Wal-Mart buys Vudu movie service

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The New York Times mentioned that Wal-Mart is said to be in talks with Vudu movie service, a possible acquisition that will once again put the company into a digital delivery market. If Wal-Mart...

[US] Wal-Mart details Black Friday deals

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Black Friday, the Friday after American Thanksgiving, begins the traditional Christmas shopping season. In recent years, the unofficial holiday has been one of the busiest retail shopping days of the year with many of the...

6 year old finds porn on PSP

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Tamatha Tovar bought her son a late Christmas present over the Easter weekend, a brand new PSP from Wal-Mart in Manatee County, Florida reports myfoxboston. When 6 year old Eliso turned on the PSP for...

Wal-Mart ditches Online Movie Download Service

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Wal-Mart Stores Incorporated has cancelled its online video download service, which accounted for about 40% of all DVD sales, less than a year after the site went live and is most likely related to Hewlett...

Wal-Mart Sells $199 Linux Computer

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Hey, two Wal-Mart stories in a row. No conspiracy here, I promise. Quote - Linux, the free operating system that's a perpetual underdog in the desktop market, is showing up in...

Wal-Mart Canada Sale Hints at New 80GB PS3 Price

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Wal-Mart's Anniversary Sale in Canada is pricing the 80GB PlayStation 3 at $549.83 CAD, which is the approximately same price that the 60GB model currently carries. A quick survey of Wal-Mart stores in west Canada...

Wal-Mart to Sell Sub-$700 Dell Desktops

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Wal-Mart has announced plans to sell Dell Dimension desktops in its retails store beginning on June 10. The Dell Dimension Multimedia Desktop Computer will be available at all of Wal-Mart's 3,400 retail stores. A second,...

Skype offers Pre-Paid Calling Cards at Wal-Mart

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Wal-Mart, the world's largest retailer, plans to offer the first pre-paid cards for Skype VoIP calls along with a line of Skype certified headsets, webcams, and handsets that it will sell in the Internet and...

Wal-Mart in major solar power push

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Wal-Mart has announced what it called "a pilot" solar power project consisting of solar power arrays installed on 22 of its stores and warehouses in Hawaii and California that will generate up to 20 million...

Wal-Mart Shoots Down Cheap HD DVD Rumor

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Wal-Mart has denied rumors of placing a substantial order with a Taiwan-based consumer electronics manufacturer, Fuh Yuan, and TDK in China to manufacture $250-299 HD DVD players. "The article... was full of inaccuracies and we...

Microsoft, Novell win Wal-Mart as Linux Customer

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Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) and Novell Inc. (NOVL) announced Tuesday that Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT) have become their latest customer. Wal-Mart is expect to begin using Novell's SUSE Linux; Novell will provide support for the software....

Wal-Mart Zune Comes With Free Porn

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It's not the first time, nor the last, that people will find porn on (supposedly) new or recycled consumer electronics. This time it happened to a family in Southside Chicago who purchased Microsoft's Zune from...

Wal-Mart Launches Digital Movie Downloads

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Wal-Mart Stores announced Tuesday that it will launch its own video downloads service this week beginning with an exclusive "Superman Returns" DVD bundle containing a video download option with purchase of the physical DVD. Wal-Mart...

Wal-Mart to Sell Build-Your-Own Computers

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Wal-Mart Stores Inc. will start selling build-your-own-computer components in more than one-third of its U.S. discount stores this month as it looks for ways to tempt shoppers to buy more than just low-margin food. Wal-Mart...

Wal-Mart turns on radio tags

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Wal-Mart has launched a pilot program using radio frequency identification technology, as it moves ahead with plans for all its top suppliers to be using the inventory-tracking tags by January, the retail giant said Friday....

Sun To Sell Java Desktops via Wal-Mart Site

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Sun says it has finalized its agreement with Microtel Computer Systems to sell machines loaded with Sun's Java Desktop System on Walmart.com. And Sun is confident that its JDS version 2.0 will be another nibble...

Sun Desktop Shines on Wal-Mart with Discount Boxes

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Sun Microsystems Inc. got its wish: its Microsoft Windows alternative Java Desktop System is now available preloaded, on Microtel Computer Systems Inc. hardware, and available for sale at discount retailer Wal-Mart. "We now have an...

Singing at Wal-Mart

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Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world's largest retailer, said Tuesday it officially launched its online music store, which it began testing in December. The store, which allows customers to download a song from...

Wal-Mart Tests Its Own Web Music Service

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Wal-Mart Stores Inc. launched a bare-bones Web site Thursday to test its new 88-cents-per-song online music service, hoping that its cheaper price will lure listeners from more expensive competitors. Other sites, such as Apple Computer...

Java Goes to Wal-Mart

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Sun is challenging Microsoft on a new front: the consumer market. Believing its Java Desktop System is "a more effective home and retail solution," the company is negotiating with major retailers Wal-Mart and Office Depot...

Wal-Mart to write own name on notebooks

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Wal-Mart Stores is developing a plan to launch its own brand of PCs. The retail giant plans to begin offering notebooks under its own brand name during the first quarter of 2004,...

Wal-Mart puts big bucks into tracking tech

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Wal-Mart plans to spend $3 billion over the next several years on a new inventory tracking technology that uses radio frequency signals to keep tabs on merchandise, sources familiar with the project said. The system...

Wal-Mart Shelves RFID Experiment

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Wal-Mart Stores Inc. last week canceled a closely watched experiment using radio-frequency identification systems to track individual merchandise. But rather than signal waning enthusiasm for RFID, the decision shows how companies are focusing on the...

Don't mess with Wal-Mart

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The bar code-hacking Web site Re-Code.com shuts down, though not without firing some last-second salvos at evil chain store hegemonic domination. The art graduate students behind Re-Code.com said it was satire. Wal-Mart said...

Wal-Mart Censorship. Games they do not play.

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Two years ago, a video game called Giants: Citizen Kabuto underwent plastic surgery right before its release. The blood shed liberally by characters in the action-strategy game was changed from red to...

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