Microsoft and Walmart Sitting In a Tree

They don’t have monogrammed towels yet, but Microsoft and Walmart are taking their relationship to the next level by officially announcing Microsoft is Walmart’s preferred cloud provider. In a press release, Walmart called this a strategic five-year pa…

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Microsoft and Walmart Sitting In a Tree

They don’t have monogrammed towels yet, but Microsoft and Walmart are taking their relationship to the next level by officially announcing Microsoft is Walmart’s preferred cloud provider. In a press release, Walmart called this a strategic five-year pa…

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Costco Is Selling Long-Lasting Avocados That Won’t Brown as Quickly

It’s the biggest avocado news since the New York Times added peas to guacamole: Costco and Harps Food Stores will sell specially coated long-lasting avocados from agriculture-focused startup Apeel Sciences. According to a blog post, these avocados have…

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Google Invests $550M in JD.com to Modernize Retail

Interested in commerce? Hear from Zappos CMO Tyler Williams and other executives at Adweek Ignite: Ecommerce July 10-12 in Seattle–apply here to attend. Google is investing $550 million in cash in Chinese ecommerce company JD.com as part of what it is…

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Microsoft’s Cortana and Amazon’s Alexa Are Now Working Together

Last month, at Microsoft’s annual Build Developer Conference, the company showed off what happens when two voice assistants–its own Cortana and Amazon’s Alexa–talk to one another. Cortana exec Megan Saunders asked Alexa, via an Amazon Echo, to order …

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Amazon Pulls Smart Toy CloudPets Amid Security Concerns

After claiming it planned to petition Amazon for the second time in as many months in the name of children’s privacy, software community Mozilla has once again been charmed by sweet nothings from the ecommerce giant and scrapped its missive. Last month…

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20 Takeaways From Mary Meeker’s 2018 Internet Trends Report

It’s the most wonderful time of the year: Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers Partner Mary Meeker’s 2018 Internet Trends Report is out. Big themes in the 294 slides this year: Privacy, ecommerce, China and work. Here’s a closer look at the year, acc…

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The Internet Is So Bad, Some People Are Making Their Own

The internet started out as a technological marvel, giving consumers virtually unlimited access to information, as well as potential for human connection. Today, however, the internet is also a place where Stoneman Douglas shooting survivor David Hogg …

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Accenture Interactive Gets Into Programmatic Buying

Accenture Interactive, the digital arm of the consultancy behemoth, formally jumped into the ad-buying world, causing media agencies and programmatic companies to sweat a little more than usual. The Wall Street Journal first reported Accenture Interact…

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The Dapp Store Is Where You Can Satisfy All Your Decentralized App Needs

It’s a big week for the internet. Decentralized app protocol Blockstack has unveiled an app store for decentralized apps that, naturally, are called dapps, making this arguably the world’s first Dapp Store. Through the Dapp Store, consumers can access …

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