NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Unlike any other sector, the competition that exists in technology is often brutal and sometimes downright nasty. As soon as a market leader emerges, it immediately becomes the target of every rival in the industry that wants nothing more than to put it out of business. It's a cutthroat business where survival depends on not only protecting what you have, but sometimes getting away with what you can steal.What Research in Motion (RIMM) was able to do to Palm is the perfect example. Though they say imitation is the best form of flattery, in business it's the No. 1 cause of death.
Apple, Samsung, Flattery and Theft
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