How Walmart has built a ragtag alliance to battle Amazon

Battling Amazon isn’t easy-even for the world’s largest retail chain. Fear of Jeff Bezos helps explain why Walmart has in recent years forged alliances with Google, Microsoft, China’s JD.com and other tech players. The members of the unofficial coalition all share a common goal: preventing Amazon from ruling the digital galaxy. It’s like a movie
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Remember the days when Amazon was merely a massive online bookstore? We barely do either. While ecommerce and web services are clearly still a huge driver for the online titan, advertising revenue is a big part of the future. This week, a note to clients of Piper Jaffray advised investors that by 2021, Amazon’s advertising
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President Donald Trump once tweeted that Amazon Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) was putting thousands of retailers out of business. Although his polemic might have been motivated by ongoing rancor towards Jeff Bezos and The Washington Post, he was spot on. Amazon’s aggressive expansion into diverse industries has been terrifying competitors, both big and small. From food delivery,
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A look at The Spheres, an Amazon workspace that’s also a bio-dome filled with 40,000 plants. James Martin/CNET Amazon is embarking on its biggest and most-hyped development project yet. After growing in Seattle over the past two decades, the world’s largest online retailer last September announced plans to create a second headquarters, dubbed HQ2, in
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Amazon just made it considerably easier for car companies to integrate Alexa Auto into their native infotainment systems. The tech and retail giant released an Alexa Auto software development kit (SDK) anyone can download for free on GitHub. The long list of features bundled in the SDK includes media streaming from services like Audible, iHeartRadio,
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It’s no secret that facial recognition algorithms — in particular Rekognition, Amazon’s cloud-based image analysis service — have recently become the subject of increased scrutiny. In a letter addressed to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos in June, nearly 19 groups of shareholders expressed reservations over the company’s decision to provide Rekognition to law enforcement in Orlando, Florida,
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Amazon is looking to fill more than 200 virtual jobs, that allows employees to work from home. (MGN) SETTLE, Wash. —  Amazon is looking for people who want to work for them, from the comfort of their homes. The online retail giant is looking to fill more than 200 virtual jobs, that allows employees to
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At a time when many in the travel and hospitality industry are pondering the possibility of Amazon re-entering the travel space, as well as the inevitability of booking a hotel room by using your voice, one hospitality CEO sees the tech and e-commerce giant as yet another distribution opportunity, rather than a potential threat. “They
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Siding with Amazon, a federal appellate court has refused to revive a lawsuit centering on the retailer’s search marketing practices. The ruling, issued Monday, stems from a complaint brought by Steven Lasoff, the owner of artificial turf company Ingrass. He alleged that Amazon violated his trademark and engaged in false advertising by using the term
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Olivier Schott, founder and chief marketing officer, Scalefast. The world of retail is undergoing seismic shifts, one of the biggest being the growing importance of direct-to-consumer (DTC) e-commerce. Today, brands are realizing that their direct-to-consumer channel provides the best way to build lasting relationships with consumers and is critical for long-term success and customer loyalty.
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