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Apple's market value is now greater than Microsoft and Intel combined. When the market closed on Friday, Microsoft had a market value of US$201.59 billion and Intel had a value of $115.21 billion. Combined, they have a market value of $316.8 billion which is just below the $317.60 billion of Apple. This may the first time Apple has exceeded the portmanteau.

As MacDailNews points out, no one can forget what Bill Gates said about Steve Jobs in an unpublished 1998 interview conducted by Robert X. Cringely for Vanity Fair. Then the CEO of Microsoft, Gates wondered, "What I can't figure out is why he (Steve Jobs) is even trying (to be the CEO of Apple)? He knows he can't win."


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Not sure if the authors understand the meaning of the word "portmanteau."
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or because microsoft makes an operating system and apple makes phones, mp3 players, laptops, workstations desktops?

Overall Intel makes a lot of profit however you dont get as much profit from making chips as you do from a computer thats silver and market up 200%
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That graph is terrible for this.
But yeah, its amazing what the company can sell with good marketing.
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No surprise, considering one of their products cost more than a kidney (over exaggeration, of course).
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Uhm not sure what the Bill gates reference is about, Bill Gates is no longer the CEO for Microsoft. Personally I am not sure what kind of monstrosity Microsoft would be if he was.

Considering Bill Gates left the company, and it has still grown shows that what he left behind is an immortal legacy.

Secondly why are there so many Apple vs Microsoft comparisons... Both are in different markets.

Lastly Market Cap is a very fizzle monster, and to be honest pretty much useless.
While Apple's market cap is higher, I am assure you Microsoft has got better scores with many financial agencies in terms of reliability and long term assurance. I remember this being discussed earlier when Apple passed Microsoft's market cap.
Edited by AsAnAtheist - 6/4/11 at 2:21pm
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How?
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Impressive.
Apple's situation is really weird. Windows is still dominating OSX (by far), Microsoft is still a giant compared to Apple, but still, they manage to be THAT successful.

(Why is Apple compared to Microsoft? Because it's the most famous rivalry of the high-tech world!)
And please let's not turn this into a "Apple sucks" thread.
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Some people think of PC's as outdated pieces of green PCB while Apple is up to date. They don't know how wrong they are.
    
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Sorry, what the hell is that graph measuring? Percentage of...?
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