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Stock likely tight for Apple partners’ new iPad sales

Stock likely tight for Apple partners’ new iPad sales

This morning it's been announced that Apple will not only be selling the new iPad from their own retail locations, they'll be working with a series of 3rd party stores as well - this likely spreading the stock thin for everyone involved. This iPad release will have Apple joined by Best Buy, RadioShack, Sam's Club, Target, and Walmart, not to mention the two big mobile carriers giving this iPad its first dose of 4G LTE: AT&T and Verizon. Like last year's release of the iPad 2, customers should expect lines to be long and stock to be short - people are already lined up waiting for the Friday 8AM release, believe it or not!

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Walmart DVDs, Blu-rays can be turned into digital copies

Walmart DVDs, Blu-rays can be turned into digital copies

When you buy a movie from everyone's favorite mega jumbo giant retailer, you'll now be given the option of purchasing a digital copy of the film as well. The idea is that customers should think of digital copies as add-ons to their physical disc purchase. The additional fees will be $2 for standard-definition movies and $5 for HD. Either option is available regardless of which format you buy the movie on.

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UltraViolet cloud conversion to cost $2-$4 per DVD

UltraViolet cloud conversion to cost $2-$4 per DVD

We have been talking about UltraViolet for a while now, but the official announcement of the service will come today at 1 PM ET. Ultraviolet is the DVD movie conversion service that Walmart will operate along with partners Universal, Paramount, Warner Bros., Sony Pictures, and Fox. The idea is that consumers can bring in their DVDs and get them converted to digital for a fee.

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Sony’s ModNation Racers on PS Vita already on sale at Walmart

Sony’s ModNation Racers on PS Vita already on sale at Walmart

You won't be able to do anything with it for nearly three weeks, but if you feel so inclined you might be able to go down to your local Walmart and pick up a PlayStation Vita game. There are reports of the launch title ModNation Racers: Road Trip already being stocked on the shelves of the discount retailer. Unfortunately, you shouldn't count on being able to find an actual Vita until it goes on sale on February 22.

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Apple received more online traffic than eBay or Walmart last month

Apple received more online traffic than eBay or Walmart last month

The word is in that Apple received more traffic online last month than Walmart or eBay. In fact, Apple is the sole retailer other than internet shopping sites Amazon and eBay to be in the top fifteen most visited websites in the United States in November, according to ComScore. The research company believes that pre-holiday shopping may have been what largely helped facilitate Apple's huge push past some of the largest online stores for internet-based visitors.

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Netflix price-fixing suit tossed out of court

Netflix price-fixing suit tossed out of court

Netflix has been involved in an always dating back to allegations in 2004 that alleged it and Walmart had colluded to fix prices in the online movie market. Walmart had apparently decided the case was lost and had sent out emails telling subscribers they would receive payment over the suit settlement. It appears not that Netflix will not be paying after all.

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T-Mobile outs $30 4G plan for Walmart shoppers on a budget

T-Mobile outs $30 4G plan for Walmart shoppers on a budget

T-Mobile USA has announced a new data 4G plan, to be exclusively offered at Walmart at just $30 for 5GB of HSPA+ data with no annual agreement. The plan - which will revert to 2G speeds after the 5GB allowance is up - also includes unlimited text messages and 100 voice minutes. Walmart will be offering it with its six-strong range of T-Mobile devices, including a new pre-pay phone.

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Samsung Galaxy Precedent Makes Off-Contract Android Ultra Cheap

Samsung Galaxy Precedent Makes Off-Contract Android Ultra Cheap

The folks at Samsung have revealed a device by the name of Galaxy Precedent, a device that would certainly have appeared to be a decent little phone on the top of the mid-range in 2010, but now certainly has the specs that work with its price at $150. But here's the thing: this isn't the price you'll be paying if you buy the phone connected to a two-year contract, it's the price you're paying OFF contract. That means that this is a good deal, for real. This device is the Samsung M828C, what's very similar to the Samsung Galaxy Prevail, and is available at places like Walmart and places where TracFone are sold.

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