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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

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 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 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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Google acquires Pointy to make it easier to find what your local businesses are selling

Online shopping and delivery have made it easier than ever to find and purchase new products, but those benefits haven't fully carried over to physical stores, especially for smaller merchants. In an effort to help out, a company called Pointy has developed some tech that it's been using with Google to let local retailers maintain an up-to-date online catalog of their in-store inventories. Now Google's looking to bring Pointy's assistance to even more stores, as it announces its intention to acquire the firm.

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Google Shopping now offers price tracking, local store search

It's been a process seeing Google merge its commerce apps and giving it all a new coat of paint. Google Express became Google Shopping in April while the accompanying website got redesigned in July. Today, Google is building on its platform with two new tools to help consumers fend for themselves during the holiday season.

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[Update: Shopping app arrives] Google Express is now Google Shopping, Feed and YouTube integration coming soon

Earlier this month, a report from The Information claimed Google was preparing to overhaul its shopping services — including Google Express. Now the company has officially announced the merging of Shopping Search and Express into the new Google Shopping.

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Google Shopping has a new desktop site with checkout for 'Buy with Google' items

Earlier this year, Google confirmed that it would merge Shopping (a way to search for products from many stores in one place) and Express (a combined storefront for multiple retailers) to make the new Google Shopping. While the mobile app still bears the Express name, the updated Google Shopping site has finally appeared.

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Instagram Checkout lets you buy stuff without having to leave the app

Since the app is increasingly used by influencers and fashion brands to showcase clothing, footwear, and other hot products, it's no surprise that Instagram has worked to build out its shopping features. Purchase links appear in Stories, you can save collections of potential buys for later, and there's even been talk of a standalone shopping app. Wouldn't it be even more convenient if you could just shop from within the Instagram app itself?

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Google Express picks up over 150 new store partners in December

The holiday shopping season itself may be over, but between returns, gift cards, and spending the cash you got in that card from grandma, it seems that we just can't fully shake the pull of retail. If your end-of-year shopping has you headed online, Google Express is ready with a pile of new storefronts, adding 157 retailers over the course of the past month.

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