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Tech Giants War – Google vs Apple

Yesterday a piece of news from the Wall Street Journal hit the markets – Google intends to launch a tablet simillar to the Apple IPad as functionalities. And of course, its stock increased a bit.
Whilst this is good news for Google and bad news for Apple, I wonder why people are surprised at the news. After all, Google is the larges internet player on the planet Earth and it should go on that direction. What surprises me is why Google is trying to launch such a device so late…
…which brings my thoughts to the idea that in gadget terms, Google is an Apple follower. But not in the bad sense of the word. Surprisingly enough, Google might have the ability to take a newly launched product and make it better than its no.1 competitors. It is the old strategy of the largest FMCG producer in the World, Procter & Gamble. But whilst |P&G does this since forever and has some associated risks, Google seems to have found a nice recipy to overcome the issues. Read more

Nexus Phone – A Revolution?

The answer is – hardly yes. As much as Google would like to argue against it, the Nexus phone looks too much as an IPhone to be so different.
It is true, Nexus has what IPhone does not have – an open platform operating software (the famous Android revamped), the possibility to write your own software applications if you like, the fact that it comes unlocked. But if you really want an IPhone, you can unlock it one way or another, everybody knows this. And Apple takes advantage of this in order to justify its outrageously high prices for its mobile handsets. Yes, Google is honest in this respect. You do not pay indirectly for the mobile phone via your mobile phone subscription. By the wway, did you know that the mobile phone operators (AT&T, Orange etc) which enter into agreements with Apple pay 10% of the subscription fees to the computer hardware producer? Read more

Update On Our Doitinvest Investment Portfolio no.1 – U.S. Blue Chip Stocks (4)

After the last weeks’ rally on the stock exchanges, our portfolio has increased substantially in value. The Blue Chip US portfolio created by doitinvest has started from $1,000,000 on April 2nd. At the end of April it has gained already 6,8%, indicating that the timing we have chosen for starting it was a good one. Which proved to be true, since the avalanche of better economical news have kick-started the engine of the US economiy in May. Read more

Famous investing quotations 14 – pirate investors

It’s better to be a pirate than join the Navy.

Steve Jobs (b. 1955) US entrepreneur, co-founder and CEO of Apple Computer Company, and CEO of Pixar. 1983. Quoted in 

West of Eden (Frank Rose; 1989)