WalmartLabs acquires software startups OneOps, Tasty Labs

The technology arm of Walmart's global e-commerce unit has gone on a software startup shopping spree.
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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 Walmart.com, 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 del.icio.us creator) Joshua Schachter is signing on as a consultant.

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

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