"Net Income Decreased 96%"
parislemon – Net Income Decreased 96%:
More importantly, all of these companies are increasingly competing all across the board — Amazon, for example, now finds itself in a dogfight with Google thanks to the new Nexus 7. The real difference is that only Apple seems to be making any money on the hardware side of things.
And that is because Apple has spent the last decade building up a great hardware manufacturing machine and the rest have not. Microsoft has one but it’s a lot smaller and the only big thing they have made with it is the Xbox 360. It seems that if you want to make money on hardware you have to have great contacts in China and Apple has those. It will be interesting to see if Microsoft makes any money on the Surface tablets.