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Ask HN: When has X startup in "X is like Y for Z" done better than Y?
6 points by devinmontgomery on Mar 20, 2014 | hide | past | web | favorite | 6 comments
Dropbox might be one example (from their YC app):"Dropbox is kind of like taking the best elements of subversion, trac and rsync and making them 'just work' for the average individual or team."

Twitter is like AIM away messages for people who aren't AFK.

2048 is like 1024 for cool people.

Sorry, its not a real start up. But imagine if it had advertisements.

Google is like a file organizer for the web.

I guess I was wondering where the startups themselves or press coverage used the analogy.

And wasn't Yahoo's category system like a file organizer for the web? Google is more like sifting through co-workers papers to see what sources they use most on a given topic.

Google's mission statement is to "organize the world's information." So maybe Google is like a file organizer for the world?

Facebook is like Friendster for College

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