I was sitting down at lunch today and Eric Schmidt walked by typing on his Android Phone. I wonder if I had got my iPhone out quick enough to take a picture if he would react the way Steve Ballmer does.
Microsoft employee discovered that the hard way at a recent event for the company. As the CEO was making his rounds amongst the employees, the worker pulled out an iPhone to snap a shot of Ballmer. Ballmer grabbed the phone, put it on the ground, and pretended to stomp it. All in good fun, apparently.
What is hilarious is watching Ballmer discussing Google Android in Nov 2007 welcoming the competition.
Which reminded me of Apple's welcoming IBM.
And Steve's comment about the iPhone.
But Apple gets the laugh today as they achieved a higher market cap than Microsoft.
May 26 (Bloomberg) -- Apple Inc., the computer maker turned mobile gadgeteer, overtook Microsoft Corp. to become the most valuable technology company on optimism it can keep adding customers for its iPhone, Macintosh computer and iPad.
By 4 p.m. New York time in Nasdaq Stock Market trading, Apple’s market value was at $222.1 billion, higher than Microsoft’s $219.2 billion. That made Apple the most valuable technology firm in the world. It’s also the second-largest U.S. stock by market value, behind oil company Exxon Mobil Corp., valued at $278.6 billion on the New York Stock Exchange.
And IBM has a market cap of $152 billion. How times change.