1. Apple Started by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne, Apple has expanded from computers to consumer electronics over the last 30 years, officially changing their name from Apple Computer, Inc. to Apple, Inc. in January 2007. Among the key offerings from Apple’s product line are: Pro line laptops (MacBook Pro) and desktops (Mac Pro), consumer line laptops (MacBook) and desktops (iMac), servers (Xserve), Apple TV, the Mac OS X and Mac OS X Server operating systems, the iPod (offered with up to 120 GB of storage with the iPod classic or with web browsing and touch screen controls with the iPod touch), and the iPhone (now available for sale in over 80 countries). Think different
1. Apple Total acquisitions: $813M (27 companies) Last acquisition: Polar Rose ($29M, Sept 2010) Investments in: Imagination Technology Key competitors (on mobile OS market): Symbian, Windows Mobile, Android, BlackBerry Key product: iPhone & Mac OS Revenue: $65,23B(2010 FY) Profit:$14,01B(2010 FY) Employees:49 400(2010) Think different
2. Microsoft People: Bill Gates — Founder, Chairmanz; Steve Ballmer — CEO. Founded: April 1975 Microsoft is a veteran software company, best known for its Microsoft Windows operating system and the Microsoft Office suite of productivity software. Additionally, the company has ventured into hardware with consumer products such as the Zune and Xbox. Microsoft has made a presence on the Web with the MSN internet portal and Bing Search Engine. Your potential. Our passion.
2. Microsoft Total acquisitions: $18.8B (117 companies) Last acquisition: Skype ($8.5B, May 2011) Investments in:AppNexus Key competitors (on mobile OS market): Symbian, iPhone & Mac OS, Android, BlackBerry Key products: Windows Mobile, Windows Phone 7 Revenue:$62,484B(2010) Operating income: $24,098B(2010) Profit:$18,760B(2010) Employees:89 000 (2010) Your potential. Our passion.
3. RIM People:Mike Lazaridis(Founder & Co-CEO) Jim Balsillie (Co-CEO) Founded:1984 Research In Motion (RIM) is a Canadian designer, manufacturer and marketer of wireless devices and solutions for the worldwide mobile communications market. The company is best known as the developer of the BlackBerry smart phone.
3. RIM Total acquisitions: more than $200M (17 companies) Last acquisition: Scoreloop Investments in: IGLOO Software Key competitors (on mobile OS market): Symbian, iPhone & Mac OS, Android, Microsoft Key products: BlackBerry smartphones Revenue:$19,907B(2011) Operating income: $4,636B(2011) Profit:$3,411B(2011) Employees:17500 (2011)
4.Symbian People: Roger Nolan (Head of Technical Consulting) Oren Tversky (Head of Business Development) Founded: June 1998 Symbian is the developer of the operating system used on Nokia, Motorola and Samsung mobile and smart phones. Symbian Software was bought by Nokia in 2008. Symbian is the global market leader in mobile OS witha great market share.
4.Symbian Key competitors (on mobile OS market): Windows Phone, iPhone & Mac OS, Android, BlackBerry Key products: Nokia, Samsung smartphones