Target rolls out 'social network connectivity' at its Kodak kiosks, Sorkin furiously prepping script

Target's just announced that, effective immediately, most of its stores nationwide now offer social network connectivity at its Kodak Picture Kiosks. What does this mean for you, dear Target consumer? Well, it means you can now head over to Target and log into Facebook (or your Kodak Gallery account) and print photos directly from there -- if you can find anything worth actually printing, of course. Can you imagine anything better than casually printing out a few years' worth of photos of yourself making the KISS face on New Years' Eve while shopping for Michael Graves-designed tchotchkes? We can't. Press release (which you could print out if you really wanted to) is below.

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Target is First Mass Retailer to Offer Social Network Connectivity at KODAK Picture Kiosks

Guests Can Now Print Photos from Facebook® and The KODAK Gallery in Target Stores

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today Target® announced that KODAK Picture Kiosks featuring Social Network Connectivity are now available in most Target stores nationwide. With this new offering, Target guests can use KODAK Picture Kiosks to access and print online photo albums directly from their Facebook or KODAK Gallery accounts.

"We're proud to partner with a retailer like Target that truly understands the needs of their guests in today's digital world."

With more than 500 million users and 3 billion photos uploaded to Facebook each month, KODAK Picture Kiosks enabled with Social Network Connectivity give Target guests a convenient way to easily print online photos in stores.

"Kodak has always been a leader in innovative photography solutions and Target is proud to be the first mass retailer to offer this creative solution nationwide," said Mark Schindele, senior vice president, merchandising, Target. "We know our guests are increasingly sharing their photos online and KODAK Picture Kiosks with Social Network Connectivity allow them access to their favorite photos along with the convenience of printing the images during their regular Target shopping trip."

Target guests will now be able to create a variety of stunning photo products ranging from standard prints to personalized photo keepsakes such as KODAK photo books, collages, calendars, holiday and greeting cards, KODAK picture movie DVDs and more.

"Today's Web-savvy consumers want to access their favorite online photos anytime, anywhere, and adding Social Network Connectivity to our KODAK Picture Kiosks gives them an exciting, creative avenue for sharing those photos in fantastic print creations," said Nicoletta Zongrone, general manager Retail Systems Solutions and vice president, Eastman Kodak Company. "We're proud to partner with a retailer like Target that truly understands the needs of their guests in today's digital world."

About Target

Minneapolis-based Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) serves guests at 1,752 stores in 49 states nationwide and at In addition, the company operates a credit card segment that offers branded proprietary credit card products. Since 1946, Target has given 5 percent of its income through community grants and programs; today, that giving equals more than $3 million a week. For more information about Target's commitment to corporate responsibility, visit

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About Kodak

As the world's foremost imaging innovator, Kodak helps consumers, businesses, and creative professionals unleash the power of pictures and printing to enrich their lives. To learn more, visit the newly redesigned and follow our blogs and more at

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