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Google to enter the retail store arena by year end


Google LogoGoogle is in the development of stand-alone suppliers and wishes for leading Search Engine retail shops in significant urban places. The outlets are aiming to place a Google Nexus, Google Chrome, & other devices from Google into the hands of potential customers. Through this several guaranteed clients encounter with Google’s items before they get keen to buy them. Google’s rivals Microsoft & Apple have retail shops where clients go for a buying only after trying out.

There is a Chrome store from Google already present in the UK & US. The shops have search engine trained workers who illustrate Chromebooks & can react to a variety of concerns the individuals have before purchasing. These shops would have a much wider scope. These new shops will operate individually and create network marketing to clients similar to what Nexus web shop actually does. Moreover, it might appear sensible to place the branded items in these shops as well. The choice to start shops came while toning up styles to take Google to the community.

Without being experienced, several non technical people are enthusiastic about purchasing Google’s amazingly priced branded items ($500-$1000). Along with Google Glass, it will have a start to show other upcoming Google X products like driver-less automobiles and shipment at its shops. There are little pieces of historical proof as to why Google aims for a retail shop. It is enabling people to progress with different buying techniques. However, the major development of these shops will be accomplished by an external institution.

The value of Google Glass can be hard to acknowledge without seeing what it has first hand, but the more realistic factor to do would be to make use of its residing relationships. Google has a reasonable variety of Chrome encounter places already recognized in residing suppliers like Best Buy and PC World in the U.K., and those shops currently get an abundance of platform traffic. Even if search engines had to pay for some more experienced people try Glass, it could still be more affordable and possibly more influential than pushing it completely in the retail shop area.

Google Retail Store

That’s all well and good, but operating a personal shop costs a reasonable slice of the money. Shop rental is a pain, as are programs, training and employment expenses, spending for the main design and fixtures. There happens to be a significant allocation of expense that goes into a project like that. Surely Google could still make some money in the long run but that does not seem certain except that it organizes to present itself very well in times of revenue potential. If we’re looking at this whole scenario completely in times of money, a big retail shop seems a very risky summary.

Of course, that is not to say this whole factor is completely improbable. Google may be going after more than just money. A move like this may help  to strengthen search engines as a real client symbol rather than just that factor you use when you want to search the internet for, well, everything. That kind of move in community understanding could only help when it comes to pushing component items later on, particularly if search engines actually end up developing identified new equipment on their own.

To come back to the entire problem of Google Glass, the idea of chiselling out little retail shop places to emphasize new and impressive Google-powered understanding is not without precedent. While Google is set to provide in-person client assistance for an increasing variety of customers, it’s also designed to display what the service is capable of. It’s a fairly little area that Google Retail has put together and it currently has got a variety of Chromebooks.

Still, if real, this retail shop campaign would be an eye-catching phenomenon for search engines. The business does not “view being a store right now as the right choice,” so either this is all garbage, or Google’s plan to evolve will see changes quicker than it is being predicted.

Yahoo! ready to control the ‘display advertising’ roller coaster


Yahoo, the multinational giant internet services corporation reported very good revenue in the fourth quarter of last year. This was due to the fact that Yahoo increased its display advertising charges in order to prove the estimates of investors & analysts totally wrong.



The company earned 32 cents per share resulting in a revenue of $1.22 billion in the last quarter, beating the estimates from Wall Street which forecasted 28 cents per share for a revenue of $1.21 billion. This affected the stock price of the company that rose by 5% in a few hours. On the other hand, it seemed that the advertising business of the company got affected to a large extent. Figures support this fact. The organization showed a 10% decline in advertising costs per year. Against this, the revenue generated by Yahoo Search increased by 14% per year.

These reports came in the midst of the watch that investors & analysts have kept on Marissa Mayer, newly appointed Yahoo CEO. Coming to power last July, Marissa took some major steps to change the whole scenario by signing agreements with CBS & NBC, got two developers for mobile applications on board & sanctioned redesigning of Flickr & Yahoo Mail. She also added a perk system to the company by offering free iPhones as well as free lunches.



The long term strategy of Mayer is to make Yahoo a part of people’s lives. Acknowledgement was in the form of the Yahoo stock shooting above $20, the highest since 2009. Marissa Mayer is fully credited with the overall revenue increase which gives hope that the company will be able to overcome the declining display ads scenario. Display advertising is a market which is expected to go up to $17.7 billion towards the end of this year, according to reports by EMarketer Inc. Efforts by Yahoo can be seen in the appeal made to advertisers to invest in ad promotion tools & deliver them to consumers. By providing real time data to the advertisers, the ads can be targeted to the right audience.

According to Mayer, Yahoo is currently working on web content personalizing through a technology that can feed the content to the consumers directly on their mobile devices. Mayer also added that an Interest Graph can now be created through user data which displays connections between people. After the arrival of Marissa Mayer, Yahoo’s share of display advertising has faded. It came down to 9.3% last year compared to 11% in 2011. In comparison  Google’s display advertising share rose to 15% while Facebook’s share climbed to 14%. This year, as predicted by EMarketer Inc., Google’s advertising share in the US market will be 18%, Facebook’s 15%, & Yahoo will further decline to 8%.


As discussed above, Yahoo’s display advertising future looks poor when we look at the entire internet industry. There was a time when the company dominated in terms of search tools & email. But it has failed in the case of tablets & smartphones. It will be interesting to see what the new CEO can do in order to manage the ups & downs taking place in display advertising.

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