The Money Behind the New Computing War

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I love when tech companies go to war. And this one is going to be huge. No, not huge: Gigapocalyptical. The domination of a new age of computing is at stake, and Apple, Google, and Microsoft want to win.


This is the money they can play with. First, Microsoft with $40.4 billion in the bank. That's actual rupees plus short and long term securities. Apple follows up closely with $39.8 billion, while Google trails way behind with only $24 billion. And the almighty Intel? $18.9 billion.

Yes baby. I can't wait for the nuclear ballistic missiles to start filling the skies. [Silicon Insider]



I worry most about Intel. Apple, Microsoft, and Google will kind of keep each other around because of the competition, but Intel?

I mean, there's only going to be so much demand for the 16-core monster that comes out in 3 years when the world is shifting (even if only a little bit) towards netbooks, clouds, and mobile devices.