Killer Application

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Killer Application

An informal term for a computer program so much better than its competitors that it drives them all out of business.
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Such type of applications which never existed before and had extraordinary functions that superseded their competitors are called killer applications [4].
With the introduction of killer applications in RDF the disintegrated and diverse users will unite into a common practicing platform and will interact with RDF in a natural language [17].
The fact that no killer applications have come to market in a meaningful or disruptive way indicates a missing ingredient is still needed to fully tip this industry into explosive growth.
What has been missing is a killer platform that enables these killer applications to become serious business drivers and empowers customers to seize opportunities at Internet speed.
Another is that everyone assumes the killer application of broadband technology is video on demand.
A killer application could create demand for products none of us anticipated.
For a start, it has been hampered by the lack of a killer application.
The addition of Patrick and Chuck, coupled with our recent product launch, positions us extremely well to execute on our commitment to deliver compelling, high-performance DSP solutions that support the next killer applications such as video over IP and secure digital surveillance.
The Malaysian "MyKad" project, with potentially 23 million users and more than 20,000 card reader deployments between 2003 and 2005, is expected to allay manufacturers' fears of lack of killer applications.
Scientists simply don't have the time to properly market their killer applications," says A.
We are confident that Sonim's Push-to-Talk and instant voice messaging solutions are killer applications and provide much-needed revenue-generating opportunities for carriers.
Killer application #4: functional magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI.