To hell with Zuckerberg, says the Financial Times, its Jobs:
“Buoyed by the iPad, Apple’s shares finally surpassed Microsoft in May to make it the world’s most valuable technology concern. Others now have Apple in their sights, forcing Mr Jobs into the competitive moves that would once have seemed out of character. Apple has acknowledged its rivalry with Facebook, for instance, by releasing Ping, a me-too social network for iTunes users that a prouder Steve Jobs would not have let out the door.”
Query: Which firm is more likely to have greater revenues and/or profits in 5 years — Apple or Facebook? 10 years? 20 ?
(Note: FT is a business publication, and does not meet our Cover indicator criteria)
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Silicon Valley visionary who put Apple on top
Richard Waters and Joseph Menn
NYT, December 22 2010