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Amazon's purchase of Whole Foods isn't about automating checkout -- it's about bringing Amazon's online analytics to the offline world.
CEO John Mackey recounted having a dream in which Whole Foods Market merged with Amazon a year and a half before the deal was announced.
If you visit an Amazon Store, don't expect to be able to compare prices using your smartphone. Amazon's patent describes blocking such checks and sending a sales rep over to see you.
The grocery chain will continue to operate stores under the Whole Foods brand.
Prime customers still get unlimited photo storage, but otherwise, $59.99 per year now gets you 1TB of storage for your files, photos and videos.
Customers with a valid Electronic Benefits Transfer card can get Prime for $5.99 a month.
Order online, then pickup your groceries from the fully-automated kiosk when its convenient. You have to spend at least $30 though.
It's a shipping label with a built-in parachute enabling packages to be dropped from a drone in flight.
This marketing tool has been around for over a year but may be one of the best-kept secrets out there.
Manhattan is not hurting for bookstores, but Queens and the Bronx are. Amazon Books should look to the outer boroughs for its next outpost.
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