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Amazon's Reported Talks With Walmart and Target Appear to Be Just About Networking Software

March 17, 2020 / ERIC JHONSA
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Get Report reported talks with Walmart and Target signal a willingness by the company to work with rivals on open-source tech projects. However, they aren’t necessarily a sign that Amazon is ready to fully license its cashierless checkout technology to them. On Sunday, The Wall Street Journal reported that Amazon is in talks with Walmart  (WMT) - Get Report and Target  (TGT) - Get Report about having them join a recently-launched, open-source, tech initiative known as Dent. However, “a person close to Target and a Walmart spokesman” indicated that the retail giants currently don’t plan to participate.