A few interesting bits:
- Google is now worth more than Exxon/Mobile. Impressive. Also impressive: Google’s EPS and P/E.
- Microsoft is close to Exxon in market cap.
- Facebook is worth more than: Samsung, Verizon, Oracle, Amazon, AT&T, IBM, Intel, etc. That seems crazy to me. Facebook’s P/E is ridiculous, of course.
- Amazon still doesn’t make money.
I’ve been tracking and discussing these things for awhile. Please check it out:
Mark your calendars:
March 9th is the Apple Watch event
(And might include a new Macbook Air and revamped Beats Music service)
Via: The Verge
Via: Daring Fireball
Source: Rampant Innovation
The whole article is necessary reading.
The opposite of design, then, is the failure to develop and employ intent in making creative decisions. This doesn’t sound hard, but, astonishingly, no other leading tech company makes intentional design choices like Apple. Instead, they all commit at least one of what I term the Three Design Evasions.
I’ve been trying to say this for years. John R. Moran nailed it.
Via: John Gruber’s DaringFireball
Source: the incomparable Horace Dediu’s Twitter (and his so-brilliant-it’s-scary site, Asymco)
As Gruber says, “Bookmark this chart for the next time someone tries to tell you that Apple’s success is just ‘marketing’.”