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Wal-Mart buys streaming movie provider Vudu, cuts adult content

Against declining DVD sales, retail mega-ultra-giant Wal-Mart is jumping into the digital movie distribution pool by acquiring Vudu. Few details about the acquisition have emerged so far, but our sister site, Engadget, is reporting that Vudu will continue its development operations, including work on Vudu Apps. Not a bad move on Wal-Mart's part, considering that Vudu already had major-studio...

Who needs shipping? 14 online sites where you can get great gifts

Don't want to spend more on shipping your gifts to arrive before Christmas than they're actually worth? Don't worry, there are lots of online sites where you can give some super gifts via download online certificates. Here are 14 places to check out to give some great gifts: E-Gift Cards: Amazon.com offers the ability to send gift cards via email in any denomination from $1-5,000. Your gift...

Walmart MP3 store adds 74 cent tracks, Mac, Linux support

I love a good price war. And it looks like Walmart is challenging Amazon and Apple to one by offering select MP3 downloads from Walmart's online music store for just 74 cents. Not every song will go for that price, but standard tracks start at 94 cents per song, which is still cheaper than music on iTunes. Amazon typically sells MP3 music for between 89 and 99 cents per song. Walmart is also...

Wal-Mart to stop selling Linux machines in-store

The corporate monolith that everyone loves to hate, Wal-Mart, has announced that they will no longer stock computers that run the Linux operating system on their retail shelves. While Wal-Mart made a bit of a splash in the tech world when the company announced it would be carrying Linux PCs last summer, it appears the rest of the world failed to notice and Wal-Mart is pulling the plug on its...

Live customer service going the way of the dodo bird

Back in the day (meaning, only about five years ago), when you needed the customer service department of a company to solve a problem, you simply picked up the phone and talked to a real, live person. That soon gave way to working your way through phone trees more complicated than the schematics of the International Space Station. Gradually, we found ourselves shouting, ""Return a...

Walmart seeks to keep lead - launches MP3 "DRM Free" music downloads

Aiming to keep its lead in the music retail market, Wal-Mart is launching DRM free MP3 music downloads at Walmart.com for 94 cents per track and $9.22 per album. The uber retailer's music catalog offers digital tracks from major record labels EMI and Universal. The new MP3 format allows customers to play music on most devices, including the ubiquitous iPod, iPhone and Zune players. Universal...

Wal-Mart launches online ratings and reviews

Super-mega-giant retail king Wal-Mart has just added interactive review and rating features to their online store. The retail mega-corp is tapping into the millions of online shoppers they have to rate, review and recommend products from their enormous catalog. Wal-Mart suits hope the move will enable the 75% of their 130 million customers who are online to "further engage, communicate,...

Wal-Mart offers video downloads with support from the big guys

We heard the rumors in September, and now the day has come. Industry giant Wal-Mart will introduce a new and improved Wal-Mart video downloading site today, in another move toward their ultimate goal of complete world domination. The big news is Wal-Mart has partnered with Sony, Warner Brothers, Walt Disney, Paramount, 20th Century Fox, and Universal making them the only video download site with...

Walmart.com beefs up, adds open-source

Wal-Mart has generally had a good-enough web presence online, that is for the most part helpful in finding products and priming the pump for customers to visit the store knowing what they will find already since they saw it online. I have used their website for a long time. Now, Walmart.com has had a face-lift, a make-over, and even to some extent, a make-under. Using open-source software,...

Wal-Mart leaks Zune price?

Engadget reveals that Wal-Mart has seemingly leaked Microsoft Zune pricing at $284. That isn't a bad price for Microsoft's highly hyped mp3 player. You never know until the whole thing is released. We'll see if the price is around the supposed $284 when it comes out, but I hope it is, because that is very reasonable, especially from Microsoft. I gotta say now I am torn. I like the idea of Zune,...

Another company takes aim at MySpace: Wal-Mart??

I love the title of this Advertising Age article: Wal-Mart Tries to Be MySpace-Seriously. Because it's so apropos. If you were asked to name 50 companies poised to capture the hearts and minds of hip, young Americans, I doubt Wal-Mart would be on, or even anywhere near, your list. But that doesn't stop it from trying: The HUB (School Your Way) is Wal-Mart's answer to MySpace, and it's worth...