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Walmart is rolling out more massive vending machines for pickup orders

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Walmart is on a quest to make its in-store pickup process free of human interaction. The big-box store is rolling out a giant self-serve kiosk tower for online orders to more than a dozen locations. Customers simply arrange their shipment ahead of time, visit the store, and access their order via a barcode scanner on the side of the machine. Each package is preloaded by workers. SEE ALSO: Walmart tests a giant self-serve kiosk that dispenses groceries The massive orange towers stand 16 feet tall by 8 feet wide and deliver items through a conveyor belt inside the contraption. Walmart […]

The EU might levy a ginormous fine against Google

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The Google logo is seen at the Google headquarters in Brussels.Image: Virginia Mayo/AP/REX/Shutterstock European Union officials believe Google is muscling out competitors by not allowing phone designers to build devices using only parts of Google’s Android operating system, and by preventing full access to Google Play Store unless phone designers include Google Chrome and Search. SEE ALSO: Google slammed with record $2.7 billion fine from EU Now, according to Reuters, officials have put together an expert panel to weigh in. If the experts agree, Google could face a fine even more massive than the $2.7 billion fine the EU levied […]

Amazon, Apple, and Zynga all had the same stock price Monday due to a data glitch

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The Amazon logo is displayed at the Nasdaq MarketSite, in New York's Times Square.Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock For one moment on Monday afternoon, the prices of several stocks on Nasdaq including those of Amazon, Apple, eBay, Google, and Microsoft were all priced exactly the same, $123.47. Obviously, this couldn’t be correct; it would mean a sudden, massive drop in value for Amazon and Google and a huge increase in value for Microsoft and eBay. If it were true, Google’s market cap would fall from $623 billion to about $83 billion, while Microsoft’s market cap would be propelled to nearly $1 trillion. SEE […]