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Walmart joins Amazon in race to use drones for home delivery

Walmart has joined the race to use drones for home delivery. The retail giant this week requested permission from the FAA to test its flying machines outdoors with a view to one day using its vast network of stores and warehouses to launch…

Wal-Mart counters Amazon’s Prime Day with discounts of its own

Not to be outdone by Amazon's 20th anniversary Prime Day celebration, Wal-Mart has announced it'll offer sales and free shipping on thousands of items. It's scheduled for July 15.

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.
Social Media

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.

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.