Walmart

  • Walmart and Google partner on voice-based shopping

    Walmart and Google partner on voice-based shopping

    Walmart and Google are today announcing a new partnership that will enable voice shopping through Google Assistant, Google’s virtual assistant that lives on devices like its smart speaker, Google Home. Specifically, consumers will now be able to take advantage of Walmart’s “Easy Reorder” feature through an integration with Google’s shopping service, Google Express. Read More

  • Walmart expands its grocery delivery business, powered by Uber

    Walmart expands its grocery delivery business, powered by Uber

    Walmart is expanding a test of its grocery delivery service, powered by Uber, the company announced this week. The retailer is now offering grocery delivery in two new markets — Dallas and Orlando — which join Tampa and Phoenix as locations where consumers can shop online for grocery items, then opt to have them come to their home for an additional $9.95 fee. Read More

  • Walmart’s streaming service Vudu hits Apple TV

    Walmart’s streaming service Vudu hits Apple TV

    As reported earlier this month, Walmart’s streaming service Vudu has now arrived on Apple TV… with a few limitations. The new app allows you to watch the movies and shows saved to your Vudu library, including those you’ve added by way of UltraViolet, the digital video “cloud locker” technology that lets you watch digital versions of your DVDs and Blu-rays. Read More

  • IBM, Kroger, Walmart and others team up to improve food safety with blockchains

    IBM, Kroger, Walmart and others team up to improve food safety with blockchains

    IBM today announced that it is working with a consortium that includes Dole, Golden State Foods, Kroger, McCormick and Company, Nestlé, Tyson Foods, Unilever and Walmart to bring the benefit of blockchains to the food supply chain. IBM, just like most of its competitors in the public cloud computing space, has been working on various blockchain projects in the last few months. Given the… Read More

  • Wal-Mart takes a cue from Amazon and applies for its own drone-deploying blimp patent

    Wal-Mart takes a cue from Amazon and applies for its own drone-deploying blimp patent

    Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is taking on Amazon in what appears to be a copycat move — by applying for a drone-deploying blimp patent. You may recall about a year ago Amazon filed a patent for a flying warehouse that will send drones to your door. Now Walmart wants in on Amazon’s idea. Read More

  • Beyond Amazon and Alibaba: what’s next for e-commerce? Crunch Network

    Beyond Amazon and Alibaba: what’s next for e-commerce?

    Even with advantages, can startups truly outsmart Alibaba and Amazon? The answer is yes, and the reason is the massive amount of growth that remains to be realized in e-commerce. Amazon and Alibaba may be gobbling up the lion’s share of the two markets, but e-commerce still amounts to just 8% and 16% of the total ~$9 trillion retail market in the U.S. and China respectively. Read More

  • Walmart cancels SNES Classic pre-orders, says ‘technical glitch’ made it appear

    Walmart cancels SNES Classic pre-orders, says ‘technical glitch’ made it appear

    A few days ago — seemingly out of nowhere — a product page for Nintendo’s upcoming SNES Classic went live on Walmart.com, complete with a pre-order button. The Twitterverse lit up with people trying to share the news before the resellers caught on. As did my phone. Didn’t get your pre-order in? That’s okay. It looks like no one is getting them. Read More

  • Crunch Report | A bad day for cybersecurity

    Today’s Stories A massive new ransomware attack is spreading around the globe Target’s next-day essentials delivery service opens to customers in pilot test Cloudflare launches app development platform, announces $100M investment fund Uber now lets you request a ride for someone else Credits Written and Hosted by: John Mannes
    Filmed by: Joe Zolnoski
    Edited by: Gregory… Read More

  • M&A
    Walmart reportedly won’t bid for Whole Foods after Amazon’s huge offer

    Walmart reportedly won’t bid for Whole Foods after Amazon’s huge offer

    Walmart isn’t actively considering a bid for Whole Foods, which Amazon said it would purchase for $13.7 billion last week, according to a report by Reuters. If so, that would remove a major obstacle to Amazon’s bid to acquire the grocery chain. Whole Foods has hundreds of stores across the U.S., which could give Amazon a foothold in the grocery business — and possibly… Read More

  • Ebay will now match Amazon’s, Walmart’s and others’ prices on over 50,000 items

    Ebay will now match Amazon’s, Walmart’s and others’ prices on over 50,000 items

    As Amazon and Walmart continue their battle to become the world’s largest retailer, another longtime rival in the e-commerce business, eBay, is now stepping up its game as well. The company this morning announced a new Price Match Guarantee for over 50,000 items across its site – promising that it will have the best deal online, or it will match the lowest price of a… Read More

  • Is Whole Foods a healthy option for Amazon? Crunch Network

    Is Whole Foods a healthy option for Amazon?

    Over the past few years we’ve seen Amazon testing new ways of getting groceries in consumers fridges, with Amazon Fresh, Amazon Fresh Pickup, drone delivery, and Amazon Go. As I look back with this acquisition, I can’t help to think, “Were they just preparing for this the whole time or did they realize they couldn’t do it alone?” Read More

  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. ...