Wal-Mart now sells Insteon home automation gear

Insteon, one of the more well-established home automation platforms in the biz, has recently announded that its connected home products and kits are now available in more than 1,500 Walmart stores across the country


Walmart offering iPhone 5 with Straight Talk prepaid plans from Friday

Walmart is to begin offering the iPhone 5 unlocked on a $45-a-month Straight Talk prepaid plan. Consumers can pay off the $649 device at $25 a month if they sign up for a Walmart credit card. The iPhone 4 will also be available.


Stay off my turf! Walmart boots Amazon Kindles from retail stores

Wal-Mart will no longer carry Amazon's Kindle devices. What's up with that?


Walmart taking iPhone 5 pre-orders Friday morning, cheaper than competitors

Walmart will be taking pre-orders for the iPhone 5 at its US stores from Friday morning – for a price that undercuts its competitors.


Woman pepper sprays Walmart shoppers to get discounted Xbox 360

With accounts of violence breaking out at various retail locations this morning to get access to Black Friday discounts, one women thought it would be a brilliant idea to use pepper spray to get a better spot in line.


USA Today Twitter account falls victim to hackers

Targeted by the same group that hacked the Twitter feeds of Fox News, NBC News, Pfizer and Wal-mart, USA Today had a busy Sunday trying to recover its official Twitter account.

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Amazon sales tax officially postponed today by California governor

Online retailers are breathing a bit easier today in California after the postponement of a sales tax bill allows them to hold of on collecting tax from customers for an entire year.


Vudu web streams to iPads to avoid sharing cash with Apple

The video-streaming service decided the App Store just wasn't worth it.


Walmart begins testing online grocery delivery service

In an effort to compete with Amazon, Walmart is testing "Walmart To Go," a new home grocery delivery service, in San Jose, California.


VUDU starts in-browser streaming, standard def only for now

The Wal-Mart-owned Video On Demand service VUDU launches an in-browser streaming component which makes its entire library available to watch right on your computer, in standard definition only for now.


Apple retains dominance in movie VOD market

Though competitors have made inroads, Apple continues to own the video on demand market with a 64.5 percent share of online movie and video purchases in 2010.


Walmart and Netflix accused of trying to monopolize DVD market

A lawsuit against Netflix and Walmart accuses the two companies of conspiring to run Blockbuster online rentals out business, while also maintaining their respective strongholds on the market.


Sams Club to sell the iPhone and iPad

Sam's Club joins Wal-Mart and a growing list of retailers offering the Apple iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch lineup.


Wal-Mart Cuts Current iPhone Price in Half, New iPhone on the Way

In what is surely a sign that the new Apple iPhone 4G/HD is on it's way, retail giant Wal-Mart is cutting the price of the current iPhone in half, no doubt to make shelf room for the newer version.


Consumer Alert: Wal-Mart Spams Straight Talk

A slew of shill reviews for Wal-Mart's Straight Talk cell service have us questioning whether the name could get any more ironic.