Thursday, November 21, 2013

Google / Microsoft = 110%

Let's have a look at the current market valuations this morning:
It has finally happened and has been the case for quite a while now. As I predicted in 2005 and was only a matter of time before Google became a more valuable company than Microsoft. And believe me, this trend will only continue. Microsoft will move towards less importance whilst Google is growing in power and value. The only real threat to Google right now is a company like Facebook and garage companies creating disruption from grassroots up. 

On a personal note I am still after 5,5 years working in the SEO Dubai industry helping clients to get visible on the first page of Google. Both through SEO, but also through Google Adwords, where we were the first certified partner in the region. The new things that are going to move here now and that we are betting on are affiliate marketing and YouTube advertising. Have a great day all!

Thursday, August 04, 2011

Google / Microsoft = 86%

Let's look at the current status as of writing this blog post:It's been a while. And Google has gained more than ever. However, it's no longer really a big battle between Google and Microsoft. And Yahoo! for sure is not even close to being a contender for the overall Internet dominance crown.

Today the battle is more between Google and Facebook and well, when it comes to value, then Apple has beat them all by a million miles and is very close to be the most valuable listed company in the world. It certainly is the most valuable IT company.

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Google / Microsoft = 70%

Let's look at the current status as of writing this blog post:Google is still "just" at 70% of Microsoft's value. So its the same as last time we checked in a month ago. I guess there is going to be no free lunch for Google in reaching the level of Microsoft in market value. They have to work hard at both growing the revenue and by keeping down the costs before the market will take them to Microsofts level.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Google / Microsoft = 70%

Let's look at the current status as of writing this blog post:Google has gained on Microsoft! Sine last time Google has announced that they are pushing hard on their free web based software Google Docs, which competes with Microsoft, although this is probably not the main reason that Google has gained more value compared to Microsoft.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Google / Microsoft = 67%

Let's look at the current status as of writing this blog post:Summer is over and it's time to have a look at the statistics again.. Google has gained on the market value of Microsoft. One of the interesting things that have happened is the fact that Google has announced that they are building their own free operating system called Google Chrome. This is not the browser but actually a new operating system. No doubt it would take long time for Google to gain momentum here, but one thing that can help them is the quite large price tag that Microsoft has ended up having on Windows in order to continously grow their revenue - it leaves them vulnerable, when someone like Google say that they will make a quality operating system focused on todays Internet use and do it FREE.

Monday, July 06, 2009

Google / Microsoft = 63%

Let's look at the current status as of writing this blog post:A small small inclince from last week - but hey: Rome wasn't build in one day. It seems that the markets currently have realised, that this recession is not going to be over as quick as some optimists first thought. The ride up was long and steep, so probably also the recession is going to take a while. It's like doing SEO in Dubai or anywhere else - you have to have a little patience.

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Google / Microsoft = 62%

Let's look at the current status as of writing this blog post:62% - it's NOT looking good for Google's market value. Could this be a good time to buy Google shares? One important point: Recently Google announced that they would put A LOT of development into Google Docs, which is the free online based software package. They deny competing against Google, but I know for myself that I primarily use Google Spreadsheets and Google Text at the expense of Microsoft Office.

Sure they cannot compete with the functionality og Microsoft Office yet - but that might change in the next few years. And then it's free compared to the expense software from Microsoft.