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Competitors testing your product, testament for your product strength

Accidentally while investigating a file upload issue from MixPanel saw an email from a user who is a developer at #1 player in consumer cloud storage market and a direct competitor to us. As usual I was curious so I ran canary query for emails ending with #1 player in enterprise cloud storage market and wow I did found that they had registered several trial accounts.

As usual the product team wants to disable the accounts but how can you stop anyone from creating a trial, they can register any fake email account and test the product so its a cat and mouse game.

But good thing is that this is testament to our product strength

Keeps reminding me of Google trying to invent Buzz to copy Twitter or Google+ to copy Facebook. Even Facebook tried to copy whatsapp before acquiring them.


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