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A boutique firm with unparalleled expertise in business and technology. We have good command of industrial ecology and legal practice, and have undertaken highly regarded cases. Because the small business scope, we pay more emphasis on effectiveness and efficiency, and choose clients with deliberation. The managing partner not only has extensive experiences in various legal issues more over than 20 years, but invests and manages several technology companies. In addition, he always checks each case rigorously. Clients’ business objectives are our primary focus. To achieve the same in the most cost-effective fashion trumps all seemingly sophisticated legal discussions.

iPhone, Sigh-Phone?

2016 - 02 - 03

Google-owner Alphabet passes Apple to become world’s most valuable company.

前些時日,才和朋友聊到蘋果在戰略思惟上之強項與弱項。在經營績效上,蘋果是個厲害的角色(Wal-Mart也是);但我從來都對蘋果沒有好感(我對Wal-Mart也是)。

谷歌字母公司全球市值最高企業

Google母公司字母(Alphabet)上季營收和獲利都超越預期,反映線上廣告銷售強勁,成本控管有成。

這是Google改採新架構、將主要搜尋和廣告業務部門(仍稱Google)從風險投資事業分開後,以母公司Alphabet為名公布的首份財報。去年第4季扣除支付給合作夥伴的營收成長19%至173億美元。淨利增加5%至49.2億美元,扣除一次性項目的每股盈餘為8.67美元。

就Google事業(含搜尋、Youtube、Android等)來說,第4季營收增長18%,全公司最大營收來源廣告收入成長近17%,至190.8億美元,點擊付費廣告數量成長31%。Google占集團營收99.3%。

這篇報導說,蘋果單季淨利就有184億美元,Alphabet要用四個季度才賺得到這麼多。但Alphabet市值現在就超越了蘋果,何以致之?

MarketWatch的分析:

(1) 成長腳步:蘋果上季營收僅增加1.7%(分析師還預期本季將會萎縮),Alphabet營收成長則有19%。

(2) 成長潛力:不僅iPhone,iPad和Mac銷售均萎縮,正在開發的產品也不成熟。反觀Alphabet對未來科技之投資,像是自駕車、Nest智慧家庭、光纖網路領域等,可望比起蘋果自駕車更早收穫投資回報

(3) 投資決策與績效:投資人看好Alphabet的大手筆投資,因為過去績效良好,YouTube就是個帶來大量行動廣告營收的例子。

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