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Walmart and Amazon began offering online purchases with food stamps in April as part of the USDA's pilot program. Now, both companies are expanding services for low-income shoppers. David J. Phillip/AP hide caption

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Amazon is closing all 87 of its pop-up kiosks in the United States, such as one seen here in Denver. AAron Ontiveroz/Denver Post via Getty Images hide caption

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Tech giant Google, whose headquarters is in Mountain View, Calif., plans to build a campus in nearby San Jose. Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP hide caption

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This City Told Amazon And Google: No Incentives For You

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Gizmodo's Kashmir Hill tried to disconnect from all Amazon products, including smart speakers, as part of a bigger experiment in living without the major tech players. Jeff Chiu/AP hide caption

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Why We Can't Break Up With Big Tech

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In purported emails posted online by Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos, executives for National Enquirer parent company AMI threaten to publish intimate photos of him if The Post publishes a story about the tabloid. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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The Queensbridge Houses, the largest public housing complex in the country, near the spot where Amazon plans to put a new headquarters. Mark Lennihan/AP hide caption

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With Amazon's Arrival, A New York Community Pushes To Be Included

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Brad Smith, president of Microsoft Corp., speaks during a presentation on affordable housing in Bellevue, Wash., on Thursday. Microsoft Corp. said it will spend $500 million to develop affordable housing and help alleviate homelessness in the Seattle area. Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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How do virtual assistants like Alexa affect children's learning experiences? Some experts say easy answers delivered by technology can hurt the development of problem-solving skills in kids. Kathleen Finlay/Image Source/Getty Images hide caption

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Alexa Can Help Kids With Homework, But Don't Forget Problem-Solving Skills

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A man in Germany is said to have been sent the files after he requested to review his Amazon data in accordance with a European Union data protection law. Reed Saxon/AP hide caption

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Workers at an Amazon fulfillment center in Robbinsville, N.J., were sickened on Wednesday after an automated machine punctured a can of bear repellent. The warehouse is seen here in June. Bess Adle/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Amazon boxes are scanned on conveyor belts. AI systems keep track of all items in the warehouses, which can be as vast as 1 million square feet. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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Optimized Prime: How AI And Anticipation Power Amazon's 1-Hour Deliveries

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Splitting Amazon's second headquarters between two locations would dilute the company's original promise of a megadeal, but it could also relieve Amazon of being blamed for worsening traffic and increased housing prices. David Ryder/Getty Images hide caption

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