<div dir="ltr">Microsoft is reporting a $4B increase in revenue in 2013 over 2012. I sure wouldn't mind circling that drain for a while. With the addition of Nokia, they are now larger than Google and Apple combined. Their revenue isn't as high as Apple's but now exceeds IBMs with less than half the workforce.<div>
<br></div><div>One has to remember that Microsoft is in business to make money, not be the coolest company or even the most innovative.<br><br>Number of Employees (via Wikipedia)<br>IBM: 434,246<br>Microsoft: 97,000<br>Google: 44,777<br>
Apple: 80,000<br>Nokia: 97,000<br><br>2012 Revenue (via WikiPedia):<br>IBM: $106.9B <br>Microsoft: $73B (2013 is up to $77B)<br>Google: $50B<br>Apple: $156B<div>Nokia: $39B<br><br>2012 Mobile Units Shipped (via <a href="http://mobithinking.com/mobile-marketing-tools/latest-mobile-stats/a#phone-shipments">http://mobithinking.com/mobile-marketing-tools/latest-mobile-stats/a#phone-shipments</a>)<br>
Samsung: 384.6M<br>Nokia: 333.9M<br>Apple: 130.1M<br>ZTE: 67.3M<br>LG: 58M<br>...etc...<div><br></div><div><br></div><div><br></div></div></div></div><div class="gmail_extra"><br clear="all"><div>-=--=---=----=----=---=--=-=--=---=----=---=--=-=-<br>
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<br><br><div class="gmail_quote">On Tue, Sep 3, 2013 at 4:04 PM, Dave Brockman <span dir="ltr"><<a href="mailto:dave@brockmans.com" target="_blank">dave@brockmans.com</a>></span> wrote:<br><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="margin:0 0 0 .8ex;border-left:1px #ccc solid;padding-left:1ex">
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On 9/3/2013 5:17 PM, David White wrote:<br>
> Listening to NPR right now. Wow.<br>
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</div>Obvious and expected, probably too late for both sides at this point<br>
though....<br>
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Regards,<br>
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dtb<br>
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