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Oct 2, 2013, 06:16 PM
 
Is how much Microsoft has lost in value since 2000.

Ouch.

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Oct 2, 2013, 06:24 PM
 
To be fair much of the dot com market was way overvalued.
     
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Oct 2, 2013, 06:30 PM
 
Google will usurp MS eventually, with the latter going the way of IBM and HP. IMO, it's too late to turn that ship around.
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Oct 2, 2013, 06:42 PM
 
Originally Posted by Cold Warrior View Post
To be fair much of the dot com market was way overvalued.
Uhm, yeah, same as today.

Just look at all the crap like Fakebook and its valuation.

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Oct 3, 2013, 04:18 AM
 
I though Facebook' valuation makes sense, given the fact that it actually makes billions in profit (in contrast to the dot-com age).
     
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Oct 3, 2013, 08:22 AM
 
Eh, 1997 wasn't that long ago. Apple has come back from worse. WAY worse. I'd actually like to see them find their way. As in stop letting assholes lead. Or at least assholes with a clue.

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Oct 3, 2013, 09:11 AM
 
I'd like to see Apple buy Microsoft, then liquidate the crap out of it.
     
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Oct 3, 2013, 10:16 AM
 
Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot View Post
I though Facebook' valuation makes sense, given the fact that it actually makes billions in profit (in contrast to the dot-com age).
Facebook P/E: 188
Amazon P/E: above 1,000 they're making losses now
LinkedIn: P/E 708

It all made sense back in 1999 until it didn't. Same will happen again.

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Oct 3, 2013, 11:45 AM
 
As long as we're talking about losses...

MSFT: Lost $570B over 13 years, or $44B/yr

AAPL: Lost $220B in 1 year, or $220B/yr

Yow! 5x faster.
     
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Oct 3, 2013, 11:54 AM
 
Isn't that because Steve died?

What's Microsoft's excuse?
     
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Oct 3, 2013, 11:55 AM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
Isn't that because Steve died?

What's Microsoft's excuse?
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Oct 3, 2013, 12:03 PM
 
Well, maybe not literally dead. But Steve Balmer has been dead for a long time.
     
   
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