Walmart Inc., the largest American retail corporation, was founded in 1962 in Arkansas by Sam Walton. Walmart started as a single discount retail store with Every Day Low Price as the core strategy and grew to a multinational chain over the years. At present, Walmart owns a chain of hypermarkets and department stores across 27 countries.
In 2011, Walmart acquired Kosmix, a social media start-up focused on e-commerce, as a step in expanding its capabilities in the growing social commerce environment. Kosmix, which now forms Walmart Labs, developed an innovative technology platform that searches and analyses connections in real-time data streams to deliver highly personalized insights to users. Walmart Labs is Walmart’s R&D centre where retail and e-commerce related technology products are built.
With the changing retail landscape, Walmart has been adapting its strategies to take up the digital and online challenge. Walmart’s recent acquisitions hint at this shift in the company’s strategy. Walmart’s acquisition of leading Indian online retailer Flipkart, in one of the largest and fastest growing markets in the world, has been the biggest in its spree of e-commerce acquisitions.
Walmart’s innovation efforts show that the company is striving to make online shopping seamless and more customer-friendly. This report provides an analysis of the patent assets held by Walmart and the key technologies that the company is working on.
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Relecura’s forte is its flexibility and adaptability to address specific problems and close-fitting solutions. The basic problem is that innovators are often not able to identify the industrial and commercial significance of their innovation as due diligence takes long days of analyses necessitating a deviation from their regular and familiar activities. And it is a tedious iteration process. The latest custom AI capabilities help you assess the commercial value of innovation and technical due diligence can be automated to yield meaningful and immediate results. The repetitive tasks could be automated, and your time and energy could be devoted to strategic missions.
Management of large Innovation data is costly and labor intensive. Relecura offers AI Powered classification tools for categorizing and organizing data automatically and instantly. Automated Categorization against suitably chosen training documents keeps your innovation portfolio updated and lucidly classified, amenable to instant analyses.
Relecura offers fully automated custom AI solutions to track and explore developments in different technology areas. You can stay updated on the latest developments in different companies and technologies of your interest, which facilitates intelligent decision-making.
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Relecura uses white space analysis within its product platform known as the TechTracker, an AI powered tool that provides insights on various technological trends and offers a peep into your competitor’s patent arsenal. Additionally, it helps you keep track of emerging organizations and technologies to help you manage your budgets and investments, optimally.
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