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Target launches a mobile wallet in its Android and iOS apps

Target released its own mobile payments system today, called Wallet, which will live inside its app on iOS and Android. Reports of Target working on an in-house mobile wallet surfaced as early as 2015. Target confirmed the reports this past January to The Verge’s sister siteRecode. The feature works like this: you open Wallet inside a Target store, scan any coupon barcodes, and then scan… Read More »

Facebook Study Said to Help Target Insecure Australian Children for Advertising

Facebook has reportedly monitored the posts of Australian children and used algorithms in a secret study to identify and exploit them by allowing advertisers to target them during their most vulnerable moments. Leaked internal documents obtained by The Australian outline how the social network can target “moments when young people need a confidence boost” by monitoring posts, pictures… Read More »

Google parent Alphabet’s shares fall as profits miss target

Google parent Alphabet’s latest profit figures have missed forecasts, sending the tech giant’s shares falling in extended trading on Wall Street. Profits rose 8% to $5.3bn (£4.2bn) for the last three months of 2016, fuelled by more advertising on mobile phones and YouTube. But analysts had expected more, and Alphabet’s shares fell almost 3% . However, revenue for… Read More »