Amazon Says No To Blippy

by SteveBayle on February 6, 2010

TechCrunch reports http://tcrn.ch/9JOUtb 

Cofounder Philip Kaplan says they didn’t block Blippy, but simply insisted that the service stop pulling user purchase data, and erase all historical data they had already collected. They were also summoned to Seattle to speak with a “high ranking executive” of the company. Blippy complied (with both the summons and the demand to stop accessing user data).

Amazon already doesn’t permit mobile devices to use its APi to access their data. 

Between Apple forbidding LBS ads on iPhone apps and Amazon forbidding access to consumers’ shopping history, the big guys are really flexing their muscles.

Time for consumers, who want to share their shopping histories and want that access on the smartphones, not just their PCs, to start complaining!

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