Tag: walmart

Ossia and T-Mobile pilot wireless-charging asset trackers in Walmart warehouses

True wireless charging at a distance has arrived — you just can’t buy it yet. But companies like Ossia are making progress, buoyed by industrial and enterprise players. In September 2018, the Bellevue, Washington-based startup said it would team up with Walmart to help the retailer cut costs in its thousands of stores, Ossia’s fourth […]

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Amazon adopts multi-pronged approach to meet growing delivery demand

U.S. retail giant Walmart grabbed headlines this week when it revealed that it’s introducing free next-day delivery in a handful of cities, with plans to extend the service to around three-quarters of the U.S. population by the end of 2019. The move, while undoubtedly welcomed by millions of consumers across the country, highlights the pressure […]

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Oopsie-doopsie! Walmart shipped some Oculus Quests early

On Reddit this week, a handful of people have reported that their Walmart-ordered Oculus Quest standalone VR headsets have shipped way earlier than expected (example one and example two). In fact, two already have images of their headsets at home, linked in the last sentence, in their hands. It doesn’t release for almost three whole weeks. We reached […]

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Amazon sets one-day delivery goal after profit surge

(Reuters) — Amazon.com plans to deliver packages to members of its loyalty club Prime in just one day, instead of two days, part of a spending ramp-up that may curb near-term profits and will up the ante for retail rivals such as Walmart. Shares rose as much as 2 percent in after-hours trade on Thursday […]

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PSA: The New iPad Air is $20 Off at Amazon and Walmart for a Limited Time

Apple launched the new 10.5-inch iPad Air in March of this year. Now, one of the company’s newest tablets is seeing a bit of a discount from its regular purchase price from two major retailers. Apple itself doesn’t deal with discounts for products, unless you are trading something in towards something new. But that doesn’t […]

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Is Mexico on the Brink of a Labor Revolution?

On a Wednesday afternoon in late March, dozens of striking metalworkers gathered outside the gates of a steel factory three miles south of the Texas border. “Get out corrupt unions!” a banner read. The event was broadcast on Facebook Live, receiving over 10,000 views within hours. Messages of support streamed in from across Mexico, and […]

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Pinterest hires Walmart CTO Jeremy King as head of engineering

Just a few days after VentureBeat reported that Pinterest chief technology officer (CTO) Vanja Josifovski was jumping ship for Airbnb, the musical chairs merry-go-round continues with news that Pinterest has hired Walmart CTO Jeremy King as its new head of engineering. The announcement comes less than 24 hours after an internal memo revealed that King […]

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India is turning its back on Silicon Valley

In 2014, a year after Amazon launched its shopping site in India, CEO Jeff Bezos made a splash visit to the nation. Dressed in formal Indian wedding attire, he climbed up a brightly painted truck with an oversized $2 billion check. Bezos couldn’t contain his excitement about India, home to the second-largest internet population. “We […]

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Walmart will set up VR-enhanced DreamWorks gift shops in parking lots

Walmart’s cavernous stores apparently aren’t large enough to hold the Hidden World in DreamWorks’ latest How to Train Your Dragon film. Instead, the retailer announced today that it will use its parking lots to host free five-minute VR dragon riding experiences — and the expected significant lines of people — in an effort to spur […]

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Amazon and Flipkart face uncertainty as India readies new rules for foreign ecommerce companies

Amazon and Walmart have been dealt a big blow in India, one of their most important markets, as the local government tightens rules regarding how foreign ecommerce platforms sell goods and conduct business in the country. Under the current laws, foreign-owned ecommerce companies are not allowed to sell directly to customers (in other words, to […]

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In India, Amazon and Walmart face off against the country’s richest man

As Amazon and Walmart-owned Flipkart scramble for ways to work around the impending new strict ecommerce policy in India, the two companies today stumbled upon a new challenge: India’s richest man. Mukesh Ambani, who runs Reliance Industries, the country’s largest industrial house, announced today that his company will roll out a new online shopping platform […]

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