Amazon trounces rivals in battle of the shopping 'bots'
The company's technological edge has been good for its profit margin, and is proving a winning formula for investors
Thu, May 11, 2017 - 5:50 AM
Bot-driven pricing has represented a massive change for the retail sector since Amazon helped pioneer it more than a decade ago.
EARLIER this year, engineers at Wal-Mart Stores Inc who track rivals' prices online got a rude surprise: The technology they were using to check Amazon.com several million times a day suddenly stopped working.