Walmart signs 5-year deal with Microsoft to accelerate its digital transformation

The digital era has left many a legacy retailer in the dust, and Walmart is determined to avoid the same fate. So on Monday, the U.S.'s largest retailer signed a five-year agreement with

Published on: July 17th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – New MacBook Pro, Walmart patents spy tech; Twitter bio tips

Apple upgrades the MacBook Pro to include Siri, Walmart patents technology for employee surveillance, and tips on improving your Twitter bio (well, sort of). Trending on Google, the Apple MacBook Pro gets an

Published on: July 13th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Apple’s new security feature, Microsoft and Walmart want in on cashier-less stores, Elon Musk and Chicago team up

Apple is working on a new security feature that would make it harder for investigators to get data off iPhones, Microsoft wants to make Walmart cashier-less, and Chicago is teaming up with Elon

Published on: June 15th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Google and Walmart team up to offer voice-first ecommerce in U.S.

Amazon has some new competition this morning when it comes to making a purchase simply by speaking a command, and it's coming from a newly-minted partnership between Google Inc. and Walmart. The two

Published on: August 23rd, 2017 Brian Jackson

Walmart Canada tests 3D printed products in time for Christmas

Many of us would love to create the perfect unique gift for family and friends at Christmas, but if you’re not crafty or can’t knit a sweater to save your life, perhaps 3D

Published on: November 25th, 2016 Gary Hilson

Pokémon Go reminds us that mobile channel is a driver of online and offline traffic

While sitting down with a friend at a bar over this weekend, our server saw our smartphones on the table and asked if we were playing Pokemon Go. When I replied that I

Published on: July 25th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Walmart Canada launches shopping app as mobile becomes biggest traffic-driver

Ask Rick Neuman, executive vice-president of technology and ecommerce at Walmart Canada what his favourite feature of the retailer's new mobile app is, and he'll tell you it's the "favourites list." At one

Published on: July 21st, 2016 Brian Jackson


Is Walmart the next Blockbuster?

Technological advancement can make or break a business. A good example of this principle improving the stability and productivity of businesses with very active supply chains was the invention of the checkweigher. Before

Published on: September 28th, 2015 Robert Cordray

Facebook fans twice as likely to buy brands they ‘like’: Forrester

Facebook fans aren't just signaling that they “like” brands online, they're actually more likely to buy them, a new Forrester Research study shows.“Facebook fans are much more likelyto purchase, consider and recommendthe brands

Published on: April 9th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Man pleads guilty in fake Wal-Mart credit cards scam

A Sacramento, California, man has pleaded guilty to charges for his role in an international scam that netted sensitive information on tens of thousands of Internet users and then used that data to

Published on: September 14th, 2009 Robert MacMillan

Former IT leader Walmart loses its path in Web 2.0 world

Sam Walton didn't care much for technology. The legendary patriarch of Wal-Mart Stores was well-known for his lack of excitement about "computers," as he called the company's IT systems. "Truthfully, I never viewed

Published on: August 31st, 2009 Thomas Wailgum

Canadian union intensifies online campaign against Walmart court filing

UFCW Canada, one of Canada's largest unions whose membership spans over many sectors, has beefed up an online campaign against a Walmart court filing targeting the union's Web site walmartworkerscanada.ca.Walmart filed a request

Published on: August 18th, 2009 Brian Jackson