The Inevitable Showdown Between Twitter and Twitter Apps

People usually think of business competition as occurring between substitutes – products that serve similar functions for the user.   Famous substitutes include Coke and Pepsi, and Macs and PCs. In fact, especially in the technology sector, some of the most brutal competition has occurred between complements. Products are complements when they are more valuable because of the existence of one another – e.g. hotdogs and hotdog buns, PCs and operating systems.

 

(Full Post: http://cdixon.org/2009/09/14/the-inevitable-showdown-between-twitter-and-twitter-apps/


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Chris Dixon

Chris Dixon is an investor at Andreessen Horowitz. He was previously the Co-Founder/CEO of Hunch, Co-Founder of Founder Collective, and Co-Founder/CEO of SiteAdvisor.

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