The report says that Amazon representatives told Nest that the decision "came from the top", which implies this goes all the way up to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, though no report has concluded that with any certainty. Google's parent company Alphabet purchased Nest in 2014 and later made the smart home products division a separate company, but Google reabsorbed Nest last month in a potential move to address Amazon's looming threat, as rejoining the two divisions ultimately allows Google to better sync its manufacturing and retail distribution.
The Nest team came back by refusing to provide additional inventory for current Nest products under the explanation that the online retail giant should either sell all of the products in the family or none of them at all.
In response, Nest opted to cease selling its older wares through Amazon, which should disappear once stock runs out (as of this writing, several Nest products are still listed, though several of them have warnings of low stock).
Fight! Fight! Fight! The ongoing seismic (yet somehow, undeniably petty) tit-for-tat scuffle between Amazon and Google continues to rumble on. The few Nest devices that are now listed on Amazon are expected to disappear from the online retail store once the inventory runs out. Previous summer, Amazon started a Prime Video app for Android, but has yet to add support for streaming its content with a Chromecast.
Technically, you still might find Nest products through third-party sellers in the Marketplace program.
You can still buy a range of Nest products over at Amazon UK - like this table bracket stand thermostat - but if Business Insider is on the nose with its reporting, that probably won't be the case for much longer.
The Nest team said they were informed that their products will be banned from Amazon's retail platform via a phone call. This includes thermostats, doorbells, and cameras. That's likely a place where Amazon will compete with Google's Nest. Smart home product sales are expected to reach $4.5 billion in 2018, according to the Consumer Technology Association.