Walmart adds augmented reality shopping features into its app

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After a considerable testing period, the retail giant has announced that the AR feature will roll out. This week, Walmart announced that it will start rolling out two new app features that use augmented reality technology. The two features are meant to help make it easier for consumers to make informed shopping choices. The first app update is slated for implementation in July for iOS devices. It will make it possible for customers to view the way furniture and home décor items will look in their own rooms. The augmented…

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US companies compete for mobile payments leadership in India

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Companies including Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Walmart are all vying for the top spot. Google Pay mobile payments are proving to be a powerful tool in parent company Alphabet’s strategy to grab leadership in India’s online shopping, social networking, streaming, and gaming market, which is experiencing explosive growth. The digital wallet was propelled forward during the pandemic to become second most popular. The pandemic’s acceleration of contact-free transactions gave Google Pay mobile payments the boost it needed to grab the second highest app spot in the category in India. Meta…

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Walmart will test self-driving cars controlled by artificial intelligence in US cities

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The retail giant is working with Ford and Argo AI in an expansion of its major partnerships. Walmart has announced that it is partnering with Ford Motor and Argo AI in order to test self-driving vehicles controlled by artificial intelligence in several American cities. The collaboration will be testing Ford Escape hybrids equipped with Argo AI technology for deliveries. The artificial intelligence driven vehicles will be used for delivering Walmart orders in Washington DC, Miami, and Austin. This is a notable extension of Walmart’s self-driving vehicle program. The technology for…

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Newly filed patents reveal Walmart VR shopping could be the future

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The retail giant is furthering its reach into the digital realm with virtual reality tech. Rumors are flying around that a Walmart VR shopping experience could be available for future Walmart shoppers. These speculations erupted after it was discovered that the world’s largest retailer applied for two patents involving the use of virtual reality (VR) technology. Customers can wander around digital Walmart stores from the comfort of their home. The two patents the company applied for with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, detail a “virtual show room” and…

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Walmart back-to-school app designed to help people shop in stores

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The discount retail giant launched new app features to improve back-to-school in-store and mobile shopping. The new Walmart back-to-school app feature enables parents to search and shop for their child’s actual school supplies list. They can then use the app to locate the store isle where they can find the item, according a recent announcement from Walmart. Items can also be delivered directly to their homes. For those parents with busy schedules or who simply don’t feel like making the trek to their local Walmart store to buy the items…

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