Category Archives: Business

What were Twitter’s competitors: Pluggd and Dodgeball?

While researching how Twitter was created, I ran into this really great Techcrunch article that announced the release of Twitter. In it, they compare it to Dodgeball and someone else commented about it being similar to Pluggd. Dodgeball was a service that was founded in 2000 by an Alex Rainert. It let you text your location and… Read More »

Has a company ever retreated from a market rather than adapt their product or service to legal demands?

Google When Google entered China, they filtered the Internet as they were required to by the government. After they were hacked by the Chinese government, they withdrew from China and forwarded all requests to their Hong Kong mirror which served unfiltered search results. Uber & Lyft Austin, Texas implemented new legislation to more securely screen drivers… Read More »