A Business Insider report yesterday, March 4, stated that on a conference call a year ago, Amazon's retail team told Nest employees that the e-commerce platform would not list any of Nest's newer products, including the latest Nest thermostats and Nest Secure home security systems.
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. And now, it looks as though smart-home manufacturer Nest, also owned by Google, is set to suffer a similar fate. The Nest team stated that it was not related to the quality of the product, especially considering it has mostly rave reviews on Amazon, but a decision that was ultimately handed down by the CEO of Amazon, Jeff Bezos.
Amazon has pulled Google products from its online store before. Further, Google had unconcerned YouTube from Amazon's Fire TV streaming products and Echo Show/Spot as it blamed Amazon to violate their terms and policies for the services offered.
The latest news from the University of Notre Dame is now available via Amazon Alexa on Echo devices. Amazon has an Alexa device that is leading in controlling home appliances from lighting to televisions. It's unclear if third-party Amazon sellers will still be able to move Nest goods. Recently, Amazon announced its acquisition of Ring's smart doorbell business, a home security system that would directly compete with Nest's devices. Nest, for its part, was acquired by Google in 2014 for $3.2 billion and spent three years as an independent entity under parent company Alphabet before being reintegrated into Google last month as part of its dedicated hardware division. It previously wouldn't sell Google Home speakers or the Pixel phone.