Sameer Samat, vice president of Google Shopping, apparently missed Google's Chairman Says Amazon — Not Bing — Is Its Biggest Search Competitor (Business Insider); also see Google Express set to launch deliveries in Boston area today (Boston Globe)
"Which company is more of a rival for Google, Amazon or Alibaba?Google’s Commerce Chief on Deliveries, Amazon, and the Mobile Challenge - Digits - WSJ
We have really good partnerships with both of these companies. They are advertising customers of Google. I don’t think we really look at it from the standpoint of rivalry. We have different ways of addressing consumers’ needs and it’s good to have lots of choice.
Has Amazon taken a lot of product searches from Google in recent years and is that a concern?
We get an awful lot of consumers searching for product information on Google. Our job is to do a better job of helping them answer their questions, providing them with a richer experience than just ten blue links. We’ve made a lot of progress. We also have a lot more progress to make."