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5 Ways @WalmartLabs is Taking Retail to the Next Level

by Angela Guess Rob Marvin recently wrote for PC Magazine, “Here are five ways @WalmartLabs is not only approaching commerce and customer experience from a forward-thinking mobile perspective but acting on it… Smart A&I: Conducting smart acquisitions and integrations (A&I). In the three years since @WalmartLabs launched, it has made 15 acquisitions and gradually rolled […]

Walmart, Kaggle, and the Big Data Skills Crisis

by Angela Guess Forbes contributor Bernard Marr recently wrote, “As the amount of digital information generated by businesses and organizations continues to grow exponentially, a challenge –or as some have put it, a crisis–has developed. There just aren’t enough people with the required skills to analyze and interpret this information–transforming it from raw numerical (or […]

Edgecase Wants To Help Online Retailers Build A Shoppers’ Discovery Paradise

by Jennifer Zaino Late this summer, adaptive experience company Compare Metrics (see our earlier coverage here) rebranded itself as Edgecase, carrying forward its original vision of creating inspiring online shopping experiences. Edgecase is working on white-label implementations with retail clients such as Crate & Barrel, Wasserstrom, Urban Decay, Golfsmith, Kate Somerville Cosmetics, and Rebecca Minkoff […]

Big Data at Walmart.com

by Angela Guess Noelle Knox of The Wall Street Journal recently wrote, “Big Data is so integrated into the finance department at Walmart.com that the analytics team can’t change an Internet search algorithm or pay more for Google Ad Words without the green-light from the division’s chief financial officer. ‘It’s really been in the last couple of years, […]

Hooray For Semantic Tech In The Film Industry

The story below features an interview with Kurt Cagle, Information Architect Avalon Consulting, LLC, who is speaking this week at the Semantic Technology And Business Conference in NYC. You can save $200 when you register for the event before October 2.   New York has a rich history in the film industry.  The city was the capital […]

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