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Google may open retail stores in US by end of year

Google hopes to boost its profile among shoppers for its Chromebooks and other products, according to media reports.

Google may open retail stores by the end of the year to boost its profile among shoppers for its Google Nexus devices, Chromebooks and other products, according to reports.

Website 9to5Google.com initially published the Google retail store report, which has since been cited by several technology publications. Google could open stores by the 2013 holiday season in major metropolitan areas.

The Mountain View, California, company already operates Chrome Stores inside Best Buy locations.

Microsoft is also opening retail stores. Apple chief executive Tim Cook made bullish remarks about his company's retail presence at a recent Goldman Sachs conference.

* Dow Jones