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Shares of Amazon and other online retailers slide after Supreme Court sales tax ruling

Shares of online retailers fell Thursday after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that states have the right to collect potentially billions of dollars in …

eCommerce

All Amazon Prime members can now try clothes before they buy

Amazon has been testing out a fee-free clothing-box service in the vein of Stitch Fix since last June. Prime Wardrobe allowed customer to try out selected clothing before buying; customers would only be charged for the items they kept. Until now, the service has been invite only, but today Amazon …

eCommerce

Britain’s Robot Grocer Is Coming to the U.S.

In a warehouse an hour west of London, robots zip across a grid of thousands of crates filled with groceries, picking up cartons of milk, heads of …

eCommerce

OM in the News: Home Depot's $1.2 Billion Supply-Chain Overhaul

Home Depot plans to spend $1.2 billion over the next five years to speed up delivery of goods to homes and job sites as the rise of online shopping …

Home Depot

Making a Killing in Virtual Real Estate

Last month, Ryan Kunzmann went to a bar in New York to see his 58,000 square feet of property. No, it’s not the world’s biggest bar—his holdings are …

Real Estate

A French hospital is using VR as a drug-free pain solution

The use of virtual reality (and even video games) as an alternative form of pain management isn't exactly unheard of. Researchers are well aware of VR's potential to distract patients at the dentist and combat phantom pains, so it shouldn't be a surprise to see VR turning up in the emergency room. …

Virtual Reality

Net neutrality is dead — what now?

A field guide to Ajit Pai’s internet<p>As of June 11th, the legal protections against content discrimination on the internet are gone. As far as the FCC is concerned, net neutrality is dead.<p>The policy’s fate was sealed back in December 2017, when FCC chairman Ajit Pai’s Restoring Internet Freedom …

Net Neutrality

Waymo, Fiat Chrysler expand autonomous vehicle plans

Waymo, formerly known as the Google self-driving car project, is preparing to roll out more than 62,000 autonomous Chrysler Pacifica hybrid …

Automotive Industry

OM in the News: Best Buy’s New Supply Chain Strategy

Best Buy is changing its supply chain, adding more automation and more distribution centers closer to population centersBest Buy believes it needs to …

Manufacturing

Katz’s Deli Starts Subscription Service for Its Famous Pastrami

Third-generation deli man Jake Dell is taking the iconic Katz’s Delicatessen across the U.S. and into the 21st century without losing its New York …

Armed Forces

Netflix's Data-Driven Strategy Strengthens Claim For 'Best Original Content' In 2018

In contrast to the traditionally fragmented market prevalent in creative industries, Netflix has created its own ecosystem. It licenses content, distributes that content and owns the platform on which that content gets consumed, and as a result, it can access and use consumer data to drive success …

Black Mirror

FBI tells router users to reboot now to kill malware infecting 500k devices

Feds take aim at potent VPNFilter malware allegedly unleashed by Russia.<p>The FBI is advising users of consumer-grade routers and network-attached …

Wi-Fi

Google Sheets is becoming a viable alternative to Microsoft Excel for most spreadsheet users – Quartz

Google Sheets is becoming more and more like Microsoft Excel.<p>Last month, Google released a major update of its web-based spreadsheet program. The most important new addition is macros, a way to automate tasks. Microsoft Excel has had the feature for over a decade. The Sheets version closely mirrors …

Google and Microsoft disclose new CPU flaw, and the fix can slow machines down

New firmware updates are on the way<p>Microsoft and Google are jointly disclosing a new CPU security vulnerability that’s similar to the Meltdown and Spectre flaws that were revealed earlier this year. Labelled Speculative Store Bypass (variant 4), the latest vulnerability is a similar exploit to …

Information Security

Adobe Buys Magento for $1.68 Billion to Target E-Commerce

Adobe Systems Inc. agreed to buy e-commerce company Magento for $1.68 billion, in a bid to capture a bigger slice of the digital-commerce industry …

eCommerce

Amazon Go chief: We got rid of a "not great" thing about physical retail

Amazon’s (AMZN) cashier-free grocery store is coming to San Francisco and Chicago, and one of the biggest differences shoppers there can expect is an …

eCommerce

We're almost positive this is the restaurant Google Duplex called for a dinner reservation

Google Duplex likes noodles. And, apparently, not telling servers that it's an artificial intelligence.<p>Or anyway that's what we learned when we spoke …

Microsoft's Surface Hub 2 is a bold attempt at changing how we work

Remember the Surface Hub? You probably don't. Unlike Microsoft's other PCs -- the Surface Pro, Book, Laptop and Studio -- the Hub was a giant and expensive device meant for workplace collaboration, not average consumers. It was never going to star in commercials or turn heads at Best Buy. And even …

Email No Longer a Secure Method of Communication After Critical Flaw Discovered in PGP

If you use PGP or S/MIME for email encryption you should immediately disable it in your email client. Researchers have discovered a critical …

Google says it's designing Duplex with 'disclosure built-in'

Earlier this week, Google CEO Sundar Pichai unveiled Duplex, artificial intelligence voice technology that sounds jaw-droppingly human. It's used with the Google Assistant, the search giant's rival to Amazon's Alexa and Apple's Siri digital assistants, and -- for now -- will mainly be used to book …

Artificial Intelligence

Ford Expected to Temporarily Lay Off Thousands of Workers At Michigan Plant

The two Ford plants, in Dearborn, Mich., and Kansas City, Mo., together employ 7,600 people and could face several weeks of down time<p>Ford Motor Co. expects to lay off several thousand workers temporarily at a Michigan factory that assembles its top-selling F-150 pickup truck after a fire last week …

Kansas City

New Google AI Can Have Real Life Conversations With Strangers

Google Assistant now has a feature that Amazon's Alexa doesn't

Google (GOOG, GOOGL) is determined to take the smart assistant crown from Amazon’s Alexa and Echo, and to do that it rolled out a number of new …

How ‘Secret Fares’ Might Change the Way You Fly

Jump onto Expedia or Priceline to search for a flight, and you’ll likely see an “opaque” fare: a price with no carrier or even the exact time. How …

Facebook gets into the online dating business

Facebook (FB) wants to help get you … into a long-term relationship. That’s according to CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who announced that his company will …

Relationships

DNA analysis site that led to the Golden State Killer issues a privacy warning to users

As more details emerge about the arrest of the man suspected to be the Golden State Killer, it’s clear that one of the most infamous unsolved cases of all time was cracked using a popular free online genealogy database.<p>The site, known as GEDmatch, is a popular resource for people who have obtained …

Amazon will now deliver packages to the trunk of your car

New service in collaboration with GM and Volvo will launch in 37 cities in the US<p>Last year, Amazon asked for permission to unlock your front door so it could leave packages inside your home, and a certain number of extremely trusting Amazon Prime subscribers (Amazon won’t say how many) said okay. …

Google, Microsoft Push Websites To Go Password-Less

At the RSA conference, Google and Microsoft demoed how websites could adopt password-free login systems with the help of Android smartphones and …

Chevy will soon let you pay for gas from inside your car

Refueling your Chevy car or truck is about to get a little easier with the launch of Chevy’s new in-dash payment system. The service, which is being …

Apple Is Planning to Launch a News Subscription Service

Apple Inc. plans to integrate recently acquired magazine app Texture into Apple News and debut its own premium subscription offering, according to …