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Walmart, Google join hands for shopping by voice

The collaboration is Walmart's latest attempt to match the convenience of Amazon

Matthew Boyle & Spencer Soper | Bloomberg 

Walmart Stores is teaming up with Google to let shoppers order by voice, the latest example of the world’s largest retailer finding a technology partner to catch e-commerce leader Amazon.com. By the end of September, Walmart customers can link their store accounts to Google’s Express shopping service and use voice-activated Google Home speakers to buy hundreds of thousands of items for delivery. Shopping recommendations will be based on previous purchases. Beginning next year, the assortment will expand to include fresh groceries and allow for in-store pickup ...

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First Published: Thu, August 24 2017. 01:21 IST
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