John Paczkowski

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Apple Stock Now Worth an iPad Per Share

A decade ago, you could have purchased Apple stock for around $10 a share. Today, Apple is trading at more than 50 times that, its price driven upward by the company’s monster holiday quarter and the seemingly unstoppable momentum of the iOS juggernaut.

As I write this, AAPL is trading at well over $503 per share, after closing above $500 — for the first time — on Monday. That’s $3 more than the cost of a 16 gigabyte iPad 2. The company’s market cap is currently $469 billion, and if/when its stock reaches $537, Apple will become a half-trillion dollar company.

And if its ascent continues after that? Another $100 or so more, and Apple could claim the title of most valuable company of all time, beating Microsoft’s record of $650 billion during the dotcom bubble.

Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work