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VIDEO: Would You Text Walmart for Directions to the Doritos?

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During TechCrunch's most recent Disrupt Hackathon, a group of coders put together a text-bot that will answer your questions about the wherabouts of items in your local Walmart. In this brief, delightful video, our panel of experts discuss if such a service is even necessary.


What about you, reader? What do you think about a text-bot that will help you locate items in a Walmart? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below!


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5 comments
emmayche
When your average Walmart is larger than several football fields, some kind of guide which is more knowledgeable than the average Walmart employee would be helpful. In fact, an in-store web site (hooked to the in-store wi-fi, hint hint) would be a good thing as standard in every Walmart.
boilers
Rack: I used to MAKE them. DTC is what we call/ed them Doritos tortilla chips. Cheetos is where it's at; fresh out of the cheddar cheese sauce drenching... yum.
Rack
I would text anyone for directions to Doritos.
johnnylately
We've always found Walmart employees at the store near us helpful. The store near our parents (near Birmingham AL) have been less helpful. Fortunately the layout at most stores are the same.
Corvair
There are times I'm looking for a grocery item I've never used and would appreciate help.
The Walmart employees are normally clueless.
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