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A maelstrom of headlines hit the internet yesterday claiming Apple was the most valuable company in history now that its market cap hit $622 billion. While this may not be true once you adjust Microsoft's 1999 record-setting value of $618.9 billion for inflation, the bigger question we should b...

August 21st 2012 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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Apple's stock soared on Wednesday and now it is poised to cross the US$600 mark. As noted by CNN Money, the stock hit $600 once and has fallen back down to $598 at the writing of this post. As The Wall Street Journal points out it took Apple 34 trading days to jump from $400 to $500 and a mere 23...

March 15th 2012 at 10:02am 0 Comments
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If you haven't noticed, Apple's stock was soaring today. It closed at US$589.58, another all-time high, and is up +21.48 for the day. As financial analysts pour over these numbers, they are discovering some amazing trivia about this off-the-charts growth. Morgan Stanley's Katy Huberty may have ki...

March 14th 2012 at 7:20pm 0 Comments
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Apple's market cap is now greater than Microsoft and Intel combined. When the market closed on Friday, Microsoft had a market cap of US$201.59 billion and Intel had a cap of $115.21 billion. Combined, they have a market cap of $316.8 billion which is just below the $317.60 billion of Apple. Thi...

June 4th 2011 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Nokia once said that going with Android was like "peeing in your pants" for temporary warmth. Well, even if that warmth doesn't last forever, it has now helped one of its upstart competitors, HTC, to rise beyond Nokia in terms of market valuation. This is a somewhat beguiling metric to compare comp...

April 7th 2011 at 2:41am 0 Comments
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Digital Daily, part of the Wall Street Journal's All Things Digital site, is reporting that Apple's market value is now greater than that of Google. The current market capitalization of Apple is US$159.37 billion, squeaking by Google's market cap of US$157.56 billion. Next in Apple's sights ought...

August 13th 2008 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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There's no love lost between Steve Jobs and Dell founder Michael Dell. Back in 1997, when Michael was CEO of Dell, he famously told a group of IT big wigs, ""What would I do [if I were in charge of Apple]? I'd shut it down and give the money back to the shareholders."Oh, Michael. That's the kind of...

May 2nd 2008 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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Not that it comes as much of a surprise, but Nintendo's growing market value doesn't seem to be showing any signs of letting up, with the company now crossing the 10 trillion yen mark (or roughly $85 billion). That magic number now makes Nintendo Japan's third biggest company (up from fifth place ju...

October 15th 2007 at 6:10pm 0 Comments
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Investopedia defines "market value" as "The market capitalization plus the market value of debt. Sometimes referred to as 'total market value'". (They define "market capitalization" as "The total dollar market value of all of a company's outstanding shares. Market capitalization is calculated by mu...

October 15th 2007 at 2:50pm 0 Comments
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It looks like the folks at Nintendo HQ have cause to bake a celebratory Wii cake, as Reuters reports that the company is now Japan's fifth-biggest in terms of market value after word of solid earnings performance pushed shares higher in trading today. According to Reuters, the company's market valu...

July 26th 2007 at 4:21pm 0 Comments
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So apparently Nintendo's skyrocketing stock price has done more than just make former chairman Hiroshi Yamauchi the third richest person in Japan, it's also, naturally, done wonders for the company's market value. Today in Japan Nintendo briefly broke into the top 10 most valuable companies in the...

June 25th 2007 at 10:59am 0 Comments
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After months of outselling Sony hardware in both North America and Japan, Nintendo has edged past the electronics giant in the one area that really matters to gamers: market capitalization! Reuters reports that Nintendo's Japanese shares have quadrupled in the past four years to a total value of 6.5...

June 25th 2007 at 10:30am 0 Comments