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    Microsoft reportedly building self-checkout shopping tech

    Microsoft is building self-checkout technology that could compete with systems from Amazon and its Amazon Go stores – reported Reuters.

    Amazon launched its first “Just Walk Out” store in 2017 in Seattle, near Microsoft’s headquarters in Redmond.

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    Ah Microsoft... reinventing the wheel... yet again.
    Such systems already exist and are in use, albeit with limited roll-out

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArtyLoop View Post
    Ah Microsoft... reinventing the wheel... yet again.
    Such systems already exist and are in use, albeit with limited roll-out
    Other than the Amazon Go site, where are they in use?

    Even before Amazon did it, the tech existed they just adapted it for a specific usecase
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    I must be retarded then

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    I'm sure Reebok, Nike, Hi-Tech etc. has that 'functionality' already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkippyRamirez View Post
    I'm sure Reebok, Nike, Hi-Tech etc. has that 'functionality' already.
    Probably.
    There has been an attempt in the past to do all of this and more. In 2005 I was involved in one such attempt at the hardware level. Proof of concept back then really.

    Don't get me wrong, I am all for tech and its progress... I just find it laughable that Microsoft thinks it can enter this space and reinvent the wheel. I guess their move to opensource means the tsunami of green dollars has now been reduced to a wave in a bathtub

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArtyLoop View Post
    Probably.
    There has been an attempt in the past to do all of this and more. In 2005 I was involved in one such attempt at the hardware level. Proof of concept back then really.

    Don't get me wrong, I am all for tech and its progress... I just find it laughable that Microsoft thinks it can enter this space and reinvent the wheel. I guess their move to opensource means the tsunami of green dollars has now been reduced to a wave in a bathtub
    Cool story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArtyLoop View Post
    Probably.
    There has been an attempt in the past to do all of this and more. In 2005 I was involved in one such attempt at the hardware level. Proof of concept back then really.

    Don't get me wrong, I am all for tech and its progress... I just find it laughable that Microsoft thinks it can enter this space and reinvent the wheel. I guess their move to opensource means the tsunami of green dollars has now been reduced to a wave in a bathtub
    Actually, they are 'building' an alternative. In a world where intellectual property and non-disclosures drive technology, any abled competitive technology is welcomed in my perspective.

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