Walmart is becoming a technology company

The author makes the point that Walmart has embraced the need to be tech-focused as it competes with Amazon, Alibaba & other tech/retail giants. What the author misses is that Walmart, despite its 60 years of age, has often been an early adopter of tech. For example, they were one of the first uses of satellite communications to get real-time data from their far-away stores back to HQ. learn more

An Amazon misstep?

Zack Kanter writes about how he defines Amazon’s business. It’s a fairly interesting, though not totally novel, analysis. What most caught my eye is his argument that their advertising business is creating a crack in their mighty facade. This is worth paying attention to. learn more