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COVID-19 – we cannot ignore it IX – Microsoft (series completed)

Finally we added Microsoft to the graph, but…  it is a huge company – more like BP or Munich Re. This means all companies had to be presented together again. Of course this will make the small ones almost invisible, … Continue reading

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COVID-19 – we cannot ignore it VII – Tesco

Let’s move to the industries that might profit from the pandemic. We cannot know for sure of course, but entertainment, information technology and grocery-stores are candidates for the positive impact part of this series. It’s easy to say that we … Continue reading

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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 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 VII – Finally a tech-giant: Apple!

It took a while, but now the first of the tech giants took turns and the graph is extended with Apple. Hearing what is told about Apple – how rich it is and the incredible amount of cash being piled … Continue reading

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Data is the new oil VI – cars again! Toyota

The world is changing quickly because of Corona. The production and sales of cars went down suddenly and the question is whether these companies will be surpassed by the tech giants – if it didn’t happen already. Our ranking is … Continue reading

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