McDonald's Is Adding Self-Order Kiosks to 1,000 Stores

Plus, Walmart's personal shopping service launches in New York and Microsoft has acquired GitHub.
VIP Contributor
1 min read
Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.

Microsoft has confirmed that it has acquired GitHub for $7.5 billion in Microsoft stock. GitHub will continue to operate as an independent company and remain an open platform. Apparently, Microsoft will use GitHub to bring Microsoft developers tools to new customers. GitHub was last valued at $2 billion in 2015.

Walmart's tech incubator, also known as Store No. 8, launched Jetblack, an invite-only concierge-style service. To request an item, Jetblack members send a text message and will receive product recommendations sent back via text. Those recommendations are chosen from Walmart and and also from local specialty retailers. The service is $50 a month and promises same-day delivery.

McDonald's is modernizing 1,000 U.S. stores with mobile order technology and kiosks every quarter. International markets like Australia, Canada and the U.K. are already fully integrated with kiosk service and mobile ordering. Rumor has it that McDonald's is also going to explore delivery services in the U.S. in an attempt to meet customer demand.

More from Entrepreneur

Get heaping discounts to books you love delivered straight to your inbox. We’ll feature a different book each week and share exclusive deals you won’t find anywhere else.
Jumpstart Your Business. Entrepreneur Insider is your all-access pass to the skills, experts, and network you need to get your business off the ground—or take it to the next level.
Create your business plan in half the time with twice the impact using Entrepreneur's BIZ PLANNING PLUS powered by LivePlan. Try risk free for 60 days.

Latest on Entrepreneur

Entrepreneur Media, Inc. values your privacy. In order to understand how people use our site generally, and to create more valuable experiences for you, we may collect data about your use of this site (both directly and through our partners). By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to the use of that data. For more information on our data policies, please visit our Privacy Policy.