Amazon.com Inc is preparing to open Amazon Go supermarkets and pop-up stores, an expansion of the company’s cashierless ambitions that includes the possibility of licensing the technology to other retailers.The new store formats and licensing initiative could launch as soon as the first quarter of 2020, according to a person familiar with the project. Amazon is testing a supermarket equipped with Go technology in a 10,400-square-foot retail space in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood.The Go expansion is the e-commerce giant’s latest attempt to compete in the $900 billion US grocery industry and perhaps other areas of retail, as well. The company already operates the Whole Foods Market chain and last week confirmed plans to launch a separate supermarket brand, starting with a location in the upscale Woodland Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles. Those stores will have human cashiers. The previously unreported plan … [Read more...] about Amazon plans to launch cashierless supermarkets next year
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The house that actor bought in SoBo last year is ready for possession On July 7, 2015, Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput tied the knot in a private ceremony, attended by only family and close friends, in Delhi. A year later, in August, the couple welcomed their first child, daughter Misha. With his family expanding, Shahid, who currently resides at a beach-facing apartment in Juhu, started looking out for a bigger place. The house-hunting was kicked into overdrive when the couple learnt that Mira was expecting their second child, son Zain, who was born on September 5 last year. Months before that, in July, Shahid had signed a deal for a sea-facing duplex in Worli. Now, a source close to the development informs that the house is ready to move in. “Shahid had been looking to move into a space that would be a better fit for his family of four. And this over 8000 square-feet apartment is expected to be ready for possession by the year-end,” revealed the source, adding that the … [Read more...] about Time to move for Shahid and Mira Kapoor?
Guests at the opening ceremony of the Korean Culture Center in Paris on Wednesday take a look around the “Tekkal: Colors of Korea” exhibit organized by the National Folk Museum of Korea. Above, Jean-Daniel Tordjman, right, chairman of the France-Korea Ambassadors Club and Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Park Yang-woo, left, look at a display inside the exhibit. [MINISTRY OF CULTURE, SPORTS AND TOURISM]PARIS, France — On days with heavy rain, this semi-basement building would frequently have a leaky roof, which meant that those inside would have to bring out buckets and place them underneath dripping rainwater coming from the ceiling. That’s not all. In the summer, the space gets stiflingly hot, and during the winter it is extremely cold and dry, and like anyone who has ever lived in a semi-basement, the people residing there hoped to get out as soon as possible. This may seem like a description of a scene from the hit film “Parasite,” which … [Read more...] about Korean Culture Center in Paris reopens its doors
Spark Minda and American engineering simulation software company Ansys on Tuesday jointly inaugurated Centre Of Excellence (CoE) to facilitate innovations in the areas of emerging automotive technologies. The CoE aims to strengthen and further improve the capability of finite element analysis in emerging automotive areas, as per a joint release. Spark Minda Technical Centre (SMTC), inaugurates in January last year, and ANSYS is set to work towards emerging automotive areas like connected mobility, pure electric and hybrid electric vehicles, and advance driver-assistance systems (ADAS) with this CoE.With this new ventures the companies plan to create breakthrough solutions tailored to address the market requirements and actively pursue opportunities in the area of new generation technologies such as connected mobility, ADAS, electrified mobility, body control and multi-function controllers, smart security and vehicle access solutions etc.The CoE will facilitate capacity building of … [Read more...] about Spark Minda, Ansys jointly open CoE in emerging automotive technology areas
Video PlayerClose BEIJING, Oct. 17 (Xinhua) -- China on Wednesday firmly opposed recent actions by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, urging Japan to squarely face up to and earnestly reflect upon its history of aggression. The remarks were made by Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang at a daily press briefing when asked to comment on Abe sending ritual offerings to the Yasukuni Shrine earlier that day. The Yasukuni Shrine honors Class-A Japanese war criminals from World War II who were directly responsible for its past aggression, Lu said, adding that China always firmly opposes Japan's war-related wrongdoings. "We urge Japan to squarely face up to and reflect upon its invasion history, and win trust from its Asian neighbors and the international community through concrete actions," Lu added. … [Read more...] about China urges Japan to squarely face up to invasion history