Customers at more than 120 Walmart locations across Alabama will be able to checkout using their smartphones.

Customers could start using Walmart Pay as early as Thursday. Company spokeswoman Molly Blakeman told the service also rolled out in three other southern states including Georgia, Louisiana and Mississippi.


Walmart Pay is already available in Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas. It will soon be available nationwide.

Red Cross Launches Hurricane App For Smart Phones

Aug 1, 2012 / American Red Cross

The American Red Cross is launching a hurricane app for smart phones.

The nonprofit organization said the technology is designed for people who visit or live in hurricane-prone areas.

Officials say the free app is available for use on both iPhone and Android platforms.

Authorities say the new app gives instant access to local and real-time information on what to do before, during and after hurricanes. It also allows people to monitor personalized weather alerts in locations where family and friends reside and share information with others in their social networks.