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Google Cloud Assembles Web3 Team to Leverage Emerging Metaverse

“Google Cloud Platform is putting together a Web3 specialist team to take advantage of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. The cloud computing services suite says its new Web3 team will focus on building services for developers running blockchain applications. In addition, the team will also provide blockchain services to enterprises and customers looking to leverage the […]
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Amazon Go: Inside the New Cashierless Store Moving in to the Suburbs

“Amazon Go, the tech giant’s cashierless store concept, is ready for its move to the suburbs.  The company is opening a new Go store in Mill Creek, Wash., on Tuesday morning, which it says will target customers living in suburban areas.  Like its other Go stores, customers won’t need to visit a cash register when they’re […]
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Amazon to Shut Its Bookstores and Other Shops As Its Grocery Chain Expands

“Amazon.com Inc said on Wednesday it plans to close all 68 of its brick-and-mortar bookstores, pop-ups and shops carrying toys and home goods in the United States and United Kingdom, ending some of its longest-running retail experiments. The news, which Reuters was first to report, marks a turning point for a company that began as […]
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Amazon May Drop Visa As Partner on U.S. Credit Card

“Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) is considering dropping Visa (V.N) as partner on its U.S. co-branded credit card after earlier confirming it would stop accepting Visa credit cards in the United Kingdom as a dispute over payments intensified. The e-commerce giant is in talks with several payment networks including Mastercard Inc (MA.N) , American Express Co (AXP.N) […]
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Amazon Ends Use of Arbitration for Customer Disputes

“In a brief email to customers, Amazon said anyone using its products would now have to pursue disputes with the company in federal court, rather than go through the private and secretive arbitration process, which critics say puts consumers at a huge disadvantage . “This is a big deal,” said Florencia Marotta-Wurgler, a professor at […]
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Amazon Pay Later Hits 2 Million Sign-Ups Mark in India

“Amazon Pay Later has reached the milestone of two million customers who have signed up for the service in a little over a year since its launch, Amazon has announced. The credit service specifically for Amazon India customers was launched in April last year to let them make purchases of essential and high-value items by […]