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Jack in the Box pops up with AWS

American fast-food chain Jack in the Box is using machine learning and cloud services from Amazon Web Services (AWS) to drive flexibility and resiliency across its organisation.
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Klarna adopts Google Pay for in-store payments

Klarna, a Swedish payments and shopping platform, is introducing Google Pay for in-store purchases in the USA. Sephora, Journeys and Rue21 are among the first merchant partners to offer Google Pay, in addition to Apple Pay, for in-store purchases.
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NTT uses CyberLink face recognition at concept store

NTT Data deployed AI and facial recognition technologies from Taiwanese firm Cyberlink at an unstaffed concept shop at the Tokyu Hands department store in the Shibuya district of Tokyo.
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365 buys smart vending machine firm Stockwell

Michigan-based 365 Retail Markets has acquired smart-store vending machine technology company Stockwell of Oakland, California.
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Vsblty smartens Mexican pet store chain

Philadelphia-based security and retail marketing technology firm Vsblty through its Mexico partner Retailigent Media is providing audience analytics and customer engagement technology for a Mexican chain of pet stores.
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Freetouch allows contactless interactions with touchscreens

In response to the impact of Covid-19 on retailers and other businesses, California-based Freetouch has announced a patent-pending product that enables anyone with a smartphone to interact remotely with shared touchscreens.
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Amazon expands Project Zero counterfeit protection

Amazon has expanded its Project Zero counterfeit combatting technology to seven more countries – Australia, Brazil, Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Turkey and the UAE – making it available in 17 countries where Amazon has a store.
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