Walmart

  • Zune 2 already on sale?

    Apparently this is the case at a Walmart in St. Louis. zune 2 in the wild! [itsnotlikethat] Read More

  • Everex's gPC: A $199 PC with a half-baked "Google" OS


    Wal-mart just plotzed out the Everex Green gPC, a low-end machine with low-end specs running Ubuntu Linux and a version of Enlightenment that its creators called GOS. Some may say that this is the “Google PC” but it’s actually running a version of Linux specially tweaked to let you “launch” Google apps — still in the browser — from the task bar. The… Read More

  • Finding DRM-Free Music Online

    Over the past half year we have seen arguably the most significant change in the online music industry since Apple launched their iTunes store in 2003. Following Steve Jobs’ open letter clarifying Apple’s position on digital rights management (DRM) in Februrary, major record companies have begun providing their music online free of piracy protection mechanisms. The first major label… Read More

  • Walmart Officially Enters Movie Download War

    After dabbling in movie download tests, Walmart is now jumping into the movie and television download business head first, and will launch their new site later today at walmart.com/videodownloads. This is an extremely crowded market already, although Walmart has locked up deals with all of the major studios – Walt Disney, Warner Brothers, Paramount, Sony, 20th Century Fox and Universal. Read More

  • Wal-Mart To Sen. John Edwards: No PS3 For You!


    So this is fun: In a statement from Wal-Mart today, former Senator John Edwards had a staffer contact the electronics manager in a Raleigh, North Carolina store to try and get his hands on a PlayStation 3. Problem was, later that night he reportedly told a story to people on a United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) union-sponsored call that his son had ridiculed a classmate about his… Read More

  • Walmart preparing to offer movie downloads

    Reports are coming out that Walmart is gearing up to offer movie downloads in the coming months. The impact of the move on pricing could be big; Walmart sells almost half of the physical DVDs bought in the US and the company could be a major player in the increasingly crowded movies-on-demand space. Walmart’s movie rental service was discontinued last spring and the company entered… Read More