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Thursday, 7 December 2017

The great Google-Amazon war intensifies

The great Google-Amazon war intensifies: If you’ve purchased an Amazon device recently and discovered you can’t get Youtube, it’s because Google has pulled it from all Amazon gadgets — the latest salvo in a commercial war between the two internet giants. The move comes in response to Amazon pulling Google devices off its website, Alphabet said on Wednesday, according to Reuters. “Amazon doesn’t carry Google products like Chromecast and Google Home, doesn’t make (its) Prime Video available for GoogleCast users, and last month stopped selling some of (our sister company) Nest’s latest products. Given this lack of reciprocity, we are no longer supporting YouTube on Echo Show and Fire TV,” Google said. Analysts believe the war stems from intense competition between the two in everything from cloud computing and online search, to selling voice-controlled gadgets like the Google Home and Amazon Echo Show.

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