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October 10, 2012
07:03 EDTWMT, RAXRackspace being used by Wal-Mart division, says William Blair
William Blair said its channel checks indicate Wal-Mart (WMT) is recruiting OpenStack engineers as it builds a global data analytics platform that will use OpenStack. William Blair believes the Wal-Mart division in charge of the project is using Rackspace (RAX), and thinks the opportunity can grow as the new platform is built out. The firm expects Rackspace management to comment on early OpenStack customer deployments when the company reports Q3 results in November and keeps an Outperform rating on the stock.
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April 27, 2015
20:03 EDTWMTBest Buy's use of Apple Pay raises questions about Wal-Mart's MCX, Re/code says
Best Buy (BBY) announced it will accept Apple (AAPL) Pay in its stores later in the year, reports Re/code, citing company statements. Re/code notes that the move raises questions about Best Buy's previously announced partnership with rival payment consortium MCX, spearheaded by Wal-Mart (WMT). A Best Buy spokesperson said it is "too early to declare" whether the company will use MCX's platform at launch, while multiple sources claimed the delay in implementing Apple Pay is partly due to exclusivity agreements with MCX. Reference Link
06:15 EDTWMTWal-Mart fighting for right to sell more alcohol in Texas, WSJ reports
Wal-Mart (WMT) is fighting for the right to sell more alcohol in Texas, The Wall Street Journal reports. The retailer is suing the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, claiming legal limits on sales of hard liquor are "unconstitutional," the publication says. Wal-Mart has also joined fellow retailers Costco (COST) and Kroger (KR), as well as other groups, to back legislation that would override the current state beverage laws. Reference Link
April 23, 2015
19:56 EDTWMTWal-Mart blocks shareholder vote to examine possible gender bias, Guardian says
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09:05 EDTRAXRackspace and Digital Realty launch green U.K. data center
Rackspace (RAX), along with data center and colocation provider Digital Realty Trust (DLR), unveiled its new UK data center based in Crawley, West Sussex. The new operation is the first data center in the UK to make use of 'indirect outside air' cooling technology on this scale, without mechanical cooling, which means the overhead energy required to operate the data center has been cut by almost 80%.
April 22, 2015
08:16 EDTRAXSeveral companies to benefit from hybrid cloud growth, says Pacific Crest
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April 21, 2015
06:18 EDTWMTUS merchants struggle to meet deadline for accepting chip cards, WSJ reports
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April 20, 2015
12:31 EDTWMTWal-Mart workers claim store closings are retaliatory, Fortune says
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08:25 EDTRAXData centers,connectivity firms should be owned into results, says Pacific Crest
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April 17, 2015
15:42 EDTWMTWal-Mart to slash layer of in-store management, Bloomberg reports
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April 16, 2015
06:05 EDTWMTFormer Wal-Mart CEO Duke heads to Carlyle Group, WSJ reports
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April 14, 2015
18:32 EDTWMTCourt rules Wal-Mart can reject shareholder proposal on gun sales, WSJ says
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