@WalmartLabs expands

Opens new facility in Bengaluru, hires 100 developers.

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc is on an expansion spree for @WalmartLabs and has entered Bengaluru by moving into a new facility and hiring 100 developers. A unit of Walmart Global e-commerce, @WalmartLabs is the hub for creating platforms and products around social and mobile commerce. Its focus for the last five months has been on social and digital technology. The new platform is designed to connect Walmart’s digital and physical properties worldwide, giving customers and suppliers a seamless way to interact and shop across any device or store anywhere in the world.

“At Walmart, we are committed to building the technologies required to power e-commerce for consumers today and in the future,” said Jeremy King, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Walmart Global e-Commerce. “Over the last few months, @WalmartLabs India has attracted best-of-class talent into the group. As we expand our operations, we look forward to adding to this base to create a team whose focus is to build products that matter to millions of customers around the globe.”