Thursday, December 07, 2017

Walmart: e-commerce + IoT + Pickles

Walmart Is Changing Its Name to Reflect Its E-Commerce Focus | Fortune

"After 47 years known as Wal-Mart Stores, the world’s largest company said on Wednesday that it is dropping “Stores” from its name in a nod to how much important e-commerce is to the business as it continues to compete with "

"...wants a sub-$1 sensor for the Internet of Things. For the right product, his company might be willing to purchase a few million of them — a year.

...a 500-person team working on IoT, robotics, and AI for the giant retailer."

"Walmart is trying to invent the food of the future to win the fight with Amazon and sell you everything."

Walmart is innovating new foods as part of their strategy to maintain dominance over Amazon.

tech: collaboration or competition?

China: collaboration
Baidu and Xiaomi are working together on internet of things and artificial intelligence | TechCrunch

US: competition
Amazon and Google are fighting, and that means consumers lose - The Washington Post