serial-killer app

serial-killer app
A piece of technology (such as a software application) the consistently and repeatedly spurs the sale or adoption of related technologies.
Example Citation:
"According to Maxwell, email is not just today's killer app; it's today's serial-killer app — one that kills and keeps on killing."
— Po Bronson, "On the Net, No One Knows You're a Maxwell," Wired
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