We can always take lessons from the past and compare auto industries with whatever we like (in good /. tradition!).
Nevertheless there are significant differences... and that's just taking the examples from the summary.
Facebook is not an early internet company... they've turned up after others looked mature enough to get some cash from their products/services... but failed.
Amazon is an early internet company (IMHO) but which industry cycle pattern applies if they went on a huge horizontal expansion and then vertical integration that leads them to where they are today?
Google I don't understand and never will...
Microsoft does not get a mention even though they've been an early internet-related company before 3 out of 4 in the list, and now gets a higher sales total now than when their OS was in 90%+ of devices. They've become a smaller fish in a much larger pond.
The company formerly known as Apple Computer made their greatest product line by beating established companies in a mature market.
What cycles do we see there if these companies are all actors in multiple markets precisely to avoid being overtaken by newcomers? The patterns are not *that* obvious and predictable as the grandparent poster suggests. If some new company invents something really great that gets them millions of paying customers, net neutrality rules changing will be a pain but won't stop them completely. More likely the hurry to be acquired will be a bigger factor.