(From a recent informal meeting with a highly-placed digital executive who doesn’t work for any of the below companies.)

Me: But why isn’t it OK for Yahoo to be #2 to Google in search?

The Other Person: Because there is no #2 to eBay.

Me:

(Well, I said nothing, because Mr./Ms. Unnamed Exec had a good point. Or did I miss the chance to say something in response?)

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