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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Youtube Works on Show

I had noticed a couple of days ago that Google is now again allowing access of Youtube on the Amazon Show.   So the below article starts out being wrong.  That particular feud is over.  But it would make sense to do this,  if only to control the form of the content involved.   If it can attract the wealth of content.

Amazon may be planning a YouTube rival
Its feud with Google could get uglier with the arrival of "Amazontube."
By Saqib Shah, @eightiethmnt

In the midst of Google's YouTube blockade on the Echo Show, Amazon could be mulling its own video platform. Google announced it was removing its app from the e-retail giant's touchscreen-packing Echo earlier this month, with plans to extend the ban to the Fire TV on January 1st. That same day, Amazon filed two trademarks requests with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for something dubbed "Amazontube," and another called "Opentube," as spotted by TV Answer Man.

Beyond their names, the two bear more than a passing resemblance to Google's video powerhouse. In its filings, Amazon describes Amazontube or Opentube as providers of "non-downloadable pre-recorded audio, visual and audiovisual works via wireless networks."    .... " 

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