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World’s biggest startup launches in Silicon Valley

29th August 2011

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Among the startups tucked between restaurants, squeezed into office buildings and squatting in storefronts near Mountain View’s main drag is one that might stop you cold: @WalmartLabs.

Yes, Wal-Mart — the behemoth of Bentonville, Ark., the fount of falling prices, the beyond-gigantic retailer — has established an outpost here in its search for startup mojo.

What do you mean, nothing with Walmart in its name could be a startup?

@WalmartLabs talks like a startup. “It’s a great place to come and change the world,” says Anand Rajaraman, who runs the place.

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