Google turning to e-commerce?


The Internet sure is getting to be a funny place. Social networks are getting into search, search engines are getting into e-commerce. It now transpires Google is all set to launch “buy”buttons on its search result pages inthe coming weeks. So here probably is a new rival to Amazon & eBay. The search giant will start showing the buttons when people search for products on mobile devices, according to people familiar with the launch.

The buttons will accompany sponsored—or paid—search results, often displayed under a “Shop on Google” heading at the top of the page. Buttons won’t appear with the nonsponsored results that are driven by Google’s basic search algorithm.

Can Google Outsell Amazon and eBay – Wall Street Journal

May 15, 2015
Google Inc. will launch buy buttons on its search-result pages in coming weeks, a controversial step by the company toward becoming an online marketplace rivaling those run by Amazon.com Inc. and eBay Inc.
The search giant will start showing the buttons…

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Google reportedly to add ‘buy’ buttons to mobile search results – The Next Web

http://news.google.com May 16, 2015 

If you search for something on Google, does that mean you want to buy it? Maybe. At least that appears to be the idea behind buy buttons, a new feature the Wall St …

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Google’s Buy buttons could make mobile shopping much easier – Digital Trends

http://news.google.com May 16, 2015 

Desktop Web surfing is old news — nowadays we’re doing more and more of our browsing on mobile devices, which is why tech firms are falling over themselves to add functionality …

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MEDIA-Google to launch buy buttons on search-results pages in coming weeks … – Reuters

http://news.google.com May 16, 2015 

Google to launch buy buttons on search-results pages in coming weeks – WSJ. May 16 (Reuters) -. — Source link: (on.wsj.com/1B3zHcy). — Note: Reuters has not …

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