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

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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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