Apple usurps Google as world's most valuable brand

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yummy8755 wrote:

Do, if your broker didn’t have you in Apple….

May 08, 2011 10:50pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
avgprsn wrote:

Apple has a real opportunity with the cloud and it’s mobile devices.
Take the database of Google, the social aspect of Facebook, underscore the mightier application development that is half integrated already, and there would be some real convergence in the cloud.
Having the OS and mobile devices already at point A in hand would be a big plus.
Everything else could just theoretically be an after thought if the “launching pad” was done right ;)

May 09, 2011 2:07am EDT  --  Report as abuse
bluemojo wrote:

Apple is the new Microsoft, in much worse…

May 09, 2011 5:27am EDT  --  Report as abuse
srs2011 wrote:

Apple may usurps google in monetary scale, but, to the internate users google has no alternative.

May 09, 2011 5:58am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Nicholas118 wrote:

I am very supprised that the CHINA MOBILE is in TOP 10.

May 09, 2011 6:43am EDT  --  Report as abuse
rowettd wrote:

“Usurps” is used incorrectly in this headline. Usurp means to take possession of, by theft or some other negative behavior. Apple did not take possession of Google, but rather, Google’s first place position.

Apple took first place, not by negative activity, but by making top quality hardware and software that is reliable and life-enhancing — and by marketing its products in a compelling way. Consumers responded by purchasing Apple’s products in record numbers.

“Surpasses” is the word you were looking for.

May 09, 2011 8:31am EDT  --  Report as abuse
WRL wrote:

I don’t like Apple products myself, but I have to agree with rowettd. Apple earned their spot as the world’s top tech company and most valuable brand. They run a good business, and they’ve risen because they know how to release the right product at the most opportune possible time.

May 09, 2011 3:15pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Bpo333 wrote:

The demand for Apple products is just ridiculous. Look at the iPad 2 – nearly two months after the launch and shows all stores still with only sporadic inventory. It will eventually change, but Apple is creating markets, not just selling to markets.

May 09, 2011 4:32pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Trooth wrote:

I wish Apple would do more of their manufacturing in America rather than in China. I would be more likely to buy an American product if I knew it was manufactured in a factory where suicide is so common that they have to install nets to catch the jumpers.

May 09, 2011 7:15pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Haasman1 wrote:

Totally incorrect use of the word “usurp” and in a headline. Not real brilliant.

May 10, 2011 7:41am EDT  --  Report as abuse
hahahahehehe wrote:

To claim an incorrect use of the word “usurp”, one must have the uncanny ability to know all, at all times.

Thus, the description, “…incorrect use of the word ‘usurp’…” is only valid, if one knows the complete, whole, totally objective truth that the one doing the “usurping”, did not, in fact, “usurp.”

Chances that any of us know 100% are slim either way.
Let’s be real, Apple is a very public company, and we have no idea what goes on privately. Contrastly, Apple is a very public company, and we have no idea what goes on privately.

I mean to say that we do not know whether Apple did, in fact, usurp it’s way to the top, or did not. Though, if you were to investigate, totally the articles in question, I believe you would be an expert to say whether apple is, or is not usurping.

For us to say an incorrect use, means we assume to know Apple personally, enough to know that nothing Apple does is in contradiction to “ethics”.

Perhaps you do have that much information….

I’m sure someone will argue that the same goes for the news writer headlines…except they are not question you, oh writers, why you incorrectly used the absence of the word “usurp”.

May 10, 2011 2:39pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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