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Google Search is picking up new tools for deal hunters

Google Search is picking up new tools for deal hunters

There are whole industries built around hunting for the very best deals (we do what we can to point out ones our readers express interest in), and now Google is rolling out a couple of new tools for Search and the Shopping tab that should make bargain shopping and Black Friday deal-hunting a little easier.

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PayPal fees are going up in August, especially for cheap items

PayPal fees are going up in August, especially for cheap items

Venmo isn't the only digital payment platform that wants a bigger slice of the pie. Its owner PayPal is getting in on the action, with a widespread change of its rates set to go into effect on August 2nd. Barring a few small adjustments to currency exchange and charity rates, almost all of these are increases in processing fees. Most notably, the standard PayPal checkout merchant fee will increase from 30 cents plus 2.9% to 49 cents plus 3.49%.

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Google is convinced it can finally make you use its shopping tools

Google is convinced it can finally make you use its shopping tools

During I/O, Google has announced open cart reminders for shopping built right into Chrome. It allows you to track your open carts on shopping websites inside the browser, without you having to leave the corresponding websites open indefinitely. But the company has also introduced a few other shopping features that are worth highlighting, including an option that allows you to connect your loyalty programs with your Google account to show you the best prices right away.

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Google confirms plans to put another app on the chopping block

Google confirms plans to put another app on the chopping block

Google is relentless in putting all but its most successful ventures out to pasture — it's one of our least favorite things about the company. Only a week has passed since the imminent removal of its Wifi app was scheduled for June, and already, Google is back for more. This time, the search giant has set its sights on Google Shopping, as the company plans to shut down its dedicated mobile app within the next few weeks.

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Google Shopping's latest tool is thirsty for your stimulus check

Google Shopping's latest tool is thirsty for your stimulus check

Google is getting into the business of retail superlatives with a new mini-site telling you about the best things for everything — whether the product you want is for coffee, for power generators, or for board games, you've got options for it. All of this in an effort to prop up its Google Shopping service.

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Google wants to turn YouTube into a shopping site

Google wants to turn YouTube into a shopping site

YouTube already makes money through advertisements, YouTube Premium (to get rid of said advertisements), and memberships to specific channels. It looks like the company might be preparing to add general shopping functionality to the list, according to an announcement in YouTube's test features and experiments hub.

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Google's Area 120 releases its latest experiment: A sort of TikTok for shopping called Shoploop

Google's Area 120 releases its latest experiment: A sort of TikTok for shopping called Shoploop

Google's experimental Area 120 division has just released a new product, and this time it isn't just another Pinterest clone. Shoploop, as its name might imply, is a video shopping platform that shows short not-quite reviews for products from creators and brands in short (90 seconds or less) videos. Think of it as an Instagram or TikTok feed of product videos. Right now, it's focusing on stuff like makeup and skincare, but Shoploop plans to expand to more product types in the future, including clothing, jewelry, and electronics.

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Google Shopping teardown hints at upcoming dark mode and AR previews

Google Shopping teardown hints at upcoming dark mode and AR previews

An upcoming version of Google Shopping shows evidence of some new features that will enhance your online shopping. A teardown of version 52 of the app revealed assets relating to AR item previews (similar to those in the Amazon and Ikea apps), dark mode, and a Google Lens shortcut built into the search bar.

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Google reportedly wants to turn the Pay app into a shopping portal

Google reportedly wants to turn the Pay app into a shopping portal

Google Pay is the primary method of contactless payments on Android devices, but Google might have greater ambitions for the app than just storing all your credit cards. A new report from The Information claims the app could become a shopping portal, if retailers and delivery companies sign on.

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Google brings clothes shopping directly to search results, making it even easier to spend too much

Google brings clothes shopping directly to search results, making it even easier to spend too much

Google has no shortage of irons in the fire when it comes to e-commerce. The company has consistently added new retail partners to its Shopping (formerly Google Express) app and just acquired a company whose technology allows local businesses to display their inventories with Google search directly. Now, Google has announced upcoming changes that will enable users to browse and compare clothes from multiple retailers with a single Google search.

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