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Amazon Plans to Remove Google's Nest Products After Acquisition of Ring

Accepted submission by takyon at 2018-03-03 23:56:43

Amazon will stop selling Nest products [] once its current stock of them runs out:

The impending disappearance of Nest from Amazon marks just the latest development in the acrimonious, anti-consumer feud between Amazon and Google. Nest was absorbed back into Google last month [] after spending three years as a standalone Alphabet subsidiary. (Google tipped off Nest that Amazon had decided against selling its latest hardware while the companies were still separate.) Amazon has steadfastly refused to sell some Google-branded products like the Google Home voice assistant speaker and the company's Pixel smartphones. In December, the online retailer said it would restart sales of the Chromecast [] streaming device, but it's been three months and you still can't buy it. Last summer, Amazon launched a Prime Video app for Android, but has yet to add support for streaming its content with a Chromecast.

For its part in this ugly falling out, Google has removed YouTube from Amazon's Fire TV streaming products and the Echo Show / Spot, claiming that Amazon has violated its terms of service with those implementations of the YouTube app. There were once signs that the companies were mending the scorched bridge between them [], but that doesn't seem to be the case any longer.

Hypocritical Amazon Won't Sell Google Chromecast Devices But They Will Sell Plenty Of Rip-Off Versions []

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Amazon Wants to Deliver Purchases into Your Home []
Google Pulls YouTube Off of More Amazon Devices []
Google Absorbs Nest, Nest Co-Founder Quits []
Amazon Acquires Ring, Maker of Internet-Connected Doorbells and Cameras, for Over $1 Billion []

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