It’s a good sign when


A competitor starts copying our stuff. I saw it with Netscape before they lost market share and also saw it with AIM.  The next step is when competitors in the web space start adding or releasing stuff that just makes people say “why?”.  It would also help if we had more “firsts”. 

Comments (3)

  1. Erik says:

    Didn’t Microsoft Live copy the Google Maps "hybrid" mode?  Thought so.

  2. MSDNArchive says:

    I’m only talking about the traffic feature.

  3. heaths says:

    We do: Xbox 360 achievements. The decision to make networking a first-class feature was a good one. The PS3 added it late in the game, and just recently announced they would be *adding* achievements. Before, they were quoted as saying their "dumb" (not exact words, but with the same meaning) and don’t work. Not from what I’ve seen. People crave achievements, and some (too much?) more than others. A truly excellent marketing strategy.