Amazon may be working on a YouTube rival with an awkward name

| December 20, 2017

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Earlier in December, Google pulled YouTube from both the Amazon Echo Show and its Fire TV devices. Lately, there have been signs that the two companies may be patching things up, but Amazon may be considering creating its own competitor to YouTube. Additionally, Amazon filed two trademark requests with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for two names: Amazontube and Opentube. 

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