Google Launches Promotions On Google Shopping, Enables Distribution To Google Offers & Maps On Android, Too

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http://techcrunch.com – Amid the flurry of prematurely posted Google earnings and Chromebook launches, Google also announced a new feature for merchants today: promotions. These promotions can be added to retailers’ product listings in the now pay-for-play search vertical Google Shopping, as well as distributed via Google Offers and Google Maps on Android. Like their offline counterpart, the online promotions are meant to encourage traffic to a retailer’s store, and make them stand out from the competition because of their sale, discount, time-sensitive offer, freebie, or whatever else the retailer wants (IT news)