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03 November 2005

 

Yahoo’s new pretty maps are doomed (and so are Microsoft’s)

"Has Google disrupted the businesses of Yahoo and Microsoft? Yes! It got me out of bed to write this post. No, that’s not the disruption I’m talking about (I’ll hopefully be able to take a couple of days off of blogging unless someone else announces something cool between now and the weekend).

To see how you don’t need to look any further than the rejuvenated mapping world.

First, congrats to Yahoo. The new map service you guys made is really killer. Inspiring, even. Here’s TechCrunch’s revealing of it. Here’s Yahoo’s blog about it.

But, it’s doomed. So is our Virtual Earth.

Why? Cause we don’t even realize that Google is playing in the Superbowl and left us playing for the high school championships. It’s nice to win the high school championships, but it isn’t close to the Superbowl.

Now, those are heady words. But, to see just how much disruption Google is wacking us with let me take you to Sand Hill Road in Palo Alto. Now, you might not know about Sand Hill Road. But, it’s where the world’s top venture capitalists are. You do not get an address on Sand Hill Road without understanding how to build a profitable business.

Last week I visted a few"
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