Target and Yahoo! Debut a Full-Featured Digital Photo Resource; Consumers Can Easily Store, Share, Print Digital Photos with Co-Branded Target Yahoo! Photos Site

MINNEAPOLIS & SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 21, 2005--Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) and Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq:YHOO) have come together to introduce a complete digital photo destination that allows photo enthusiasts an easy and affordable way to store, share and print photos. The co-branded digital photo resource, Target Yahoo! Photos (, provides a simple solution for consumers to manage their digital or camera phone photos. In fall 2005, Target Yahoo! Photos will offer consumers the choice of ordering their prints online and picking them up within a few hours at their local Target store.

Leveraging expertise from Yahoo! Photos, the leading online photo sharing service worldwide(1), consumers have unlimited storage and can easily upload all their digital and camera phone photos to Target Yahoo! Photos, while having the flexibility to share photos in many powerful ways. By simply e-mailing a link to an online album, friends and family can enjoy the photos and even order their own set of prints. Photos can also be shared in real-time with Yahoo! Messenger, on a mobile phone, or through a personal public web address (e.g. Thanks to a variety of easy-to-use printing options, consumers can print at home, have their prints delivered directly to their home or office, or even surprise loved ones and choose to have prints delivered to the recipients' doorstep -- a perfect option for out-of-town relatives. To further personalize the online photo sharing experience, consumers can also create custom gifts, including mugs, aprons and magnets, for friends and family using their favorite photos, and have the gifts delivered directly to the recipients.

"Target Yahoo! Photos is part of our commitment to providing guests with the best in digital photofinishing and convenience," said Steve Eastman, vice president, Target. "Yahoo! is one of the most innovative online companies and is known for providing cutting edge technology and services, which makes this a great partnership as we continue to look for ways to offer convenience and affordability to our guests."

"With the Target Yahoo! Photos service, consumers can unlock the power of the Internet to freely share photos through e-mail, instant messaging, mobile devices, and high quality prints," said Jeff Stoddard, director, Yahoo! Photos. "Yahoo! and Target share a common commitment to enhance consumers' experiences and through this relationship, we are introducing a compelling online photo sharing service that consumers can trust."


The co-branded Target Yahoo! Photos service, available at, will be showcased on and in stores on a phased basis starting in April 2005. In fall 2005, Target Yahoo! Photos will offer consumers the option of ordering their prints online and picking them up at their local Target store.

About Target

Minneapolis-based Target serves guests at 1,330 stores in 47 states nationwide by delivering today's best retail trends at affordable prices. Whether visiting a Target store or shopping online at, guests enjoy a fun and convenient shopping experience with access to thousands of unique and highly differentiated items. Target (NYSE:TGT) gives back more than $2 million a week to its local communities through grants and special programs. Since opening its first store in 1962, Target has partnered with nonprofit organizations, guests and team members to help meet community needs.

About Yahoo!

Yahoo! Inc. is the No. 1 Internet brand globally and the most trafficked Internet destination worldwide. Yahoo! provides online products and services essential to consumers' lives, and offers a full range of tools and marketing solutions for businesses to connect with Internet users around the world. Yahoo! is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif.

About Yahoo Photos!

As the Web's most trafficked online photos destination worldwide, Yahoo! Photos ( completes the digital imaging experience by enabling consumers to interact and share photos freely and easily. A full service solution, Yahoo! Photos offers real-time photo sharing, album access as well as storage, printing, customized gifts and wireless viewing of digital pictures.

Sources: (1) Yahoo! Photos is the leading online photo service worldwide with 25.1 unique monthly visitors worldwide (comScore Media Metrix, February, 2005)