Feudin’, Fussin’ And Fightin’: Why Tech Companies Don’t Always Get Along

Google and Amazon just settled a disagreement that has kept YouTube off Fire TV devices. They aren’t the only tech giants doing battle, and often it’s the customers who suffer.

By Shelly BrisbinApril 25, 2019 12:36 pm

In this corner: the world’s largest video app, watched by millions via television, tablet and phone. In the other corner: the tech titan behind Fire TV and Prime Video. Until last week, Google and Amazon were locked in a cage match that kept Google’s YouTube off of Amazon’s Fire TV devices, among other things.

Tech expert Omar Gallaga says feuds between big tech companies are nothing new. There’s Apple versus Amazon, Spotify versus Apple and even Steven Spielberg versus Netflix.

What you’ll hear in this segment:

– What Amazon’s feud with Google was all about

– Why app stores are often the source of tech conflicts

– How feuding tech companies settle their differences