What will the new five-year cloud computing and AI deal between Microsoft and Walmart mean for the retailer and the companies that compete with it? Do you see the deal giving either companies an edge going forward over Amazon? Does the timing of the announcement today have anything to do with Amazon?

Interactive Edge’s CEO, Zel Bianco comments:
I believe this is a positive and perhaps critical step. It is one that both Walmart and Microsoft recognize will provide a realistic chance of gaining an advantage over Amazon, or more likely will let them at least hold their own.

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Walmart and Microsoft team up to slow Amazon’s roll