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Titans in the industry

Discussion in 'GENERAL Wireless Discussion' started by KevinJames, Jan 15, 2016.

  1. KevinJames

    KevinJames WA's 1st retired mod
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    I must admit (and very embarrassingly so), I was surprised that Samsung was valued less than Apple. The reason for my surprise is that Samsung is into to many more industries than just consumer electronics. Here's a short list from wikipedia:

    ProductsApparel, chemicals, consumer electronics, electronic components, medical equipment, semiconductors,ships, telecommunications equipment
    ServicesAdvertising, construction, entertainment, financial services, hospitality, information and communications technology, medical and health care services, retail,shipbuilding


    And Samsung employs about 4 times as many people per wikipedia.

    Above from:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samsung

    Compare to....
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_Inc.
     
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  2. palandri

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    They obviously don't have any antitrust laws in Korea and Samsung has monopolized more than one industry and have become a conglomerate. Too much power in the hands of a few destroys competition and free market economics.

    Stateside, ITT became a very dangerous conglomerate before they were broken up. I remember buying a Hostess Twinkie and the package said Continental Bakeries a subsidiary of ITT. Look at all the things ITT got involved in, including the 1964 coup in Brazil and the 1973 coup in Chile:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ITT_Corporation
     
  3. KevinJames

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    @KevinJames. Yep, Apple has been the largest public corporation in the world ( market capitalization) for the last few years, I think. Bigger than Exxon.

    Remarkable story for Apple.


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