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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. 

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.

Big Retailers Flunk Search Test
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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.

Wal-Mart Launches Online Classified Service

Wal-Mart has partnered with classified Web site Oodle.com to launch free classified ads on Walmart.com. The service is currently in beta.

Warner Music Group Offers Catalog To Wal-Mart.com

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Wal-Mart Offering Refunds For HD DVD Players

Wal-Mart is giving refunds for HD DVD players purchased on or after November 1. To receive a refund customers need to return the players by April 30 with a receipt. Original packaging is not required.

Best Buy is offering $50 gift cards to customers who purchased an HD DVD player or an HD DVD unit for a Microsoft Xbox 360 videogame console before February 23. Those who receive gift cards can keep their HD DVD players.

CDs Get Environment Friendly Packaging

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Wal-Mart Loses Online Trademark Case
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A Conyers, Georgia man has won a legal battle with retail giant Wal-Mart who accused the man of violating its trademark for selling T-shirts and other items that featured the phrases "Wal-ocaust" and "Wal-Qaeda."

Wal-Mart Stores Exile Everex gPC
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Price-wise, we think a $200 PC is hard to beat.  Wal-Mart (and/or the store’s customers) apparently found fault with something, however, as the company has decided to dedicate its shelf space to something else.

iTunes Becomes Number 2 Music Seller In U.S.

The amount of music that consumers purchased in the U.S. rose by 6 percent in 2007, according to The NPD Group.

An increase in digital download revenues was not able to make up for the decline in CD sales, which resulted in a net 10 percent decline in music spending (from $44 to $40 per capita among Internet users).

Wal-Mart To Move To Blu-Ray Only

Wal-Mart said today that it will only sell high definition DVDs in the Blu-ray format joining ranks with several other companies and movie studios.

The retailer is following in the footsteps of Best Buy, Netflix, Warner Bros. Studio, 20th Century Fox, Walt Disney Co and Lions Gate Entertainment.

Wal-Mart Drops 1,000 Magazine Titles

Wal-Mart is pulling more than 1,000 magazines from its stores.


Just about every major publisher will be affected. The retailer is thought to be responsible for generating more than 20 percent of all retail magazines in the U.S.

Wal-Mart To Carry Everex Cloudbook

Out of the range of Google-related rumors – new data centers, an operating system, world domination – one that hasn’t been mentioned in a while is the Google PC.  That hardly matters, though, because Everex has stepped in with another stand-in: the $399 Cloudbook.

Dell Tries To Strike Sales Balance

Shoppers can find Dell computers in retail stores.  Any displays aren’t likely to feature neon arrows and all-caps lettering, however, as various people have noted that there’s not an all-out push taking place.

Wal-Mart Rolls End Credits On Movie Downloads

The movie download experiment by Wal-Mart ended before Christmas, with few people noticing the service’s departure.

Amazon Trumps Wal-Mart On Cyber Monday
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Though Wal-Mart dominates the global brick and mortar retail scene, even it had to watch Amazon surpass it in online traffic.

Thanksgiving Huge for Wal-Mart

U.S. traffic on Thanksgiving Day in 2007 increased 20 percent compared to Thanksgiving 2006, Hitwise reported today. 

Wal-Mart Kicks Off “Cyber Week”
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Compared to most retailers, Wal-Mart is really, really big.  So it only makes sense that the company is doing away with Cyber Monday, and is instead focusing on an entire “Cyber Week.”

Wal-Mart Leads Early Black Friday Traffic
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The early birds are rising earlier this year as searches for Black Friday-related websites spike a bit earlier than last year.

Wal-Mart’s Little Linux PC That Could

Could what, one might wonder? Unless the Wal-Mart shopping public that bought out the first run of 10,000 Everex, Ubuntu-powered, $199 PCs returns them in droves, maybe it’s time for Microsoft to become concerned.

Walmart.com Says No To Online Grocery Delivery
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Walmart.com says it is not going into the online grocery delivery business.

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