“Most folks know that Apple is now worth more than Microsoft,” Adam Hartung blogs for Forbes. “Although few realize the huge difference.”
MacDailyNews Take: Before you ask, yes, we know the spread down to the nearest 10th of a cent at any given time: $310,074,536,460.872 vs. $ 219,470,217,840.276 or $90,604,318,620.596 difference, mark!
Hartung continues, “After years of dominating as the premier “PC” company, Microsoft is now worth only about 2/3 the value of Apple – $224B versus $310B (or, said differently, Apple is worth about 50% more than Microsoft.) …What few realize is how much Microsoft spent trying to grow, but failed. A look at 2009 R&D expenditures showed Microsoft outspent all tech competitors in its class – spending 8 times what Apple spent!”
MacDailyNews Take: Before you ask again, here.
Hartung continues, “We’d like to know if Apple will keep growing like crazy, and if Microsoft will do what’s necessary to grow as well. And that’s where some recent announcements point out that Apple, quite simply, is better managed than Microsoft. Apple management is making decisions helping the company to grow, and Microsoft isn’t.”
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