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Opinion | What Amazon owes Seattle's homeless is a matter of debate | The Hill
"The debate on Seattle’s homeless tax provokes an important question: What responsibility do companies have toward the communities in which they function?" write UW professors Nives Dolšak (marine and environmental affairs) and Aseem Prakash (Center for Environmental Politics).
Dolsak.Nives  Prakash.Aseem  Center.Environmental.Politics  School:Marine&Environmental.Affairs  College:Environment  College:Arts&Sciences  !UWitM  2018  opinion.analysis  The.Hill  natl  amazon  homelessness 
1 hour ago by uwnews
Walmart abandons Scan & Go cashierless checkout - Business Insider
Walmart has killed Scan & Go, a service that let customers scan and pay for items without checkout lanes, cashiers, or registers.
"There was low participation," Walmart spokesman Ragan Dickens told Business Insider.
At the same time, Amazon is doubling down on its own version of the technology with the expansion of its cashierless store, called Amazon Go. 
The failed test highlights a key challenge for Walmart in its battle with Amazon: getting Walmart's core customers to adopt new technologies and engage with the company digitally. 
retail  future  payment  amazon 
5 hours ago by dancall
Amazon's Mechanical Turk has Reinvented Research | JSTOR Daily
Turkers—and the larger online survey ecosystem of which they are a part—have helped address several methodological problems that have long bedevilled academic researchers. First, online survey respondents give academic researchers an alternative to the tried-and-tired practice of treating undergraduates as guinea pigs. As psychology scholars Michael Buhrmester et al. note in their 2011 assessment of Mechanical Turk data, “[c]ommentators have long lamented the heavy reliance on American college samples in the field of psychology and more generally those from a small sector of humanity.”
research  amazon  trends 
5 hours ago by dancall
Mighty Blaster | BulbHead
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16 hours ago by neerajsinghvns
Commentary: How We Can Stop the Tech Monopoly Takeover | Fortune
The size and scale of Facebook, Google, Amazon, Apple, and Microsoft threaten American democracy. Is it too late to stop them?
data  privacy  monopoly  facebook  google  apple  amazon  2018  fortune  anti-trust 
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