The big orange circle is Google's Motorola. The big blue one is Facebook's WhatsApp.
FORTUNE -- I can't vouch for the accuracy of the data in this infographic, created by business insurance provider Simply Business and posted Friday on TechCrunch, but even if it's a little off it gives you a good feel for how Apple's (AAPL) relatively small, targeted acquisitions compare with such multibillion dollar deals as Google (GOOG) buying Motorola ($12.5 MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 7, 2014 11:37 AM ET
Another study found 42% of Chinese buyers want iPhones vs. 32% for Samsung.
FORTUNE -- "We may have underestimated Apple Inc.'s (AAPL) progress in China."
So begins a story in the International Business Times Friday reporting on the numbers in the first attached chart.
They come from an Upstream survey of 4,505 smartphone customers in five emerging markets in which respondents were asked what brand they hoped to buy next. Apple edged out Samsung MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 7, 2014 7:10 AM ET
In the race to control your car's OS, Apple pulls ahead of Google and Microsoft.
FORTUNE -- Apple (AAPL) launched a major initiative at the Geneva International Motor Show Monday in what's shaping up as the next battleground -- after the desktop and the pocket phone -- in the computer platform wars: The dashboard of your car.
In a press release and live demos with a trio of big-name automakers, Apple re-released and MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 3, 2014 8:15 AM ET
The rules of business are changing.
By Aaron Levie
FORTUNE – The CEO of a large insurance provider had the misfortune of being seated next to me at a recent event. As the founder of an enterprise software company, naturally I pressed him on his business's information technology strategy. The conversation didn't last long. His organization lacked a technology agenda beyond using IT to keep the business running smoothly. Recent discussions with MOREFeb 27, 2014 11:50 AM ET
The company still shines brightest in the eyes of its peers.
FORTUNE -- You wouldn't know it from the relentlessly skeptical commentary on CNBC, the Pulitzer-prize-winning series in the New York Times, or the measly 12 times earnings Wall Street pays for its stock, but Apple (AAPL) is widely respected by people in the business.
"Apple is undoubtedly a victim of its own success," Adam Lashinsky wrote last year when Apple -- its share price MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 27, 2014 6:30 AM ET
Meanwhile, institutional ownership of Amazon, Google and Microsoft are near record highs.
FORTUNE -- Apple (AAPL) is an outlier in a major shift of stock ownership that's unfolded over the past five years, according to a note issued Wednesday by Morgan Stanley's Katy Huberty.
She writes that as small investors took their money out of stocks and put it into mutual funds, institutions were picking the slack. Average institutional ownership of the S&P MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 26, 2014 12:18 PM ET
Combination of two enterprise mobility companies could present new challenges to Blackberry.
FORTUNE -- Good Technology, a software company, is expected to announce that it plans to acquire BoxTone, a sometime partner in the growing business of helping companies manage, monitor and secure employees' mobile devices. Terms of the deal will not be disclosed.
The deal between the two private companies could aid Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Good in its quest to wrest customers MOREStephanie N. Mehta, Deputy Managing Editor - Feb 23, 2014 10:30 AM ET
Think of it, writes Kara Swisher, as the price Facebook must pay for not having a mobile OS.
FORTUNE -- Judging from the sheer volume of commentary generated by Facebook's (FB) $19 billion offer for WhatsApp, it seems everybody in the tech world is having a hard time swallowing the sticker price, even if most of it comes in the form of Facebook shares that may or may not be overvalued.
$19 billion puts MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 20, 2014 10:51 AM ET
With Glow for Enterprise, the PayPal co-founder aims to make his fertility app a perk for progressive employers.
FORTUNE -- Max Levchin wants to sell companies on the benefits of helping their employees get pregnant. On Feb. 20, the fertility application he backed announced Glow for Enterprise, a new product for businesses. A number of buzzy tech startups including Evernote, Eventbrite, and Domo (see: Josh James: The Wildest, Craziest, Most MOREJessi Hempel, writer - Feb 20, 2014 10:00 AM ET
Facebook is buying WhatsApp for $19 billion, but it wasn't the only suitor.
My colleague Dan Primack has written a smart post on the numbers that weren't in the press release Facebook (FB) issued announcing it will acquire messaging service WhatsApp. I'll add just one more:
Two separate sources have told me that's how much Google (GOOG) offered to purchase WhatsApp. The bid did not come with promise of MOREJessi Hempel, writer - Feb 20, 2014 6:26 AM ET
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