I came upon an interesting article in the Guardian about Google’s News Timeline.
The article questioned why Google came up with such a great news innovation whereas the News industry companies have failed to innovate.
The article does not give an answer leaving the question in the air.
However I think someone has answered that question and answered it long ago.
His book, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, Kuhn proposed that an outsider to an industry would see things in a different way, “outside of the box” (as the cliche goes).
The insiders of an industry are to in-grained in a certain line of reasoning/thinking and cannot (or do not want to) see how things could be different.
In general it seems to me that often people do not like and fear change.