RadioShack and Target Break Up
RadioShack today announced that it has disolved its business relationship with Target. RadioShack has helped Target manage its post-paid mobile business in more than 1,500 stores for years. The two companies have been renegotiating their contract since October 2012, but have been unable to agree to new terms that both firms find satisfactory. The split, which RadioShack calls "amicable," will take place April 8, 2013. This only affects Target's post-paid business, and not its prepaid and mobile accessory businesses.
Target Adds Mobile Payment Feature to its App
Target today made it possible for people to make in-store payments with their smartphones through the Target mobile app. Similar to Walmart’s offering, shoppers can link their debit cart to the new Wallet function within the Target app.
Judge Approves Sale of RadioShack Stores
A U.S. judge has given RadioShack permission to sell its 1,740 stores to Standard General, a hedge fund that plans to operate the stores with Sprint.
LeEco Selling the Pro3 and S3 Through Target
LeEco has struck a distribution deal with Target and is now selling its Pro3 (pictured) and S3 handsets via Target's web site. The two phones are available online for $400 and $250, respectively, and are sold unlocked.
RadioShack Declares Bankruptcy, to Sell Stores to Sprint
RadioShack today filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and signed an agreement to sell approximately 1,750 of its stores to Sprint. Under the terms of RadioShack's Chapter 11 filing, RadioShack will sell the stores to Sprint and General Wireless, a subsidiary of one of RadioShack's major investors.
Google Assistant On Phones to Gain Voice-Based Shopping
Google today expanded the scale of its Google Express service with the addition of Target stores nationwide. Starting immediately, people who live in the 48 contiguous states can ask Google Assistant on the Google Home product to purchase items from Target.
So long Radioshack.
Target Mobile isnt goin anywhere tho!