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Big Tech Sets Up a ‘Kill Zone’ for Industry Upstarts

Today’s star companies hire the best engineers and copy the novel ideas of startups, choking off potential competition.

It’s rough out there. Photo: Pen and Sword Books/UIG via Getty Images

By Noah Smith

Back in the early days of digital photography, I used a website called Picasa to organize and share my photos. It was like a whole new…

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