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JimH

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Walmart discontinues movie service
« on: December 27, 2007, 08:34:22 pm »

Walmart has dropped a service powered by HP.  Not clear whether something else may follow.

"Wal-Mart Stores Inc quietly canceled its online video download service less than a year after the site went live, a company spokeswoman said on Thursday.
 
"Wal-Mart shut down the download site after Hewlett Packard Co discontinued the technology that powered it, Walmart.com spokeswoman Amy Colella said in an e-mail. She added that it will not look for another technology partner.

"HP spokesman Hector Marinez said the company decided to discontinue its video download-only merchant store services because the market for paid video downloads did not perform "as expected." He noted that the Internet video business remains uncertain and is changing rapidly."

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20071228/wr_nm/walmart_dc;_ylt=AtXkHjs_C8cXMx.FVEAXrJFk24cA
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Re: Walmart discontinues movie service
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2007, 06:04:10 pm »

Maybe it was a bad user interface.
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Re: Walmart discontinues movie service
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2007, 06:11:49 pm »

I think they forgot to brush after every meal.
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Re: Walmart discontinues movie service
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2007, 06:19:01 pm »

Yahoo Music has left me with a bad taste also (DRM).

I wonder how Amazon's Digital Video downloads are doing.
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Re: Walmart discontinues movie service
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2007, 05:26:56 am »

I've watched 4 or 5 of Amazon's Unbox movies without any problems.  They're good quality.
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