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Best Buy and Walmart are top targets for patent trolls

The retail industry has become the No. 1 target for lawsuits by patent trolls, including big names such as Target (NYSE: TGT), Walmart (NYSE: WMT) and Best Buy (NYSE: BBY). The number of patent troll lawsuits in retail in 2014 beat out those in electronics, media and software. In numbers reported from the research ...

Target, Walmart, Best Buy top patent troll targets

The retail industry has become the No. 1 target for lawsuits by patent trolls, including big names such as Target (NYSE: TGT), Walmart (NYSE: WMT) and Best Buy (NYSE: BBY). The number of patent troll lawsuits in retail in 2014 beat out those in electronics, media and software. In numbers reported from the research ...

Loblaw attracting shoppers with fresh foods and smaller format stores

in the industry as U.S. chains Target (NYSE: TGT), Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) and Walmart (NYSE: WMT) enter ...

Target's VP of security says collaboration best weapon against cyber threats

Collaboration is the key to cyber security. This was the underscored message delivered by Target's (NYSE: TGT) top security team as the retailer tries to move past the massive data breach of 2013. Ralph Boelter, VP of corporate security, and Brad Maiorino, senior VP and CISO, stopped to answer a few ...

First TargetExpress opens in Minnesota

TargetExpress (NYSE: TGT) opened its doors today in Dinkytown, Minnesota, unveiling the retailer's first test of a smaller, urban store. Target announced in January that it would open its smallest format ever near its home market of Minneapolis. The 20,000 sq.-ft. space is near the University ...

Millennials driving force behind private brands

millennials' attention at Target (NYSE: TGT) include Archer Farms and Up and Up. Archer Farms in the grocery ...

Target's BTS includes new app, YouTube campaign

Target (NYSE: TGT) is introducing a new mobile app and a YouTube back-to-school campaign to increase focus on millennial shoppers. In a Snap, the retailer's latest mobile app, allows shoppers to bookmark products from the pages of magazines and printed ads without having to scan codes or look up links ...

Target launches new app and YouTube campaign to target millennials

Target (NYSE: TGT) is introducing a new mobile app and a YouTube back-to-school campaign to increase focus on millennial shoppers. In a Snap, the retailer's latest mobile app, allows shoppers to bookmark products from the pages of magazines and printed ads without having to scan codes or look up links ...

Target hires three new tech execs in digital buildout

Target (NYSE: TGT) continues to build out its IT department with the addition of three big hires. They include Jim Fisher, the new senior VP of infrastructure and operations and Target technology services; Alan Wizemann, the new VP of Target.com and mobile product; and David Weissman, the new president ...

Krebs on security, Target and why retailers need a better response to data breaches

Blogger Brian Krebs is responsible for breaking many a story about cybercrime, including Target's (NYSE: TGT) massive data breach in fall 2014 that compromised the credit and personal information of more than 70 million shoppers. But more than anything, he believes that retailers need to fundamentally ...