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Wal-Mart will sell only Blu-Ray movies

Posted by Yaser on February 17, 2008

Wal-Mart Stores Inc has decided to exclusively sell high-definition DVDs in the Blu-Ray format, dealing what could be a crippling blow to the rival HD DVD technology backed by Toshiba Corp. The move by the world’s largest retailer, announced on Friday, caps a disappointing week for HD DVD supporters, who also saw consumer electronics chain Best Buy Co Inc and online video rental company Netflix Inc defect to the Blu-ray camp. In a statement on its Web site, Wal-Mart said that over the next few months it will phase out sales of HD DVD systems and discs. By June, it will sell only products in the Blu-ray format which was developed by Sony Corp.“We’ve listened to our customers, who are showing a clear preference toward Blu-ray products and movies with their purchases,” said Gary Severson, a Wal-Mart senior vice president. The move affects 4,000 Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club stores in the United States, as well as related online sites. The stores will continue to sell traditional DVD players and movies. The so-called format war between HD DVD and Blu-ray has been a thorn in the side of retailers, which have had to commit shelf space to devices from both camps even as they field complaints from frustrated and confused customers. Next-generation DVDs and players, boasting better picture quality and more capacity, were expected to help revive the $24 billion global home DVD market. But Hollywood studios had initially split their alliances between the two camps, meaning only certain films would play on a consumer’s DVD machine.

Source: AP

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Top of Top 10 2007 Lists

Posted by Yaser on January 2, 2008

As 2007 ends and 2008 starts, professionals sum up the year and start to write the “Top 10 of 2007“. Everyone writes what he\she rate as the top of the year in a certain category, genre, or type. But, I’ll do something different. 🙂 I’ll evaluate their lists and post links to the top 10 listing sites.

  1. Time.com: 50 top 10 lists of 2007.
  2. Lifehacker.com: Twenty top 10’s of 2007.
  3. Techcrunch.com: The year in deals 2007.
  4. PCworld.com: The 100 Best Products of 2007.
  5. Wired.com: Top 10 scientific breakthroughs of 2007.
  6. SANS: Top-20 2007 Security Risks
  7. Larry Ferlazzo: The best 2.0 Apps for education 2007.
  8. Time.com: Best Inventions of the Year 2007.
  9. Gamespot.com: Best games of 2007.
  10. Slashfilm.com: The Definitive Top 25 Movies of 2007.

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