Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 15th Jun 2012 16:24 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Another fantastic article at The Verge, this time covering Vizio in-depth, written by Nilay Patel. "Vizio is one of the best-kept secrets in consumer technology. The tiny Southern California company consistently sells the most HDTVs in America, but it's a sure bet that you know virtually nothing about it. Hell, most people don't even know Vizio is an American company, even though all but three of its 417 employees work in the US."
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RE[4]: Yeppers.
by mkone on Fri 15th Jun 2012 19:00 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Yeppers."
mkone
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2006-03-14

I think you will have difficulty finding companies that have more cash than Apple in the world, including banks. Apple is the biggest company in the world in terms of profitability, and that is the only metric that matters when talking about company size.

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RE[5]: Yeppers.
by Nich on Fri 15th Jun 2012 19:55 in reply to "RE[4]: Yeppers."
Nich Member since:
2011-11-04

I actually read an article on this and it is dated 18apr2012 (GMP dated or 04/18/2012 for the rest of us in the US)

http://www.forbes.com/sites/scottdecarlo/2012/04/18/the-worlds-bigg...

in which they ranked the top 2000 companies with equal weighting of sales, profits, assets and market value . in this full list Apple comes in at a respectful 22 place .

http://www.forbes.com/global2000/list/#p_1_s_a0_All%20industrie...

you can sort this list by sales and Apple comes in at 26 . sorted by profits Apple is number 2 which i find very impressive that their sales allow for such a high profit margin . by assets 177 . market value number 1 which i would think makes it way over valued , but i am no stock analyst .

-nich

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RE[6]: Yeppers.
by zima on Fri 22nd Jun 2012 19:33 in reply to "RE[5]: Yeppers."
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

dated 18apr2012 (GMP dated or 04/18/2012 for the rest of us in the US)
http://www.forbes.com/sites/scottdecarlo/2012/04/18/the-worlds-bigg...

You what's most telling WRT the sensibility (or lack) of mm/dd/yyyy format? That Forbes, one of the premier US publishing houses (so, in most general terms, presumably striving to provide clear information) uses... yyyy/mm/dd (conceptually basically equivalent to dd/mm/yyyy) where it matters, in their URLs ;)

BTW, 18 IV 2012 should do OK in the period of transition.

Edited 2012-06-22 19:35 UTC

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RE[5]: Yeppers.
by zima on Wed 20th Jun 2012 06:28 in reply to "RE[4]: Yeppers."
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Really, profitability "is the only metric that matters when talking about company size"?

Well, then I guess what you really think is that the "audiophile" scammers are the biggest companies in the world... (you know, the usual cheap junk, cables for example, sprinkled with bling, with claims that go against established hard science and ABX tests; sometimes sold with what easily seems like >1000x profit margins)

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