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June 29, 2014 12:00 AM

Apple, Amazon have an obsession with the gadget du jour

Apple has a new smartwatch coming in the fall and Amazon has a new Fire smartphone coming in July. That should be good news for consumer technology fans, but the reality is that both products are “me-too” plays that should be setting off all kinds of warning bells for Silicon Valley watchers. Instead of launching truly innovative products and opening up entirely new markets, the best and brightest companies are content to make a conservative play for market share and rely on incremental innovations.

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