SAN BRUNO — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. will be testing this summer an option for consumers to be able to order product on its website and then have it kept in a physical locker at the store so they can pick it up without having to wait in line or talk to a store clerk. Read More
At a dinner party Tuesday night, some friends and I were discussing the possibility of a Wal-Mart store in San Francisco.
“I don’t see what the big deal is,” said an Orinda resident. “We like our Wal-Marts out in the East Bay.”
A native San Franciscan responded: “Yeah, we like them out there too.” Read More
The world’s largest retailer is coming to San Francisco — although just in the form of delivery trucks.
Wal-Mart has been testing a same-day delivery service in select markets for customers who buy popular items online during the holiday shopping season. The tests started this month in northern Virginia and Philadelphia, and the company plans to test the service in San Francisco and San Jose later in October or in early November. Read More
A University of California system patent licensee, which has sued some of the biggest U.S. companies, is taking on three more: Facebook, Wal-Mart and Walt Disney.
Eolas Technologies and the UC regents filed lawsuits Wednesday over four patents they believe the companies are infringing upon.
The patents for interactive technology, including hypermedia display and interaction, were issued to the university and licensed to Eolas, a Texas company chaired by Michael Doyle. Read More
After Bill Clinton’s speech Wednesday night at the Democratic National Convention, the delegates cast their votes on behalf of each state. The woman who took the microphone to cast Arizona’s vote said that her state had produced some fabulous politicians from both parties. Read More
Regional coalitions of labor unions and advocacy groups routinely campaign against Wal-Mart plans for opening new stores. These opponents claim that the big-box behemoth kills jobs, reduces wages and destroys communities. However, research suggests that these claims are little more than myths.
That people want jobs at Wal-Mart is obvious — new Wal-Marts in cities such as Oakland, Cleveland and Glendale, Ariz., have received thousands of applications for hundreds of jobs. Read More
Class action attorneys nationwide probably thought they had struck gold when they brought a discrimination case against Wal-Mart on behalf of all current and many past female employees. Read More
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Every year the Supreme Court reverses by a 9-0 vote multiple cases decided by left wing judges on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, based in San Francisco. Today the Court issued a decision reversing the Ninth Circuit on a big one, Dukes v. Wal-Mart, in which six female employees brought a class action on behalf of all female employees and former employees of America’s largest private sector employer. Read More
If you were scrolling through your twitter feed this morning and happened to click through a link to Matt Ygelsias’ blog, your ears were probably treated to an intrusive audio ad asking you to enter a drawing for a $1000 Wal-Mart gift card. Read More