Walmart Launches 'Store No. 8' E-Commerce Venture


Marc Lore, CEO of Walmart eCommerce U.S., on Tuesday discussed the company’s plans to launch a new venture, called “Store No. 8,” which will operate as a Silicon Valley incubator for new online stores. The move reflects Walmart’s ambition to catch up to Amazon in the e-commerce retail space. Lore unveiled the plans at the annual Shoptalk conference in Las Vegas. Lore took the helm of Walmart’s e-commerce business after Walmart acquired Jet.com, the company he cofounded. ore Walmart acquisitions are in the works, he said.

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Salesforce, IBM Kick Off New Artificial Intelligence Era


Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff and IBM CEO Ginni Rometty on Monday announced a global strategic partnership to deliver joint solutions leveraging artificial intelligence. Einstein, the AI that powers Salesforce applications, will be connected seamlessly with IBM’s Watson AI platform. The integration is scheduled for availability in the second half, and pricing will be announced at that time. “This brings together two powerhouses — at least in branding — in the AI space,” observed Rebecca Wettemann, VP of research at Nucleus Research.

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Facebook Investors Slam Zuckerberg, Andreessen


Facebook investors have accused director Marc Andreessen of secretly coaching CEO Mark Zuckerberg regarding a major sale of shares he held. The structure of the sale enabled Zuckerberg to refocus on philanthropic activities while maintaining lifetime control over the company he cofounded. The suit alleges that Andreessen, Zuckerberg’s long-time mentor, secretly tipped off the CEO about concerns raised by other members of Facebook’s board while Zuckerberg was in the process of getting the company shares reclassified so he could maintain control.

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Jony Ive and Marc Newson reveal special Apple Watch Sport Band colors at Milan gala

Apple designers Jony Ive and Marc Newson were on hand in Italy to attend a high-fashion coming out party for Apple Watch at upscale Milanese restaurant Carlo e Camilla. During the festivities, important guests were provided early copies of Apple Watch, as well as what appears to be Sport Bands in custom colors.



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Apple's Phil Schiller, Marc Newson appear in Milan for Apple Watch demo

Apple marketing head Phil Schiller and designer Marc Newson made an appearance at today’s viewing event for the Apple Watch at the Salone del Mobile, a furniture design fair currently underway in Milan, Italy.



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Apple designers Jony Ive and Marc Newson to appear at Conde Nast luxury conference

Key Apple designers Jony Ive and Marc Newson will be opening up the first ever Conde Nast International Luxury Conference, scheduled for April 22 and 23 in Florence, Italy, according to an announcement made on Wednesday.



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Salesforce.com Unleashes Cloud Analytics Tidal Wave


Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff last month tweeted about the tentative agenda for this week’s Dreamforce and caused a tizzy by revealing a keynote session entitled “Analytics Cloud.” Although the company immediately denied that it was planning to unveil such a thing or that Benioff intentionally spilled the beans about the new offering, Salesforce.com did indeed launch its analytics cloud, called “Wave,” when Dreamforce kicked off on Monday. This launch represents a milestone moment for the cloud marketplace.

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Marc Newson confirms only working at Apple part time on unknown project

In a interview on Wednesday, Superstar designer and new Apple hire Marc Newson confirmed his role at the tech giant is strictly part time, saying that he will continue to lead his own company out of the UK while working on special projects in Cupertino.



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Apple hires superstar designer Marc Newson, to work with personal friend Jony Ive

It was reported on Friday that well-known industrial designer Marc Newson will be joining Apple to work as part of close friend Jony Ive’s design team in an as-yet-unannounced capacity.



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