Google searches for retail presence with possible stores
NEW YORK -- Google is looking to extend its presence in the retail space, by opening freestanding stores in the United States.
According to a report by online site 9to5Google, the first flagship locations will open in time for the 2013 holiday shopping season.
“Google feels right now that many potential customers need to get hands-on experience with its products before they are willing to purchase," the website reported.
According to the report, Google wants to give consumers the opportunity not only to test out its existing branded products, but also the chance to see close up its upcoming technology, such as Google Glasses.