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The tragic blown promise of Amazon Go
Starting April 1, my workday regimen here in San Francisco is in for a change. The city’s four Amazon Go convenience stores—which leverage Amazon’s “just walk out” technology to dispense with checkout lines—are all closing. That includes the one right upstairs from my subway stop, where I’ve made nearly 200 purchases during its less than four years of existence, a large chunk of which was disrupted by COVID-19.