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From: Sr K7/8/2020 10:25:15 AM
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ATH July 8,

Latest ATH 3,072.00.

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From: Sr K7/8/2020 3:43:19 PM
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7/8/2020

Amazon.com said Wednesday it will require US sellers to display their business name and address publicly starting Sept. 1.

The public display will provide consumers information about the seller and allow them to track down sellers suspected of selling counterfeit or unsafe products, CNBC reported.

The requirement has already been implemented in the company's marketplaces in Europe, Japan and Mexico.

Higher high ATH this afternoon 3,076.77.

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To: Sr K who wrote (164090)7/8/2020 3:47:58 PM
From: John Carragher
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so the responsibility is to the buyer vs amazon to control the seller?

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To: John Carragher who wrote (164091)7/8/2020 3:54:34 PM
From: Sr K
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I think they want feedback on product defects, not just counterfeits. It's just 10 minutes since I saw the flash, so I'll see what Amazon says on their site.

I've seen Amazon Basics product not work right, and they seem to be checking the supply chain better.

Another ATH, over $3.077.

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To: Sr K who wrote (164092)7/8/2020 3:58:24 PM
From: John Carragher
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i bought printer ink for a cannon printed. of course the printer wouldn't recognize it. on line requested return, immediately got authorization, took the ink to store a mile away and off the junk went to the supplier.

then bought ink at staples at twice the price however, cannon recognized the ink!

i was in middle of doing my taxes and the printer ran out. however , i bought cheap back up ink.

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To: John Carragher who wrote (164093)7/8/2020 4:02:00 PM
From: Sr K
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The extra inks are hard to throw away. I probably bought plenty, but have changed printers.

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To: Sr K who wrote (164094)7/8/2020 4:09:31 PM
From: John Carragher
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the ink cost almost as much at the cheap printer. i hardly ever use the thing. they give away printers to hook you into very profitable ink.

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To: John Carragher who wrote (164095)7/8/2020 4:39:48 PM
From: clochard
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You would think that Staples, Walmart or Amazon would produce their own brand of printers with affordable ink cartridges. But my HP printer grudgingly accepts non-HP cartridges. HP printers are the only ones that have good Linux support.

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From: Sr K7/10/2020 8:17:12 PM
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Later ...

Amazon.com Inc.

on Friday afternoon reversed a demand that employees delete the TikTok app from company mobile devices, a shocking turnabout from a dictate that just hours before had stoked concern about the app’s security and ties to China.

The first message was dramatic enough, as the email directive to employees appeared to buttress recent scrutiny of TikTok security issues from governments in the U.S. and India.

Then, the second message, in which a spokesman called the email an error, backed away from what briefly appeared to be a major policy change. It was a rare instance in which such a shift played out in public for one of the world’s most valuable and closely watched companies.

What remained unclear late Friday was how many people within Amazon, if anyone, harbor concern about TikTok to such a degree that would have prompted the memo in the first place.

The now-retracted email was sent as an alert to thousands of Amazon employees early in the business day in Seattle: “Due to security risks, the TikTok app is no longer permitted on mobile devices that access Amazon email. If you have TikTok on your device, you must remove it by 10-Jul to retain mobile access to Amazon email. At this time, using TikTok from your Amazon laptop browser is allowed.”

News of the decision broke and quickly went viral after it was reported by The Information tech news site, and within hours two U.S. senators responded enthusiastically.

“Now the whole federal government should follow suit,” Sen. Josh Hawley (R., Mo.) said in a tweet.

Amazon had reversed itself by midafternoon on the West Coast. “This morning’s email to some of our employees was sent in error,” the Amazon spokesman said late Friday. “There is no change to our policies right now with regard to TikTok.”

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From: Glenn Petersen7/14/2020 7:56:57 AM
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Amazon is rolling out grocery carts that let shoppers skip checkout lines, bag their groceries and walk out

PUBLISHED TUE, JUL 14 20203:01 AM EDT
UPDATED 16 MIN AGO
Annie Palmer @ANNIERPALMER
CNBC.com

KEY POINTS

-- Amazon is launching smart shopping carts at its Woodland Hills, California, grocery store in 2020.

-- Dash Carts are embedded with cameras, sensors and a smart display that automatically track a shopper’s order.

-- Similar to Amazon’s cashierless Go stores, Dash Carts allow shoppers to avoid checkout lines as they exit the store.



Amazon is rolling out smart shopping carts at its Los Angeles-area grocery store in 2020.
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Amazon is launching shopping carts that track items as shoppers add them, then automatically charges them when they remove the grocery bags, allowing them to skip the checkout line.

The Dash Carts will roll out at Amazon’s new Los Angeles-area grocery store, which is slated to open this year, the company announced Tuesday.

Dash Carts build on the “Just Walk Out” cashierless technology first deployed at Amazon Go convenience stores. Amazon Go stores, which opened to the public in 2018, let customers buy items without waiting in checkout lines. The company has made inroads into the grocery market over the past several years, but with cashierless technology, Amazon is hoping to make the shopping experience more enjoyable and set itself apart from other physical retailers.

Shoppers must have an Amazon account and a smartphone to use a Dash Cart. After entering the store, users scan a QR code, located in the Amazon app, that signs them into the cart and loads Alexa shopping lists.

Each cart is equipped with cameras that use computer vision to identify items as they’re placed in bags inside the cart, and a built-in scale to weigh them if necessary. For items like fresh produce, shoppers type in the item’s four-digit code and quantity on the display, which registers the weight and price. The cart is also equipped with a coupon scanner that applies any rebates to the shopper’s order. The carts are designed for small- to mid-sized grocery trips, where shoppers might leave the store with one or two bags.

As shoppers add and remove items, a display on the front of the cart adjusts the total price.

When they’re ready to leave, shoppers exit via the store’s Dash Cart lane. The company charges the credit card linked to their Amazon account and emails a copy of the receipt.



A display on the cart automatically calculates the total cost of each order.
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Unlike Amazon Go locations, which offer a variety of on-the-go meals and snacks, the Woodland Hills, California, grocery store resembles a conventional supermarket in its offerings and layout. The Woodland Hills location will be a part of a new chain of Amazon grocery stores, expected to open this year, that the company has been using to fulfill grocery delivery orders during the coronavirus pandemic.

The California store’s expanded offerings presented new challenges when Amazon designed the Dash Cart, since the full-size supermarket features a “huge catalog of items,” said Dilip Kumar, Amazon’s vice president of physical retail and technology.

“You need to be able to add that and keep track of all of that and it just increases the complexity,” Kumar said in an interview. “Plus, the weighing component of it also has to be very robust to be able to allow for a very accurate receipt experience for a customer.”

Dash Carts are embedded with an array of cameras and sensors, yet, aside from the display, they look just like a standard shopping cart.

“We try to hide that complexity away from customers so you don’t have to learn any new shopping behaviors,” Kumar said. “Once you’re signed in with your phone, you can put the phone away and your normal way that you shop stays the same.”

Amazon has continued to expand its cashierless technology beyond its Go convenience stores. In February, it opened its first, full-size, cashierless grocery store, called Amazon Go Grocery, in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. The store is stocked with about 5,000 items, such as fresh produce, baked goods, meats and household items like paper towels.

cnbc.com

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