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Target stores are switching from iOS to Android sales floor devices

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

If you've spent any amount of time in one of Target's 1,800 US stores, it's likely you've seen an employee using a dressed-up iPod Touch to look up stock info. it's been that way since 2014, but the retailer is now switching to Android for all its essential sales floor activities. These aren't any devices you've ever seen, though. Target is using an enterprise-oriented Zebra TC51.

Target's old Apple handhelds (known as a MyDevice) were just iPod Touches inside a red plastic shell (see below).

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Target stores are switching from iOS to Android sales floor devices was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Amazon to buy Whole Foods for $13.7 billion

Friday, June 16th, 2017

Amazon began its existence as an online entity that siphoned business away from brick-and-mortar stores, but there's only so much you can do online. Amazon has been tinkering with more real world services like Prime Now local deliveries and its experimental grocery store in Seattle. Now, Amazon is taking a shortcut to building out its own presence; it's buying Whole Foods for $13.7 billion. Coincidentally, that's about what I spent the last time I went to Whole Foods.

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Amazon to buy Whole Foods for $13.7 billion was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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