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Good piece in Fast Company building on a story we had earlier this week on MNB about how Amazon now will license out its Amazon Go checkout-free technology to other retailers, and asking a series of questions that it believes should be relevant both to competitors and shoppers.

"If Just Walk Out takes off," Fast Company writes, "it could upend the entire brick-and-mortar retail system even without shifting ever-greater amounts of shopping online. Yet in announcing the new program, Amazon has chosen not to discuss many fundamental issues, such as how it’ll affect jobs and what it will do with all the data it collects. The company declined to answer most questions for this story, instead referring to a brief question-and-answer section on its website."

You can see the questions and answers here.

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