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Alibaba brings face-scan payments to tablet for shopkeepers

New checkout technology lets customers keep phones in pockets

Alibaba's face-scanning checkout technology, seen here in a KFC restaurant, will be available through tablets for small businesses.
Alibaba's face-scanning checkout technology, seen here in a KFC restaurant, will be available through tablets for small businesses.

SHANGHAI -- Alibaba Group Holding's financial unit has developed a tablet for stores that lets shoppers pay with their face instead of their phone, the Chinese company said Thursday.

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