Newsletter Walmart Vs Amazon & Vivo Challenges iPhone 8

Newsletter: Walmart Vs Amazon & Vivo Challenges iPhone 8

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“You must all be aware that modern war is not a mere matter of military operations. It involves the whole strength and all the resources of the nation. Not only soldiers, but also all citizens without exception, take part” ~ Chiang Kai-shek (Former President, Republic of China)

WALMART GETS HOSTILE TOWARDS AMAZON

THE STORY

Retail giant Walmart openly tells tech company to not use Amazon’s cloud services.

COULD THIS BE DUE TO JEALOUSY?

You want what you cannot have and that’s how one can define jealously. And it certainly seems that retail kingpin Walmart is definitely jealous of Amazon’s drastic rise to power. In the recent turn of events, Walmart has issued open instructions to it’s tech partners to not invest in Amazon Cloud services. But while most see it as an act out of envy, this could also relate with confidential info being in the hands of competitors.

HOW CAN CONFIDENTIAL INFO LEAK?

Since Amazon shares approximately 44% of all web hosting online, it is highly likely that tech companies would integrate Amazon Cloud services to maintain company records. Hence, Walmart’s instructions to not use their competitor’s databases, surely doesn’t seem far-fetched.

However, Amazon’s response towards this isn’t very friendly and they have vilified Walmart’s actions and accused them of ‘Bullying’.

WHY IS WALMART SO CONCERNED?

Walmart surely doesn’t want to loosen its grip on the grocery and retail market with a 17.3% share in the market. But when comparing it with Amazon’s dominance in online retail, Walmart’s turnover sure seems dwarfed. Hence it is natural that Amazon’s magical rise in grocery retail sector has got Walmart worried. This is also evident by Walmart’s recent investments in the e-commerce sector to level the playing field with Amazon.


VIVO MIGHT OUTRUN APPLE WITH TOUCH FINGERPRINT TECHNOLOGY

THE STORY

Chinese smartphone manufacturer in race with industry giants on screen-embedded fingerprint scanner.

WHEN DO THEY PLAN THE RELEASE?

If the speculations are correct then Chinese manufacturer Vivo might release a phone with fingerprint scanner enabled touchscreen at the Mobile World Congress on June 28. If they’re able to do so, they will beat both Apple and Samsung who are still trying to make the technology work in their upcoming smartphones. This could really dull the prospects of both tech giants who were in the race to introduce this technology first.

HOW DO WE KNOW THIS?

All speculations started with a leaked video that featured a phone resembling Vivo X9 Plus and had a touchscreen fingerprint sensor. This was later found out to be an official launch teaser shown with the tagline ‘Unlock the Future’. Although none of the officials said anything specific about this feature, video clearly indicates the best possibilities.

HOW MUCH WOULD IT AFFECT APPLE’S MARKET?

Although Vivo could become the pioneer of this technology, there’s not a major chance of them toppling Apple’s sales. Despite of a clear price advantage over Apple, Vivo will certainly be outmarketed, simply because people want to buy iPhones no matter what. However, we can never be certain, and Vivo prospects in the market certainly look strong with this much demanded feature in their upcoming phone.

Akshay Peter

Akshay Luke Peters is a writer and blogger for Systweak Software. He likes to write about off-beat topics and technological awareness. He is also part musician who likes to explore the future of technology in entertainment and popular media.

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