Crain’s: Repackaged old ideas aren’t disruptive tech

Apropos our latest entry, here is another author who refuses to bestow the disruptive label on Uber:

The actual tech innovations that these companies claim aren’t so disruptive or impossible to imitate that their “legacy” competitors couldn’t use them. In fact, they do.

Mr. Bershidsky is right that Uber is not disruptive in the Harvard Business Review sense. However, I will grant that many industry watchers find Uber the company’s success unexpected, which is a different kind of disruption to their livelihoods.

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