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Walmart buys the 'Amazon killer.' Is it enough? (The 3:59, Ep. 91)

We talk about the $3.3 billon deal and why it's a bad day to be a Delta passenger.

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Walmart is finally getting savvy about online commerce.

The company is the world's largest retailer by revenue, but only a small fraction of its sales come from its online business. That may be fine for now, but we all that everything is going online.

That's where comes in. Walmart will pony up $3.3 billion for the startup. Online retail expert Ben breaks down why this deal matters.

Also, we discuss Delta's flight woes and how a power outage in its hometown of Atlanta knocked out its computer system, canceling roughly 300 flights and delaying many more. We wonder why there isn't more redundancy in that system.

The 3:59 gives you bite-size news and analysis about the top stories of the day, brought to you by CNET Executive Editor Roger Cheng, Senior Writer Ben Fox Rubin and Producer Bryan VanGelder.

Check out the extended shows on YouTube.

Walmart buys the "Amazon killer." But is it enough? (The 3:59, Ep. 91)


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