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Caution signals seen for Amazon Go store

Amazon Go, the online retailer’s “Just Walk Out” convenience store in downtown Seattle, is still in private beta mode three and a half months after its unveiling – and some reports suggest the concept is facing tougher sledding than anticipated. The … Continue reading

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Boeing OKs buyouts for 1,800 union workers

Boeing has approved buyouts for more than 1,800 union workers, marking the start of a new round of job reductions that’s expected to continue through the year. The voluntary layoffs include 1,500 machinists and 305 engineers, representatives of the workers’ unions told … Continue reading

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Boeing earnings beat quarterly expectations

The Boeing Co. reported quarterly revenue that went beyond what analysts were expecting, and the company’s CEO said he expected new airplane orders to come in at a “moderated but healthy pace” over the next year. Fourth-quarter revenue was $23.3 billion, … Continue reading

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Amazon Go store raises privacy questions

By Todd Bishop and Alan Boyle As an online retail giant, Amazon can use its engineering prowess and the vast capabilities of the digital world to track and analyze how customers use its site. So it’s only natural that the company, in its first brick-and-mortar convenience store, … Continue reading

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Remote-controlled robots roam the office

BELLEVUE, Wash. – In a sixth-floor executive suite here, Deepak Savadatti’s robot has its own office with a view. Savadatti himself may be sitting in front of a computer hundreds of miles away, at his home in Palo Alto, Calif. He may be … Continue reading

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Tesla, SolarCity strike $2.6 billion merger deal

The boards of directors for Tesla and SolarCity, two companies that have billionaire Elon Musk as a top executive, have given the green light for a $2.6 billion merger. The two companies said the combination would create “the world’s only … Continue reading

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Startup to build rockets with ‘zero human labor’

Two engineers with experience at Blue Origin and SpaceX have raised almost $10 million for their own rocket startup, Relativity Space, which promises to build orbital rockets “with zero human labor.” The funding rounds are described in two documents filed in … Continue reading

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