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WIRED (November 1)

2018/ 11/ 03 by jd in Global News

The walkout at Google was “just the latest sign of tech worker unrest.” Tech workers are “starting to recognize that even well-paid tech jobs are not immune to” harassment and other internal workplace issues, as well as ethical concerns over the products they sell. Thursday’s protest was just “the latest in a string of collective actions by tech workers against their employers” that has included “similar attempts inside Microsoft, Salesforce, and Amazon.”

 

U.S. News & World Report (February 6)

2017/ 02/ 06 by jd in Global News

“A report published last year stated that more than 37 percent of workers in Silicon Valley are foreign-born.” Not surprisingly, given that, “a group of nearly 100 tech companies have filed an amicus brief to a federal appeals court voicing concerns over President Donald Trump’s stalled immigration-focused executive order.” Among them were “Google, Apple, GoPro, Facebook, Dropbox, eBay, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Netflix and Twitter.”

 

Forbes (August 21)

2012/ 08/ 23 by jd in Global News

NASDAQ listed Apple “became the most valuable company in history on Monday in terms of market capitalization” when its market cap rose to more than $620 billion. In inflation-adjusted terms, however, Microsoft retains the crown. On December 30, 1999 Microsoft peaked around $618 billion, approximately $850 billion adjusted for inflation. With a current market-cap of about $257 billion, Microsoft is now valued at less than half of Apple.

 

New York Times (May 26)

2010/ 05/ 27 by jd in Global News

Marking the end of an era, Apple became the most valued technology company in the world. At a market valuation of $222 billion, Apple surpassed long-time leader Microsoft by about one billion dollars. Microsoft continues to dominate desktops, PCs and business applications, but market growth now centers on in-hand mobility. The New York Times states this “heralds an important cultural shift: Consumer tastes have overtaken the needs of business as the leading force shaping technology.”

Marking the end of an era, Apple became the most valued technology company in the world. At a market valuation of $222 billion, Apple surpassed long-time leader Microsoft by about one billion dollars. Microsoft continues to dominate desktops, PCs and business applications, but market growth now centers on in-hand mobility. The New York Times states this “heralds an important cultural shift: Consumer tastes have overtaken the needs of business as the leading force shaping technology.”

 

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