Amazon, Google trade punches over Nest smart home product sales
Smart home products are a huge new market segment, and it looks like the war for your home tech dollars is on between Google and Amazon. It’s Monday, March 5th and Business Insider says an uncomfortable phone call took place recently between the search icon and online retail giant, when Amazon basically said it will not be listing any NEW smart home products from Google-owned Nest on the site. Google’s response? Fine: We won’t sell any of them on Amazon, OK?
So once the current inventory of Nest smart thermostats, Cam IQ cameras, Hello doorbells and so on are sold, well, you’ll just have to get them somewhere else. Of course, with Amazon buying up popular video doorbell maker Ring – and it’s expanding roster of products – this wasn’t hard to predict. Amazon and Google have been having a skirmish for months over YouTube on Amazon devices and so on, so don’t expect this to shake out until Amazon… buys Google?
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