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CHART OF THE DAY: Apple Market Cap Just $5 Billion Behind Microsoft (AAPL, MSFT)

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How many weeks until Apple's market cap is bigger than Microsoft's? Apple's market cap is now just $5 billion away from catching Microsoft. As of this writing, Apple's market cap is $228 billion, while Microsoft is just $233 billion. We last took a look at the two companies' market...
CHART OF THE DAY: Apple Market Cap Just $5 Billion Behind Microsoft (AAPL, MSFT)

In the platform wars, open is ultimately more valuable than closed, says Betaworks

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When it comes to the future of the web, there are a few incubator-style seed investors that are worth paying attention to, and New York-based Betaworks is likely at or near the top of that list — founder and CEO John Borthwick has been an early proponent of some of...
In the platform wars, open is ultimately more valuable than closed, says Betaworks
Yelp! Shares slip 14% on second day of trading

Apple's iPhone Business Alone Is Now Bigger Than Microsoft

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Tech writer MG Siegler just noted a remarkable fact: Apple's iPhone business alone is now bigger than Microsoft. Think about that. The iPhone did not exist five years ago. And now it's bigger than Microsoft.  Not Windows. Not Office. Microsoft. The iPhone also appears to be considerably more profitable...
Apple's iPhone Business Alone Is Now Bigger Than Microsoft

Apple's Stock Price Breaks Through $700, Sets New All-Time Records for Price and Market Cap

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Following today's news that the iPhone 5 has set a record with over two million pre-orders during the first 24 hours of availability last Friday, Apple's stock price is rising once more. Apple's share price broke through the $700 mark for the first time today in after-hours trading, continuing the...
Apple's Stock Price Breaks Through $700, Sets New All-Time Records for Price and Market Cap

Spotify Is Not Like iTunes, And Can NEVER Be Profitable (AAPL)

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Spotify's asking valuation of $3.5 billion is ballpark reasonable if you compare it to Apple's iTunes on revenue and growth. But long time digital music entrepreneur Michael Robertson thinks that iTunes and Spotify are like apples and oranges, and Spotify can NEVER be profitable. "I think Spotify is a...
Spotify Is Not Like iTunes, And Can NEVER Be Profitable (AAPL)

Note that DOW jones is stock-price weighted as opposed to Market cap weighted (like S&P 500). As a result, apple would have more than 20x the weight compared to a $30 stock. This fact is grossly inflating apple's hypothetical effect on the index.

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That's fair, though Nash technically proposed that the Dow should have added Apple in mid-2009. Apple's share price then was just under $150/share. That's well below IBM's current price and close to Caterpillar's....
Note that DOW jones is stock-price weighted as opposed to Market cap weighted (like S&P 500). As a result, apple would have more than 20x the weight compared to a $30 stock. This fact is grossly inflating apple's hypothetical effect on the index.

Report: For every 7 iOS apps built, there are 3 for Android

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Analytics firm Flurry has dissected developer ratios for Apple and Google’s mobile platforms as their respective annual conferences are on the horizon, and research findings show the two companies boast a combined market cap of approximately $750 billion. The study compared developer support for iOS versus Android by examining data...
Report: For every 7 iOS apps built, there are 3 for Android

Groupon’s First Public Quarter: Overvalued, Schmovervalued

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Groupon has released its numbers ahead of its first ever quarterly earnings call and as expected, they’re not terrible. The company earned $506.5 million, a 194% increase over last year. Doubling its revenue is impressive but it shows slowing growth–this quarter last year Groupon had grown revenue by 400%. A...
Groupon’s First Public Quarter: Overvalued, Schmovervalued
AAPL opens at an all-time high, is heading toward 700 on iPhone 5 launch

Apple's Market Cap Reaches $621B, Now The Most Valuable Public Company Of All Time

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Apple is now the most valuable company of all time, with the Cupertino-based company’s market cap reaching a high of $621 billion. The company’s stock is trading at $664.12 per share. Microsoft previously set the record at $618.9 billion in December of 1999. Apple’s shares have been trading higher on...
Apple's Market Cap Reaches $621B, Now The Most Valuable Public Company Of All Time

12 Facts About Apple's Business That Will Blow Your Mind (AAPL)

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Apple's third quarter earnings may have disappointed Wall Street, but Apple's business is as impressive as ever. As analyst Michael Gartenberg put it on Twitter, "Only $35B in revenue and 8.8b in profit. Yes, only in the US could this be called a bad quarter but Wall St. is Wall...
12 Facts About Apple's Business That Will Blow Your Mind (AAPL)

The Five World-Changing Stories Going On In Tech Right Now (AAPL, GOOG, MSFT, FB, YHOO)

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We're following hundreds, if not thousands of independent storylines all the time. But right now, there are five big, on-going storylines we are keeping a particularly close eye on. These stories are tales of seismic events shifting the entire industry – and they mean a lot to our readers. They...
The Five World-Changing Stories Going On In Tech Right Now (AAPL, GOOG, MSFT, FB, YHOO)

Bitcoin: How An Unregulated, Decentralized Virtual Currency Just Became A Billion Dollar Market

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Hang around in the tech industry long enough and you or someone you know will be heard saying, “that’s so crazy it just might work.” Two years ago, if you’d told me that an open-source, P2P currency would soon be a thriving, billion-dollar market, I would’ve told you that you...
Bitcoin: How An Unregulated, Decentralized Virtual Currency Just Became A Billion Dollar Market

Apple's Stock Run Is Really Starting To Freak People Out (AAPL)

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In a recent note, BofA's Michael Hartnett identified two risks to the market. The first was China (which is a oft-discussed threat/issue) and the second one was... Apple. In fact, he even put up a version of this chart (via ZeroHedge) to show how freakishly large the stock had...
Apple's Stock Run Is Really Starting To Freak People Out (AAPL)

Made For The World. Built And Designed In China.

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For years, the iPhone has carried a small etching on the back that says ‘Designed by Apple in California. Assembled in China.’ It’s fueled the stereotype that China is the world’s factory, but hasn’t had a flexible enough education system to produce R&D talent that can also design world-class products...
Made For The World. Built And Designed In China.

Apple's Value Dropped ~$45 Billion Last Night - The Size Of Three Nokias (AAPL)

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Apple stock dropped 10% in over night trading thanks to slowing growth reported in its Q4 earnings. The 10% drop shaved about $45 billion from Apple's market cap. To put that number in perspective, consider that $45 billion is... About three times the size of Nokia's market cap. More than...
Apple's Value Dropped ~$45 Billion Last Night - The Size Of Three Nokias (AAPL)

Will Zynga Emerge As A Gaming Company Or Gambling Company?

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There is more than a bit of schadenfreude among longtime insiders in the gaming industry at Zynga’s performance over the last year. The company has fallen from a private, pre-IPO valuation of around $14 billion to just $2 billion over the past year as it failed to maintain growth on...
Will Zynga Emerge As A Gaming Company Or Gambling Company?

Here's The Most Amazing Thing About Apple's $620 Billion Market Cap...

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Aaron Task and I discussed Yahoo's record market-cap and the outlook for the stock on Daily Ticker this morning. The most striking thing about the market cap, it seems to me, is that the stock is still trading at a reasonable price-earnings ratio--only 13X next year's projected earnings. This is...
Here's The Most Amazing Thing About Apple's $620 Billion Market Cap...

A billion dollar software tech company is founded every 3 months *in U.S.

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Ron Conway once said: "There's a billion company created every 3 months. Now, it is every 2 months". I finally got the chance compile "The Billion Dollar" list. I tried to limit this list to only software tech companies. I also included a couple of near billion dollar companies (~0.7 B...
A billion dollar software tech company is founded every 3 months *in U.S.

Apple $500

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Apple $500: Remember a month ago when Robert X. Cringely predicted that there would soon be an “insurrection” at Apple to overthrow Tim Cook? “If you are wondering when Apple will peak, well we’re about there folks,” Cringely wrote. Since then, Apple has posted holy-fucking-shit earnings (in their first official quarter...
Apple $500

Greylock Bats off Market Concerns, Calls Pandora an IPO Candidate [Video]

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Last week we invited Greylock’s David Sze and Reid Hoffman into the studio for a chat about the state of the venture market, with its odd mix of soaring valuations and horrible returns. As it turned out, these two might be the worst guys in Silicon Valley to ask. I...
Greylock Bats off Market Concerns, Calls Pandora an IPO Candidate [Video]

What supercomputers and Schrodinger's cat can teach the electronics industry

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The semiconductors that act as the brains for everything from our washing machines to our mobile phones are hitting a variety of plateaus — plateaus that could affect their ability to perform faster, longer and in more and more places. But electronics makers might find some short-term answers to these...
What supercomputers and Schrodinger's cat can teach the electronics industry
Three decades and over $500B later, Apple still fights like an underdog

Hey, Look, Groupon's Trading For About The Same Amount Google Offered For It Two Years Ago! (GRPN)

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Groupon's stock hit a post-IPO low yesterday, falling to the mid-$9s. That's down more than 50% from the IPO price of fewer than 6 months ago. That also translates to a market-cap of just over $6 billion. That's the amount that Google offered to buy Groupon for, in cash, in...
Hey, Look, Groupon's Trading For About The Same Amount Google Offered For It Two Years Ago! (GRPN)

Pepper Rises: Active Networks Relaunches Plancast With A New Design

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Plancast, a TC alumni startup that limped along in the deadpool for a few years, has just relaunched under new ownership. ActiveNetwork paid an undisclosed sum last spring and spent the summer updating the site. Co-founders Jay Marcyes and Mark Hendrickson are no longer maintaining the service. “We made a...
Pepper Rises: Active Networks Relaunches Plancast With A New Design
Analyst Puts iPad Mini Build Cost At $195, Pricing Said To Start At $329 For 40% Gross Margin

Apple loses $34.9 billion in market cap in its worst trading day in 4 years, but why?

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Gene Munster has a target of $900 for Apple’s stock, which is a touch awkward today as the company shed 6.43% of its value, to settle at a valuation of a mere $508 billion. It’s almost below the half trillion mark, which would place it in company with a wealth...
Apple loses $34.9 billion in market cap in its worst trading day in 4 years, but why?
Athenahealth Acquires Maker Of Popular Mobile Health Apps For Doctors, Epocrates, For $293M

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (AAPL, GOOG, MSFT)

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Good morning! Here's the news: The iPad 3 will be announced March 7 in San Francisco. Darren Sinofsky is likely the next CEO of Microsoft -- here's his story. The $25 Raspberry Pi computer is officially for sale. Google nearly issued its own currency called "Google Bucks." HP just...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (AAPL, GOOG, MSFT)
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