About 5 years ago

10/24/2017 - Midnight Reads – Walmart Looks to See If Virtual Shopping Is Better Than the Real Thing

Walmart Looks to See If Virtual Shopping Is Better Than the Real Thing

– The Washington Post 

Walmart has spent billions buying up websites like Jet and ModCloth, and is investing in new technology as it goes head-to-head with Amazon. Now, Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, is setting its sights on virtual reality.


Where Internet Orders Mean Real Jobs and New Life for Communities

– The New York Times 

As shopping has shifted from conventional stores to online marketplaces, sellers are competing to get goods to the buyer’s doorstep as quickly as possible, giving rise to a constellation of vast warehouses that have fueled a boom for workers without college degrees and breathed new life into pockets of the country that had fallen economically behind.


In These Small Cities, AI Advances Could Be Costly

– MIT Technology Review 

A new study from MIT’s Media Lab posits that the smaller the city, the greater the impact it faces from automation. The finding, they say, could encourage legislators to pay special attention to workers in smaller cities and offer them support services.


Inside The SEIU: Campaigning on Intimidation

– Capital Research Center

The conservative Capital Research Center profiles the SEIU’s approach to corporate campaigns as well as the organization’s internal governance structure in Part II, Inside the SEIU, of a three-part investigative series on the union.