The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which Andrew Tonner, technology editor and analyst, and Austin Smith, consumer-goods editor and analyst, discuss topics around the investing world.

In today's edition, they discuss how some companies find a trend in the developing world and mimic it in an emerging one. It's proving simple and successful, as we see companies such as Mercadolibre becoming the eBay of Latin America, and Yandex and Baidu looking like the Google of their respective countries.

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