Vudu, Meet Wal-Mart

By  |  Monday, February 22, 2010 at 11:11 am

The New York Times’ Brad Stone is reporting that a source says that Wal-Mart is buying Vudu, the excellent Internet movie service that started out as a box but which has morphed into a feature built into HDTVs and Blu-Ray players. If so, it’s a smart move on Wal-Mart’s part. But also a potentially worrisome one: As Stone says, the Behemoth of Bentonville has a spotty record when it comes to selling digital content. Here’s hoping that it leaves Vudu pretty much as it is rather than messing with a good thing…


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3 Comments For This Post

  1. Brandon Backlin Says:

    To echo what you’re saying, the only thing I want to see happen is Wal-Mart replacing all the Vudu branding with theirs.

  2. IcyFog Says:

    I can totally see Megalomart ruining this.

  3. NookSurfer Says:

    I’m interested to see what the technology is that they’ve spent so much to purchase.

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