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The fallout from the massive holiday Target data breach persists, as the retailer works feverishly to sort out exactly what happened and what to do about it. The 40 million or so customers who used cards at Target between November 27th and December 15th and had their data accessed by cybercrooks still need to be wary of any fraudulent activity, but there’s at least a shred of good news: your PIN numbers are safe. According to the most recent update from Target, PIN numbers are encrypted at the keypad with Triple DES encryption, and the company can’t decrypt them because the keys don’t... Read more...
Target on Thursday confirmed reports that hackers gained access to credit and debit card data during the holiday shopping season. According to Target, around 40 million payment card accounts may have been impacted between November 27 and December 15, 2013. That time frame falls right in the midst of the some of the busiest shopping days of the year, starting with the day before Thanksgiving and on through the middle of December. "Target’s first priority is preserving the trust of our guests and we have moved swiftly to address this issue, so guests can shop with confidence. We regret any... Read more...
It seems like a lot of companies are getting in on the iPad trade-in action, including Microsoft, Best Buy, and now Target. From now until November 9th, you can take your old (but working and unscratched) iPad to Target and swap it for at least $200. That means you could potentially get more than that, depending on the age and condition of the iPad. The $200 will take the form of a Target Trade-In Gift Card, but you shouldn’t have any trouble finding $200 worth of merchandise you want or need at Target. (They have groceries now, for crying out loud.) Target has a running program where you... Read more...
Target is launching its own online video rental service called Target Ticket to compete with the likes of Netflix, Hulu, iTunes, Amazon, and more direct retailer-come-content servers Walmart (Vudu) and Best Buy (CinemaNow). The service is still in beta, but it appears that some employees as well as REDcard holders have been able to participate in the beta. TechCrunch says that Target Ticket will resemble iTunes more than Netflix or Hulu in that instead of paying a monthly subscription, you’ll be able to buy or rent movies and TV shows a la carte. Movies will cost about $14.99 or $12.99, and... Read more...
If you haven't heard, Facebook is now a public company. That means that the experience has, and will continue to change into eternity now that the company has to turn a profit to satisfy shareholders. Facebook has been cramming ads into feeds left and right, and is even experimenting with an option that'll let users pay real money to send a message into someone's Facebook Inbox. But here's a money-making idea that feels a lot less forced: gift cards. The new Facebook Card is a new twist on a familiar concept, and considering that giving is always better than getting, it might just make you feel... Read more...
RadioShack is one of those companies that you have to wonder about. Does it have what it takes to compete in the modern-day landscape of online shopping and major electronic store domination? Do people still need it in the same way they used to? In a strange retail move, RadioShack announced this week the end of its relationship with Target, where it helps operate Target Mobile in 1,500 Target stores. The partnership will officially dissolve on April 8th. The RadioShack and Target partnership provided RadioShack access to manage Target's post-paid mobility business, but RadioShack did not manage... Read more...
Target has a message for Amazon and other popular online retailers: "You better check yourself before you wreck yourself." We're more than paraphrasing (Target didn't actually say that), but an updated price match policy makes it clear that the brick and mortar retailer is tired of being shoved around by online competitors. Effective immediately, Target stores will price match top online retailers year-round, including Amazon.com, Walmart.com, BestBuy.com, and Toysrus.com (and Babiesrus.com). If you find a lower price on Target's own website, the company will price match that, too. "Guests can... Read more...
The digital shopping world is firmly upon us. Target is making the lives of parents a little easier this winter, with the addition of QR Code shopping. The company is planning to prop up 20 popular toys in a special section of the store in the weeks leading up to the holidays, with each of them boasting QR codes. The company will let parents scan the codes of toys they'd like to discretely purchase, and then they can sort out the shipping details later -- and shipping is free to anywhere in America. It's a really interesting take on shopping, and the benefits are numerous. For one, it'll allow... Read more...
If you’re planning to pick up a Kindle Fire at Walmart, you’d better hurry. The retail giant won’t be bringing in any new shipments of Kindles, likely because it sees Amazon as encroaching on its digital retail space. The do-not-carry list includes all Kindles, including the humble e-readers. Similar e-readers and tablets, including the iPad and Nook, aren’t expected to be pulled. Walmart may be distancing itself from a device that lets consumers shop Amazon’s website online, or it may be seeing consumer interest in other devices. Or both. In any event, Walmart... Read more...
From a consumer's perspective, free radio is rad, provided you're willing to put up with ads and arbitrary restrictions. But on the other side of the equation, the real money is in subscriptions. To help encourage music lovers to open up their wallets, streaming music provider Spotify is now selling gift cards, though you can only purchase one at Target. "Cards are redeemable for new and current Spotify Premium subscribers to enjoy access to millions of tracks, off-line playback, no ads, full mobile access and much more," Spotify said in a blog post. Spotify gift cards are available in $10, $30,... Read more...
During a presentation today, Target confirmed plans to have "special displays" of Apple products in 25 of its retail stores. Although few details are available regarding the partnership, we would expect the deal to be similar to the deal between Apple and Best Buy in which the big-box electronics store sells Apple products from dedicated mini stores. Apple won't be the only exclusive store within Target: The company is also planning other exclusive shops that will sell everything from candy to clothing. Target is calling the concept, "The Shops at Target." Starting in early May, you can expect... Read more...
Today's date is Friday March 11, 2011. Do you know what that means? An end to the work week and the beginning of a weekend of partying, for some of you. For others, this is the day you decide between a black or white iPad 2, between 3G or Wi-Fi, and 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB of capacity. But before you settle which version of the iPad 2 you plan to purchase, you have decide where exactly you're going to buy one. Let's look at your options. Option 1 -- Apple.com You can direct your browser to www.apple.com/ipad/ and order Apple's second generation tablet right now. Every model is available for purchase,... Read more...
Happy holidays! Doubly so if you're Target! The reason why? The mega retailer just announced that they will be selling Apple iPhone 4 units this Christmas, with sales to begin on November 7. This is big for both Target and Apple. The holiday season always leads to skyrocketing phone sales, and chances are many holiday shoppers will end up in Target for one gift or another. And having the iPhone front and center is likely to lead to quite a few impulse buys. Starting next week, the iPhone 4 will be available in 846 Target stores that Target Mobile centers, and if you're not ready to invest in the... Read more...
Wal-Mart has reportedly confirmed what was believed for some time, that the iPad is coming to its retail stores on Friday, Oct. 15. The company said as early as May that it wanted to have the iPad in time for the holidays, and its arch-rival Target recently began offering the hot-selling tablet, on Oct. 3rd. Wal-Mart will have all six versions in stock, but just as with other Apple items, customers who order on-line will have to pick-up in store. "Hundreds" of stores will have it when it is first offered, with the hot item reaching all 2,300 US locations by mid-November.  It's unclear what... Read more...
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