Feeds

Apple regains 'el numero uno' market-value crown

iPad reveal steals Microsoftian thunder on Office 365 day

SANS - Survey on application security programs

Just a few short days ago, Apple slipped from its position as the world's most valuable company when oil giant ExxonMobil passed it in market capitalization. Well, it's back on top.

Apple and Exxon have been tossing the title back and forth for the past few days, but when the market closed on Tuesday, Apple was comfortably ahead with a market cap of over $422bn compared with Exxon's $415bn and change.

Here at The Reg we play no favorites [What the %$#@! are you talking about? —Ed.], so it's only fair that if we informed you when Apple slipped, we should also let you know that it has since regained its crown. Which it now has. For the moment, at least.

Interestingly, Apple's "We're number one (again)!" moment comes on a day when it took some of the starch out of old adversary Microsoft by announcing an enterprise-targeted 128GB iPad, thus eliminating one advantage of the soon-to-be-released 128GB Microsoft Surface Pro and stealing some headline space on Redmond's Office 365 Home Premium announcement day.

In addition, the Microsofties couldn't have been too pleased with Tuesday's reports that a 128GB Microsoft Surface Pro is actually an 83GB Microsoft Surface Pro.

All-in-all, it's been pretty good day for Apple – well, compared with last week's Sturm und Drang, at least – and a day of off-message distractions for Microsoft marketeers.

And, frankly, we don't believe that anybody is losing any sleep over at ExxonMobil, not with oil prices bumping up near $100 per barrel. ®

High performance access to file storage

More from The Register

next story
Dropbox defends fantastically badly timed Condoleezza Rice appointment
'Nothing is going to change with Dr. Rice's appointment,' file sharer promises
Audio fans, prepare yourself for the Second Coming ... of Blu-ray
High Fidelity Pure Audio – is this what your ears have been waiting for?
MtGox chief Karpelès refuses to come to US for g-men's grilling
Bitcoin baron says he needs another lawyer for FinCEN chat
Did a date calculation bug just cost hard-up Co-op Bank £110m?
And just when Brit banking org needs £400m to stay afloat
Sorry London, Europe's top tech city is Munich
New 'Atlas of ICT Activity' finds innovation isn't happening at Silicon Roundabout
Zucker punched: Google gobbles Facebook-wooed Titan Aerospace
Up, up and away in my beautiful balloon flying broadband-bot
Apple DOMINATES the Valley, rakes in more profit than Google, HP, Intel, Cisco COMBINED
Cook & Co. also pay more taxes than those four worthies PLUS eBay and Oracle
prev story

Whitepapers

Designing a defence for mobile apps
In this whitepaper learn the various considerations for defending mobile applications; from the mobile application architecture itself to the myriad testing technologies needed to properly assess mobile applications risk.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.
Five 3D headsets to be won!
We were so impressed by the Durovis Dive headset we’ve asked the company to give some away to Reg readers.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Securing web applications made simple and scalable
In this whitepaper learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.