Amazon Files For ‘AmazonTube’ and ‘OpenTube’ Trademarks As Fight With YouTube Gets Pettier
Posted by BeauHD on 21st December 2017
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“Amazon applied for an ‘AmazonTube’ trademark earlier this week, according to a filing found by TV Answer Man, as the company’s public feud with Google over accessing YouTube content on Amazon’s devices continues to escalate,” reports The Verge. “While there’s not a lot of information about what AmazonTube might be, based on the trademark application’s description of ‘providing non-downloadable pre-recorded audio, visual and audiovisual works via wireless networks on a variety of topics of general interest,’ it sure sounds like a YouTube competitor.” From the report: TechCrunch notes that Amazon has also applied for a trademark on “OpenTube,” as well, which, if anything, is a more blatant name for what Google is looking to accomplish here. It’s also not the first time that Amazon has been rumored to be working on its own, free video service — earlier this year there were rumors that Amazon was planning a “freemium” version of Prime Video, although the company released a statement saying that it had no plans to do so.

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