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Walmart and Microsoft Plan Technology Partnership

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Walmart has announced it will begin using Microsoft’s cloud data technology for a range of cloud, artificial intelligence and internet of things applications. The five-year agreement further deepens the bond between the two companies, which have a common foe in Amazon. …

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Spread the Word: Shopping Local vs. Amazon Makes a Difference

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Do the people in your area realize that where they spend their home improvement dollars makes a significant impact on their communities? When homeowners, other DIYers and professionals shop at your store or other independent home improvement businesses, seven times …

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Amazon Brick-and-Mortar Stores Going to Chicago, San Francisco

Amazon Go

Amazon is expanding Amazon Go, its brick-and-mortar store concept that uses video cameras and mobile devices to eliminate the need for cashiers. The e-commerce retailer has been investing heavily in physical stores, buying the Whole Foods grocery chain for nearly …

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Walmart Invests $16B in E-Commerce With Flipkart Deal

Walmart has confirmed a $16 billion deal to buy a controlling stake in Flipkart, an Indian e-commerce company. The acquisition “is the largest acquisition yet by the world’s largest retailer,” according to an article from the Associated Press. Within the …

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Study: Shopping Local vs. Amazon Makes Powerful Impact

Home Sweet Home

A newly released study, Home Sweet Home: Locals vs. Amazon, examines the powerful local impact consumers make when purchasing home improvement products at independent businesses instead of on Amazon. The new research reinforces the value of the local economic advantage small …

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CEO Says Amazon Prime Members Surpass 100M

Amazon Prime

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos recently revealed information that has long been kept secret: Amazon Prime has more than 100 million paid members around the world. The announcement was included in Bezos’ annual letter to shareholders, which provides a look at …

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Walmart and Amazon May Spar Over Online Retailer Flipkart

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Walmart is nearing a deal to buy a majority stake in Indian e-commerce company Flipkart, Reuters reports. The purchase would be Walmart’s largest acquisition of an online company, but Amazon may attempt to step in and present a counteroffer, Reuters …

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Amazon Tests New Approach to Home Services

Amazon Home Services

Amazon is experimenting  with a change to Amazon Home Services, its division that connects customers with local home improvement professionals and other service providers. The change is currently a housekeeping pilot project in Seattle, but could indicate a transition in …

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