TribLIVE

| Business

 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Amazon introduces Dash to get fresh stuff delivered quickly

Email Newsletters

Click here to sign up for one of our email newsletters.

On the Grid

From the shale fields to the cooling towers, Trib Total Media covers the energy industry in Western Pennsylvania and beyond. For the latest news and views on gas, coal, electricity and more, check out On the Grid today.

'American Coyotes' Series

Traveling by Jeep, boat and foot, Tribune-Review investigative reporter Carl Prine and photojournalist Justin Merriman covered nearly 2,000 miles over two months along the border with Mexico to report on coyotes — the human traffickers who bring illegal immigrants into the United States. Most are Americans working for money and/or drugs. This series reports how their operations have a major impact on life for residents and the environment along the border — and beyond.

By Bloomberg News
Saturday, April 5, 2014, 12:01 a.m.
 

Amazon.com Inc. debuted a device that customers can use to add items to a shopping list by scanning barcodes or speaking the name of the product, in the e-commerce company's latest push into consumer hardware.

Users can push a microphone button on the device, called the Dash, and say “chocolate chips” or “guitar strings” to have an item in Amazon's online store automatically added to their shopping carts, according to the company's website. Or, customers can press a button to scan barcodes on jugs of milk or bottles of liquid soap when they're about to run out of the product.

The goods can then be delivered the next day via Amazon Fresh, a grocery-delivery service the company has started expanding beyond its home base of Seattle to cities including San Francisco and Los Angeles. The Dash is available for free by invitation to a limited number of consumers.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Business Headlines

  1. Kennametal expects to consolidate plants as it shrinks manufacturing
  2. GNC to convert more stores to franchises as sales, profits slip
  3. Range Resources cuts workforce 11%
  4. Post-Gazette offers voluntary buyouts in bid to avoid layoffs
  5. Muni bond funds stressed
  6. United Airlines hack coincided with incursion into government employee data
  7. Voice-assisted technology raises privacy concerns
  8. U.S. Steel CEO expects rebound
  9. Travelers find direct Web route to Priory’s spirited past in North Side
  10. U.S. Steel posts quarterly loss, declares dividend
  11. PPG puts brand 1st in strategy to reach commercial paint market