Google acquires Pointy to help local retailers compete against Amazon


by VentureBeat

VentureBeat— Google has acquired Dublin-based Pointy, which developed a solution to help traditional retailers compete with ecommerce giants like Amazon.

techcrunch.com—Google acquires Pointy, a startup to help brick-and-mortar retailers list products online, for $163M. Google has been on a long-term mission to build inroads into the world of e-commerce by working more closely with brick-and-mortar retailers, and now it looks like it plans to extend that work a little further. The search giant is acquiring Pointy, a startup out of Dublin, Ireland, which has built hardware and software technology [

TechCrunch—Google acquires Pointy, a startup to help brick-and-mortar retailers list products online, for $163M – TechCrunch. Google has been on a long-term mission to build inroads into the world of e-commerce by working more closely with brick-and-mortar retailers, and now it looks like it plans to extend that work a little further. The search giant is acquiring Pointy, a startup out of Dublin, Ireland, which has built hardware and software technology [

CNBC—Google to acquire Irish retail tech start-up Pointy. The deal is expected to close in the coming weeks, the companies said.