New reports suggest that Google has plans to open a retail store in New York’s trendy SoHo neighborhood. Google has gradually been shifting into more of a hardware company lately; for instance, consider their Google Glass and Chromebok laptop.
There are physical stores in other countries—Australia, Indonesia, London, and India—but this would be the first US store. Microsoft and Samsung each of 60+ stores worldwide, and Apple has long had a worldwide presence.
Mashable combined reports from VentureBeat and Crain’s New York. Read their summary here: http://mashable.com/2014/03/12/google-retail-store-new-york/.