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The amount of data they have is non trivial and the insights from it are surely non trivial. Even if they have to delete the data due to privacy laws, they've still learned and come out on top. Newer competitors will never have the opportunity to gain such insights.

This becomes even more true as machine learning becomes more and more important. The first movers have a strict advantage over later entrants simply because of the amount of data.




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