Target acquires transportation company Grand Junction to expand same-day delivery services

Target has acquired San Francisco-based transportation technology company Grand Junction, in order to help it move more quickly into the business of same-day delivery. The company had already been wor

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

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 pla

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 employee

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 it

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

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

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

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 hin

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 co

Hello will begin selling its Sense sleep tracker at Best Buy and Target

While Kickstarter is a great place to start selling products online, and Amazon is a good next step, you’ll often see hardware companies begin shipping their products to local retailers like Be

Target’s savings app Cartwheel now lets you clip real coupons

Target’s top-rated shopping app Cartwheel is today becoming more useful to those who are looking to save money at checkout. The company says the app has been expanded to support digital coupons

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 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, accordi

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 office

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

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 pro

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 com

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 Co

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
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