Walmart: News

23 Nov 2022

Shooting Incident

US: Shooting at Virginia Walmart store, up to 10 killed

Up to 10 people were killed and many others injured after a gunman opened fire inside a department store in Virginia, United States, on Tuesday night.

Rise and fall of Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes

The CEO and founder of the failed Silicon Valley start-up Theranos, Elizabeth Holmes, has been given a sentence of over 11 years in jail for duping investors.

29 Oct 2022

Defence Ministry

Defence Ministry is world's biggest employer with 2.92 million people

India's Ministry of Defence is the biggest employer in the world with nearly 2.92 million employees working in various positions, according to report published on Statista.

29 Sep 2022


Walmart joins metaverse bandwagon with virtual worlds on Roblox

Multinational retail giant Walmart has made its metaverse aspirations known with two new experiences on the online gaming platform Roblox.

04 Aug 2022


LIC, Reliance among Indian companies in Fortune Global 500 list

The Fortune Global 500 is the list of the top 500 corporations in the world based on their revenue. In the 2022 edition of the list published by Fortune magazine, nine companies from India have found their place.

18 May 2022


Rivaling Amazon, Walmart-backed PhonePe to buy two wealth management firms

Walmart-owned payments platform PhonePe is set to acquire two investment technology firms WelathDesk and OpenQ for a combined value of $75 million.

24 Oct 2021


You may pay extra for mobile recharges on PhonePe

The next time you recharge your mobile phone using PhonePe, you might be charged an additional fee.

21 Jan 2021


India's planned foreign investment policy changes could hurt Amazon

Sources informed Reuters of Indian government's plans to change foreign investment policies that could impact the e-commerce giants like Amazon and Walmart.

26 Oct 2020


Future Group, Reliance ignore ruling to hold $3.4bn deal

The Future Group on Monday said that it was examining an order to stall a Rs. 24,713 crore (approximately $3.4 billion) asset sale to Reliance Industries Limited (RIL).

07 Oct 2020


NewsBytes Briefing: Apple launching iPhone 12 on October-13, and more

Last night, Apple sent out invites for a 'Hi, Speed' event.

30 Sep 2020


Google Pixel launch event: When, where to watch

In a few hours from now, Google will hold a virtual event to unveil the next Pixel phones in the market.

30 Sep 2020

Mukesh Ambani

Reliance Retail scores Rs. 3,675cr from General Atlantic: Details here

The retail venture of Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Industries is going all guns blazing to take on Amazon and Walmart in India.

29 Sep 2020


NewsBytes Briefing: Microsoft 365 suffered an outage, and more

Last night, Microsoft 365 suffered a major outage due to an internal change and left essential web services down for hours, including Microsoft Office 365, Teams, and Outlook.

23 Sep 2020


NewsBytes Briefing: China won't approve TikTok deal, and more

Even as TikTok, Oracle, and Walmart came close to finalizing a deal, China is not ready to let the service off the hook.

21 Sep 2020


NewsBytes Briefing: TikTok ban delayed, WeChat ban blocked, and more

Over the weekend, the US ban on TikTok, WeChat saw major developments.

20 Sep 2020

Donald Trump

ByteDance values TikTok at $60 billion for US deal

Chinese giant ByteDance is said to have valued TikTok at an approximate $60 billion.

20 Sep 2020


#WeeklyRecap: Potential life on Venus, Apple's new hardware, and more

This week, a number of developments were noted in the world of technology, including an unexpected - and still unconfirmed - case of alien life discovery.

20 Sep 2020

Donald Trump

End of TikTok's woes? Trump approves Oracle's bid for TikTok

TikTok finally appears to be finalizing a way to prevent itself from getting banned in the United States.

16 Sep 2020


Chinese giant Tencent pumps money into Flipkart: Details here

Chinese tech giant Tencent is pumping money into Flipkart, India's leading online shopping platform.

30 Aug 2020


#WeeklyRecap: Apple bans Epic, Zoom's outage, TikTok's crisis, and more

This week, a number of developments were reported in the world of technology, including a few interesting hardware launches and some rather concerning security issues, outages, and data leaks.

28 Aug 2020


NewsBytes Briefing: Walmart-Microsoft team up for TikTok deal, and more

In the updates since last night, TikTok, the current talk of the town, got Walmart as the latest bidder for its business.

22 Aug 2020


Flipkart partners with Nepal's Sastodeal, opening new market for MSMEs

In a bid to enable cross-border trade for small Indian businesses and sellers, e-commerce giant Flipkart has partnered with Sastodeal, a leading online shopping platform in Nepal.

15 Aug 2020


Flipkart is gearing up to deliver alcohol in India

After groceries, essentials, and travel bookings, e-commerce major Flipkart is looking to expand into the alcohol delivery category, Reuters has reported.

23 Jul 2020


Flipkart buys Walmart India, foraying into online wholesale

In a major move, homegrown e-commerce giant Flipkart has acquired Walmart India.

15 Jul 2020


NewsBytes Briefing: UK bans Huawei, WhatsApp goes down, and more

In the last few hours, a lot has happened in the world of technology.

09 Jul 2020


Now, Walmart is bringing an Amazon Prime-like membership service

More than 15 years after the launch of Amazon's Prime subscription service, its competitor Walmart is set to bring its own membership - Walmart+.

31 May 2020


Work from home: The new reality of the 'post-coronavirus world'

In the new "upside-down" world, masks and gloves have replaced hugs and handshakes. Courtesy coronavirus, there's uncertainty, fear, anxiety, and most importantly distancing.

16 Mar 2020


Ahead of launch, Apple's Powerbeats 4 earbuds hit the shelves

Apple's Powerbeats 4 seems to have gone on sale even before its official launch. The still-unannounced earbuds were spotted for sale at a Walmart store in Rochester, New York.

Trump declares national emergency in US as coronavirus crisis deepens

After worrying and angering his countrymen with his lax approach towards the coronavirus problem, United States President Donald Trump on Friday declared a national emergency.

13 Jan 2020


Walmart India fires over 50 employees, including top executives

In a major shocker, Walmart Inc., the largest retailer in the world, has taken the decision to lay off more than 50 of its employees in India, including a bunch of senior-to-mid level executives.

19 Dec 2019


#FinancialBytes: Smart tips and tricks to save money while shopping

Almost everyone loves shopping as well as saving some money on it.

11 Dec 2019


Digital payments giant PhonePe raises $82.5 million: Details here

PhonePe, a Flipkart-owned company that offers a payment platform to transfer money instantly, has raised $82.5 million in funding.

14 Sep 2019


The six highest-paid actresses in the world right now

A few weeks back, Forbes released the list of the highest-paid actresses in the world, which was topped by our very own Black Widow aka Scarlett Johansson.

01 Sep 2019


Texas mass shooting: 5 dead, 21 injured in West Texas

At least five people have been killed and 21 injured in a mass shooting in the state of Texas in the US. The incident took place near the twin cities of Midland and Odessa in West Texas.

10 Aug 2019

Donald Trump

Texas shooting: Trump criticized for thumbs up photo with orphan

Recently, United States President Donald Trump visited El Paso, Texas, where a gunman killed 22 people in a reported hate crime against immigrants on Saturday.

04 Aug 2019


Ohio mass shooting: 9 killed, 16 injured in Dayton

At least nine people have been killed and 16 injured in a mass shooting outside a bar in the Dayton city of Ohio in the US.

04 Aug 2019


Texas Walmart Mass Shooting: 20 killed in suspected hate crime

At least 20 people have been killed and 26 others injured in a mass shooting at a packed Walmart store in the El Paso city of Texas in the US.

19 Feb 2019


Flipkart co-founder Sachin Bansal invests Rs. 650cr in Ola

Indian ride-hailing start-up Ola is currently in the midst of an ongoing financing round and, in a major boost, has received Rs. 650cr (around $92mn) from Flipkart co-founder Sachin Bansal.

29 Jan 2019


Worried Flipkart wants six-month delay in implementing new e-commerce rules

American retail giant Walmart-owned Flipkart has written to the government that it faces "the risk of significant customer disruption" if the deadline for implementing the new e-commerce curbs, which could cause huge disruption in the space, isn't extended by six months.

14 Jan 2019


Myntra and Jabong CEO Ananth Narayanan resigns; may join Hotstar

After some rounds of speculation, it has been confirmed that Ananth Narayanan, CEO of Flipkart-owned Myntra and Jabong, has left his post in pursuit of other opportunities.