Android Police

Articles Tagged:

shopping

52

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.

Read More
5

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.

Read More
50

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.

Read More
13

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.

Read More
0

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.

Read More
23

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.

Read More
2

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.

Read More
15

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

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.

Read More
4

Google Shopping now offers price tracking, local store search

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.

Read More
26

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

[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.

Read More
Mastodon