Walmart Appoints Kumar Chief Technology Officer

Walmart has appointed Suresh Kumar to a new elevated chief technology officer and chief development officer role reporting directly to president and CEO Doug McMillon.

Office Depot Offers Google, Nest Smart Home Device Services

Office Depot is now a certified installation partner for Google and Nest smart home devices. Through the new service, customers can not only buy their Google Home Minis and Nest cameras, thermostats and more from Office Depot, they can also have them installed and connected to their other smart home devices as well.

Target Expands Google Voice Activated Shopping

Target is expanding its online shopping partnership with Google. The initiative includes Target’s nationwide expansion on Google Express, including voice-activated shopping, as well as the addition of Target REDcard as a payment option in 2018. Target and Google also will partner to explore and develop future digital experiences focused on Target’s signature style categories.

Overstock Faces Headwinds In Q2

Overstock saw its overall revenue increase in the second quarter but a wider net loss, pointing to the impact of its blockchain technology investments and changes in Google’s search engine algorithms for the retail business.

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