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Internet Retailer reports that "@WalmartLabs, the technology research and development unit of Walmart Global eCommerce, said today it will buy Inkiru Inc. Its 'predictive analytics' technology is designed to pull data from multiple sources and help retailers build merchandising and marketing campaigns targeting shoppers when they are most likely to buy ... Wal-Mart’s purchase of Inkiru follows its acquisitions last month of OneOps, an e-commerce development company, and Tasty Labs, which specializes in developing ways for retailers to connect with consumers through social media."

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
KC's View:
This from a company that says it is not yet convinced that people want to buy groceries online.

What a crock.

I don't believe that for a second. I just think that Walmart wants to do everything it can to marshal its assets for the escalating battle with, without giving away its game plan.