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Walmart Teams Up With Google to Take on Amazon

Google Home, can you please do my shopping for me?

Under a new partnership with Alphabet Inc.'s (GOOGL) - Get Alphabet Inc. Class A Report  Google, Walmart (WMT) - Get Walmart Inc. Report  will allow shoppers to make purchases through the voice-activated device Google Home, the Google Express app or its website. A Google assistant, which is tantamount to an online personal shopper, will be assigned to each customer to fulfill the order and set it up to be delivered to their homes.

The effort is Walmart's latest attempt to beat down Amazon (AMZN) - Get, Inc. Report , which already allows people to shop via its Alexa digital assistant.

"I think this gives us a look into the future of shopping, yes," Walmart president and CEO of U.S. eCommerce Marc Lore told TheStreet in an interview. "I think with the advancements in artificial intelligence voice ordering will get better over time."

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