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Apple Becomes Most Valuable Publicly-Traded Stock Ever

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Milestones for Apple's stock are falling rapidly in recent days, with another strong performance today pushing Apple past Microsoft for the title of most valuable publicly-trade stock ever, a distinction Microsoft has held since December 1999. Microsoft's market capitalization peaked on December 30, 1999, reaching an intraday high of $119.94...
Apple Becomes Most Valuable Publicly-Traded Stock Ever

Apple Is Worth More Than All Of The Companies In These 10 Big Countries (AAPL)

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Apple closed at $666 per share on Thursday, which gives it an extraordinary market capitalization of $625 billion. To put things in perspective, Bank of America's Michael Hartnett compares it to the combined markets values of stocks in these 10 countries: Please follow Money Game on Twitter and Facebook.Join the...
Apple Is Worth More Than All Of The Companies In These 10 Big Countries (AAPL)

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
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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

Apple Stock Opens At New Record High Of $680 At A $637B Market Cap After Samsung Patent Win

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Hear that? It’s the sound of corks popping as Apple’s stock price rocketed to new highs. Following Apple’s landmark victory against Samsung late Friday night, the company’s stock price (NASDAQ:AAPL) opened today at a record high of $680 per share, the first day of trading since the court ruling. This...
Apple Stock Opens At New Record High Of $680 At A $637B Market Cap After Samsung Patent Win
Ex-Intel executive comes out as Qualcomm's chief marketing officer -- and he loves mobile devices even more now
'People overbelieved in Apple'

At a $104b valuation, here’s how Facebook stacks up against other public tech companies

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At least on paper, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is now worth more personally than all of online services pioneer Yahoo. Here’s how the social networking company he co-founded some 8 years ago stacks up against other public technology and Internet firms at current market valuations. Valued at $104.2 billion...
At a $104b valuation, here’s how Facebook stacks up against other public tech companies
On this day in 1976, Apple co-founder Ronald Wayne sold his 10% stake for $2,300

Apple Blows Past $500 Billion -- And It's Not Silly To Think It's Headed For $1 Trillion

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Apple (AAPL) crossed an amazing milestone in after-market trading yesterday, when its market capitalization exceeded $500 billion for the first time.  Apple is one of the only one of four companies in history to break this mark, and unlike others that have briefly traded in this neighborhood--Microsoft (MSFT) and...
Apple Blows Past $500 Billion -- And It's Not Silly To Think It's Headed For $1 Trillion

The Coming Of Virtualized Storage

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Today the race is on to virtualize all aspects of the data center. Dubbed the software-defined data center (SDDC) or sometimes software defined networking (SDN), SDDC is a market IDC projects will top $3.7 billion by 2016. It's a hot market, too: just this week, Cisco, IBM, VMware, Red...
The Coming Of Virtualized Storage

Amazon stock hits an all time

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Whether it is the $3.8 billion in revenues from Amazon Web Services or its annihilation of old-school rivals Best Buy and Barnes & Noble or its desire to one-up Netflix — Amazon has become the darling of the stock market, one more time and is defying gravity. The company’s stock...
Amazon stock hits an all time

Apple’s dividend news could pressure Amazon and Google to return cash to investors

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While Apple’s plans announced today to return billions to its investors via share buyback and dividend actions are critical news, they are hardly revolutionary. In fact, the news underscores the fact that Apple, in this specific area, has been lagging its wealthy peers for some time. In August of 2011 TNW...
Apple’s dividend news could pressure Amazon and Google to return cash to investors

Oracle beats estimates with fiscal Q2 revenues of $9.1 billion and earnings per share of $0.64

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Today Oracle reported its fiscal second quarter financial performance, with revenues of $9.1 billion and earnings per share of $0.64. Analysts on the street had expected revenue of $9.02 billion, and earnings per share of $0.61. Those earnings per share figures are non-GAAP figures. On a GAAP basis, the company earned $0.53 per...
Oracle beats estimates with fiscal Q2 revenues of $9.1 billion and earnings per share of $0.64

Nearly one third of Apple's market value is backed by pure cash

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An after-hours sell off of Apple shares resulted in the company's effective market capitalization falling to $436 billion, just over three times the size of its growing cash reserves, now worth $137 billion....
Nearly one third of Apple's market value is backed by pure cash

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 Relevant Tale: How Google Killed Inktomi

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On March 20th, 2000 Inktomi had a market capitalization of 25 billion dollars. As a relatively early employee, I was a multimillionaire on paper. Life was good. In the next year and a half the stock went down by 99.9%. In the end, Inktomi was acquired by Yahoo for...
A Relevant Tale: How Google Killed Inktomi
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Is Apple still a stock market darling?

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Apple (AAPL) stock has had quite a run - a year ago the stock was trading near $60 a share, and even after this week's tumble, it's still over $120. Today the company's market capitalization sits at more than $105 billion, dwarfing Dell's (DELL) $58 billion and approaching Nokia's (NOK)...
Is Apple still a stock market darling?

How Much Doesn Wall Street Hate Google's Stock Split Plan?

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How much does the Wall Street establishment dislike Google’s proposed share split plan announced Thursday alongside its first quarter earnings report? Apparently a lot. The plan essentially calls for Google stock to split two for one, and all shareholders will receive a share in a new class of stock that...
How Much Doesn Wall Street Hate Google's Stock Split Plan?

Shellacked: Groupon fell 30% today in regular trading as investors unloaded the firm following its weak Q3

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Yesterday after the bell, Groupon reported its quarterly earnings. The company, losing a mere $3 million during the quarter, had earnings per share of $0.00, and revenue of $568.6 million. Both of those numbers were underneath what investors had expected. Groupon put on a brave face, and TNW noted that...
Shellacked: Groupon fell 30% today in regular trading as investors unloaded the firm following its weak Q3

Facebook makes it official -- an external advertising network is coming soon

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There’s been a lot of discussion over the past few days about the recent changes to Facebook’s privacy and governance policies — including the revelation that (gasp!) Facebook is not actually a democracy — but one element of the new rules has gotten less attention than it probably should: namely,...
Facebook makes it official -- an external advertising network is coming soon

AOL’s Armstrong on Winning Proxy Battle: Time To “Maniacally Execute”

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AOL fended off activist shareholder Starboard Value today, as all of the company’s existing directors were re-elected to the board. All eight of them — Tim Armstrong, Richard Dalzell, Karen Dykstra, Alberto Ibargüen, Susan Lyne, Patricia Mitchell, Fredric Reynolds and James Stengel — are staying according to a preliminary vote...
AOL’s Armstrong on Winning Proxy Battle: Time To “Maniacally Execute”

With ExactTarget Acquisition, Salesforce.com Has Spent Close To $3.5 Billion To Get Into The Chief Marketing Officer's Suite

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Salesforce.com added more marketing power to its arsenal today with the purchase of ExactTarget for $2.5 billion. It is the company’s largest acquisition to date, second to Buddy Media, which it bought last year for $689 million. In 2011, the company purchased social-monitoring platform Radian6 for $276 million in cash...
With ExactTarget Acquisition, Salesforce.com Has Spent Close To $3.5 Billion To Get Into The Chief Marketing Officer's Suite
Apple’s only $14 billion away from being larger than the entire U.S. retail sector
Apple has shed the equivalent of a Google or a Microsoft since September 2012
More than $1 billion shed from HTC's market cap in two days

Yelp’s Post-IPO Earnings: $27.6M in Revenue, Up 59% From A Year Earlier, But Net Loss Triples

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In its first ever earnings report as a publicly-traded company, Yelp said it earned $27.6 million in revenue up 59 percent from the $16.5 million it made in the same time a year ago. It lost $9.8 million, more than triple the $2.7 million it lost in the same time...
Yelp’s Post-IPO Earnings: $27.6M in Revenue, Up 59% From A Year Earlier, But Net Loss Triples
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