WalmartLabs acquires software startups OneOps, Tasty Labs

Summary:The technology arm of Walmart's global e-commerce unit has gone on a software startup shopping spree.

WalmartLabs is beefing up its cloud and software services portfolio with two new acquisitions: OneOps and Tasty Labs.

The technology arm of Walmart's global e-commerce division affirmed the news on Tuesday. Financial terms of these deals have not been revealed.

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The retail giant didn't reveal many specific details as to how these two new purchases will be integrated.

Jeremy King, chief technology officer at WalmartLabs, cited in a blog post that OneOps comes with a Platform-as-a-Service capability, which he added will enable the company to "significantly accelerate our PaaS and Private Cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (Iaas) strategies."

As for Tasty Labs, the Mountain View, Calif.-based startup was founded by a trio of former Mozilla colleagues as a a software applications business intended to connect people via social software.

Ben Galbraith, vice president of global products at, noted in a separate blog post that the Tasty Labs deal follows up the purchase of Set Direction, another startup involving by the same Mozilla trio as well as Galbraith himself.

Co-founders Nick Nguyen and Paul Rademacher will join WalmartLabs as full-time employees while co-founder (as well as creator) Joshua Schachter is signing on as a consultant.

Much of Tasty Labs resources are headed for the product and mobile units at WalmartLabs.

Topics: E-Commerce, Enterprise Software, Start-Ups


Rachel King is a staff writer for CBS Interactive based in San Francisco, covering business and enterprise technology for ZDNet, CNET and SmartPlanet. She has previously worked for The Business Insider,, CNN's San Francisco bureau and the U.S. Department of State. Rachel has also written for, Irish Americ... Full Bio

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