Category Archives: Digital

Amazon Further Commits to Online Gaming with Twitch Purchase — NPR

  Amazon paid nearly 1 billion dollars to acquire Twitch, a video game streaming service: “Twitch now boasts 55 million monthly active users, a count that’s only growing. A puts Twitch ahead of Hulu, Valve and Amazon, behind just Netflix, … Read More

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Lumia Gains Exclusive Rights to Walmart Photo-Printing App — PCWorld.com

Lumia phone users can use the PhotoMart app to send their snaps to Walmart for processing: “In fact, PhotoMart is exclusively available for Microsoft’s Lumia phones, the company said. “Choose your print size (4×6, 5×7, 8×10, 4×4, 5×5 or 8×8), … Read More

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More on Walmart.com’s New Design — InternetRetailer.com

InternetRetailer.com offers insight into Walmart.com’s new design: “Walmart.com increased its global online sales by more than 30% in its last fiscal year to more than $10 billion, according to Internet Retailer estimates, and has projected its total online sales will … Read More

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Walmart Gets Serious About Mobile — VentureBeat.com

More on Walmart’s efforts in Mobile: “Walmart has been coming up with many new features for its mobile apps while also not neglecting its desktop website, which received a major makeover earlier this week. Meanwhile it’s built up a hefty … Read More

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Walmart Gets Serious About Amazon — TIME.com

TIME reports on Walmart’s renewed e-commerce efforts: “Walmart still dwarfs Amazon in terms of total revenue, having pulled in $473 billion in 2014 compared to Amazon’s mere $60.3 billion. But Walmart’s been woefully slow to embrace online commerce, a realm … Read More

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Walmart Focuses on E-Commerce in Back-to-School Promotions — Retailing Today

Walmart’s 2014 back-to-school sales have a digital focus: “The retailer sought to bring a bit of Black Friday and Cyber Monday magic to its back-to-school efforts with a series of price cuts and limited duration offerings designed to generate sales … Read More

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Walmart’s Website Overhaul — DailyFinance.com

Walmart has announced plans for a website overhaul with hopes of rejuvenating sales: “The increased personalization is part of a series of changes to improve the online shopping experience of its customers that are rolling out now and over the … Read More

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@WalmartLabs Acquires Luvocracy — Marketwatch

@WalmartLabs has made a new talant/tech acquisition: “Wal-Mart’s  tech team, @WalmartLabs, on Tuesday said it had bought Luvocracy, a three-year-old firm and an online community of half a million members that allows consumers to discover and buy products recommended by … Read More

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Walmart Vs. Target in Digital “Race” — The Motley Fool

The Motley Fool weighs in on the digital efforts of both Walmart and Target: “Target (NYSE: TGT ) and Wal-Mart Stores (NYSE: WMT ) aren’t perceived as fast-growing retailers. This is an accurate assessment. However, this isn’t necessarily bad, and … Read More

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Walmart’s Online, Offline Prices Don’t Match — AJC.com

A journalist recently experienced frustration when he asked a Walmart employee to match a Walmart.com price for a Lego set. Unfortunately, a series of Kafkaesque customer service missteps ensued. It appears, however, that Walmart.com pricing can differ from in-store pricing … Read More

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