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Google's pop-up store uses technology to tempt shoppers
Google's pop-up store uses technology to tempt shoppers

The igloo-like snow globe in the middle of the Annapolis mall caught the eye of James Soni. The three-year-old darted inside, pulling his mother and father along. The family, told they could dress up and appear in a short, slow-motion video, was filmed in two takes tossing snowballs in the air, to the delight of their son. The gigantic globe, which doubles as a mini production studio, is clearly the centerpiece of Google's new retail venture: Temporary shops set up in six locations nationwide, including Westfield Annapolis mall. But it was the sleek displays outside the "Winter Wonderlab" that attracted Sean Soni, the boy's father. Soni tested out a Google Nexus 7...

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