Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 3rd Mar 2013 13:48 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless At TechCrunch, Jolla's CEO Marc Dillon explains why his company will focus on China, Finland, and the rest of Europe first, ignoring the US. "The US market is not on the radar as yet, as he says the patent landscape there 'raises a barrier' of entry to newcomers (he's especially critical of overly aggressive use of design patents)." Considering the patent mess in the US is only getting worse, expect to see more of this in the future. Jolla is making a wise decision by ignoring the US - as a young technology company, you're far better off focusing your attention elsewhere.
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RE[4]: Ignorance
by dudeman456 on Mon 4th Mar 2013 17:42 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Ignorance"
dudeman456
Member since:
2012-01-04

Did you read that?

"The following is a list of publicly traded companies having the greatest market capitalization"

A good translation would be "The following is a list of companies on the the stock exchange with a large amount of stock for sale"

There are a ton of companies that are not on the stock exchange, and for that matter not in the U.S.

This is similar to the list of the richest people in the world magazines like to put out. What people don't know is you practically have to volunteer for that.

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RE[5]: Ignorance
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Mon 4th Mar 2013 18:13 in reply to "RE[4]: Ignorance"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Yes, it depends on your definition of "largest". Publicly traded companies are pretty much the only ones you could include on a list of market capitalization with any accuracy. So when someone says "the largest" market capitalization is one thing they could mean, in which case Apple would be the largest. If they meant in terms of revenue or profit or dividends payed out, or number of employees, or number of private jets, then they would be wrong. When someone makes such an arbitrary and ill defined statement, its much more difficult to prove them wrong. I, for one, just wouldn't try to without clarifying exactly what I think they meant in context of the overall statement. Otherwise it will end in a pointless argument. Although, this exchange between us is kind of pointless too. Good job.

You should have also noticed that the list is not restricted to companies listed on United States Stock Exchanges.

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