The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which Motley Fool analysts Austin Smith and Andrew Tonner discuss emerging trends in their favorite companies.

In today's edition, Austin and Andrew discuss a bold move by a classic company trying to transition into a new tech era. But standing in the way is a 300-pound gorilla that has deeper pockets and a better device and is willing to take a loss on its product to keep other companies out. This attempt to modernize has to be admired, but it ultimately spells impending doom as the bricks and mortar of these companies' businesses will end up acting like an anchor.

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