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Amazon to stop selling Google Nest products

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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.

Amazon reportedly told Google Nest near the end of a year ago that it would no longer be listing any of Nest's newer products.

A person familiar with the matter said that in response, Nest made a decision to take an "all or nothing" approach and stop selling its products on Amazon once current stocks run out.

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) announced recently that it will no longer sell new products from Google's Nest home division, once the current stock is over.


It's not clear yet whether third party sellers will still be allowed to sell Nest devices on Amazon. Business Insider reports, the decision "came from the top - and that it had nothing to do with the quality of Nest products, which had great reviews on Amazon". Nest is known primarily for its smart thermostat and other in-home features like security and smoke detectors, and now Amazon has Ring on the hardware side. Presently several Nest products are handy with Prime shipping, but they're "fulfilled by Amazon" and literally being sold by other sellers. Considering the fractious relationship between the two behemoths, news that Amazon may stop stocking Nest appliances is hardly a shocker. Its parent company and Amazon have been involved in a feud for quite some time now and it appears that the former chose to escalate that late a year ago. Sources said Nest preferred to offer its full portfolio of devices or none at all.

Basically, both want to monitor customers' smart home usage and try to snatch up as much auditory information as possible while they're there via smart speakers that can listen in on verbal commands, all in the hopes of building better ad profiles.

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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