Twitter jumps into livestream shopping, Walmart begins drone deliveries
Twitter jumps into livestream shopping, Walmart begins drone deliveries
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Twitter jumps into livestream shopping, Walmart begins drone deliveries

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Speaker 1: This is SNET and here are the stories that matter right now. Get ready for infomercial style shopping events in your Twitter feed. Walmart will be the first retailer to host a live stream shopping feature on Twitter at 7:00 PM. Eastern on Sunday, November 28th, Twitter users can watch a live broadcast and shop Walmart products that are featured in this 30 minute variety show. That's hosted by Jason Derulo livestream. Shopping is a bit like QBC in your social media [00:00:30] feed, and it's a growing trend it's already being done on Amazon, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and Pinterest. Walmart also did its own livestream shopping event last year on TikTok, but Walmart has another new twist on shopping this year. It's doing some package deliveries by air drones, but it's only for select health related products such as cough medicine or thermometers. And it's only gonna be to a select group of customers in Arkansas who happen to live within [00:01:00] a 1.15 mile radius from a base outside of store in Farmington. The plan is to expand this to additional locations in the coming months. And these drone deliveries are part of a partnership with a startup company called drone up, and there will be flight engineers that control and guide each delivery to ensure it arrives safely me over at target. The company announced it will be closing its stores once again on Thanksgiving day, and it will be closed for future [00:01:30] Thanksgiving days in the years ahead. But of course, customers can still do their shopping online. Stay up to date with the latest by visiting CNET.

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