I honestly feel this would be a fabulous move for Google to give new live into our local shopping malls. Apple and Microsoft Store have done it in their styles. When I was a kid, they had multiple toy stores and book stores in shopping malls. So with Internet being the new universal medium for us, then Google is the most perfect candidate for retail! Remember "Warner Brothers Store"? It was launched in a few markets when Disney Store first opened their retail doors everywhere. I loved Warner Brothers store! I would walk into this huge oasis with floor to ceiling flat screens showing clips of Superman & Batman and Looney tunes shorts as I shopped. I purchased sweaters, keychaines, toy statues, and I loved every minute of it. Then Warner just closed all their doors, I guess because the expenses were too high to operate in relation to the retail money coming in. Retail is a risky business and I hope Google will thrive. Let's face it - virtually all of us proudly uses Google in our lives from a basic Google search to Gmail to YouTube and of course, since you're seeing this post, G+! Go get'm Google!