Google is buying an Irish retail search startup called Pointy – Business Insider

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Google is acquiring Pointy, an Irish startup that helps people find out what their local stores have in physical stock.Pointy has created a small, physical box that plugs into local retailers’ barcode scanners, tracks what they sell, and then displays what they have to potential customers looking up the business online.This is the second time Google has acquired a company cofounded by Irish serial entrepreneur Mark Cummins.Cummins was once rejected from a job at Google before going on to found his first startup Plink, and selling it to Google in 2010.Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.Google is acquiring a small Irish retail tech startup called Pointy for an undisclosed amount, the search giant confirmed on Tuesday. The deal is expected to close in the coming weeks.Pointy is headquartered in
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