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  • Kids app maker Toca Boca debuts its first consumer product collection at Target

    Kids app maker Toca Boca debuts its first consumer product collection at Target

    Toca Boca, a hugely popular kids’ app maker, has grown to over 170 million downloads across its line of 38 apps, which 13 million children use every month. Now, the company is transitioning its brand beyond the digital space to become a maker of real-world products, as well. In an exclusive deal with Target, announced today, Toca Boca will launch its own collection of… Read More

  • Crunch Report | A bad day for cybersecurity

    Today’s Stories A massive new ransomware attack is spreading around the globe Target’s next-day essentials delivery service opens to customers in pilot test Cloudflare launches app development platform, announces $100M investment fund Uber now lets you request a ride for someone else Credits Written and Hosted by: John Mannes
    Filmed by: Joe Zolnoski
    Edited by: Gregory… Read More

  • Target’s next-day essentials delivery service opens to customers in pilot test

    Target’s next-day essentials delivery service opens to customers in pilot test

    Target announced this morning it’s opening to consumers a new, next-day home-delivery service called Target Restock. The company said in May the service was live and being tested with company employees ahead of a consumer-facing pilot program that was due to arrive sometime this summer. The service is initially available to Minneapolis-area customers. Read More

  • Target and Cartwheel apps to merge starting this summer, mobile payments and improved maps to follow

    Target and Cartwheel apps to merge starting this summer, mobile payments and improved maps to follow

    Target’s mobile app strategy will undergo a significant change, starting this summer. The retailer announced this week it will soon combine the functionality of its Cartwheel savings app with its main shopping app, in preparation for an eventual Cartwheel shutdown. The Target app will also receive a notable upgrade this year, adding support for an indoor map that shows your location in… Read More

  • Target just gave Casper $75 million

    Target just gave Casper $75 million

    Target has reportedly rolled $75 million into Casper, the direct-to-consumer mattress startup you may have heard about in all those podcasts. The funding is a good chunk of what should end up being a more than $100 million round. Read More

  • Amazon drops its free shipping minimum to $25, undercutting Walmart

    Amazon drops its free shipping minimum to $25, undercutting Walmart

    Amazon is fighting back against Walmart by dropping its free shipping minimum requirement down to $25. The move comes after a number of challenges by Walmart, including the added support for free two-day shipping on orders under $35 with no membership required, announced in January, and the more recent rollout of a new program called “Pickup Discount” that offers lowers prices if… Read More

  • Target begins testing next-day delivery with ‘Target Restock’ service

    Target begins testing next-day delivery with ‘Target Restock’ service

    Target announced this morning it’s testing a next-day home delivery service called Target Restock. The service, which is currently being trialed with Target employees ahead of a customer-facing pilot this summer, is designed to offer an easy way to shop online for household essentials which will arrive the day after you place your order. The move is clearly meant to compete with… Read More

  • Target will launch its own mobile payments system this year

    Target will launch its own mobile payments system this year

    Target’s CartWheel application has grown to some 27 million shoppers who have used it over the past three years following its debut to save over $600 million at checkout. Now, the retailer hints it may be adding mobile payments to the app, and potentially its main Target application, as well. The company didn’t confirm which of the two, or if both, would be updated to include… Read More

  • How legacy brands and retailers can keep up with our tech-driven world Crunch Network

    How legacy brands and retailers can keep up with our tech-driven world

    The U.S. apparel industry is currently valued at $12 billion, and with the high number of dollars pouring into the retail economy, brands are looking to technology to foster deeper connections with consumers and elevate the overall shopping experience. Whether it’s in-store or online, technology is becoming a lever to bolster brand loyalty and customer satisfaction. Read More

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