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Community => Society and History => Topic started by: ironbite on September 22, 2017, 12:27:51 pm

Title: Walmart wants to break into your house
Post by: ironbite on September 22, 2017, 12:27:51 pm
Ok not really but the implications of this "innovation" is frightening.

Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/walmart-in-fridge-delivery-beat-amazon-2017-9

Walmart is testing a service that delivers groceries straight to your fridge when you're not home.

On Friday, the retail giant announced a partnership with August Home, a smart-lock startup, that would allow a delivery person to enter customers' orders and put groceries away in their refrigerators.

The test will take place in Silicon Valley with a small number of August Home users who have opted into the service.

"Think about that — someone else does the shopping for you AND puts it all away," Sloan Eddleston, Walmart's vice president of e-commerce strategy and business operations, wrote in a blog post on Friday.

Yeah Walmart.  I'm gonna let some stranger into my home to put away my groceries.  That'll be fun won't it!

Ironbite-and yes I'm well aware of cleaning ladies and the like.