The Merch Store, launched on October 17, 2011, starting today will become available to all YouTube partners in good standing around the world.
The YouTube Merch Store was launched with Amazon, iTunes, Topspin, Songkick and Google Play to help indie musicians on YouTube promote licensed merchandise, music downloads, and concert tickets on their channels.
Google also added CafePress.
"Over the next few months, you'll see a new tab on their channel called "Store," where you can choose your merch to showcase to fans. You'll need to have an account with each company to list products on your channel, and clicking on the product will take you to the site where it's for sale," wrote Christian Weitenberner, product manager.
Also, Google today after 114,000 submissions and millions of public votes, announced the second grader Dylan Hoffman of Caledonia, Wisc. is the 2012 year's U.S. Doodle 4 Google National Winner.
His doodle "Pirate Times" will be featured on the U.S. Google homepage tomorrow, May 18.