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Walmart quietly reveals plan to shut down online shop Jet.com

Walmart quietly reveals plan to shut down online shop Jet.com

Only a few years after acquiring the company, Walmart has quietly announced plans to shut down the online retailer Jet.com. The revelation was nestled within Walmart's newly published quarterly financial results, with the company noting that it will 'discontinue' Jet due to the 'continued strength of the Walmart.com brand.' Walmart had paid $3 billion to acquire the company.

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Walmart Onn Pro tablets are back to challenge Amazon Fire again

Walmart Onn Pro tablets are back to challenge Amazon Fire again

Amazon has long been challenging and testing the limits of the retail industry but things got really personal when the e-commerce giant dared to step into the brick and mortar store business. Walmart, which some consider to be the king of that territory, has been trying to fend off Amazon's intrusions and its latest attempt is to fire another round of cheap tablets to try and beat Amazon at its own game, albeit with little success.

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Walmart takes on Amazon with new two-hour Express Delivery option

Walmart takes on Amazon with new two-hour Express Delivery option

Walmart has announced its launch of Express Delivery, a new shipping option that gets customers their goods within two hours. According to Walmart, it boosted its development and launch of this new option in light of the fact that many shoppers are now stuck at home and turning to online shopping options. Express Delivery will be offered in around 1,000 stores by early May with more to follow.

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Fandango buys Vudu from Walmart: Here’s what happens to your library

Fandango buys Vudu from Walmart: Here’s what happens to your library

After months of rumors about a potential acquisition, Walmart has announced that its Vudu digital video platform has been acquired by Fandango. The Vudu team published a brief statement about the matter on its blog, saying that Fandango will take over the platform and that there will be more details to announce in the future. At this time, though, Vudu has revealed what existing customers can expect under this acquisition.

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Toilet paper and Clorox Wipes disappear from stores: But why?

Toilet paper and Clorox Wipes disappear from stores: But why?

If you've been to your local department store in the United States in the last several days, you might've noticed some oddly bare-looking aisles. Upon closer inspection, you might've also noticed a sign like the one you'll see at the head of this article. The bad news is, if you're in desperate need of some toilet paper today, you might need to hit a few Target and/or Walmart stores before you find a pack.

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Walmart and Verizon to bring 5G in stores for health care services

Walmart and Verizon to bring 5G in stores for health care services

For all the benefits that 5G is promised to bring, many carriers try to avoid or downplay the disadvantages, particularly of the top mmWave spectrum. Those can only travel shorter distances and are easily blocked by walls. While those factors make it seem less ideal in wide-open spaces, they are almost perfect for use indoors. Walmart and Verizon are reportedly in discussions to take advantage of that in order to turn Walmart stores not just into community hubs but health care centers as well.

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Walmart’s own Amazon Prime competitor tipped with special perks

Walmart’s own Amazon Prime competitor tipped with special perks

Walmart is gearing up to take on Amazon in a very big way, a new report claims, and it may involve special perks that the Internet retailer is unable to offer. The report alleges that Walmart will soon start testing its own subscription service called 'Walmart+' that will include unlimited same-day fresh grocery delivery from the customer's local grocery store.

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NBCUniversal tipped in talks to buy Walmart’s Vudu video service

NBCUniversal tipped in talks to buy Walmart’s Vudu video service

A number of major media companies are eyeing ad-supported streaming services, according to a new report, with Fox reportedly looking to acquired Tubi TV and NBCUniversal in 'advanced talks' to acquire Walmart's Vudu digital video service, which also offers ad-supported content. The services would give these companies a way to target consumers who have already subscribed to several services and aren't interested in paying for another one.

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Roku update brings surround sound to Smart Soundbar

Roku update brings surround sound to Smart Soundbar

Roku today announced that it will soon be pushing an update to its smart soundbars that will enable support for surround sound setups. At the same time, Walmart is launching new Roku wireless surround sound speakers through its onn brand, so if you need to buy additional speakers to pad out your surround sound setup once this update ships, Walmart is one of the companies vying for your dollar.

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Walmart bundles Xbox One S with Minecraft, V-Bucks, Xbox Live Gold

Walmart bundles Xbox One S with Minecraft, V-Bucks, Xbox Live Gold

Walmart has launched a new relatively cheap Xbox One S 1TB console bundle that includes three games, one of which is free, as well as extra perks on top of it like V-Bucks and a long free Xbox Live Gold trial. This is the slim digital-only version of the Xbox One console, meaning it doesn't have a disc drive and can only be used with digitally downloaded games, music, and movies.

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Leaked Walmart plan to take on Amazon includes 5G and edge computing

Leaked Walmart plan to take on Amazon includes 5G and edge computing

Walmart plans to leverage its existing chain of supercenters in its battle against competitor Amazon, according to a new report. Rather than trying to compete with Amazon in its domain (e-commerce), Walmart will reportedly use its existing stores to provide customers with rapid deliveries and access to goods, as well as experiences they can't order online. Among other things, the company reportedly wants to turn its stores into 'edge computing' centers, transform warehouses into processing and shipping centers for third-party products, and more.

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Vudu now gives customers half an hour to undo movie rentals

Vudu now gives customers half an hour to undo movie rentals

If you rent a movie through Walmart's Vudu video streaming platform, only to change your mind minutes later, the company will now let you undo the purchase and get your money back in the form of credits. There are some restrictions on the new cancellation process, including a time limit on how long users can choose to undo the purchase.

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