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Data is the new oil XIV – Undisclosed intangible assets

All the companies are in the graph now, but there was still something bothering me. The old industries have a lot of tangible assets (oil rigs, refineries, factories, inventories) and also some intangible ones (goodwill, software licences – sometimes also … Continue reading

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Data is the new oil XIII – Facebook is different!

Of course Facebook followed the same trend as the other tech-giants. It was small and grew to a rather large (but not extremely large) company between 2008 and 2018. The difference is that Facebook only became public in 2012. I … Continue reading

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Data is the new oil XII – Microsoft: more green roofs

We are nearly at the end of the series and this time we have another runner-up. Yet in the 3D-graph Microsoft looks much smaller than the oil-majors. It grew like the other tech companies did, but not as fast as … Continue reading

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Data is the new oil XI – Alphabet: a pattern emerges

Finally another tech-giant, Alphabet. And the pattern in the tiltle? Well, the old industry is rather stable, but these new tech-companies seem to come from “nowhere” and are suddenly there – next to the oil-majors and manufacturers. Back in 2008, … Continue reading

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Data is the new oil X – Oil again…

It will be a short update this time. After a couple of tech-related companies we are back at the oil. A “small” oil major this time as Chevron has a revenue of “only” 159 billion in 2018. It’s not little … Continue reading

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Data is the new oil IX – Samsung. Boring? Not quite!

The next company in our series is a bit of a combination between the old economy and the new tech era. Samsung is a South-Korean chaebol, nowadays well-known for its mobile phones and other consumer-electronics. Yet all these devices are … Continue reading

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Data is the new oil

Is data really the new oil? It depends on the the point of view, of course. Cars will drive on electricity or hydrogen, but not on data. Homes won’t be heated by data, although data-centres can generate a lot of … Continue reading

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