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A selection of continental billionaires and a peek at how they amassed their fortunes in the premiere of Forbes’ Meet The Richest.

source: Forbes

 

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(Bloomberg) — Google Inc. may open its first stand- alone retail store at its European headquarters in Dublin, according to a filing by the world’s most popular search engine.

The Google Store would be open to the public and sell unspecified “Google merchandise,” Google’s Irish unit said in a local planning application. Located in Dublin’s Montevetro office block, the shop would include about 123 square meters (1,323 square feet) of space with an added mezzanine floor extension.

“While we do have the option to open retail space, we are examining all potential uses,” the Mountain View, California- based company said today in an e-mailed statement. “No final decision has been taken.”

Retail may be a new front in Google’s competition with Apple Inc., whose 361 stores have fueled sales of iPods, iPhones and iPad tablet computers. Google, the world’s biggest maker of smartphone operating software, is in the process of buying handset maker Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. for $12.5 billion to help it compete with Apple’s phones and Microsoft Corp.’s mobile software.

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