The Best Wireless Service and Smartphone


During a recent grocery checkout conversation, it came up that I was a wireless analyst, and the cashier asked me which was the best wireless service and best smartphone. This is a question I get frequently, and though it seems straightforward, it’s difficult to answer. As I told the cashier, it depends. “On what?” she asked. That’s when I realized that the U.S. wireless industry’s multimillion-dollar advertising, public relations and marketing campaigns simply have been confusing buyers.

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Amazon dives deeper into tech to go after Walmart

As Amazon expands further into the enormous grocery market, it’s launching stores letting users pick up groceries straight from their car, swiping at one of Walmart’s last advantages.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/29/amazon-dives-deeper-into-tech-to-go-after-walmart.html

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Apple Pay now accepted at Schnucks and Dierbergs, takes over St. Louis grocery scene

Two large grocery store chains serving the St. Louis, Mo., area recently activated point-of-sale support for Apple Pay, offering customers a fast and easy checkout alternative to credit and cash.

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Trader Joe's grocery chain preparing to accept Apple Pay

Popular U.S. grocery chain Trader Joe’s is gearing up to begin accepting contactless payments via Apple Pay at check-out, AppleInsider has learned.



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Going Off-Script to Delight Customers


I had an exciting moment while grocery shopping last week. After 10 years of going to the same market and seeing the same checkers, one of them actually pronounced my name right as I was leaving. I know my last name’s a bit hard to pronounce, and clerks have spent the better part of the 21st century asking me how to say it. I also know that, at the market where I shop, clerks are instructed to thank customers at the end of transactions by using their last names — as in, “thank you, Mr. Bucholtz.”

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