Walmart And What's In Store For Mobile Shoppers

Walmart (NYSE:WMT) was one of the first big retail chains to launch a Silicon Valley IT development facility, and it took a different approach than Target (NYSE:TGT), Kohl's (NYSE:KSS) and American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO), all of which have basically opened satellite programming offices with access to Silicon Valley talent. Instead, Walmart bought a series of e-commerce and IT startups and brought them together—and the resulting group, @WalmartLabs, began churning out new ideas and initiatives and hasn't stopped, with the list ranging from a competition to find new products for both Walmart's real and virtual store shelves to website performance tools and a new search capability. Find out more from our sister publication FierceDeveloper about @WalmartLabs' technological ambitions, its expanding mobile initiatives and giving the people what they want in this special report.