• 117: Google retail store?, Android Messages 3.5, Essential Phone revisit | 9to5Google Daily

    2 monthes ago - By 9to5Google

    Today we've got a report that Google's preparing to open a retail space in Chicago, Android Messages 3.5 rolls out, and we revisit the Essential Phone.
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  • Report: Google to open ‘flagship' retail store in Chicago

    Report: Google to open ‘flagship' retail store in Chicago

    2 monthes ago - By 9to5Google

    Google's hardware ambitions have expanded massively over the past couple of years, and along with that we've seen an increase in the company's retail presence. Now, we're hearing a report that points to Google opening a retail shop in Chicago.
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  • Google Reportedly Will Open Its First Retail Store In Chicago

    Google Reportedly Will Open Its First Retail Store In Chicago

    2 monthes ago - By Android Headlines

    According to a report out of the Chicago Tribune, Google is going to be opening its first retail store in Chicago. The newspaper reports that Google is looking to open its first retail store on the 800th block of Randolph Street in downtown Chicago. This would be right on the Chicago loop, and make it easy for just about everyone to get to the store. It's also just blocks away from Google's Chicago office, and Motorola's headquarters. According to the newspaper, Google is still finalizing the lease for this storefront, which is about 14,000 square-feet.
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  • Google employees reportedly sign letter in protest of China censorship project

    Google employees reportedly sign letter in protest of China censorship project

    2 monthes ago - By VentureBeat

    Amid internal backlash over plans to bring a censored search engine to China, about 1,000 Google employees have reportedly sent a letter to company leadership asking for more answers. “We urgently need more transparency, a seat at the table, and a commitment to clear and open processes: Google employees need to know what we're building,” according...
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  • Google reportedly plans flagship retail store , this time in Chicago

    Google reportedly plans flagship retail store , this time in Chicago

    2 monthes ago - By Ars Technica

    Enlarge / A rendering of 851 W. Randolph Street In Chicago.
    As Google makes more and more hardware products, it makes more and more sense for the company to have some kind of retail arm to show off its stuff. Google has a few "stores within stores" at places like Best Buy in the US and Currys PC World in the UK, setups where the company pays for a premium demo area specifically for its products. Google also has the occasional temporary " pop-up store " for holidays. A standalone brick-and-mortar Google Store has never materialized, though, despite several attempts.
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