Tech’s 10 greatest blind spots

Updated: Jun 02, 2010 3:17 PM UTC

From Apple to Yahoo, Silicon Alley Insider spots the Achilles' heels

Here's an interesting exercise. Rather than look at what America's leading tech companies do best, why not focus on what they do worst? That's what SAI's Jay Yarow has done in a gallery posted Wednesday. The headlines:

  • Google (goog) doesn't get social
  • Apple (aapl) doesn't get the cloud
  • Twitter's weakness is good product
  • Facebook underestimates the importance of privacy
  • Microsoft (msft) doesn't get the Web
  • AOL (aol) overestimates its brand
  • Yahoo (yhoo) doesn't understand how to market itself
  • MySpace (nws) doesn't get that it's over
  • eBay (ebay) doesn't get design
  • Adobe (adbe) doesn't understand that Flash on a mobile is a lost cause

Yarow's commentary starts here.

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