The Google-Amazon Spat is Getting Ugly

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The Google-Amazon Spat is Getting Ugly

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In what is a rare public spat in Silicon Valley, two west coast tech juggernauts are locking horns. Google and Amazon are in the middle of what looks to be escalating into a blood feud over mutual access to products, especially in the hot gadgets markets (think Amazon's Echo). The spat has gotten so bad that Google yesterday took the vary rare step of suspending its Youtube service on a number of Amazon devices, including Fire TV. Google cited a "lack of reciprocity" on Amazon's part as a reason for the move.

FINSUM : Restricting access between major tech companies is not something that has happened very often, so we consider this a major escalation in the battle between the two.

  • Amazon
  • google
  • youtube
  • fire tv
  • gadgets

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