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Google Express ends membership fees for free shipping from dozens of stores (including Walmart)

Google Express is a service that offers free delivery on thousands of items from dozens of stores including Target, Costco, Walgreens, Petsmart, Kohl’s, Toys R Us, and the Google Store. Now Google has announced that Walmart is joining Google Express… and that membership fees are going away. Up until now you had to pay $10 […]

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Walmart’s Amazon Prime competitor ditches the annual fee for free 2-day shipping

Pay $99 for an Amazon Prime membership and Amazon will give you free 2-day shipping on millions of items… as well as access to a library of digital movies, TV shows, music, and eBooks. Few companies have the resources to offer all of those things for one monthly price. But Walmart decided to try the […]

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Vudu launches free, ad-supported video steaming service “Vudu Movies On Us”

Walmart-owned streaming video service Vudu has been letting customers rent or purchase movies and TV shows for years. But now you can watch (some) for free. Today the company launched “Vudu Movies On Us,” which is basically an ad-supported video streaming service with a catalog of several thousand movies and TV shows. Videos stream at 1080p […]

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Walmart buys Jet.com for $3 billion to strengthen its online presence

Walmart may be the biggest retailer in the world, but the company’s dominance doesn’t extend to the online world, where Amazon reigns supreme. Walmart is looking to challenge Amazon though, and the company just announced it’s making a $3 billion bet to do that. Walmart is acquiring Jet.com. Jet launched a year ago, looking to […]

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Latest Nextbook Flexx 2-in-1 Windows tablets priced at $100 and up

E Fun’s Nextbook line of tablets have never exactly been expensive… but they seem to be getting cheaper all the time. About a month ago the company launched an 8.9 inch 2-in-1 tablet with Windows 10 software for just $139. Now E Fun has dropped the price of that model to $100. If you’re willing to […]

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Nextbook Ares 8 is a $78 Android tablet that’s not awful

Budget tablet maker E Fun’s latest low-cost Android tablet is really low-cost. The Nextbook Ares 8 is an 8 inch tablet with Android 5.0 software and a $78 price tag. It’s available exclusively from Walmart, and for a tablet that costs less than a Kindle eReader, it’s actually not bad at all. I got a chance […]

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Walmart to take on Amazon Prime with $50 per year free shipping

Walmart plans to take a page out of Amazon’s book and offer free shipping to subscribers who pay an annual fee. But Walmart’s service will be half the price of an Amazon Prime membership… and it also won’t include as many goodies. For $99 per year Amazon Prime members get free 2-day shipping on many […]

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Alcatel OneTouch launches $250 6 inch, LTE phone for Straight Talk

Alcatel Onetouch is launching two new smartphones in the US, where they’ll be available exclusively through Walmart and/or wireless carrier Straight Talk/Tracfone. The Alcatel Onetouch Pop Star LTE is a $150 phone with a 4 inch, WVGA display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, and a $150 price tag which is only really interesting because it’s […]

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Soon they’ll be paying you to use tablets: Meet the $79 E Fun Nextbook 7

E Fun has been offering dirt cheap tablets for a few years. But they just keep getting cheaper and cheaper, while the specs don’t seem to get any worse. If you’ve got a few hundred bucks to spend on a tablet you’re still probably better off getting a Google Nexus 7 or a Samsung tablet. But […]