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Google Buys Shipping Service BufferBox to Buoy E-Commerce

Google Inc., owner of the world’s most popular search engine, has acquired BufferBox Inc., a service for delivering e-commerce goods to physical kiosks.

Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. BufferBox, founded in Waterloo, Ontario, enables online shoppers to pick up parcels at grocery and convenience stores at any time in the Toronto area, according to its website.