February 07, 2006
I remember reading somewhere that Burger King have a simple philosophy when it comes to setting up one of their branches. They just find somewhere near an existing McDonalds. The argument being that McDonalds have done all the necessary market research for them before setting up their own branch.
If I was Google, then I'd put out a few APIs and wait to see what other (faster?) companies build on top of the APIs. Then I would wait a bit longer to see which of the various services becomes successful/popular and just build that same service myself. Easy - huh?
Posted by Matthew at February 7, 2006 07:46 AM