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    Default Google and Microsoft in the same trouble as Apple in 1994?

    Not sure I agree or not, but interesting readů
    Editorial: Google, Microsoft claiming Apple's crown, albeit from 1994
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    Default Re: Google and Microsoft in the same trouble as Apple in 1994?

    VERY interesting article, and I can see the parallel. I'm not sure the result will be the same, but we shall see. While Apple DID carve out a nice niche for themselves in the computer market they never did topple Microsoft. That being said Apple found success in other markets with the famous iPod & iPhone.
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    Default Re: Google and Microsoft in the same trouble as Apple in 1994?

    I honestly think both companies will be fine. I can't imagine a world where we don't have windows computers and Microsoft is still strong in the enterprise with PC. And google has so many revenue streams that I can't see them having a cash issue anytime soon.
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    Default Re: Google and Microsoft in the same trouble as Apple in 1994?

    People who write articles like that seem to forget that Google isn't just a mobile tech company anymore, they've been quietly dipping their fingers into everything. Even pharmaceuticals and biotech. Google isn't just about the internet anymore, they're basically looking to become the internet of everything. They're not as tied down to certain tech segments as this writer would have you believe.

    That writer just doomed himself to be one of the first humans terminated when SkygoogleNet goes live. (kidding )
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    Default Re: Google and Microsoft in the same trouble as Apple in 1994?

    Quote Originally Posted by RavenSword View Post
    I honestly think both companies will be fine. I can't imagine a world where we don't have windows computers and Microsoft is still strong in the enterprise with PC. And google has so many revenue streams that I can't see them having a cash issue anytime soon.
    Not to mention, Microsoft still rules software and is second in gaming, so they certainly can still go in the mobile space.
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    Default Re: Google and Microsoft in the same trouble as Apple in 1994?

    I am more concerned for Google as they don't play the long game, they tend to give up on their products pretty quickly.

    I think Windows Phone will be a success if they keep at it.


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    Default Re: Google and Microsoft in the same trouble as Apple in 1994?

    Interesting read. But this isn't 1994 it's 2014. In 1994 computers sat on your desk or maybe you could afford a 15-20lb "laptop". There wasn't much room for multiple players. The web also wasn't what it is today where a company could exist totally on the web alone. Here in 2014 we are now in the multiple form factor era. There is room for a company to make mobile devcies; Apple. There is room for a company to supply desktop class software and enterprise solutions; Microsoft. There is room for a company to provide internet services on the web; Google.
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    Default Re: Google and Microsoft in the same trouble as Apple in 1994?

    Interesting enough, I own all three and am long on them. There's not a loser here. Besides, Apple kind of needs both companies to do well. If I couldn't use MS or Google services or software on Apple devices, I wouldn't own an Apple device.
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    Default Re: Google and Microsoft in the same trouble as Apple in 1994?

    Very interesting read. I honestly think Google's stock will fall a bit, but I don't ever see Google going away completely.
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    Default Re: Google and Microsoft in the same trouble as Apple in 1994?

    Quote Originally Posted by cardfan View Post
    Interesting enough, I own all three and am long on them. There's not a loser here. Besides, Apple kind of needs both companies to do well. If I couldn't use MS or Google services or software on Apple devices, I wouldn't own an Apple device.
    Which services do you use from Google and MS?

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