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Microsoft Follows Amazon in Pursuit of Cashier-Less Stores

Microsoft is working on automated checkout technology that could help retailers compete with Amazon’s new cashier-less stores. One firm building automated checkout systems, Ava Retail, said Thursday it is working…

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China Launches First Rocket Designed by Private Company

China launched its first privately developed rocket from a launchpad in northwestern China on Thursday, state media said, the latest milestone in the country’s ambitious space exploration program. Since coming…

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Congo Approves Use of Experimental Ebola Vaccine

Congo has agreed to allow the World Health Organization to use an experimental Ebola vaccine to combat an outbreak announced last week, the WHO director-general said Monday. The aim is…

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