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Between yawns the two send tweets and check emails, but mostly they wait for 9 am. That’s when the pair will open access to their website for 60 minutes, just as they do every Thursday. During that hour, and that hour only, people can buy the use of Matt and Chris’ web bot.

Source: Wired Magazine

Date: May 25th, 2017

Link: https://www.wired.com/2017/05/using-bots-to-buy-supreme-limited-edition-streetwear/

Discussion

1) If you thought you’d seen everything, then this article has to be pretty interesting indeed. For popular live concerts, ticketmaster and stubhub are well-known to have bots that snap up hundreds of tickets as soon as the market opens. This is now being regulated.  Should it be?

2) What other sorts of limited-issue items could you provide a bot-service for?

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