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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 VIII – Amazon, even more extreme

Last time we finally saw a tech-giant entering the 3D-graph. It was Apple, behaving very differently from the others as over the last decade it came from nowhere (well in comparison to the traditional set of giants like oil-majors that … 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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