AAPL vs. IBM vs. MSFT chart

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  1. etoiles macrumors 6502a

    etoiles

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    Interesting chart, the share price of all three companies seems to follow the same pattern.

    Also, if you go to 'company financials', you'll see that M$ spends 10x as much on R&D than Apple. What are they doing all day, racing their scooters between soda cans ?
     
  2. etoiles thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    doh !

    chart

    (the actual chart is pretty slow to load)
     
  3. jxyama macrumors 68040

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    not surprising... those company stock prices are much more affected by the state of the computer/technology industry than anything they do on their own... (unless it results in a catastrophic business collapse...)

    M$ spends 10x on R&D in terms of dollars or percent of their operating finances? M$ is a bigger company than Apple, for one...
     
  4. idkew macrumors 68020

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    but check out the one year instead of the 10 year.

    the five year is also interesting.
     
  5. alset macrumors 65816

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    That jump on the five year was when I bought my first shares in Apple. I picked it up at $17 and it was up by $100 almost instantly. Stock finally split after watching the ticker on CNN for months, and I did a dance in my (ex)-girlfriend's basement.

    Dan
     
  6. etoiles thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    they spend 10x as much in terms of dollars. Of course they are much bigger, but I would expect them to come up with some really cool stuff by putting all this effort into it. Maybe the PC world is just 10x more complicated :D

    Apple spends 28% of their gross income on research, while M$ 'only' spends 18%.

    That one year chart looks pretty cool, ah, the power of statistics
    :p

    so, Dan, is that were your pseudo comes from ?
     
  7. billyboy macrumors 65816

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    or MS spend 2.5% of its total worth on R & D v Apple's 8%
     
  8. jefhatfield Retired

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    we will have to see what becomes of bill gates' smart watch

    i think xbox must have cost a lot to develop...its a great console
     
  9. benixau macrumors 65816

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    to the post above, a theorem (theory that is proven):

    MS Software is and insult to crud (its bad)
    MS Hardware is a compliment to the hardware industry (its good)

    And will always be the case

    XBox is hardware (is good)
    XBox ROM is software and easily cracked/modded (is bad)

    MS has redone the Xbox ROM three times:
    Rom 1 : cracked in three months
    Rom 1a: cracked in three weeks
    Rom 1b: cracked in four days

    You would think they would give up wouldn't you.
     
  10. etoiles thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Hey, you are right. I really like my M$ mouse, too. So if

    M$ software = crap
    M$ hardware = good

    and

    M$ software = making money
    M$ hardware = losing money

    then

    crap = making money
    good = losing money

    that explains a lot ! :D
     

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