Amazon Takes 1st Steps Toward Whole Foods Pricing Makeover


Amazon on Monday kicked off the completion of its acquisition of Whole Foods Market with steep price cuts on some products. Among those now available at lower prices are Whole Trade bananas, organic avocados, organic large brown eggs, responsibly-farmed salmon and tilapia, organic baby kale and baby lettuce, animal-welfare-rated 85 percent lean ground beef, creamy and crunchy almond butter, organic Gala and Fuji apples, organic rotisserie chicken, and 365 Everyday Value organic butter, according to Amazon.

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Amazon Prime members will get special discounts at Whole Foods

Whole Foods, purveyor of kale and other upper middle-class household staples, has been acquired by Amazon, purveyor of everything that can possibly be purveyed.

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Amazon Prime Members to Get 'Special Savings' at Whole Foods

Amazon said Prime ‘will become Whole Foods Market’s customer rewards program’ in the future and that members will get ‘special savings and other in-store benefits.’

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How Amazon Is Transforming Retail


Amazon’s plan to buy Whole Foods Market has raised many new questions. If the company is successful in making the acquisition, and then successful in operating the business, it could transform the entire grocery industry. If we pull the camera back, we can see how success on the grocery side could foreshadow Amazon’s success in many other parts of the retail environment, furthering the expansion that began two decades ago in the book business, when Amazon challenged Borders and Barnes & Noble.

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Amazon Spends $14B on Whole Foods


Amazon on Friday announced that it has inked a deal to acquire Whole Foods Market for close to $14 billion in cash. The agreement includes assumption of Whole Foods’ net debt. Whole Foods will run as a wholly independent subsidiary of Amazon. It will continue to operate stores under its own brand and source products from vendors and partners. Cofounder John Mackey will continue in his role as Whole Foods’ CEO, and the company’s headquarters will remain in Austin, Texas. The deal is expected to close in the second half of the year.

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Nvidia claims Pascal GPUs would challenge Google’s TensorFlow TPU in updated benchmarks

Tesla-Feature

Nvidia doesn’t think Google’s TPU-versus-GPU comparison last week told the whole story on what its graphics cards can bring to the table. What changes when Pascal enters the picture?

The post Nvidia claims Pascal GPUs would challenge Google’s TensorFlow TPU in updated benchmarks appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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These robots can talk to one another to 'see' around factory corners

Locus Robotics’ autonomous warehouse robots just got a whole lot smarter, thanks to a new software update that allows them to talk to each other on the warehouse floor. Here’s how they work.

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This new application of layered neural nets is about to make Photoshop amazing

Deep Photo Style Transfer

This new tool uses “semantic segmentation” to bring a whole new level of power to image editing.

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AvePoint CEO TJ Jiang: Innovation Through Collaboration


The latest CRM trends “are part of the whole movement toward digitization of the workforce,” said AvePoint CEO TJ Jiang. “We see much more integration and automation in the CRM space. We’ve been working, for instance, to digitize a social welfare organization, where caseworkers will go in the field to service underprivileged children. … Historically, it’s all been paper-based. Now, before they walk into the conversation, they already have the case history, and as they interview, that data is sent in real time.”

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Odd sci-fi novel emerging in Reddit comments

An anonymous author seems to be inventing a whole new way to publish a novel: not in book form, or even ebook form, but in the comments section of random posts at Reddit.

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Air Force: Laser-armed fighter jets by 2020

The invention of guns took warfare to a whole new level. Later, airplanes radically changed it again. Now, experts say another big shift is coming, led by energy weapons, including lasers.


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Human cyborgs and the futurist movement

A whole movement is growing around the evolving connection between technology and the human body. A perfect example is self-described human cyborg Neil Harbisson, who has an antenna surgically implanted in his skull.


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The best watchOS 2-compatible apps now available for Apple Watch

Article Image This week’s launch of watchOS 2 brings a whole slew of new features and capabilities for developers, some of which are already being taken advantage of by new Apple Watch apps. Here’s a rundown of some of the best and most interesting watchOS 2 apps that can showcase the versatility of your Apple Watch.

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Ethicist calls for ban on sex robots

The smoldering sex robot debate is about to get a whole lot hotter, and according to the BBC, it now includes very vocal social backlash pertaining to the human use of robots for sex.

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Surging iPhone, plummeting feature phone sales push Apple past Microsoft in mobile market

Though slowing as a whole, the global cellphone industry — including both smartphones and feature phones — saw several platform rankings shake-ups during the June quarter, with Apple rising to second place and helping to push Microsoft into fourth place, according to Strategy Analytics data published on Thursday.

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The 10 best new movies and TV shows coming to Netflix in July

Netflix subscribers lost some great content in June, but July is a whole new month and with summer in full swing, Netflix is adding way more content this month than it usually does.

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'Hearthstone' comes to iPhone, Android phones: Taz'dingo!

One of the most groundbreaking and addictive games of 2014 has just given itself a whole new set of teeth — with a release for iPhones and Android phones.

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