Published: Tue, March 06, 2018
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Amazon stops selling Nest products as war with Google continues

Amazon stops selling Nest products as war with Google continues

Amazon has decided not to sell any of the newer products from Google's smart home division Nest, including the recently announced Nest thermostat and Nest Secure home security system, according to a report in Business Insider.

According to Business Insider, Nest's employees were informed via a conference call at the end of a year ago that the retail giant would not be listing its newest products - which include a smart doorbell - on its site.

After weeks of simply avoiding the products and being unresponsive to Nest, Amazon announced the company of its resolution by phone late in the year and stated the order "came from the top", something Nest took to designate it had been reached down by CEO Jeff Bezos. The feud is believed to have first started in 2015 when Amazon pulled Chromecast products from its platform due to a lack of support for Prime Video.

Fight! Fight! Fight! The ongoing seismic (yet somehow, undeniably petty) tit-for-tat scuffle between Amazon and Google continues to rumble on.

Amazon recently acquired Ring, a manufacturer of internet-connected cameras and door locks for over $1 billion.

After that probably awkward conference call, Nest made a decision to just stop selling their products on Amazon because they want their whole portfolio of products available or nothing at all, according to a person familiar with the company's strategy. But officially, Nest will probably be gone from Amazon in a few months' time.

As reacting to the news, Nest will no longer vend any of its products on Amazon after current inventory runs out. As the Business Insider report notes, spokespersons from Amazon and Nest declined to comment, although they didn't deny the reports either. It's unclear if third-party Amazon sellers will still be able to move Nest goods.

After multiple failed attempts with smartphones and a chilly reception of its latest Fire tablets, Amazon hopes to revive sales with its AI-powered smart home assistant Alexa.

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