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June 26, 2014 11:00 AM

Apple, Amazon have a dangerous obsession with the tech 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 new products and opening up entirely new markets, the best and brightest companies are seemingly content to make a more conservative play for market share and rely on incremental innovations to win over customers.

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