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Walmart shuts down its experimental personal shopping service, Jet black

Walmart is shutting down its personal shopping service, Jet black, on February 21, after struggling to find adoption or additional investment. The service had allowed New York-area customers to text message orders for home delivery. According to its website, Jet black will now no longer accept new orders and will refund its customers their most recent $50 monthly membership fee. The retailer is trying to spin the shutdown as a learning experience, noting that part of the initiative was to test a...
Tags: Ecommerce, New York, Microsoft, America, Tech, Walmart, Retail, M-commerce, Journal, Nea, Scott Eckert, Walmart Grocery, Jet Black, Fleiss, Store No. 8, Jenny Fleiss


Walmart is shutting down its exclusive Jet Black shopping service and laying off almost 300 people

Walmart's New York City-based, members-only shopping service Jet Black will shut down on February 21. The Wall Street Journal's Sarah Nassauer first reported that the Walmart-owned venture would shutter. But Walmart may still be able to use technology developed through Jet Black. A Walmart spokesperson told Business Insider that the retailer will "focus on how to leverage Walmart's infrastructure to make conversational commerce scalable." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Wa...
Tags: New York City, Trends, Walmart, Wall Street Journal, Scott Eckert, Jet Black, Sarah Nassauer, Nate Faust, Walmart SVP, Jenny Fleiss, Allswell Walmart, Jet Black A Walmart


Robot Pioneer Rethink Shuts Down

Rethink Robotics led the way in building robots that could work safely alongside humans. But when it came to selling those robots, Boston-based Rethink came up second best. On Wednesday, without warning, Rethink shut its doors, after a deal to acquire the company fell through. From a report: "We thought that we had a deal that we were going to be able to close," said Rethink chief executive Scott Eckert. But the buyer backed out. Eckert declined to identify the company that had broken off the ac...
Tags: Boston, Tech, Eckert, Sawyer, Baxter, Rethink, Rethink Robotics, Scott Eckert


Rethink Robotics, Maker of Factory Robots, Shuts Down

Rethink Robotics, one of New England’s best-funded robotics companies, has shut down, according to reports by The Robot Report and The Boston Globe.Rethink, which developed collaborative factory robots, had raised more than $130 million in venture funding since it was started in 2008. The company was led by CEO Scott Eckert and founder and CTO Rodney Brooks (pictured), who previously co-founded iRobot (NASDAQ: IRBT).We’ve reached out to the company for comment.Rethink’s robots—named Baxter and ...
Tags: Startups, Layoffs, Boston, Trends, Strategy, Vc, Venture Capital, Irobot, New England, Cto, Sawyer, Baxter, Rodney Brooks, National blog main, Boston blog main, San Francisco blog main


Little Known Secrets of Dell’s Marketing Strategies

Dell is a multinational information technology corporation. It manufactures, sells and supports computers, related products and services. It is well-known for its innovations in supply-chain management and e-commerce. Here are some of Dell’s best marketing strategies that have been responsible for making it one of the major tech companies in the world today. Understanding customer needs Dell strives to give customers exactly what they want. Dell offers its customers the option of looking ...
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Robo Madness: The A.I. Explosion, in Pictures and Takeaways

View the Slideshow Our second annual robotics event in Boston was a huge success—and a lot of fun. It covered a vast amount of ground: not just the latest advances in robot technologies and businesses, but also the rise of artificial intelligence in tech companies and the mainstream vernacular. Big thanks to Google, our hosts, for providing a fantastic space and top-notch support. And thanks to our event sponsors: our platinum sponsor, U.K. Trade & Investment; gold sponsors Cirtronics, Har...
Tags: Google, Startups, Hardware, Boston, Events, Siri, It, People, Mit, Artificial Intelligence, Software, Harvard University, Robots, Robotics, Irobot, Phil Libin


Raffling Roombas at Robo Madness; Saver Bot Ends Tonight

There’s no doubt robotics and artificial intelligence will be an even bigger part of our daily lives in the next few years. Look how far we’ve come with Siri, Amazon’s Echo, and iRobot’s Roomba. In a couple of weeks, Xconomy is bringing together Boston’s top entrepreneurs, investors, and innovators to discuss future opportunities in these industries. Join us on March 31 at Google in Cambridge, MA, to take a look at the impact robotics and artificial intelligence will have on technology, bus...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Startups, Boston, Events, Siri, It, Artificial Intelligence, Software, Robots, Robotics, Roomba, Irobot, Helen Greiner, Cambridge MA, Siri Amazon


Robo Madness, The AI Explosion: Here’s the Agenda for March 31

What is this world coming to? Computers are beating human experts at Go. Humanoid robots are standing up to bullies with hockey sticks, or at least trying to. Drones patrol our airspace, for better or worse. What’s next—an A.I. for president? (One can only hope.) One thing’s for sure: robotics and artificial intelligence are poised to have an explosive impact on technology, business, and society. That’s the big theme we are exploring in our second annual “Robo Madness” conference in Boston,...
Tags: Google, Startups, Hardware, Boston, Events, It, People, Mit, Vc, Artificial Intelligence, Software, Drones, Harvard University, Robots, Venture Capital, Robotics


Drones, Bots & More at Robo Madness: The A.I. Explosion, 3/31

If you follow emerging technologies and startups, you’ll notice that “machine learning” seems to be everywhere. So are natural language processing and computer vision. So are drones and connected devices. We’re putting all those things together for a business audience at a very special event on March 31, called Robo Madness: The A.I. Explosion. It’s all happening at Google in Kendall Square, and we’re bringing together a who’s who of robotics and artificial intelligence experts, from startu...
Tags: Google, Startups, Internet Of Things, England, Hardware, Boston, It, People, Vc, Artificial Intelligence, Software, Drones, Harvard University, Robots, Venture Capital, Machine Learning