Analysis: Facebook has become a $770 billion clone factory

Tucker Marion, an associate professor at Northeastern University focused on entrepreneurship and innovation, said copying and acquiring rivals isn’t a bad strategy, but it needs to be coupled with the company also pursuing its own original ideas.
“You really can’t sustain yourself unless you’re doing that,” he said. “At some point you’re going to face a reckoning and look in the mirror and realize you’re the ancient quarterback that needs to do something else.”