Target opens up a new store in San Francisco to try out smart devices


Target has opened a new retail space at the base of its Metreon City Target near San Francisco’s Moscone Center, and if you’re a fan of the smart home, clear acrylic furniture or grand retail experiments then this is the place to be. The Minneapolis retailer is calling this Target’s Open House and it is the big box chain’s lab to figure out the challenge that is selling the smart home to the mainstream consumer.

The concept of a smart home has gathered a lot of hype and generated some amazing (and insane) new products—many of them designed by venture-based startups. Big box retailers such as Lowes’ and Staples have launched their own line of home automation and connected home products, while Home Depot signed a partnership with Wink, while also promoting products such as the Nest thermostat, Rachio sprinklers and products from other startups. Best Buy has an…

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