Et tu, Google (GOOG)? An "extremely reliable source" tells 9to5 Google the search giant plans to...


Et tu, Google (GOOG)? An "extremely reliable source" tells 9to5 Google the search giant plans to join Apple and Microsoft in opening retail stores in the U.S., with flagship stores going live by the holiday season. Google's plans to directly sell its display glasses reportedly played a role in its decision. Hopefully Google will follow Microsoft's lead and feature OEM products to go with its own hardware, or else foot traffic could be light. Google already has "store within a store" partnerships with Best Buy and U.K. retailer Dixons.

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  • R. E. Heggenhougen
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    Sounds like a good idea. I would not be surprised to see Google beat out Apple for market dominance and value.
    16 Feb 2013, 08:03 AM Reply Like
  • jgschuster
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    They already opened "Chromezone" Google stores in London last year; these were supposed to be temporary (until after Xmas) but likely provided insight into what GOOG would need going forward with retail in the U.S.
    16 Feb 2013, 05:20 PM Reply Like
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