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betamaxed in Technology

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When a technology is overtaken in the market by inferior but better marketed competition. E.g. "Microsoft betamaxed Apple right out of the market". The Betamex videotape standard lost to VHS.
(1999-01-15)

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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