“Amazon.com Inc. is flexing its e-commerce muscles to gain an edge on competitors in the video-streaming market by ending the sale of devices from Google Inc. and Apple Inc.,” Spencer Soper reports for Bloomberg.
“The Seattle-based Web retailer sent an e-mail to its marketplace sellers that it will stop selling Apple TV and Google’s Chromecast,” Soper reports. “No new listings for the products will be allowed and posting of existing inventory will be removed Oct. 29, Amazon said.”
“Amazon’s streaming video service, called Prime Video, doesn’t run easily on rival’s devices,” Soper reports. “Roku Inc.’s hardware, Microsoft Corp.’s Xbox, and Sony Corp.’s PlayStation, which work with Amazon’s Prime Video streaming service, aren’t affected, Amazon said.”
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MacDailyNews Take: It’s a sure sign that what was once a hobby is a hobby no longer when desperate competitors panic. We’re surprised little baby Bezos didn’t run whining to the DOJ this time, too.
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