Target

  • Target May Launch Its Own Mobile Wallet Next Year

    Target May Launch Its Own Mobile Wallet Next Year

    Target may launch its own mobile wallet as soon as next year, according to a report out this morning from Reuters, citing unnamed sources. The move would put the fourth-largest U.S. retailer in direct competition with other payment platforms, including Apple Pay, Android Pay, and Samsung Pay, for example. It also follows a similar move from Walmart involving the introduction of its own… Read More

  • Target.com Sees Cyber Monday Outages

    Target.com Sees Cyber Monday Outages

    A number of sites have buckled under the pressure of increased traffic as more Americans turned to online shopping over the Black Friday weekend than those who visited brick-and-mortar stores, according to new data from the National Retail Federation. And with Cyber Monday now in full swing, another high-profile retailer is seeing the impact of this increased flood of online shoppers… Read More

  • Target Teams Up With Techstars To Create A Retail-Focused Startup Accelerator

    Target Teams Up With Techstars To Create A Retail-Focused Startup Accelerator

    Target is the latest big company to launch its own startup accelerator. This will a partnership between Target and Techstars, and it’s being led by West Stringfellow, former chief product officer at Big Commerce and Rosetta Stone. (There are plans to hire a managing director as well.) Stringfellow said this was one of his initial ideas when he joined Target’s entrepreneur in… Read More

  • Target Begins Rolling Out Apple Watch To U.S. Stores This Week

    Target Begins Rolling Out Apple Watch To U.S. Stores This Week

    This morning Target announced that it’s rolling out the Apple Watch to some of its stores this week, with all U.S. stores getting it October 25. This marks the second big chain after Best Buy to get the device. Apple Watch will roll out to Target.com on October 18. Read More

  • Target Launches On-Demand Grocery Delivery Pilot Program With Instacart

    Target Launches On-Demand Grocery Delivery Pilot Program With Instacart

    Target announced this morning it would begin testing an on-demand grocery delivery service, in partnership with Instacart, that will allow Target shoppers to order groceries, household items, baby products like diapers and formula, pet items, and more, for same-day delivery. Initially, the service will only be available in parts of Minneapolis, where Target is headquartered, but the retailer… Read More

  • Target Launches Beacon Test In 50 Stores, Will Expand Nationwide Later This Year

    Target Launches Beacon Test In 50 Stores, Will Expand Nationwide Later This Year

    Target, the second largest general merchandise retailer in the U.S., announced this morning that it will start testing beacon technology in 50 of its stores nationwide. With beacon technology, the company says it will be able to send information about deals as well as recommendations directly to consumers’ smartphones, provided they opt in to receive these alerts. Initially, the… Read More

  • Target Wants To Offer Apple Pay, But Focus Is On Chip And Pin

    Target Wants To Offer Apple Pay, But Focus Is On Chip And Pin

    Target CEO Brian Cornell said today at the Code conference that the company is committed to offering Apple Pay as an option for customers. “I’d love to have Apple Pay in our system right now,” said Cornell, adding that he sat down with Tim Cook and explained that Target would be supporting it. Read More

  • Russians Implicated In Hack On White House After Obama Makes Cybersecurity Push

    Russians Implicated In Hack On White House After Obama Makes Cybersecurity Push

    The same Russian hackers who breached the State Department system for months also gained access to an unclassifed White House computer system, according to a report from CNN. Although the system did not contain classified information, the Russians reportedly had access to the president’s private schedule. The connected cyberattack on the State Department in recent months has been… Read More

  • Target Says Credit Card Data Breach Cost It $162M In 2013-14

    Target Says Credit Card Data Breach Cost It $162M In 2013-14

    When it comes to data breaches, retailers are one of the biggest targets these days, and today we have some detail on the costs around one of the more high-profile attacks. Target today said that it has booked $162 million in expenses across 2013 and 2014 related to its data breach, in which hackers broke into the company’s network to access credit card information and… Read More

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