hoping to nab a golden ticket. The 238 HQ2 applicants were narrowed down to 20 finalists back in January. Amazon (amzn) promises to invest more…

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