Amazon patent blocks consumers from comparing prices online while inside a store

Consumers shopping for books at Borders often use their phones or tablets to do a bit of comparison shopping by calling up Amazon’s website. There is no telling how much business Amazon has generated this way. Ironically, Amazon has recently received a patent for an algorithm making it harder for shoppers to check out competitors’ pricing online while at an Amazon owned retail store.

The patent makes it more difficult for a shopper hooked up to the store’s Wi-Fi network to visit the website belonging to an Amazon competitor. The Physical Store Online Shopping Control patent analyzes …

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