Amazon takes Prime to Apple as Google drops YouTube

07 December, 2017, 15:01 | Author: Darnell Taylor
  • Image credit Pexels

Amazon and Google's tit for tat relationship has taken to new heights after Google announced on 6 December 2017 that it will be restricting YouTube access on Amazon products. It wasn't until relatively recently at WWDC 2017 when Apple and Amazon belatedly said they had reached an agreement to develop a dedicated tvOS app for the Apple TV. Now Google has been unhappy with Amazon using its YouTube service on its devices and this was the first step to make Amazon agree to its demands.

"Amazon Prime Video is one of the most eagerly anticipated apps to come to Apple TV, so we're excited to bring all of that great content to customers", Apple's senior vice president of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue said in a statement on Apple's website.

"We hope we can reach an agreement to resolve these issues soon", says Google.

"Given this lack of reciprocity, we are no longer supporting YouTube on Echo Show and FireTV", the statement said. Then, last month, Amazon pulled Nest's latest devices, including its cheaper thermostat, from its online store. YouTube is also cutting access Monday for a second time to Amazon's Echo Show video device.

Amazon quickly responded to the move calling it a "disappointing precedent" on Google's part to selectively block customer access to an open website.

Can analysts adopt a bullish outlook for W&T Offshore, Inc. (NYSE:WTI)?
W&T Offshore, Inc . (NYSE: WTI ) is 39.29% above its 200-day moving average, providing a measure of resistance for long positions. It dropped, as 57 investors sold INCY shares while 158 reduced holdings. 51 funds opened positions while 236 raised stakes.

Blustery day, snow chances arrive this weekend
Otherwise, expect partly cloudy skies, brisk breezes, and colder temperatures to be the rule through the rest of the weekend. With the colder air building in however, temperatures dropped back into the upper 30s by sunrise and shortly there past.

Ladbrokes Coral shares soar on GVC takeover approach
It announced last month that the maximum stake would be cut from £100 to between £2 and £50. GVC shareholders would be entitled to the rest.

The Prime Video app will be available on Apple TV 4K and previous generations of Apple TV, giving Prime Video members with Apple TV devices access to Amazon's content line-up.

Mountain View, California-based Google isn't the only competitor that has seen its products blocked from Amazon's site.

In 2015, Amazon stopped selling several of Google's hardware products online, including the search engine giant's Chromecast video and audio-streaming dongles.

Amazon will not retail Google's Chromecast, nor its Google Home range of goods, as you may have discovered, and the reason for this is that they compete directly with Amazon's own products.



Facebook To Launch Dedicated Messenger App for Preteens
The new standalone app offers video and text chat to children while offering parents the ability to restrict who they can talk to. However, experts estimate millions of children under 13 may already be on Facebook after using false information to sign up.

In Amritsar, London Mayor says time for British to apologise for Jallianwala
Colonial era records had put the death toll at around 400, while leaders of India's freedom movement had put it at over 1,000. The Labour politician also visited the Golden Temple in Amritsar , the most important pilgrimage site of Sikhism.

Modi inaugurates BR Ambedkar International Centre
Ambedkar International Centre For Socio-Economic Transformation (DAICSET), a day after the Dalit icon's 61st death anniversary. He said the Congress had planned the centre in 1992 but it was only now during the BJP's tenure that work was completed.

Huawei Nova 2S Leaks Online; Another High-end 18:9 Smartphone
Huawei Nova 2s features a 6-inch full HD+ display with a resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels and an aspect ratio of 18:9. Now, as far as the phone's front side is concerned, you'll find 20 and 2-megapixel cameras there (f/2.0 aperture).

Aperio Group LLC Has $864000 Holdings in Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ:FTR)
On average, equities analysts expect that Frontier Communications Corp will post ($0.25) EPS for the current fiscal year. The Castine Capital Management Llc holds 118,215 shares with $4.22M value, up from 104,556 last quarter.

Apple to launch 6.1-inch LCD iPhone with metal back in 2018
In the previous month, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo had claimed that Apple would be releasing three iPhones in 2018 . Nikkei revealed that the low cost of iPhone would be due to usage of LCD display instead of OLED which is most expensive.

Flynn told a business associate Russian sanctions would be 'ripped up'
The texts were timestamped as being sent just as President Trump was delivering his Inaugural Address, the whistleblower said. The witness could not read the text, but he saw that the time stamp was 12:11 p.m., according Cummings's letter.

(JPM) Shares Bought by Chevy Chase Trust Holdings Inc
Harbour Capital Advisors LLC increased its stake in shares of J P Morgan Chase & Co by 8,767.4% in the 2nd quarter. (NASDAQ:VRML). RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Thursday, June 15 report. (NYSE:JPM) has a Piotroski F-Score of 6.

Trexquant Investment LP Purchases Shares of 4439 Cardinal Health, Inc. (CAH)
A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Needham & Company LLC reiterated a "hold" rating on shares of Cardinal Health in a report on Sunday, September 10th.

Kepco Top Pick For Moorside NPP Development
Kepco's move, however, had briefly seen to hit a snag upon the Moon Jae-in administration and its nuclear-free initiative. In South Korea, it is not unusual for a leader of a public company to step down before his or her term ends.