What's that behind your ear?
Say you're a search engine that gets most of its revenue from display ads. You notice that users are starting to use tablets more often, and they're more engaged in their browsing experience than smartphone users. What do you do? If you're Google
Nothing up this sleeve...
Say you're a major online entertainment portal, with lots of video content. You notice that your visitors have been gravitating toward the newest and most exclusive videos, many offered by competitors. What do you do? If you're Netflix
Good ideas, timidly rehashed and released much later, become bad ideas.
Is this your card?
Yahoo!'s out of the Hulu bidding. Despite a major partnership with Microsoft's Bing search engine, Yahoo!'s remained flat in the search wars -- much of Google's drop has been Bing's gain. Yahoo!'s even entered into partnership with Disney's
It's still a hugely popular web portal and is still quite profitable, but you can ask AOL
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