All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Wal-Mart’

Wal-Mart Walkout May Affect Black Friday For Many

Wal-Mart is no stranger to controversy; as with any major company, they’ve garnered ire from customers and employees alike over the years for various reasons. However, the most recent event to place them in headlines is a staged walkout by employees in several cities over scheduling conflicts, health care, and pay issues. The loss of so many from the floors …

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Wal-Mart to Stop Selling Amazon Kindles

Customers visiting the Amazon website will certainly see that the online retailer has new Kindle ereaders and tablets out this fall, but those perusing the electronics section of Wal-Mart might never know. According to a memo sent to store managers this week, Wal-Mart will no longer sell Amazon Kindle ereaders and tablets. The memo was obtained by Reuters, which reports …

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Wal-Mart Apologizes For Banning 9/11 Flash Mob

When a group of kids decided to do something nice for their fellow citizens on the anniversary of the World Trade Center attacks, they asked for permission first. A flash mob singing “God Bless America” sounded like a grand idea to the head decision-makers at Wal-Mart at first, but the more they thought about it, they realized it could become …

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Wal-Mart, eBay Try Out New Search Engines

Reuters is reporting today that both EBay and Wal-Mart are replacing their outdated search engines in order to compete with online retailers such as Amazon. The report states that eBay will soon implement a new search engine it is calling “Cassini”, which will replace the antiquated “Voyager.” EBay search was dismal in 2008, and eBay sellers have never held back …

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Wal-Mart Nominates Google VP Marissa Mayer to Board

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has just announced that it will nominate Google vice president Marissa Mayer for election to it’s board, at its Annual Shareholders’ Meeting on June 1st. Mayer had this to say on the nomination – “I am very excited to be nominated for the Walmart board – I have long been a customer and admirer of the company. …

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Houston Cop a Little Too Taser Happy?

Marty Anthony badge #5328419 of the Houston, TX Police Department was visibly stressed and angered after two black men were recording the outside of a Wal-Mart that he was guarding. According to the footage the men were not trying to record the cop but were trying to show how many carts were left outside of their carousels in the parking …

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Best Buy, Wal-Mart Enjoy Circuit City Web Traffic

Circuit City closing down was obviously good news for electronics retailer competitors. But which ones are reaping the benefits the most? They are whom you’d expect: Best Buy and Wal-Mart.

Hitwise reports on where online consumers go after being greeted with CircuitCity.com’s Sorry-we’re-closed message. Twenty percent of them float downstream to Best Buy’s website. Ten percent go to Wal-Mart, followed by Kmart.com and Sears.com with four and two percent respectively.

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Apple To Offer iPhone At Wal-Mart

Wal-Mart may soon be the second major retailer behind Best Buy to sell Apple’s iPhone.

Apple To Offer iPhone At Wal-Mart

The phones will be available at Wal-Mart during the last week of December according to the Mercury News. Reports say that Apple will offer a 4 GB version of the iPhone at Wal-Mart and it will retail for $99.

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Wal-Mart Launches Online Videos Of Presidential Candidates

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc has launched a video-based voter guide that allows both major candidates, Sen. Barack Obama and Sen. John McCain, to share their views on issues with the company’s customers and employees.

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Customers Cry Foul On Wal-Mart’s DRM Decision

 In yet another shutdown of DRM servers, following on the heels of Yahoo and MSN Music,Wal-Mart is also shutting down their DRM servers casting millions of dollars in media locked into one computer, unless you can copy it over to disk. 

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Wal-Mart Starting To Use Behavioral Targeting; via Yahoo

Yahoo has signed a deal with Wal-Mart under which Yahoo will start selling display advertising on Wal-Mart.

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Big Retailers Flunk Search Test

So, while perusing Google’s Hot Trends today I noticed a particular brand of digital camera was one of the top gainers in search queries: the Polaroid T730 Compact 7mp digital camera. Curious as to what’s so special about it, I googled it, only to embark on one frustrating journey.

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