Posts filed under “Web/Tech”

Apple now bigger than Dell

Here’s something I never would have imagined as possible just a few years ago: Apple now has a larger market capitalization than Dell — 72.13B versus 71.97B. Neither company is cheap — Apple’s P/E is 55, while Dell’s is 24.

There is no word for that other than astonishing. I’ve been a Mac user for 20 years, never was a fan of Windows (although XP is pretty good), but I never in my wildest dreams ever envisioned this happening. 

Recall what happened after Jobs returned to Apple back in 1997. When asked what could be turn to turnaround Apple, Dell’s founder and chairman, Michael S. Dell advised "shutting down Apple and give the money
back to the shareholders."

The NYT reports that in an email to employees:

On Friday, apparently savoring the moment, Mr. Jobs sent a brief e-mail
message to Apple employees, which read: "Team, it turned out that
Michael Dell wasn’t perfect at predicting the future. Based on today’s
stock market close, Apple is worth more than Dell. Stocks go up and
down, and things may be different tomorrow, but I thought it was worth
a moment of reflection today. Steve."

Dell executives did not return calls over the weekend asking for comment on Apple’s rising fortunes.

Does this imply some additional froth in the market? That’s hard to quantify.

I cannot recall anyone making this forecast 7 years ago.  Truly astonishing . . .


Michael Dell Should Eat His Words, Apple Chief Suggests
Published: January 16, 2006

Category: Investing, Retail, Web/Tech

Top US Patent Recipients for 2005

Category: Data Analysis, Science, Web/Tech

Weekend Linkfest ’06!

Category: Web/Tech

Soliciting Investors on eBay: Movie Investors Wanted

I cannot imagine how this investment come on, listed in eBay Motors as a Ferrari 430 — ablatant grab for high net worth investors by Rabbit Investing — can possibly meet SEC regulations regarding either public offerings or private placements:

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Oh, and I tried to bid the million dollars that’s suggessted , but it required filling out additional online forms . . . 

The full auction listing is below; I captured the code ’cause I suspect eBay — or the SEC — will pull it eventually.

UPDATE December 5, 2005 5:01pm

eBay has pulled the listing

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Category: Web/Tech

eBay via Sherlock

Category: Web/Tech

Why the focus on Tech and Entertainment?

Category: Economy, Film, Music, Retail, Web/Tech

mTUNE-N iPod nano headset

Category: Music, Web/Tech

Defeat Any DRM: piece of tape

Category: Intellectual Property, Music, Web/Tech

eBay vs Amazon

Category: Retail, Web/Tech

Sony Vaio XL1 Digital Living System

Category: Intellectual Property, Music, Web/Tech