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How Target Figured Out A Teen Girl Was Pregnant Before Her Father Did

Target has perfecting the technique of analyzing consumers' shopping habits to figure out who's pregnant. How can they send customers congratulatory coupons without freaking them out?
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Four short links: 17 February 2012

Technology : O'Reilly Radar (3 years ago)

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Consumers Without Borders: Chinese Consumers Present a Key Growth Opportunity for the U.S. Market This Holiday Season

Business & Finance : Huffington Post: Business Blog (18 hours ago)

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Target Figures Out Teen Girl Is Pregnant Before Her Father Does, Sends Helpful Coupons

Lifestyle / Shopping : The Consumerist (3 years ago)

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