Walmart is diving into voice-activated shopping. But unlike online leader Amazon, it's not doing it alone.
world's largest retailer said Wednesday it's working with Google to
offer hundreds of thousands of items from laundry detergent to Legos for
voice shopping through Google Assistant. The capability will be
available in late September.
It's Google's biggest retail partnership — and the most
personalized shopping experience it offers — as it tries to broaden the
reach of its voice-powered assistant Home speaker. And it underscores
Walmart's drive to compete in an area dominated by Amazon's
Alexa-powered Echo device.. . . more