Posts filed under “Technology”

What If Apple Products Were Their Own Companies?

Slate‘s Jordan Weissmann puts Apple’s product lines into perspective versus other large companies (Tech or not).

iPhone revenues alone eclipse that of either software behemoth Microsoft or online retail giant Amazon. Businessweek (September 2013):

If the iPhone were its own company in the Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index, iPhone Inc. would outsell 474 of 500 companies; iPhone’s $88.4 billion in annualized revenue tops 21 of the 30 component companies in the Dow Jones industrial average—it would be the ninth-biggest stock in the Dow 30.”

Consider these two product lines:

iPhone = Google + eBay

iPad = Yahoo + Facebook + LinkedIn + Twitter + Group + Tesla

Truly insane.

 

 

 

 

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Category: Consumer Spending, Technology, Valuation

Apple vs. Google: The Battle For Your Car

Ever wish the apps on your phone would seamlessly link with your car? You don’t have to wait much longer. Both Apple and Google have announced programs to integrate their mobile operating systems into your dashboard. Apple Carplay and Google Android Auto are scheduled to roll out later this year. Bloomberg Businessweek’s Sam Grobart takes a look at what that means for the consumer.


Source: Bloomberg, July 22 2014

Category: Technology, Video

Apollo 11 Retrospective: ‘One We Intend To Win’

Source: Space

Category: Science, Technology, Travel

Only Suckers Switch to Samsung

Only suckers switch to Samsung. I’ve never ever been to the Genius Bar before. Because I find I can fix most problems myself. The web is a cornucopia of information, if you can’t find the answer in the Apple Support Communities, you don’t have a problem. But finally at my limit with my Mac Pro,…Read More

Category: Technology

iPhone 6—not the iWatch—is Apple’s biggest launch this year

Source: Quartz

Category: Technology

From Netscape to Alibaba

Source: NY Times

Category: Digital Media, IPOs, Technology

Source: World Economic Forum

Category: Science, Technology

Tech Immigrants: A Map of Silicon Valley’s Imported Talent

Source: Businessweek

Category: Digital Media, Technology

All NSA Revelations in One Chart

Source: ProPublica

Category: Digital Media, Legal, Politics, Really, really bad calls, Technology, War/Defense

A Matter of Time (and Distance)

@TBPInvictus here:   “Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?” – George Carlin A quick note on where I think technology might take us in the very near future. We’re well into the age of electronic toll collection systems (E-ZPass,…Read More

Category: Technology