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Affirm Expands to Self-Checkout at Over 4,590 Walmart Stores, AFRM Stock Jumps 15%

The collaboration between Affirm and Walmart is expected to increase the purchasing power during the end-of-year festive season as more shoppers can pay over time. Affirm Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: AFRM), an American financial technology company that offers buy now pay later (BNPL) services for online and in-store purchases, has announced a strategic partnership with Walmart Inc (NYSE: WMT) to expand their services during this holiday shopping season. According to the announcement, Affirm has...

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NFT Project Pudgy Penguins Sees 241% Surge in Trading Volume after Walmart Integration

Being the largest US retailer, Walmart will boost the popularity of Pudgy Penguins by offering a variety of 16 Pudgy Toys, priced from $2.99 to $11.97. The weekly trading volume of the prominent NFT project, Pudgy Penguins, experienced a significant surge after its collaboration with the retail giant Walmart. Between September 24 and October 1, Pudgy Penguins recorded a trading volume of $3.32 million, marking a remarkable 241% increase compared to the previous week. This weekly volume...

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Walmart to Allow Customers Purchase Physical Items in Metaverse

Walmart has broadened the shopping experience for its customers in the metaverse as it merges purchases in the physical and virtual worlds. American multinational retail corporation Walmart Inc (NYSE: WMT) plans to expand its metaverse strategy by allowing its customers to buy physical versions of items available for virtual home purchases. Users can now purchase the items for their physical homes as they would for their virtual homes in House Flip, a game where players can renovate and...

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Serve Robotics Expands Partnership with Uber Eats to Deliver Meal Orders Seamlessly

Robotics developer Serve recently deepened its relationship with Uber Eats to deploy 2,000 bots for food deliveries across the US.  Serve Robotics has expanded its partnership with Uber Eats, deploying as many as 2,000 delivery bots across the United States. Reports state that Serve Robotics’ autonomous sidewalk delivery robots would be on hand to deliver goods via Uber’s platform in several US-based markets. The Serve Robotics-Uber Eats partnership would last until early 2026. Speaking on...

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Foot Locker Posts Q1 2023 Results, Sees Stock Sink 25% on Sales Drop

Sportswear and footwear retail company Foot Locker took a beating in its Q1 2023 report after sustaining an 11% drawdown in revenue.  Foot Locker Retail Inc (NYSE: FL) plunged 25% following a big earnings miss in the Q1 2023 outing. For the first quarter of 2023, the sportswear and footwear retailer reported revenue of $1.93 billion versus the $1.99 billion analysts expected. In addition, the company realized earnings per share of 70 cents adjusted versus 81 cents expected. Following...

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Walmart Q1 2023 Results Sees Retail Giant Beat Expectations on Earnings & Revenue despite Prudent Consumer Spending

Walmart “leveraged expenses and expanded operating margin” in Q1 2023 and now expects a 3.5% increase in consolidated net sales for the year.  Walmart Inc (NYSE: WMT) has raised its 2023 full-year guidance following its stellar Q1 earnings report. On Thursday, the multinational retail corporation reported better-than-expected revenue, which was boosted by grocery and online businesses. For the first quarter of the year, Walmart posted revenue of $152.30 billion compared to the $148.76...

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Metaverse Platform MetaPoint Suffers $1M Exploit that Sinks POT Value by 80%

The MetaPoint exploit once again casts doubt on the fortification of blockchain technology after the platform lost more than 2,500 BNB. Metaverse platform MetaPoint recently experienced an exploit that cost roughly $1 million in Binance Coin (BNB). According to reports, the cyber attackers made away with 2,515 BNB, raising concerns about blockchain vulnerability. The MetaPoint exploit also comes as the tech space begins restraining its expectations regarding the emerging metaverse....

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