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What we do in 18 days takes Google 3 months ... and other stats

What we do in 18 days takes Google 3 months ... and other stats

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Yahoo finance has a story "10 reinvigorating facts about Microsoft's profits.":

The writer opens "I have written extensively about Microsoft's problems" ... and goes on "Microsoft last week announced quarterly revenue of $14.4 billion and net income of $4.93 billion... Do some quick math and you'll learn it takes Microsoft only about...

  • 10 hours or so (yes, hours!) to exceed Red Hat's quarterly net income of $20.5 million.
  • four days to exceed Research In Motion's  quarterly net income of $187.9 million.
  • four days to exceed Starbucks'  quarterly net income of $205 million.
  • one week to exceed Nike's  quarterly net income of $350.8 million.
  • two weeks to exceed McDonalds' quarterly net income of $762 million.
  • two weeks to exceed Apple's quarterly net income of $770 million.
  • 18 days to exceed Google's quarterly net income of $1 billion.
  • 23 days to exceed Coca-Cola's quarterly net income of $1.26 billion.
  • five weeks to exceed IBM's quarterly net income of $1.85 billion.
  • 10 weeks to exceed Wal-Mart's  quarterly net income of $3.9 billion.
  • He concludes for a dead company, Microsoft's profits certainly look lively.

    Dead ? I think I've covered that before.


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    • Dead? No? Dying? Perhaps.... Often when someone says "Microsoft" is dead, it's their perspective based on opinion and not necessarily on fact. E.g. Vista, too little too late? WinXP, you had your chance and blew it? XBox 360? No idea, don't own one.

      I don't know that I want to see Microsoft die but I do want to see them trip and stumble. IMO they need a kick up the arse to make them see that their best days are most likely behind them. If they don't lose the arrogant attitude and significantly improve their products then they will wither and die.

      Just my opinion, so take with lots of salt.

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