Wal-Mart Shuts Movie Download Service, Offers SEM Services Instead

Wal-Mart shut its movie download service on December 21st, but until today no one noticed.

The service was launched in February with all the major film studios providing content; at the time Michael wrote that it was an extremely crowded and competitive space however “Wal-mart will bail out of markets that they can’t dominate,” he was right. Wal-Mart’s Video Download service joins the TechCrunch Deadpool.

In related (and bizarre) news Wal-Mart has instead begun to offer search engine marketing services. Sam’s Club Online Services entices customers with the pitch “Advertise your website in Google with a pay-per-click package through us.” Pic below via Karl Ribas who first spotted it.