Here is a rundown of Microsoft and Walmart’s past alliances and connections:
** Walmart appointed Suresh Kumar as its chief technology officer. Kumar previously held positions with tech giants such as Alphabet Inc’s Google, Microsoft and Amazon.com Inc.
** Under the deal, engineers from both companies are collaborating to migrate a significant portion of walmart.com and samsclub.com to Azure.
** Microsoft, along with China’s Tencent Holdings Ltd and e-commerce company eBay Inc, had participated in Flipkart’s $1.4 billion funding round a year earlier. Microsoft still owns a small stake in Flipkart. (https://reut.rs/31Jfe3F)
** Walmart launched its VUDU entertainment service on Microsoft’s Xbox 360. Earlier this year, the retailer sold the video-on-demand service to Fandango Media, a movie ticketing service owned by cable company Comcast Corp.
(Reporting by Nivedita Balu and Akanksha Rana in Bengaluru; Editing by Sriraj Kalluvila)