microsoft has 50k employees
google has 2k.
The market cap per google employee is way higher than the norm. In a head to head competition for new business who will have more resources to throw at a given niche, who has more staying power.
Also microsoft wants a lot more than advertising revenues.
Money doesn't buy innovation, MSFT has already proven that.
Employees innovate, GOOG has innovators.
MSFT has employees that are stale, it is reflected in the performance of the stock over the last 3 years. Take a look.
It tells the story!
GOOG is full of fresh new ideas, MSFT will be chasing GOOG for years to come!
I did expect it to go below $188 which is why I still have half my short position. I covered half at $190.
If Goog gets around $196, I have a programmed short for more shares and another around $200. But I may never get to those others because the insider dumping is coming.
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