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Microsoft "Analyzing one of American corporate history's greatest mysteries - the lost decade of Microsoft - two-time George Polk Award winner (and V.F.'s newest contributing editor) Kurt Eichenwald traces the 'astonishingly foolish management decisions' at the company that 'could serve as a business-school case study on the pitfalls of success'."
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It is, in fact 20:1 ...
by kristoph on Mon 9th Jul 2012 18:44 UTC
kristoph
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2006-01-01

http://www.asymco.com/2012/07/04/the-building-and-dismantling-of-th...

Microsoft was selling almost 60x Apple at it's peak, now it's 20x and 5x if you include the iPad (which you should, even if you don't think an iPad is PC, because an iPad competes with PC's at the same price point).

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RE: It is, in fact 20:1 ...
by MollyC on Tue 10th Jul 2012 02:23 in reply to "It is, in fact 20:1 ..."
MollyC Member since:
2006-07-04

Well, yeah. Today's world is Apple's world, and everyone else is just living in it. There are still lots of other companies making bundles of cash anyway, even if they don't rule the world like Apple does.

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RE: It is, in fact 20:1 ...
by zima on Mon 16th Jul 2012 23:14 in reply to "It is, in fact 20:1 ..."
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

This link has already been posted 2 times in the discussion, before you came in ...you could at least have the decency to glance over it, instead of just dumping stuff like that.

And, suddenly, iPad is not a post-PC device - more, it of course suddenly doesn't matter how you like to include iPads when comparing with Android.

Generally, the changes in rates tell more about Apple not being any more an essentially failed company, than anything about fortunes of MS.

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