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Wal-Mart to rework their website

 4:08 pm on Aug 7, 2000 (gmt 0)

There's an article in this morning's Boston Globe [boston.com] about Wal-Mart hiring a local compnay to re-do their struggling website. They want it cooking for Christmas.

It will be interesting to see if Wal-Mart can make eCommerce work. They've been a brilliant offline retailer, at the cutting edge of data systems and b to b alliances. One of their moves is to separate the web business from the bricks business.

I'm going to watch this one closely.



 4:29 pm on Aug 7, 2000 (gmt 0)

If you can't beat 'em join 'em...or buy 'em and dismantle 'em
Will Amazon Become a Takeover Target?... [personalwealth.com]

Wal-Mart is tops on any list of potential Amazon acquirers. It has the most to gain strategically, since it's still struggling to come up with a Web site that appeals to customers. With its $243 billion market cap, Wal-Mart could just take Amazon's technology and scrap the independent site, essentially removing a competitor

Edited by: Q


 7:19 pm on Aug 7, 2000 (gmt 0)

Will Amazon Become a Takeover Target?...
The author of that article should not have phrased the title as a question --the question is 'When will somebody make a move on Amazon?' One, maybe two more bad analysts reports and the price should be about right.
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