Wal-Mart and Google team up on voice-activated shopping, challenging Amazon
Repost: James F. Peltz, Los Angeles Times
Consumers can begin to order goods by voice commands from Wal-Mart stores thanks to the recent Wal-Mart & Google partnership. This comes as Amazon continues to expand its share of online purchases. In July, Amazon claimed nearly 45 cents out of every dollar spent online, according to receipt tracker Slice Intelligence, up from about 43 cents at the start of the year. Wal-Mart, in comparison, claimed nearly 2 cents of each dollar, holding steady.
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