Wal-Mart buys streaming movie provider Vudu, cuts adult content
Vudu also offers social networking sites and other non-Hollywood content through its Vudu Apps platform. What remains to be seen is how drastically Wal-Mart ownership will affect Vudu's selection.
Techcrunch reports that Wal-Mart has already nixed Vudu's "After Dark" adult content service, but the retail giant is famously conservative, and the cuts could go deeper than that. Will Wal-Mart's principles cut Vudu off at the knees, or will the new bosses go easy on the censorship in the interest of profit? After all, the generally tech-savvy streaming video audience doesn't exactly have a lot of overlap with Wal-Mart's in-store customers.
This ... should be interesting.