Alphabet Inc., the holding company of Google has unequivocally becomes the World’s Most Valuable Company, surpassing Apple with a market cap difference of $23 billion dollars – Google’s market cap was $558 billion with 8% increase after the company reported its fourth-quarter earnings. Meanwhile, Apple’s market cap sits at a $535 billion.
The company smashed expectations on both ends, bringing in $21.3 billion in revenue and earnings of $8.67 per share. What amazing is that Google, a software company, surpassed the revenue of Apple, a hardware company with crazy margins on its products. This narrative alone speaks a lot of its capabilities and focus on making the best of what they make, which are mostly intangible services.
Have you been a proud owner of Nokia Lumia? Do you love its apparent build quality, design aesthetics, and killer camera? You very well be but all of these bells and whistles don’t seem to matter when your friends with an Android device or iPhone can flaunt an awesome game or a useful application that just isn’t available on Windows Store yet. If you think that way, you’re not alone. App selection is a major problem faced by manufacturers wanting to enter the mobile world. Though, Android has arguably taken over the world of mobile OS with over 80% of market share, iOS still holds its ground in the global market. Both of these ecosystems have a combined market share of over 93%. That doesn’t leave much for other players in this game, including Microsoft.
For Windows Mobile, it goes something like this:
This is why Microsoft was largely unable to get more developers on board for its platform. Sure, you’d find almost all top-tier apps on Windows Mobile, but below that level, it’s a different story altogether. Many apps either don’t have a presence on Windows Mobile or they don’t update it as much as their Android and iOS counterparts.
There’s nothing that would keep Apple out of the Android market as a secondary phone market, We could compete very well. People like the precious looks of stylings and manufacturing that we do in our product compared to the other Android offerings. We could play in two arenas at the same time
said no Apple-Android fanboy but Steve “Woz” Wozniak, the brains behind Apple 1, the personal computer that literally made Apple what it is today. Wozniak, in an interview with Wired, added that there’s no harm in licensing Android and introducing a new line of Android phones based on cool Apple hardware and aesthetically pleasing smartphones.
Apple comes back with a bang! Apple launch event ended a few minutes ago. The event took place in San Francisco, California. A much anticpated event in which Apple was rumored to launch new iPad, Mac Book, and software updates.
Dubbed as one of the greatest businessmen ever, Steve Jobs died two years ago today. But his legacy, Apple Inc., is still among us. This article is about Steve Jobs’ life, his achievements, failures, and how he became from a guy in college to one of the biggest and most famous rockstars in the world.
From a garage…
It was the ’60s, Steve Jobs was still young and was used to listen to Bob Dylan and The Beatles. He traveled to India on a spiritual guide and became a Buddhist. He lived in Mountain View, California with Paul and Clara Jobs, the couple that adopted Steve Jobs when he was born. It was during his teenage he was introduced to an older guy, Steve Wozniak, who was a hacker known as “Woz”. They became friends. For the first personal computer from Apple, Woz did the wiring, Jobs did the dreaming and behold, the Apple I, the very first Apple Computer’s (now Apple Inc.) personal computer. It was 1976 and the process that would reduce size of computers from a room to a 4″ hand-held device had just begun, initiated not in the R&D Department of a firm like IBM, but inside the house of a computer geek and an occasionally high hippie. And so it began as Jobs anticipated: computers became a personal accessory, an extension of oneself.
A year after launching Apple I, Apple Computer, Inc. had an angel investor Mike Markkula to feed dollor-hungry Apple so Steve Jobs, Woz, and initial employees of Apple Computer so they could come up with better and more sleek personal computer, and so they did. Lo and behold, Apple II, the PC with colored user interface and graphics so a common user can work on them easier instead of memorizing and typing commands to complete their tasks. And it was a boom. Jobs and Woz got more than 300 orders of Apple II within months of launching it in April 1987 in a West Coast Computer Fair. In three years, they had sold more than 120,000 units of Apple II.