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Tech: MS buys search, Dell earnings, spam loses,...

updated 11:05 am EDT, Fri July 16, 2004

MS search, Dell earnings

Tech news: Microsoft has acquired new Lookout search technology that focuses on and is preventing other companies from doing business with them.




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  1. chas_m

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    Hmmm

    Dell - routinely reported to have about 20% of the total PC desktop market. $11.7B in quarterly revenue.

    Apple - routinely reported to have about 2% of the total desktop market. $2B in quarterly revenue.

    Now, I'm an American math student so my sums are probably completely f-ed up, but using *just* these numbers as an indicator, Apple just isn't the "niche player" everyone says. At least, not anymore.

    Yes, a fair chunk of that $2B is iPod sales rather than Mac sales, but you know Dell sells non-computer stuff too, including their own music player (as does HP, the other market leader). Looking at their revenue, Apple seems to do $8B/year to Dell's roughly $40B/year, or about 20% of the business the market leader does.

    That certainly doesn't sound "marginal" to me ...

  1. Buran

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Circular logic here?

    The RIAA whines that file-sharing services "have no legitimate purpose" (not true, but ignore that for the moment), and uses this as an excuse to get bad laws passed. This just proves that they're perpetuating the myth themselves.

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