Workplace, Facebook’s enterprise edition, snaps up Walmart as a customer

Workplace — Facebook’s bid to take on the Slack, Microsoft and the rest of the players in the market of business chat and collaboration — is getting a big push today by way of a sign

Walmart partners with smart lock maker August to test in-home delivery of packages and groceries

Walmart announced today it will begin testing a new service that will allow customers with August smart home devices, like the August doorbell and security cameras, to have their packages delivered in

Walmart will allow EBT customers to order their groceries online

This summer, Amazon debuted a new program that made it easier for those on government assistance programs to join Prime at a reduced cost. Today, rival Walmart is announcing a change that will benefit

Ocado launches Alexa app for grocery shopping by voice

Even as Amazon steps up a groceries war in the US following its $13.7BN acquisition of Whole Foods -- cutting prices at the chain this weekend to amp up the pressure on rival Walmart -- other super

Walmart vs Whole Foods: Who’s cheaper now?

Amazon now owns Whole Foods, but what does that mean for grocery prices at Whole Foods? Let’s take a look at some key grocery items and how the new Whole Foods stacks up against the low-cost Wal

How Amazon’s Whole Foods compares to Walmart after today’s price cuts

Amazon closed on Whole Foods today and began slashing the chain's grocery prices this morning as a result. The goal with the price cuts is to bring Whole Foods more in line with rival stores. But even

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, Googl

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 --

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 Vud

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 blo

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 w

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

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, complete with a pre-order button. The Twitterverse lit up with people tryi

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 pla

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 t

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

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 ac

Crunch Report | Amazon Bids to Buy Whole Foods for $13.7 Billion

Amazon bids to buy Whole Foods for $13.7 billion, Walmart buys Bonobos for $310 million, Mobike, a ride-sharing company in China, raises $600 million. All this on Crunch Report.

Winners and losers in Amazon’s $13.7B purchase of Whole Foods

Amazon is taking a huge bite out of the fresh food business with its bid for Whole Foods Market for $13.7 billion. But even though this is a deal between two companies, it’s not just the two of

Here are all of Amazon’s acquisitions before Whole Foods

Amazon today said it would make a bid to acquire Whole Foods for $13.7 billion, making it the largest acquisition for the company by far. The next-closest acquisition in price is $1.2 billion for Zapp
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