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New Google Express stores arrive by the dozens, as expansion continues unrestrained

It hasn't even been two weeks since we last shared with you a list of the latest retail partners to sign up with Google Express. The company's online-shopping platform has seen some tremendous growth over the course of the past few months, but the pace really feels like it's been picking up lately.

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Google Express continues to pick up new partner stores at breakneck pace

Google Express is still a bit of a tough sell for a lot of shoppers. While it offers the convenience of integration with Google Pay and presents the opportunity for free shipping (which is temporarily at a new $15 minimum purchase level for many stores), maybe its biggest problem has been in terms of availability — it can sometimes be quite hard to find what you want. Google's been taking some steps to improve that situation, including signing on a whole mess of new retail partners.

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Google Express sees big growth spurt, with over two dozen new retailers joining in past month

Do you do your shopping through Google Express? A few years back we saw the service spread across the U.S., and ever since Google's been trying its best to convince users to give Express a shot, luring them with support for big-name stores, as well as offering savings through some tempting deals. Over the past few weeks, though, Google's recruitment drive for new Express stores has seriously gone into overdrive, with over two dozen new retailers signing up for the program.

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Google Express free delivery minimum lowered to $15 for a limited time

Google has made a few moves to get more people using Google Express, not all of which have been popular. Remember when Assistant's shopping list moved to Express? The latest change is only temporary, but it comes free of drawbacks. For a limited time, the threshold for free delivery on Express has dropped to $15 at most stores.

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Instagram Stories will now display shopping links too

Shopping has been an increasingly noticeable aspect of the Instagram experience for a while now, especially since Facebook teamed up with BigCommerce last October to make product links even more prominent in the app's feed. The latest expansion sees shopping features infiltrate Instagram Stories, too.

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Amazon's International Shopping Experience makes it easier to import goods from the US

Amazon announced a new feature today that makes it easier for international users to import goods from the United States. The new service, which Amazon is calling the International Shopping Experience, offers access to a wide selection of products with understandable pricing that includes import fee estimates.

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Google app v7.24 beta prepares floating sports scores, Doodles in the search box, Project Valyrian, home automation, and much more [APK Teardown]

A beta update to the Google app has been making the rounds. As usual, there's not much new to see after installing this release, but many changes are awaiting Google to flip a switch before going live. Also following the usual pattern, there's a teardown of the APK that provides plenty of hints about what's to come. Version 7.24 reveals plans for a floating bubble with current sports scores that remains visible on top of other apps, an effect for the Google search box, a mysterious new project called Valyrian, assorted follow-ups for the Pixel Buds, home automation, and more.

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Disclaimer: Teardowns are based on evidence found inside of apks (Android's application package) and are necessarily speculative and usually based on incomplete information.
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E-commerce firm Shopify now supports Google Pay

Canadian e-commerce giant Shopify announced today that its payments platform, Shopify Payments, now allows payments made using Google Pay. According to its website, Shopify is used by more than 600,000 businesses worldwide. Among those businesses are familiar names like Penny Arcade and PooPouri.

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Google app v7.21 beta adds image donations to Lens, prepares for shopping on smart displays, making the Assistant repeat after you, and more [APK Teardown]

There's a new beta update to the Google app making the rounds. Like so many others, this one doesn't bring a lot of changes when it is first installed, but there are plenty of bigger things under the surface waiting to break out. While you can begin donating images to Google Lens today, the future also promises to have smart displays with shopping and YouTube suggestions, more places to set your default output devices for Assistant, and more.

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Google's Black Friday deals are live, here's a roundup of what's on offer

Thanksgiving is a great time of year to stock up on all kinds of discounted products, but technology is usually where the best deals can be found. Thanks to Amazon's keen price reducing policies around this time of year, Google has no choice but to follow suit, and the competition is great for us consumers. Offers on Google products are available at various retailers, so let's round them up.

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