When Google and Amazon began selling their online shopping sites to California consumers in 2014, they were making a big gamble.
They were betting that California consumers would be more inclined to pay for goods online than the other way around, and that online sales would be the fastest-growing part of the economy in the state.
The gamble paid off.
In just a few years, California has become the world’s largest seller of online purchases, overtaking even Texas and North Carolina, and becoming a destination for the world.
But the gamble is also a gamble for Google and its competitors.
The state is home to about one-third of the world-wide internet traffic, which means the two companies are now competing with California in one of the most important industries in the world: e-commerce.
Google is already selling its own online shopping service in the Golden State.
And Amazon is in the midst of a major expansion of its online retail operations.
But for all the money they’re making on their own products, the big two are betting that Californians are just as likely to buy their products online as they are at home.
“They’re taking an enormous risk,” said David Kostin, a professor at the University of California, Berkeley who studies the economics of e-Commerce.
The bet, he said, is “pretty much inevitable.”
In California, Google and the other big online retailers are trying to compete with each other for the same customers, making their efforts all the more aggressive in an era when most other states are moving toward greater competition.
That is in part because California’s e- commerce laws, which are written for a different era, make it difficult for the big companies to undercut one another in the online shopping market.
These laws, known as the Sherman Antitrust Act, protect the ability of large companies to make their own online sales, but they are also designed to prevent competitors from monopolizing the market.
It’s the same reason that the United States has one of its most restrictive antitrust laws, and why it’s hard for Google to get a piece of the pie in many countries.
Google and other big companies argue that the laws prevent them from making their own e-selling products, and in some cases they’re right.
Google has said that Amazon has undercut its online business by selling its services to others, including other online retailers.
But they’re not competing directly with each another; Amazon’s ecommerce business is only one of many.
“There are some ways that Amazon can undercut Google, but it’s not the dominant one,” said Marc Benioff, a former Google executive and now a venture capitalist at Sequoia Capital.
“In a lot of respects, Amazon’s business model is very different than Google’s.”
And it’s a business model that Google has already made its money on: It’s built a $200 billion market share in online sales for its services, which include shopping and shopping malls.
But Google’s rivals have also built businesses in this area.
eBay, the world leader in online shopping, recently announced that it would open its first ever online retail shop in Los Angeles.
Amazon’s own stores are still mostly just online stores.
And while Google’s competitors are able to undercut Amazon by selling goods in other countries, Amazon has built up its own warehouses in China that it can then sell to other retailers.
Amazon has also built up a massive network of warehouses in the United Kingdom and Europe, where it can ship goods to other countries.
Amazon is also making the same bet that it made with the big online stores: it is buying up a vast number of companies in this space.
In the last year alone, it has bought three-quarters of the companies that make e-mail and other email-based software.
Google recently acquired the email-focused startup, Mailchimp, and its rivals, such as Zoho, are also making aggressive moves into e-tailers.
Google, of course, is the company with the biggest footprint in California.
But Amazon has been making the case that it should be the leader in the market for years, and it is building a vast network of suppliers in the U.S. and other countries that it is now buying directly.
That means it has a huge market share, as well as a huge network of stores in California and elsewhere that it uses to sell its products.
“If Google were to make an offer, it would make a very significant play in this industry,” said Benioef.
“And we can’t have that.”
And Amazon, which was founded in 1984 and now has more than $7 billion in annual revenue, is betting that it will be able to beat Google and Apple and Facebook.
It also believes that it has built a network of hundreds of thousands of stores across the country, and is in talks with other retailers about setting up similar facilities in the future.
Amazon and Google are both focused on building an e-store empire, but both are trying their best to