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Amazon Expands Palm Payments to 65+ Whole Foods Stores

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Amazon's palm-scanning technology is rolling out to dozens of Whole Foods stores in California. More than 65 new locations will add the Amazon One system, which was introduced in September 2020 to select Seattle-based Amazon Go stores, and later at a handful of Whole Foods across Washington.

Now the kiosks are heading to Los Angeles, Orange County, Sacramento, the San Francisco Bay Area, and Santa Cruz in the "coming weeks," according to Engadget(Opens in a new window).

The technology—which uses algorithms and hardware to create unique palm signatures—will eventually let people check out in stores, wrack up loyalty points, enter venues, and badge into work with no added accessories.

Anyone with a cell phone number and credit card can sign up; you don't need an Amazon account, though subscribers can log into the website to manage information and see usage history.

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