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Saturday, July 15, 2017

Wal-Mart IOT Patent for Replenishment

Noted this before,  worth taking another look.  Note the implication of inclusion within the product.  Via CBInsights: 

Walmart’s IoT Patent Application Takes Aim At Amazon Dash

" ... The system is reminiscent of Amazon Dash — the connected buttons offered by Amazon that let users quickly re-order products. Launched over two years ago, Amazon Dash buttons now cover over 300 products. However, as we’ll describe below, Walmart’s system would require even less effort than Amazon’s. While Dash buttons still require users to press a physical button separate from the product (easy though that may be), Walmart aims to integrate IoT into the products themselves for automatic re-ordering with no user input at all. ... " 

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