Rumors of Google retail store resurface, but no launch date in sight

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  • Reply 21 of 35
    hftshfts Posts: 386member
    "Apple wrote:
    [" url="/t/156050/rumors-of-google-retail-store-resurface-but-no-launch-date-in-sight#post_2279834"]I wonder if the employees will be wearing blue shirts? I also wonder if there will be a bunch of wooden tables in the store?

    I also wonder if it will be dangerous for people to actually step inside the store. Who's to say that you aren't signing your first born away, since you might have consented to that as soon as you agreed to enter through the door? And who's to say that there aren't full body scanners installed in the walls, doing full naked scans of everybody, including peeking into your wallet and retrieving all sorts of info?
    Come on google wouldn't do that, or would they?
    The same company that reads your personal gmail emails so they can sell you stuff.
  • Reply 22 of 35
    hftshfts Posts: 386member
    lkrupp wrote: »
    Well, why not copy a wildly successful business model? Apple leads, the rest follow. It's a fact of life in the tech universe. Everybody sits back, laughs at and criticizes the new Apple product or business model. Jerk pundits predict doom and epic fail (see pundits lambasting the rumored smart watch), the troll armies mass and attack, but Apple succeeds and suddenly the other faux innovators turn on their copy machines. It has been this way for over a decade now.

    So let Microsoft and Google build their frick'n stores that look just like Apple's. Customers know the difference. They know they are walking into a copycat store and  looking at copycat products. They're not stupid. They know who did it first. The utter failure of current Microsoft stores just proves the point.
    I always wondered about the same thing. If Apple are crap, how come EVERY company copies them one way or another?
  • Reply 23 of 35
    joshajosha Posts: 901member

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Suddenly Newton View Post



    And why would an Internet search giant need a retail store? /facepalm


    Isn't it amazing how much money "free" spyware can make!


    So now we may have a (free) spyware retail store.

  • Reply 24 of 35

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Apple ][ View Post


    I wonder if the employees will be wearing blue shirts? I also wonder if there will be a bunch of wooden tables in the store?


     



     



     


    http://news.cnet.com/8301-17852_3-57569813-71/why-googles-stores-shouldnt-look-so-much-like-apple-stores/

  • Reply 25 of 35
    zozmanzozman Posts: 393member



     


    Damn google has some impressive new ideas :P 

  • Reply 26 of 35
    kr00kr00 Posts: 99member

    So they'll sell ads in a store now? How quaint. Perhaps they'll sell xerox copies of Apple technology too.

  • Reply 27 of 35


    what would they sell, your personal information?

  • Reply 28 of 35
    kr00 wrote: »

    Picture this: You go into the store and tell the associate that you need a new phone case for your upcoming ski trip. As the associate escorts you to a selection of cases, travel agents flank you and begin making pitches for ski trip packages.
  • Reply 29 of 35
    jragostajragosta Posts: 10,473member
    josha wrote: »
    Isn't it amazing how much money "free" spyware can make!
    So now we may have a (free) spyware retail store.

    Hey, it worked for AOL (at least until they destroyed their business). Google wouldn't even need cash registers in the store. They simply hand out CDs with all their latest spyware installed and disguise it as a game.

    Of course, the latest iMac and MBP owners would be safe.....
  • Reply 30 of 35


    Originally Posted by Suddenly Newton View Post

    And why would an Internet search giant need a retail store? /facepalm


     


    Why does a company that gives everything away for free need a store? image


     


    They'd have their Nexus models and their Chromebooks… that's it. Maybe for-pay DVDs (hey, costs money to print 'em!) containing the entire suite of Google software. Take it home, pop it in, and every single application you have is uninstalled to make way for Google's equivalent. It also scans your entire machine and sends the entire contents of your hard drive straight to Google to save time.


     


    But still, that's not enough to keep a store running, is it?


     


    So the existence of the store will be supplemented by ads, just like all of Google's services.


     


  • Reply 31 of 35
    jungmarkjungmark Posts: 6,812member
    I get it now. Google lures people into a fake storefront while Google's real customers (advertisers) are in the actual storefront watching you on CCTV. When they see what they like, they'll point you out and Google staff will copy the contents of your purse/wallet for "research".
  • Reply 32 of 35
    gatorguygatorguy Posts: 22,889member

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by punkndrublic View Post


    Does Mr. Heisenberg know of Google cutting into his business?  Seriously Google Glass sounds like a street name for meth out in Victorville. 



    The most recent Google Glass user video is here:



     


    It's further along than I realized.


     


    EDIT: Didn't know there was an official website for it either. Can't get any more minimalist that this for a home page!


    http://www.google.com/glass/start/

  • Reply 33 of 35
    kdarlingkdarling Posts: 1,640member

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Gatorguy View Post


    The most recent Google Glass user video is here:


     


     


    image


     


    It's further along than I realized.


     



     


    The last few seconds of that video( @ 1:55) are very cool, where a friend asks what the view is like in the balloon, and the Glass user easily sends a picture out.

  • Reply 34 of 35
    robmrobm Posts: 1,068member


    (eating crow here)


     


    Nice job Google - Im impressed. Really. I'd be in for Glass.


     


    Still want my Schmidt punch bag and Page dartboard tho'


    ps: crow doesn't taste so good.

  • Reply 35 of 35

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Gatorguy View Post


    The most recent Google Glass user video is here:



     


    It's further along than I realized.


     


    EDIT: Didn't know there was an official website for it either. Can't get any more minimalist that this for a home page!


    http://www.google.com/glass/start/



    No thanks, I wont be joining the Borg collective anytime soon. 

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