Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Continuing to accelerate in e-commerce with some new additions – welcome OneOps and Tasty Labs!

For those that have followed our journey, you know we’re focused on building best-in-class ecommerce capabilities and combining them with Walmart’s best-in-class retail assets to deliver unmatched customer experiences.  And we’re moving fast by building our team organically and by strategically adding technology and talent through key acquisitions.  

Along those lines, we’re excited to announce two new additions to the @WalmartLabs (the technology arm of Walmart Global eCommerce) family that will help us further accelerate our ability to innovate and bring new experiences to our customers around the world.  The first is the acquisition of OneOps, which has developed a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) capability that enables us to significantly accelerate our PaaS and Private Cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (Iaas) strategies.  Click here for more information.

The second is the acquisition of Tasty Labs, a software applications developer based in Mountain View, CA which has pioneered more effective ways to connect people via social software.  We’ll be adding some of Silicon Valley’s brightest innovators to accelerate our delivery of new products, both within the Products organization as well as our Mobile team led by Gibu Thomas.  Click here for more information. 

These additions show our commitment to delivering best-in-class technology by attracting some of the best people in Silicon Valley…because we offer the unique opportunity to innovate at a massive, global scale and solve interesting challenges that improve the lives of millions of people at a time.  Our journey continues, with even more wind in our sails.