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The Windows Era Is Over
Apple achieved a significant milestone today. They became the most valuable U.S. technology company with a market cap of $228.56 billion. They are now the second-largest U.S. company by market capitalization.
Apple’s market cap was $88.68 billion on Oct. 2, 2008 and Microsoft’s was $228.35 billion on Sept. 29, 2008. Microsoft’s market cap is virtually unchanged. Different story for Apple.
Great graph / CNN page –
This has been the main splash page (Apple vs MS logos) since the take over.
Flashback to “the bail out” http://www.wired.com/thisdayintech/2009/08/dayintech_0806/
Seems like lifetimes ago
Wired – 7 Key Turning Points
I would strongly argue that the perception of Windows Vista (and the John Hodgeman spots) had equal importance as any of the technical feats Apple has rolled out.
So Microsoft is now chasing:
*Apple – OS, mobile, tablet, and content (on-demand music, video)
*Google – search, ad-revenue, productivity (Office; E-Mail; Backoffice) and soon entering low-end netbook space (Walmart crowd)
*VMWare – virtualization (Hyper-V / Windows Virtualization services are years behind in terms of market space)
*OEM’s are scared (HP, Dell, Gateway now offering wider variety of open source OS options)
*Sony / Nintendo for the gaming platform (Natal price point *5* times expected price; Sony motion already taking off; XBox creator leaving (http://voices.allthingsd.com/20100527/the-rise-and-fall-of-microsoft%E2%80%99s-xbox-champions-robbie-bach-and-j-allard/); Nintendo is printing money with DS / Wii).
😉 I was betting you would write about this when I read the headlines yesterday … great design + stability + great support = GROWTH. Let the growth continue! T
so, Apple got a 88 billion dollar market cap (Which means their costumers I think, and Microsoft has 228 billion. why is that even though Microsoft’s PC’s crash a lot?
The numbers basically say two things: Apple is doing really well and Microsoft has stopped growing. Maybe because Microsoft PCs crash a lot 🙂
but it says that Microsoft still has loads of money from their costumers. And yes even though Microsoft crashes a lot, how come more people seem to like Microsoft OVER Apple? :/
Microsoft does have a lot of money. Microsoft is used by many, many people. I suspect some people like Microsoft, some people do not like Microsoft and some people simply tolerate Microsoft 🙂
The prettiest girl at the dance has decided .. and Windows is out.
(Why cant Google run on Chrome internally? /sarcasm)