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How to sell 'Internet of Things'? Target tries a homey showcase

How to sell 'Internet of Things'? Target tries a homey showcase

The "Internet of Things" is making inroads at brick-and-mortar retailers. Target Corp. is opening an experimental showcase for Internet-driven gadgets at a San Francisco mall on Friday. Transparent acrylic walls mimicking the interiors of a house display dozens of  devices meant to make domestic living convenient through interconnected technology. Think thermostats and doorbells that you can control with the tap of a smartphone, and a baby monitor that can put Mozart on the speakers and get coffee brewing in the kitchen. The idea is to get these products “in your hands and play around a little,” said Eddie Baeb, a Target spokesman. The retailer envisions...

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