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Amazon and Walmart Engage in Price War Over Holiday Book Shoppers

Amazon and Walmart have been engaged in an online price war over holiday sales of bargain books. The whole thing began when Walmart announced that it would let customers preorder 10 of the most highly anticipated upcoming books for as little as $10 each. In a matter of hours, Amazon matched the price for all of the same books. Walmart then dropped the price to $9. Then Amazon did the same.

Walmart Brings Other Retailers on Board for Online Sales

Over the years, Walmart has been widely criticized in some circles for essentially stamping out small businesses across America with its ever-expanding presence. There have even been documentaries made about this. But that’s about the offline world right?

Walmart has now introduced "The Walmart Marketplace," a new online initiative, in which it bolsters its inventory by partnering with other online retailers with large inventories themselves.

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.

Forrester Sees Desktop Linux Scaring Microsoft

A lackluster reception for Windows Vista in the enterprise and some hard work by Linux vendors could be the harbinger of greater Linux adoption on desktops.

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.

Google-y PC Turns Heads
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It’s not an official, made-in-Mountain View Google PC.  Not at all.  But the inexpensive Everex TC2502 gPC is about as close to that mythical beast as we’ve yet come.

Wal-Mart Warns Sites Not To Leak Black Friday Ads

Wal-Mart is threatening legal action against some Web sites that may release its Black Friday ads in advance.

Wal-Mart Gets Into The Broadband Business

Wal-Mart plans to begin reselling satellite based broadband from Hughes Communications.

Wal-Mart Ends Phone Option For Online Customers
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Wal-Mart is taking a step backwards when it comes to online customer service. The retail giant said it would no longer offer its customers the choice of being able to speak to a customer service representative if they have problems with an order.

Skype Partners With Wal-Mart

Internet communications company Skype is partnering with retailer Wal-Mart to offer its hardware in the Internet and voice communications area of Wal-Mart’s 1,800 stores in the U.S.

Wal-Mart Launches DRM- Free Downloads

Wal-Mart said today that it is launching "DRM-free" MP3 music downloads. Single tracks will be 94 cents a piece and a whole album will sell for $9.22.

SES – PR Train Wrecks Don’t Address SEM

I attended my first session of the day at Search Engine Strategies (SES) San Jose in order to learn more about bad PR as it relates to SEO. Oops, no search discussed here.

Wal-Mart Hawks Wares On Facebook

What’s the one thing Facebook was missing?  Well, in my opinion, it wasn’t Wal-Mart’s official presence.  But like it or not, there is now a sponsored Wal-Mart group on the social networking site.

Wal-Mart Brings Customer Reviews Online
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Wal-Mart today said it is adding customer reviews and ratings on its Web site.

Wal-Mart To Offer Skype Hardware

Retail giant Wal-Mart has teamed with Skype and will start selling Skype Certified hardware in their 1,800 locations throughout the U.S. In addition consumers will have access to headsets, webcams and handsets that are compatible with Skype along with pre-paid cards.

Paid Video Faces Extinction

The paid video download market will not survive long term and will reach a peak in 2007, according to a new report by Forrester Research.

Wal-Mart To Offer Movie Downloads

When it comes to pure, unadulterated retail, there are few stores that do it any better than Wal-Mart. The company has made a reputation in offering consumers a one-stop shop for everything from cereal to motor oil.

Online Video In The Corporate World

Video online is nothing new. In 2006 it was used mainly for entertainment purposes. Now more businesses are realizing the value of video to educate and inform customers, critics and shareholders. It is becoming an essential tool for companies to communicate their message.