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Apple, Target Sued Over iPad Smart Cover Apple, Target Sued Over iPad Smart Cover
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Another day, another patent suit, it seems. Apple and Target have been sued by Jerald A. Bovino of Colorado for patent infringement. Bovino owns a patent for a ribbed computer case, and claims that Apple and Target are infringing on …

Walmart, Target to Compete with Isis, Google Wallet Walmart, Target to Compete with Isis, Google Wallet

Isis and Google Wallet may have some new competition on their hands. Walmart, Target, and about two dozen other retailers are joining forces in the development of a mobile payment system to rival the two. The retailers are unhappy with …

Mini Apple Stores Coming To Target Mini Apple Stores Coming To Target

Target has confirmed rumors that it was getting dedicated in-store Apple displays like those currently found in many Best Buy stores. Reuters is reporting that Target will begin a 25-store test program that brings larger displays of Apple products into …

Microsoft, Apple Are Most Visited Computer/Electronic Sites Microsoft, Apple Are Most Visited Computer/Electronic Sites
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Just as how you go to the grocery store when you want to find food, a new Nielsen report shows that when the people want to find some information about electronics and computers, it comes as no surprise that they …

Missoni For Target Crashes Website, Enrages Budget Fashionistas Missoni For Target Crashes Website, Enrages Budget Fashionistas

People everywhere are calling it “Target Tuesday” – the internet equivalent to the post-Thanksgiving madhouse of a shopping day known as Black Friday. Yesterday, Italian designer Missoni launched a 400-piece collection at Target. And yesterday, Target felt the full force …

Mothers Day Gift?  Target Offers $150 Off on iPhone 4 Mothers Day Gift? Target Offers $150 Off on iPhone 4
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Target is sending out emails today encouraging customers to buy an iPhone 4 for their mothers for Mothers Day (this Sunday, in case you didn’t know). They’re calling it the gift “she’ll use every day.” If you’re on the frugal …

Target Launches Online Daily Deals For The Holiday Season
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Target has introduced new online daily deals for the holiday shopping season.

Target.com’s Daily Deals will offer one-day sales of up to 50 percent off regular prices. New deals this holiday season include:

*“Mega Merry Mondays,” beginning each week with deals on 17 popular items.

*“Total Toy Tuesdays,” offering discounts on five popular toys.

Apple Continues to Expand iPad Availability

It looks like the iPad will continue making its way into more customers’ hands as availability continues to expand. Apple announced today that its Wi-Fi iPad models will be available in China at Apple Retail Stores this Friday (September 17). The company said in a statement

Implications of New Gowalla Feature, Facebook Gift Cards

Gowalla has launched a new feature called "highlights" which it describes as "little rewards you can give to places that are important to your life". MG Siegler talks about the potential significance of such a feature.

Target To Start Selling Facebook Credits Gift Cards

Target said today it will be the first retailer to sell Facebook Credits gift cards at all of its 1,743 stores and on Target.com beginning September 5.

Target Launches Online Weekly Ad Deals
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Retailer Target has introduced a new online weekly ad called “My TargetWeekly” that offers users deals.

My TargetWeekly allows users to create customized views and deal alerts so they know when items they are looking for are on sale. Users can also view coupons, see top 10 deals, share via Facebook and Twitter and create their own customized mobile shopping lists to use in-store or online.


Black Friday 2009: The Best Deals On The Items You Want
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Is there a better way to kick off the Holiday season then slowly dragging yourself out of your tryptophan induced coma to go shopping during the wee hours of the day after Thanksgiving a.k.a. Black Friday?

Target Launches Digital Newsstand

Retailer Target has partnered with digital publishing company Zinio to offer a wide selection of magazines online.

The online newsstand offers single issue, subscription and archived issues at discounted prices. Target says the move complements the e-reading devices it sells online and in its stores.

"We are excited to partner with Zinio to offer our guests the unique ability to access digital publications," said Steve Eastman, President, Target.com.

MTV Launches New Online Video Ad Unit
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Target and MTV Networks have partnered to launch a new online video ad unit called "The Scrubber."

The Scrubber is a custom video player that allows advertisers to insert product icons into the playback timer and highlight various items as the video plays. The unit is designed to be interactive, relevant and non-interruptive to the user.

eCommerce Gets a Wake Up Call
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All the way back in 2006, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California ruled that Target could be sued over their site not being accessible to the blind. Now over half way through 2008, Target has reached a settlement with regards to the class action lawsuit that ensued.

Big Retailers Flunk Search Test
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So, while perusing Google’s Hot Trends today I noticed a particular brand of digital camera was one of the top gainers in search queries: the Polaroid T730 Compact 7mp digital camera. Curious as to what’s so special about it, I googled it, only to embark on one frustrating journey.

Has Target Learned its Lesson?

Last week I watched the blog storm surrounding Target’s decision not to talk to a blogger, because it only focused on traditional media outlets.

JCPenney & M&Ms Get it, Scrabble and Target Don’t

Here are two Goofus and Gallants in one post as marketers continue to demonstrate how to and how not to.

Target Gets Into Digital Music

Retailer Target is trying its hand at digital music with the launch of a SonyBMG album.


The new album by John Legend, "Live From Philadelphia" is available exclusively at Target stores and in MP3 format at Target.com. The collaboration with SonyBMG is being powered by Hip Digital Media.

Target’s Social Media Not a Bullseye

With mine and Jim’s previous posts about Wal-Mart’s missteps in social media, I couldn’t resist the temptation to share a little about Target, who has recently been caught as it is learning its lesson on transparency and disclosure.

Wal-Mart Leads Early Black Friday Traffic
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The early birds are rising earlier this year as searches for Black Friday-related websites spike a bit earlier than last year.