Aug 23, 2017

Walmart and Google to offer voice-enabled shopping

Corporate giants Walmart and Google are teaming up to enter the voice-shopping market, currently dominated by Amazon. The partnership enables Walmart to challenge Amazon's dominance of the US voice shopping market. Walmart, which owns the UK's Asda supermarket, could offer consumers the choice of picking up an order in store at a discount, or enable users to use voice shopping to purchase fresh groceries across the country. Google has been offering high street retailers a way to fight back by offering their products on its Google Express online shopping mall. In April, Amazon expanded the Prime Now same-day delivery service to include certain essential items like food and medicines to help customers save time, and now Walmart has teamed up with ride-hailing app Uber to offer online grocery deliveries in six states.

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