Slow delivery times have proved that the digital video delivery revolution isn't exactly "faster than a speeding bullet." But it must be "more powerful than a locomotive" if even its most ardent critic is on board.
This morning, Wal-Mart
Yes, this was the same Wal-Mart that was screaming until it became hoarse when Amazon
The Wal-Mart offering isn't for everyone. In a nod to Microsoft
Despite the limitations, it's still a bold move for Wal-Mart. Even if it is starting to look sheepishly hypocritical because its add-on digital downloads are significantly cheaper than the stand-alone downloads at Amazon and Apple, it's important for Wal-Mart to embrace digital distribution even if it means losing the pricing and operating efficiency advantages that have made it such a ferocious competitor in the bricks-and-mortar world. If that's the way the market is heading, it had better get there . faster than a speeding bullet.
Longtime Fool contributor Rick Munarriz has probably spent more at Wal-Mart's online store than at its offline empire in recent years. He does not own shares in any of the companies in this story. He is also part of the Rule Breakers newsletter research team, seeking out tomorrow's ultimate growth stocks a day early. T he Fool has a disclosure policy.