Walmart's Homegrown Search Engine Already Paying Dividends

Walmart's Homegrown Search Engine Already Paying Dividends

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New Walmart has built a search engine from scratch that’s designed to help consumers find what they are looking for much faster. The technology, built by the company’s San Bruno, Calif., office, was designed over the past 10 months by 15 engineers, and is replacing Endeca, a third-party search engine acquired...
Walmart's Homegrown Search Engine Already Paying Dividends
                                       

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