Sponsor Message:
Non Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Microsoft VS Apple. Which Is A Bigger Company?  
User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9210 posts, RR: 15
Posted (2 years 5 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 4539 times:

Which is a bigger company? I mean in terms of revenue, net profit, market cap, assets etc........

I would say Microsoft is overall bigger.

7 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineBraniff747SP From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 3013 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (2 years 5 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 4538 times:

Apple has the largest market cap in the world. Revenues and liquid assets are bigger too.


The 747 will always be the TRUE queen of the skies!
User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9210 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (2 years 5 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 4534 times:

Which about total assets?

But Bill Gates is so much richer than the late Steve Jobs


User currently offlineBill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8466 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (2 years 5 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 4509 times:

The answer to the question is largely ambiguous as there's any number of measures that could be used. For example Microsoft has 90000 employes Apple has 60000. It's just like asking who's the world biggest airline?

User currently offlineflipdewaf From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2006, 1578 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 5 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 4499 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

If on disappeared over night I think MS would have the worst effect.

Was sent this picture, thought it was funny:


Hehe.

Fred

P.S. posted from iPhone so no fanboy


User currently offlineBraniff747SP From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 3013 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (2 years 5 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 4490 times:

Quoting United Airline (Reply 2):

But Bill Gates is so much richer than the late Steve Jobs

That's because for many, many years Microsoft made much more money than Apple. They've never lost money until yesterday. And Microsoft is still a huge company--in terms of company size, bigger than Apple. Mind you, most computers in the world run a Microsoft OS.



The 747 will always be the TRUE queen of the skies!
User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21521 posts, RR: 53
Reply 6, posted (2 years 5 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 4484 times:

http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=compare+apple+and+microsoft&lk=4

User currently onlineKen777 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 8474 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (2 years 5 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 4432 times:

Quoting United Airline (Reply 2):

But Bill Gates is so much richer than the late Steve Jobs

Which shows that monopoly abuse can be very profitable.

These days MS still has a very large user base - far more than the Apple Mac ranges.

But MS has some huge problems in the smart phone and tablet markets. Apple and Android are showing that taking these sectors from MS is like taking candy from a baby.

I believe that MS is going to hurt from this mobile competition for a long time. They are no longer sacred in IT departments. Starting with the iPhone, and moving forward with the iPad, IT departments are opening the door for Apple. If Mountain Lion delivers on a lot of the look & feel of the iOS then the Mac line is going to pull more PC users into the fold.

Think about it - Apple went with the iPhone originally, but were working on the iPad in the background at the same time. When Steve Jobs announced the iPad he made a key comment: "If you have an iPhone or iPod touch" you already know how to use it." Apple has the ability to leverage that type of thinking, even if not all of the iOS apps are available on the OS X side. That pulls MS down even further.

Overall I believed that Apple is moving past MS. Share price growth and market cap are two areas where they have blown past MS. Consumer acceptance on the iOS side is huge and Apple has the financial power to invest in making products they believe are better. This link shows just one small part of that willingness:

http://www.businessweek.com/magazine...-secret-hoard-lasers-11032011.html


Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Jardines VS Swire. Which One Is Bigger posted Mon Aug 29 2005 08:27:13 by United Airline
Blackberry VS I Phone. Which One Is Better? posted Sun Nov 22 2009 13:06:54 by United Airline
Why You Think Microsoft Is A Cool Company posted Thu Jan 31 2008 03:31:01 by Nighthawk
Why You Think Microsoft Is A Cool Company? posted Sat Dec 30 2000 17:00:39 by TWA
Which Is Your Favourite Madonna Album? posted Fri Mar 5 2010 11:06:50 by f.pier
Which Is Your Favourite City In The World? posted Sun Jan 3 2010 11:53:51 by F.pier
Which Is The Better Buy: PS3 Or Xbox 360? posted Sun Sep 6 2009 08:03:22 by Hawaiian763
Which Is Easier To Play: Brass Or Woodwind? posted Tue Jul 21 2009 15:35:13 by SmithAir747
Which Is The Largest Ikea On Earth? posted Fri May 29 2009 02:05:37 by United Airline
Norton Or Macafee? Which Is Better posted Sat Jan 3 2009 13:08:25 by Silverfox