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Tech giants put the squeeze on startups, squelching their chances of success

Dara Khosrowshahi, chief executive officer of Expedia Inc., pauses during a Bloomberg Television interview in London, U.K.’ on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2013. Expedia Inc. reported second-quarter profit and revenue in August that missed analysts’ estimates, leading to a 27 percent plunge in the stock, the steepest in eight years. Photographer: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg *** Local Caption *** Dara Khosrowshahi

Commentary: The tech industry is now a playground for giants. Where 10 or 20 years ago we looked to startups as a font of future wonders, today the energy and momentum have shifted to the big guys, like the Frightful Five: Amazon, Apple, Google, Facebook and Microsoft.

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